Perhaps one of the most anticipated reveals at the upcoming New York auto show will be the 2013 Nissan Altima. The automaker continues to remind us of what’s to come with yet another shot of its midsize sedan.
This time around, we get a peek of the 2013 Altima sedan’s profile, which has a swooping character line that dips just aft of the front fender. When the 2013 Altima hits the market, it will face a reinvigorated midsize field that includes a revamped 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, not to mention the recently redone 2012 Toyota Camry.
Last week, the automaker showed off taillights for the new midsize sedan. The housing wraps around to the rear fender and is finished off with a boomerang-like design. Prior to that, we got a sneak peek of the front fascia, which features angular headlights, a bulging hood, and an upside-down trapezoid grille with a chrome-like finish. Nissan also showed off a few teaser videos. The first video is a quick, seven-second shot of the Altima’s roof, while the second teaser focuses on a front fascia with the optional HID headlights.
In addition to styling, Nissan hopes to keep the Altima on top of its game with updated powertrains. A four-cylinder engine will once again serve as a base engine, which is expected to get a revised CVT. Nissan will probably follow the Camry’s lead and bring back a V-6 for power-hungry customers. Finally, an all-new hybrid system is expected to debut a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder supercharged engine supplemented by an electric motor. The hybrid powertrain should also get the revised CVT, dubbed Xtronic.