2016 Nissan Altima Production Starts Today; Cars Bound for Dealerships in November | Edmunds

2016 Nissan Altima Production Starts Today; Cars Bound for Dealerships in November


SMYRNA, Tennessee — Production of the redesigned 2016 Nissan Altima began today at the automaker's Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant, a signal to car shoppers that the midsize sedan will arrive soon at Nissan dealerships.

The 2016 Altima — Nissan's top seller — will go on sale in November, priced at $23,325, including an $825 destination charge.

The automaker's Canton, Mississippi plant will begin Altima production on November 2.

The Altima targets a long list of rivals, including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry.

Design changes to the Altima include a look patterned after the 2016 Nissan Maxima full-size sedan. The Altima redesign includes a new front fascia, new hood and optional LED headlights and daytime running lights.

Nissan also adds a new Altima SR model to the lineup. Details include 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoke-colored headlights, paddle shifters, a rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and a sport interior treatment.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should make their plans now for their first showroom look at the 2016 Altima.

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