All-new 2013 Nissan Altima, Nissan's top selling nameplate, is on its way to dealers. The 182 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Altima, with a standard 18-gallon fuel tank, is capable of going up to 684 miles on a single tank of fuel getting 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. Nissan says more than 30,000 customers have expressed an interest in the Altima through the pre-order website, which also offers those placing an order a complimentary three-year scheduled maintenance program valued at $700.
The first 2013 Altima rolled off the assembly line in Canton, Mississippi on Wednesday, a few weeks after the first Smyrna, Tennessee-built 2013 Altima. Nissan has an aggressive goal to triple the number of exported Altimas in the next two to three years. Prices for the 2013 Nissan Altima start at $22,500 USD for the Altima 2.5 S. With the all-new Altima set to go on sale, through the first five months of 2012, current Altima sales are 112,599, up 29.7 percent over 2011. Altima has accounted for 28.6 percent of all Nissan and Infiniti sales this year. This is a BIG new product launch for Nissan, as Altima is the first of five all-new vehicle introductions in the next 15 months.