Available as a sedan or coupe, the 2010 Altima receives minor styling changes and updated technology.

After numerous leaks, Nissan has released official information about the facelifted 2010 Altima.

Available as a sedan or coupe, the Altima receives minor styling changes such as a revised hood, a modified grille, and a new front bumper. Other tweaks include redesigned headlights, new wheels, and updated exterior colors.

Inside, the car boasts updated upholstery and revised trim. Options include a nine speaker Bose audio system, USB and iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free communication, XM satellite radio, and a rearview camera. A hard drive-based navigation system (with a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, 9.3GB Music Box, Zagat restaurant guides, XM NavTraffic/NavWeather, Bluetooth streaming audio, DVD playback and auxiliary inputs) is also available.

Power comes from a 175 hp 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, a 270 hp 3.5-liter V6, and a hybridized 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an advanced electric drive motor. The latter has a peak output of 198 horsepower (148 kW) and an estimated fuel economy rating of 35 mpg city / 33 mpg highway.

Arriving at US dealerships on October 5th, the 2010 Altima will be priced from $19,900 for the sedan, $22,440 for the coupe, and $26,780 for the hybrid.

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