The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show to a standing room only crowd of media during opening press day. Soon, headlines would feature news of Nissan's stylish, innovative new vehicle offering class-leading fuel efficiency as a stand-out among the crowded and competitive mid-size sedan segment.
"This new Altima builds on the fundamental reputation earned over four generations for quality and reliability -- and adds class-leading levels of value, innovation, dynamic performance and premium style," said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Among the 2013 Altima's many attributes are a targeted best-in-segment fuel economy of 38 mpg highway (2.5-liter engine), new premium exterior styling with a strong presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a fun-to-drive demeanor with projected best-level acceleration.
The 2011 calendar year was the sixth consecutive year of market share gains for Nissan in the U.S., with the Altima ranking as the second best-selling car in the U.S. The Altima goes on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in June at a starting MSRP of $21,500.
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