The new Altima targets a best-in-class fuel economy of 38 mpg. "Gas mileage, it's a big plus for us. We were able to retain the horsepower that we've had," said Technician Ronnie Cope. Other major advances made in this latest Altima are "zero gravity" seats inspired by NASA, something called "Advanced Drive Assist Display" that serves up options like turn by turn directions and caller id, and new technology called "Nissan Connect" that supports hands-free text messaging.
"This is absolutely the most fun, the best product I have ever worked on," said Nissan Regional Product Manager John Curl.
Nissan's Altima is the top-selling vehicle in the Nissan lineup and among the top selling cars in the U.S. Nissan leaders said this latest model is their most innovative ever. "Nissan wouldn't be where it is today in North America without Altima," said Vice Chairman of Nissan Americas Bill Krueger.
Nissan of Elk Grove is offering pre-orders for the 2013 Altima through their website. Reservations made prior to June 25, 2012 come with 3 years/45,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.