Get One Good Look at the Nissan Altima Before It Debuts

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have captured the 2019 Nissan Altima testing before its debut later next month.

Nissan has confirmed the new Altima will be unveiled at the 2018 New York Auto Show on March 28, and these latest spy photos give us a real good idea of what to expect. Spy photographers managed to capture photos of the Altima’s interior, revealing a tablet-like infotainment screen. The materials used inside the cabin appear to be upgrades over the current model, and shoppers can likely expect to see Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Japanese automaker will also add ProPilot Assist driver assistance technologies to the Altima.

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Although the prototype is still wearing camouflage bumper to bumper, expect the styling to draw heavily from the VMotion 2.0 Concept that debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Reports suggest the Altima will keep its naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, paired to a CVT as its volume unit. The V6 engine however, will likely be replaced by a turbocharged four-cylinder offering. All-wheel drive has also been rumored to be offered as an option, and a NISMO variant is a possibility.

We’ll learn more about the 2019 Nissan Altima on March 28, so stay tuned as will be reporting live from the 2018 New York Auto Show.

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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 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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  • Kevin Wright Kevin Wright on Feb 17, 2018

    They are a reliable car. A buddy from work has 300,000 kms on his. His only gripe is the CVT, so he is looking at a conventional 6 speed auto in his next vehicle. The CVT is my issue as well. Had a mITSubiSHIT Cancer with the CVT and bloody hell that was a mistake. A CVT only makes sense in a hybrid since it is for fuel economy. That is the only way I would consider something with a CVT.

    • Vanja Vanja on Mar 05, 2018

      I disliked CVT in my 08 Altima coupe 3.5SE, but 13+ Altimas 3.5 and 15+ Maximas are a dream to drive. Gear change simulation feels like a super fast gearbox. I think they are nice paired with a V6 as the drone feeling is practically gone.

  • Patrick Jackson Patrick Jackson on Feb 20, 2018

    Not sure about that stop start button placement.