2016 Nissan Altima Faclift Spotted Testing

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Nissan is hoping to gain back market share from the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry with its refreshed Altima. 

Spy photographers have caught the new 2016 Nissan Altima testing on the streets of Detroit, sporting styling cues that were introduced with the 2015 Murano and 2016 Maxima models.

The most notable revision for the 2016 Nissan Altima is the front end design that is inspired by the “V-Motion” design language Nissan has been introducing across its lineup. On the inside, expect the new Altima to receive numerous upgrades, including the upgraded infotainment system found in the new Maxima. And like the 2016 Nissan Maxima, the Japanese automaker will likely reduce option packages and include more features on various trim levels to make the Altima more enticing to shoppers.

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What won’t significantly change with the 2016 Nissan Altima is its powerplants, though the company will revise the CVT to improve performance and efficiency. The refreshed Altima should be revealed this summer with sales beginning in the U.S. this fall.

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  • Zeta

    If the altima can improve the 38 highway mpg, it’ll be a very scary midsized sedan.

  • roy

    I hope Consumer Reports can give the 2016 Nissan Altima a good recommendation for buyers. The 2015 Altimas are poorly rated by the magazine and this is disappointing to me as a Nissan owner wanting to buy in the near future..

  • TheMvn

    They ruined the look of the Altima in 2007 and have yet to redeem themselves. Judging by the squashed look of these spy photos, they don’t plan on redeeming themselves any time soon 🙁

  • Sweets Marin

    I have a 2007 Altima SL and the reason I bought it was because of the look and I agree that they ruined it with a more angular look…ugh!!!