Nissan Altima 2010 officially debuts
The American-built Nissan Altima has received a minor facelift for the 2010 model year, with a mildly-changed interior and some tech enhancements to its navigation and entertainment systems. Available as a sedan and a coupe, the new Altima will first go on sale in the U.S. this October, with a possible GCC release by this winter.
The engine choices are simply carried over from the previous version, with a 175 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder and a 270 hp 3.5-litre V6. A 198 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder hybrid version is also available exclusively for the U.S. market.
Among the many changes for all 2010 Altimas are a restyled bonnet, grille and front bumper, new wheel designs, standard stability control on all models, revised interior fabric, new exterior colours and revised option packages. Additionally, the previous Altima 3.5 SE designation has been renamed the 3.5 SR.
Newly-available premium audio packages for the Altima include a Bose AM/FM audio system with nine speakers, 4.3-inch colour display, USB port with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback, XM Satellite Radio and RearView Monitor. Also available is a Nissan Hard-Drive navigation system with 6.5-inch VGA colour touch-screen display, 9.3GB Music Box for music storage, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, DVD player and an RCA input for auxiliary audio/video connectivity. The nav system is unlikely to be offered in the UAE.
To keep track of local prices and specs in the Nissan Altima buyer guide.