2013 Nissan Altima further revealed
Here are further official pictures of the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan. The new styling is rather aggressive with much of the silhouette and details borrowed from its pricier sibling, the Maxima.
The car is said to be lighter and will have a revised CVT transmission. Powertrain-wise, the new 2.5-litre 4-cylinder features variable timing on both cams and a composite variable-volume intake manifold to broaden the torque curve. The engine is lighter and features a magnesium oil pan and a smart-charging alternator, and peak output has increased to 182 hp. The 270 hp 3.5-litre remains unchanged, but also gets improved fuel economy thanks to the new CVT.
The American-built 2013 Altima is expected to reach dealerships in Saudi Arabia, UAE and other GCC countries as early as August tentatively.
Keep track of future updates in the Nissan Altima buyer guide.
paddle shifters for a cvt ? genius nissan..not quite.