2018 Nissan Altima: The Expected Change


Hopefully, the new 2018 Nissan Altima will be as good as promised – or expected by Nissan. After all, there has been too much going on lately and Altima is out of the scheme for such a certain period. It would be a good thing if Nissan can plan a good comeback for the Altima although they should also remember that they are dealing with quite a lot of impressive competitors.

Although crossovers have been popular these years, there is no denial that a good sedan will also make a huge impression and impact. Too bad that Altima has lost its charm many years ago – so long ago that even the updates happening in 2013 couldn’t really do much for the line. With Mazda 6 as one of the competitors – or Malibu with its impressive features – it is pretty understandable why it is hard for Nissan to become a winner in this competition. But now, they have the plan for 2018 Nissan Altima in store – and hopefully, the real production is just as good as predicted and planned by them.

The Right Launching Time

Yes, crossovers may be the favorite line for today but it will be different in years from now, especially after 2020. For now, the fuel price in America will go steady but it will change after 2020. When the price rises, the crossover owners will have difficult times coping with the increased price. But sedan owners like Altima can still smile fondly – and even drive in confidence and comfort – with the sedan. It seems that they have chosen the right time – just like Camry and Accord with their release and redesign plan.

Construction Plan

For the current model, it is based on the D-platform which is also used in Maxima. But for the new 2018 Nissan Altima, the platform may change. It is unclear what Nissan will do about it but they are trying to figure out the right platform for the NVH level. Rumor has it that the new Altima will be coming with a new chassis but there hasn’t been any solid. But no matter whatever platform used for the new model, the dimension will likely be the same – the size and base price. It is likely that the new one still has the $23,000 tag price.


With the new Altima, Nissan is planning a combination look of a sedan and also a coupe. A lot of auto enthusiasts are skeptical whether it will be the best arrangement for the new Altima but if Nissan is confident enough about the 2018 Nissan Altima, it seems that they have planned the best.

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