Earlier this year, 2019 Nissan Altima production officially took off at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi. The Altima has been around for a quarter of a century and has been sold to 5.6 million drivers to date. For 2019, the Altima gets updated styling, new interior features, and two new engines.
“This is a great day for Nissan and the Canton plant,” said Philip Calhoun, vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, on the day that production kicked off in Mississippi. “As we celebrate 15 years of manufacturing in Mississippi, more than four million vehicles produced, and now, the all-new Altima, we have much to be excited about.”
The 2019 Altima marks the first time that Nissan has made Intelligent All-Wheel Drive available on a Nissan sedan here in the United States. The Altima is also now available with advanced ProPILOT Assist and is the second Nissan model (after the 2019 Rogue) to offer the Nissan Safety Shield 360. This suite of technologies includes Rear Automatic Braking, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist.
The new engine options include the standard 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder, offering 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, and the available variable compression turbo inline four-cylinder (VC-Turbo), a world-first.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is on sale now at Wright Nissan with a starting MSRP of just $23,750.