2023 Nissan Altima launches in the Middle East
Nissan has launched the 2023 Nissan Altima in the Middle East. The latest iteration of the mid-size sedan gets a makeover with new front-end styling, expanded standard safety features, and available technologies.
The 2023 Nissan Altima features aesthetic and innovative upgrades that augment the nameplate’s most popular aspects. A new 12.3-inch display adds to the technology in the sedan – including ProPILOT and standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technologies.
Thierry Sabbagh, President of Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: “The Nissan Altima has remained a cornerstone of our lineup in the Middle East for over three decades – offering customers a winning combination of innovative technology, driving excitement and tailor-made connectivity. With these features, the sleek and spacious sedan defies ordinary and builds on its popularity and legacy in the region. We are confident that the 2023 model will continue to appeal to varied audiences within the robust D-segment sedan market.”
Offered in four well-equipped grades – S, Sport, SV and SL – the 2023 Nissan Altima is available with two engines.
Updated design, new wheels and colours
The most prominent feature of the 2023 Nissan Altima is a new front fascia, with an updated expression of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that delivers a distinctively sporty design and adopts the redesigned brand logo. The Sport grade receives a special grille, unique SR emblem and black-chrome finish that differentiates it from the other grades. These details are also carried to the distinctive SR emblems on the 19″ alloy wheels. Behind the new front fascia, key exterior elements include standard LED projector headlights with integrated turn signals in the daytime running lights, expressive, identifiable taillight design and available power sliding glass moonroof.
For 2023, a new exterior colour – Ethos Grey – has been added exclusively for the Sport grade and joins the previously available palette of Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium colour), Brilliant Silver Metallic, Grey Sky Pearl, Super Black, Red Burgandy, Pearl White TriCoat, Glacier White, and Deep Blue Pearl.
The Altima also sees additions to its existing wheel and tire size combinations, with a new 17-inch aluminium alloy wheel design for the Altima Sport trim and new 19-inch aluminium-alloy wheel designs for the SV and SL grades.
The 2023 Nissan Altima interior offers revised instrument panel finishings across all trims, a new dual-stitch interior fabric design, and carbon-fibre trim for the Sport model. It also delivers a high level of convenience and connectivity features – including an available 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-AssistTM Display, NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seat design with dual-density foam and bolstering, available leather-appointed seating, and available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
Among the 2023 model year enhancements are a new 12.3-inch HD colour display with multi-touch control and wireless Apple CarPlay integration available as standard on Altima SV and SL grades. Marking its first-ever addition within the Nissan Middle East lineup and the region’s Sedan-D segment, Wireless Android Auto compatibility is also available on the 2023 Altima SV and SL grades.
The new 12.3-inch display features a high-resolution interface and a customizable home screen with shortcuts to user favourites and one-line destination search. The 2023 Nissan Altima’s audio and infotainment selection includes an available 9-speaker Bose Premium Audio system and Active Noise Cancellation. Standard USB-A and USB-C ports offer enhanced connectivity for drivers and passengers, and wireless charging is available on select grades.
The 2023 Nissan Altima has a Remote Engine Start System available with Intelligent Climate Control on the SV and SL trims. Conversely, warming up in cooler weather is made easy with available heated front seats.
Nissan Altima engine specifications
The 2023 Nissan Altima has a choice of two 4-cylinder engine configurations, a 2.0-litre Variable Compression (VC) Turbo engine and a 2.5-litre Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) DOHC engine.
Exclusively on the Altima SL model, the 4-cylinder VC-Turbo delivers 248 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque, with a fuel economy of 16.4 km/l. The VC-Turbo technology – which utilizes both multi-point injection and Nissan’s Direct Injection Gasoline system, seamlessly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency) – with an advanced multi-link system continuously raising or lowering the pistons’ reach to transform the compression ratio.
Available throughout the Altima lineup is an advanced 2.5-litre DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine, rated at 188 hp and 244 Nm of torque while delivering fuel economy ratings of 17.6 km/l. All 2023 Altima models, including both engine configurations, have a standard Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Paddle shifters with manual shift mode are standard with the Sport and 2.0 VC-Turbo SL grade.
The 2023 Nissan Altima has an independent front and rear suspension with monotube rear shocks. Sport-tuned suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars facilitate sportier handling and ride. The steering system features a dual-pinion electric power steering design, which reduces steering effort at low speeds for ease of driving, seeing effort increased at higher speeds for improved feedback and control.
The 2023 Nissan Altima continues to lead the way in driver assistance with Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT system – available as standard on Altima SL and optional on SV. ProPILOT utilizes a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors and an electronic control module to help drivers stay in the centre of the driving lane, maintain a driver-set vehicle speed, and maintain a preset distance to the preceding vehicle if the vehicle speed drops. It can also slow the car to a complete stop and hold the vehicle during traffic jams.
Standard on all 2023 Nissan Altima SV and SL grades is Safety Shield® 360, which features front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies. Safety Shield® 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist.
The Altima SV and SL grades are also equipped with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Rear-view Mirror and Intelligent Driver Alertness, while standard on the Altima SL grade is Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Around View Monitor.
All grades of the 2023 Nissan Altima are equipped with standard safety features, which include cruise control, rear parking sensors, ABS, hill start assist, dual-front airbags, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS) to prevent understeer and oversteer while navigating corners.
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