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About The NISSAN ALTIMA
The Nissan Altima was introduced in 1993 and replaced the Stanza as the mid-sized car in the Nissan line. The Nissan Altima currently serves as the transition between the Nissan Sentra and the Nissan Maxima in the Nissan line.
The first generation of the Nissan Altima was actually referred to as the Nissan Stanza Altima. The first generation Nissan Altima was offered in four different trim levels including the XE, the GXE, the SE and the GLE. Models of the Nissan Altima produced between 1993 and 1997 saw continuous additions to remain competitive in the mid-sized market. The Nissan Altima GXE was released with a Limited Edition option in 1997.
In 1998, the second generation Nissan Altima was released to the solely to the American market. Nissan Altima trim lines included the XE, GXE, SE and the GLE. Several changes were made to the 2000 Nissan Altima model, including adjustments to the interior and exterior. While the outside specifications remained the same, the interior allowed for a roomier feel. Another Nissan Altmia GXE Limited Edition package became available for the 2001 model year.
The third generation Nissan Altima was introduced in 2001. The 2002 model was larger and more powerful than the previous Nissan Altima. With the addition of the larger Altima to the Nissan line, the Maxima was reclassified as a large-sized sedan. The third generation received great acclaim.
The current generation of the Nissan Altima appeared on the market in 2006. Although it utilizes a smaller platform, the Nissan Altima’s interior space remained unmodified. This version saw an increase in engine power, a six-speed transmission and technological upgrades not yet available to other cars in its class.
The 2008 Nissan Altima introduced a coupe option. The Nissan Altima Coupe offered the choice of two engines, a 2.5L, 175hp, four-cylinder engine or a 3.5L, 270hp, V6 engine.
The Nissan Altima Hybrid also debuted in 2007. It is known as the Nissan Altima Hybrid HEV and borrows the hybrid technology created by Toyota; however, Nissan has stated that they are currently developing their own hybrid technology for future models. It averages 35 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The current 2011 model of the Nissan Altima comes in both a sedan and coupe body style. There are three trim levels available including the 2.5 S, 2.5 SR and 3.5 SR. The 2.5 models feature a 2.5L, 175hp, four-cylinder engine, while the 3.5SR offers a 3.5L, 270hp, V6 engine. The Nissan Altima comes standard with cloth interior; power windows, locks and mirrors; push button ignition and keyless remote entry. Upgrades include, the Nissan Intelligent Key system, heated leather seats, heated exterior mirrors, and HomeLink Universal Transceiver. The 2011 Nissan Altima line also includes a hybrid version.