New 2018 Altima will be brand new model and should be based on the recently introduced Nissan VMotion 2.0 Concept. Coming as the next generation hybrid from the Japanese automaker, 2018 Nissan Altima Hybrid is bringing along many improvements for efficient performance.
What’s in stock for 2018 Altima Hybrid is performance improvements and a moderate cosmetic makeover both in the exterior body and interior cabin!
2018 Nissan Altima Hybrid New Design
According to predictions made by experts, 2018 Nissan Altima Hybrid is getting a big refreshment. This implies that Nissan will use modern design cues including flared wheel arches and an aggressive stance.
Up front, the grille will wear chrome accented slats while retaining the signature design. Nissan is also suspected to present redesigned headlights with reflector-like design elements. Overall, these headlights will be much narrow to characterize a sleek look.
Down below, the front bumper is expected to grow in size along with some dynamic styling. New cast aluminum wheels are in offer and size options might come as 17 and 18 inches. Around the rear portion, the bumper will integrate plastic cladding and 2 quad exhaust tips. The taillights will have a unified design with stylistic LED strips.
Moderate changes are due for the interior cabin as well. Comparing with the current model, the upcoming new Altima Hybrid is expected to grow in cabin size. The seats will get cloth upholstery as standard and will integrate 60/40 split folding.
The Advanced Drive-Assist® Display is getting revised and will come standard. The steering wheel will incorporate rearranged audio controls with LED illumination. There will be 4 high-res speakers synced with the audio and infotainment system. Other standard interior features include:
- Remote keyless entry
- Bluetooth Hands-free calling
- Push button ignition
- 12-volt DC power outlets
- Dual-level center console
The hybrid powertrain of this 2018 Nissan Altima Hybrid consists of a 2.5 liter V4 engine mated to a pair of electric motors. Combining the outputs of both engine and motors, the figures are likely to stay around 270 HP and 267 lb-ft torque.
This powertrain is also going to make use of CVT and front-wheel drive will come as standard. As far as mileage is concerned, the figures are likely to stay around 35 mpg in city, 32 mpg on highways and 38 mpg on a combined basis.
Safety for All
This new Altima Hybrid is coming with an array of standard safety features. Some of these include:
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (with Traction Control)
- Zone Body Construction (with front and rear crumple zones)
- Dual-stage Airbags
- Tire Pressure Monitoring (with Easy-Fill Tire Alert)
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Roof-mounted airbags (with rollover sensor)
Price and Release Date
Pricing for 2018 Nissan Altima Hybrid is expected to start from $34,500 onwards. As to release date, expect the company to make official announcements during the last quarters of this year.