The new Nissan Murano and Maxima were the first models in Nissan's lineup to debut with its new "Energetic Flow" design language and now Nissan is adding it to more of its models. Nissan has unveiled the updated 2016 Altima, which now sports the new exterior design language.
The biggest updates to the 2016 Altima take place in front of the A-pillars, where you'll see a new front fascia with a redesigned bumper, fenders, hood and lights. Two key design elements of the Energetic Flow design language include the V-Motion grille and boomerang-shape headlights. The rear of the 2016 Altima gets a new sculpted bumper with a dark lower accent, a new trunk lid - with integrated rear spoiler on Altima SR models - and lower, wider boomerang-shaped combination lights. Along with the revised appearance, the new Altima also offers a 10 percent improvement in coefficient of drag - to 0.26 Cd from the previous 0.29 Cd.
The 2016 Altima's interior design follows the new "Gliding Wing" design language, shared with Murano and also the new Rogue. Its revised C-stack is available with either 5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays for the NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps and available NissanConnect Navigation with Mobile Apps. Other updates include reshaped front seats, a new steering wheel and larger cupholders in the center console.
The new Altima SR trim level includes blue sport interior accents on the steering wheel, door panels and seats - to contrast the Charcoal interior color. The SR also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, and leather-wrapped gear shifter.
Under the hood, the 2016 Altima can be powered by either a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.5L V6.
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