The 2019 Nissan Altima is Coming, and It's About to Set a New Standard for Sedans

Production's kicking off in Smyrna, Tennessee in August. When the latest mid-size sedan rolls off the line and onto our lot to join its fellow new 2018 Altima models here in Macon, GA this fall, there'll be a lot to look forward to.

For one, in what's now its sixth generation, 2019 Altima will be all-new and redesigned, and one of its centerpieces will be one of the most leading-edge safety and driver-assist technology suites one can find. It's called Advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility, and it features:

  • ProPILOT Assist, a function that makes it easy to stay centered in-lane, navigate heavy stop-and-go traffic, and keep safe pace with vehicles ahead, all via a simple two buttons. You'll be able to just push ProPILOT Assist ON, set your Intelligent Cruise Control at cruising speed, and sit back and enjoy the ride. The feature's standard on trims like Altima SV, SL and Platinum.
  • Safety Shield 360, which uses auto emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, and warnings for lane departure, vehicles approaching from your blind spot, and crossing behind you, together with high-beam assist, to deliver wraparound situational awareness.
  • Rear automatic brakes, another standard in SV, SL, and Platinum, which can warn you with audio and visuals of objects behind you during backup and, if needed, bring things to a halt to help prevent a collision.

Other optional smart tech will include intelligent forward collision warning, an around-view monitor, traffic sign recognition, and a driver alertness feature that can let you know if you deviate from your driving habits.

Also, count on a choice between two new engines. One, a world's-first, will be a production-ready 248-horsepower, 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo, which will take the place of the 3.5-liter V6 of previous generation but hold onto much of its beloved performance, especially torque-wise (the car will shell out up to 273 pound-feet of turning and pulling power). The other is a 188-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, getting a power bump over its forebears, and it couples with a newly available intelligent all-wheel drivetrain, a first for Nissan in the US. It'll bring more confident handling both across uneven terrain and through foul Georgia weather. Plus, the new Altima will be a little lower and wider of stance -- proportioning that's more excitingly athletic.

Finally, there will be a forward-thinking new open interior design, offering remarkably comfortable NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats in a perforated leather option and a horizontal gliding-wing instrument panel with a sweeping 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The drive will come together, however, in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free capability, and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Skill compatibility, along with optional Apple Watch and Android Wear support using the NissanConnect Services app. That means your smartphone can come along for the ride, you can make hands-free calls, deliver voice commands, remotely start and stop the car's engine, lock and unlock its doors, and more.

We at Butler Nissan, for one, can't wait for the new 2019 Nissan Altima to arrive. We'll bet you can't either. If you're eager to get more information, especially on when you can get behind the wheel of your own, get in touch with our Riverside Drive showroom in Macon. We'll be glad to provide updates as we have them. And, in the meantime, stay tuned!

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