Production Starts on All-New 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

The first Nissan Altima rolled out of Smyrna back in 1992 as a 1993 model. Since then, more than 4.4 million have been produced. Nissan is calling this the “most innovative Altima yet” with new levels of ” innovation, fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance and premium style.”

To commemorate Altima’s start of production, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Smyrna team members and Nissan leadership as the first all-new mid-size sedan rolled off the assembly line. Smyrna will serve as home to more “firsts” in the coming months, including welcoming production for the 100-percent-electric Nissan LEAF and the batteries that power it, the next-generation Nissan Pathfinder, and, in 2013, the next-generation Nissan Rogue.

The new 2013 Altima offers standard Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. Also available are NissanConnect and NissanConnect Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora playback, real-time Google POI search and more; along with easy fill tire alert, and next-generation safety shield technologies, including blind spot warning, lane departure warning and moving object detection systems.

The Altima begins arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide in June with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (**MSRP) of $21,500.