With the introduction of the 2013 Altima, Nissan hoped to gain ground in the competitive mid-size sedan category, and the four millionth Altima has now been delivered in America.
2012 was also the Altima’s highest sales year for the model, besting the previous best of 284,762 set in 2007. According to Nissan, nearly 25 percent of 2013 Altima buyers were former Toyota and Honda owners while 11.6 percent of new Altima owners traded-in a premium brand vehicle for the mid-size sedan.
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The Altima is also the first of five new vehicles Nissan has planned to release in the next 15 months and features a best-in-class fuel economy of 38 mpg on the highway from its 2.5-liter model.
“Since the first Altima rolled off the line at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly plant in 1992, the nameplate’s reputation for quality and reliability has grown stronger with each new model,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The 2013 Altima lives up to this standard with its five-star NCAP safety rating, and it adds best-in-class fuel economy as well as class-leading style and content.”
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