The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima is almost here, since Nissan has announced that production of the 2019 Altima kicked off today at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. To prepare for the 2019 Altima, Nissan says that it invested $170 million in its Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi assembly plants.
The $170 million investment included adding a new laser brazing system in the body shop that gives the flexibility to weld the vehicles’ sleek trunk lid, updates to the paint shop with a new polyurethane stone guard coat paint system and new calibration equipment that helps ensure the reliability and functionality of ProPILOT Assist technology.
Nissan hasn’t announced the pricing yet for the 2019 Altima, but it will be offered in five trim levels with two engine options: the base 2.5L four-cylinder and the new 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine. The 2.5L four-cylinder is available with all-wheel drive.