The first pictures of the 2013 Nissan Altima have surfaced online, prior to its debut at the New York Auto Show.

Pictures, details and pricing of the 2013 Nissan Altima have surfaced online, prior to its debut at the New York Auto Show.

Completely redesigned, the model has evolutionary styling with a prominent grille, angular headlights and an upward sweeping shoulder line. Other highlights include muscular fenders, unique taillights and a dual exhaust system.

Moving on to the interior, the cabin has a three-spoke steering wheel, wood trim and metallic accents. There's also an "Advanced Drive-Assist" display that is integrated into the instrument cluster and shows navigational information.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder should produce 180 hp (134 kW / 183 PS) and 180 lb-ft (243 Nm) of torque while achieving a best-in-segment fuel economy of 38 mpg highway. The 3.5-liter V6 which produces an estimated 270 hp (201 kW / 274 PS)  promises to be more fuel efficient than the BMW 328i. All Altima models come equipped with a standard next-gen Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

The 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 CVT starts at $21,500 USD and goes up to $30,080 for the top-of-the-range Altima 3.5 SL CVT.

Full details and pricing in the press release below.


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