Nissan surprised everyone with its new-generation mid-size sedan presented this week at the New York International Auto Show. Sure, we knew that Nissan was going to unveil the new 2019 Nissan Altima in the Big Apple this week, but what we did not know was that the new generation would be offered with so many new features.
Yes, all-wheel drive is available in the 2019 Nissan Altima
Indeed, the new 2019 Nissan Altima will be offered with AWD in most versions of its lineup. The Altima will become one of the few cars in its segment to offer all-wheel drive, making it a great option for buyers who don’t want to have to worry about slippery roads in winter. It’s also one of the few mid-size sedans to even offer AWD. The Accord doesn’t have it nor does the Mazda6 and Toyota Camry.
Under the hood, it receives a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This engine may be more powerful than the engine that it replaces, it will nevertheless be more fuel-efficient according to Nissan.
The Japanese automaker also announced the introduction of the Infiniti QX50's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine is unique in the industry as it is the only one capable of varying the compression ratio to get better performance or better fuel economy depending on what the driver is doing.
The new 2019 Nissan Altima will also be equipped in several trims with the Nissan ProPilot Assist driver assistance system. This device makes it possible to remain in the center of the lane without having to intervene in addition to offering adaptive cruise control as well as automatic braking.
"This new Altima builds on 25 years and more than 5.6 million Altima sales to date – but to us, this is just a starting point," said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of management committee, Nissan North America, Inc. "That's why we decided to shake up the midsize segment in terms of design, driving enjoyment and technologies that are advanced and affordable."
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