2019 Nissan Altima's New Look Revealed in Spy Photos

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

New spy photos have given us our first thorough look at the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima.

Expected to make its debut next year before it heads to dealerships as a 2019 model, the new Nissan Altima is getting more stylish, with a bit of a fastback profile to its body. The sedan appears to benefit from a longer wheelbase that will improve interior space for passengers. The front end resembles the VMotion 2.0 Concept that debuted earlier this year in Detroit, with slanted headlights and Nissan’s latest version of its V-Motion grille.

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Our spy photographers also managed to capture photos of the prototype’s interior, which appears to be getting a thorough makeover as well. The center console sports a large infotainment screen, while the gear selector looks similar to what’s found in the current Altima. That suggests the Xtronic CVT will likely carry on. To add a bit of sporting character to the cabin, Nissan is using a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

With Nissan’s focus on electrification, don’t be surprised if the 2019 Altima is offered as a hybrid, while a small turbocharged engine will also likely be in the lineup. All-wheel drive is rumored to be available.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Jack Woodburn Jack Woodburn on Aug 11, 2017

    Good grief... Yet another indistinguishable sedan. Every car looks like every other car! And manufacturers wonder why sedan sales are tanking. Even overly functional two box design SUVs are more distinguishable among the marques!

  • TRT12 TRT12 on Sep 13, 2017

    Looks like crap. There's nothing good about it. Nissan Sales will go down. Needs a better looking, sporting exterior & nicer interior.