2019 Nissan Altima to Debut This Month

Prepare yourself: The 2019 Nissan Altima is coming. That’s right, Nissan has announced that it will be unveiling the 2019 iteration of its popular Altima sedan at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this month.

2018 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima

The auto show is open to the public from March 30 to April 8, but before everyday car enthusiasts come pouring in from all over the Big Apple, the show hosts press days for members of the media to cover big reveals, like that of the new Nissan Altima. The 2019 Altima will officially be revealed during Nissan’s press announcement on March 28.

2018 Nissan Altima

While we are looking forward to the unveiling and eventually getting the new Nissan Altima here at the dealership, we are also huge fans of the current 2018 model. Haven’t test driven the new 2018 Altima yet? Here’s what you’re missing out on:

  • Incredible performance with up to 270 horsepower, beating out the Accord, Sonata, and Optima
  • Even better efficiency, at up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway*, beating out the Sonata and Fusion
  • Available class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which means it is not offered on the Accord, Camry, Sonata, or other comparable models

With specs like that, the 2019 Altima has a lot to live up to, but we’re sure it’ll be just as great—if not greater—than the current model. Visit us at Nissan of Clinton to see the 2018 Altima and get ready for the upcoming new release.

*Highway MPG comparison based on 2018 Altima 2.5 S vs 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE and 2018 Ford Fusion S. Automatic transmissions (excluding hybrid models and electric vehicles) compared. 2018 EPA fuel economy estimate 27 City/38 Highway for 2018 Altima 2.5 S. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan Maxima: Four Door Sports Car

Four Door Sports CarNissan has let the Maxima’s flagship reputation slide in recent years but that’s all about to change. After years of recognition as similar to the Nissan Altima, the automaker is giving it a jumpstart. Back for 2016, the Nissan Maxima: Four Door Sports Car (4DSC).

Last year Nissan sold 50,000 of the Maxima. That’s no small number and many of the smaller brands would kill for those kinds of sales on a single model. It seems like pocket change when you’re told that the Nissan Altima sold over 330,000 units. Based on the Altima, the Maxima was seriously underselling.

New in 2016, Nissan is restoring the Maxima to its former glory. Starting at $32,410, the Maxima offers navigation, remote start, and many other extra cost options as standard. The model is available in five trims: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.

The new Maxima is set to get 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Under the hood is a brand new 3.5L V6 engine that can whip out 300 hp with ease. The entire style is based on the Sport Sedan Concept so it comes as no surprise that the 2016 Nissan Maxima is ready to redeem itself on roadways everywhere.

What Exactly Does CVT Stand for Anyways?

If you have been looking at Nissan’s newer cars in the past few years, you have probably seen the acronym CVT (which stands for Continuously Variable Transmission) and just assume it was some sort of mechanical wizardry that you would never grasp. Well at first I thought the same thing. However, after some quick research and a little reading I now understand how Nissan can create a transmission that has no “shift points” and delivers optimal power to the wheels at any speed.

Most traditional transmissions have anywhere between four and eight distinct gear ratios that limit how much of the cars effective power band can be utilized. A CVT, on the other hand, is able to hover at the ideal RPM while seamlessly choosing between infinitely many gear ratios. This allows the transmission to optimize fuel efficiency or power depending on driving style. Should the driver have the pedal mashed to the floor, the engine could hover at the optimal RPM for horsepower and torque while the transmission chooses which ratio to be in based on speed. But if you are just cruising along at 70 mph and want to maximize fuel efficiency, the engine can sit right above idling speed; allowing the transmission to deal with what ratio to be in.

I’m no mechanical genius, so it might be more beneficial to watch this excellent video put out by Nissan about the CVT. It seems much easier to grasp when there are visual representations. If you are really interested in the workings of this transmission you could test drive a new Nissan at Nissan of Clinton to experience this technology for yourself.

2013 Nissan Altima Teaser Videos in One Spot!

Nissan is building excitement for the release of the 2013 Nissan Altima by releasing short YouTube “teaser videos” of different areas and images of the car.  Over the past couple of weeks Nissan has released 5 of these “teaser videos”.

The videos and anticipation are all leading up to the unveiling of the 2013 Altima at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.  Following the unveiling of the 2013 Altima, Nissan dealerships throughout the country including Nissan of Clinton will get the car in their inventories during the summer of 2012.

We at Nissan of Clinton in North Carolina thought we would put together all the teaser video’s in one place so you didn’t have to search around the internet to find them.  Not a lot of information is being released about the specs of the car, but from the initial sneak peeks it looks to build on Nissan’s consistent quality and stylish designs.

Be sure to check back once the 5th teaser video has been released, because we will be sure to update the Nissan of Clinton blog with it.  Also, feel free to contact Nissan of Clinton with any questions you have regarding the 2013 Nissan Altima or any other Nissan cars, trucks, or SUV’s and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out!

Video number 1: http://youtu.be/gT0isJXQrqw

Video number 2: http://youtu.be/hbrROabcy6c

Video number 3: http://youtu.be/cUyl1FjDwDk

Video number 4: http://youtu.be/akO4Qv_BmFc

Video number 5: http://youtu.be/eNB48MJDcGc