SMYRNA, Tennessee – Production of the redesigned 2016 Nissan Altima began today at the automaker’s Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant, a signal to car shoppers that the midsize sedan will arrive soon at Nissan dealerships.
The 2016 Altima – Nissan’s top seller – will go on sale in November, priced at $23,325, including an $825 destination charge.
The automaker’s Canton, Mississippi plant will begin Altima production on November 2.
The Altima targets a long list of rivals, including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry.
Design changes to the Altima include a look patterned after the 2016 Nissan Maxima full-size sedan. The Altima redesign includes a new front fascia, new hood and optional LED headlights and daytime running lights.
Nissan also adds a new Altima SR model to the lineup. Details include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoke-colored headlights, paddle shifters, a rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and a sport interior treatment.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should make their plans now for their first showroom look at the 2016 Altima.