Nissan Motor Co.’s second-bestselling car in Canada — the Altima midsize sedan — is being freshened with an updated design, more standard safety features and new technology.
The 2023 Nissan Altima will go on sale in the fall. Pricing was not disclosed. The 2023 model lineup includes four models: S AWD, SR AWD, SR Premium, and Platinum.
Nissan sold 649 Altimas in Canada during the first quarter, up 99 per cent from a year earlier.
The updated Altima is equipped with a 2.5-litre double-overhead-camshaft engine that produces 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.
The front fascia features an updated interpretation of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that adopts the redesigned brand logo, Nissan said. The SR trims sport a “black chrome” grille finish and a unique grille design.
Other exterior elements include now standard LED headlights with integrated turn signals in the daytime running lights and an optional single-panel moonroof.
A new exterior colour — Ethos Gray — has been added as an option. n addition, there are two new aluminum-alloy wheel designs –individual 19-inch wheel designs for SR and Platinum.
The freshened Altima swaps an 8-inch centre display with a 12.3-inch high-definition touch screen.
Also on board is Nissan’s next-gen ProPilot Assist 2.0 system, standard on Altima SR AWD, SR Premium, and Platinum.
The driver-assist technology uses a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, and sensors to help the driver stay in the centre of the driving lane and maintain vehicle speed. It also can slow the vehicle to a stop.
And the Altima features Safety Shield 360, a suite of six technologies: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear braking and blind-spot warning.