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Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals new 2016 Altima in New York City


September 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

NEW YORK

Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today previewed the new 2016 Nissan Altima during a series of business media appearances in New York City.

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Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals new 2016 Altima in New York City (Photo: Business Wire)

Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals new 2016 Altima in New York City (Photo: Business Wire)

“Altima has experienced five consecutive years of sales growth, the only vehicle in the mid-size sedan segment to do so, with sales growing more than 60 percent since the start of the economic recovery in 2009,” said Ghosn. “With this new, redesigned 2016 Altima, we expect to be more competitive in the marketplace.”

Nissan performance in the United States is on a record pace in 2015, with sales passing the one million mark earlier than any time in company history. Nissan Group sales are up 4.2 percent through August. The growth has been fueled in part by a 37 percent increase in Nissan Rogue sales and a 30 percent increase in sales of the all-new Nissan Murano.

Altima, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in North America, has been redesigned for the 2016 model year, including new exterior and interior styling, enhanced technology and connectivity, a new Altima SR sports model and new safety features such as segment-exclusive* Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW). In addition, highway fuel economy has been increased to a best-in-class** 39 miles-per-gallon for Altima 2.5-liter engine models (except 2.5 SR).

With the addition of the new SR model, the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of seven models – 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5-liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.

The new 2016 Nissan Altima is scheduled to go on sale in November. Full information on the vehicle will be released later today by executive vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan North America chairman José Muñoz at a meeting of the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014.

Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

*JD Power Segmentation. MY16 Altima 2.5 SL with Tech Package or 3.5 SL with Tech Package vs. in market MY15/16 competitors in mid-size car segment. Information from manufacturers’ websites.

**2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 39 (Highway). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan North America
David P. Reuter, 615-725-5025
Vice President, Corporate Communications
david.reuter@nissan-usa.com