The Nissan Altima was launched in 1992 as a continuation of the Nissan Bluebird, the origins of which can be traced back to 1957. However, it wasn’t the first use of the name. Altima began as a Nissan Leopard trim released in 1986 in Japan. It was then launched as an export version of the Nissan Bluebird SSS, after the Stanza (a clone of the Bluebird), was discontinued.
First generation models had a 150 hp engine and 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. A luxury 1993/1994 model had a digital head-up display. In 1997, the second generation was launched with a revised interior. For the 2000 model year, the engine was increased to 160 hp and a slightly longer Altima received a sportier transmission, tires, and struts.
The third-generation Altima was launched for the 2002 model year. It was the first built on Nissan’s FF-L platform and had an expanded interior volume and larger fuel tank. In 2004, the Altima was upscaled to a full-size sedan with an upgraded rear suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes. The front grille, taillights, and interior were redesigned with the 2005 Altima, which featured a 250 hp V6 engine.
A two-door coupe version (D32) was revealed at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. In February 2007, Nissan’s first hybrid, the Altima Hybrid, was introduced in states that followed California’s energy standards.
In 2006, the fourth generation Altima was released, and its exterior was facelifted for the 2010 model year. The Altima Coupe received a redesign that year as well. In 2012, the larger fifth-generation Altima debuted in New York, while the sixth generation debuted in 2018 with several driver-assist safety features.
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