Automakers ship vehicles out in the actual world for testing on a regular basis. Generally the subsequent technology vehicles look similar to present gen vehicles on the floor, however have new engines and different tech beneath the hood. Different occasions the automotive is clad in camouflage with a lot of cumbersome pads to utterly conceal the form of the automotive. Then there are the vehicles that the producer desires to cover, however the hiding includes zebra-like black and white stripe wraps and tape. That is how Nissan tried to cover its 2019 Altima.
The automotive within the spyshots you see right here from Autoblog is allegedly of the 2019 Altima and whereas it seems to be very very similar to the present Altima in dimension and stature, it clearly has a design extra derived from the strains of the costlier Maxima. You may notably see the Maxima design cues within the form of the headlights and entrance bumper. The headlights have the acquainted boomerang form Nissan prefers in its present design language.
The 2019 Altima does appear like the entrance finish of the automotive is thicker and never as sporty because the Maxima. It’s arduous to inform what the physique strains will appear like with the camo on the automotive, but it surely does seem that whereas the same form harking back to the Maxima is there on the 2019 Altima, the Altima does seem like flatter with much less character than the present Maxima. Maybe the camo is doing a greater job than we predict and the Altima is swooper beneath.
The Altima is an important automotive for Nissan, regardless that the sedan market is sagging with extra folks SUVs and crossovers, Nissan might be conservative with any adjustments. We are able to’t get a very good have a look at the inside of the Altima, however count on it to be quite plain, however snug. This can be a hallmark of the Altima inside. Nissan hasn’t mentioned something official concerning the 2019 Altima but, however the automotive is prone to present up on the auto present circuit this yr.
As for engines, the automotive will definitely include an accessible 4 cylinder, that has all the time been the Altima’s base engine configuration. The query is will Nissan proceed on with an accessible V6 for the uplevel trims or ditch that for a turbo 4 like lots of its opponents are doing. No matter engine finally ends up beneath the hood, Nissan has been all in on CVT transmissions for years and you may rely on that CVT returning. If you wish to know extra concerning the Maxima, you’ll be able to try our overview of the 2016 Maxima.