2016 Nissan Altima goes into production [video]

The 2016 Nissan Altima has gone into production at the company's plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships in November, the facelifted model has a new front fascia with a V-Motion grille that is flanked by boomerang-shaped headlights.  The model also features new front fenders, a revised hood and optional LED daytime running lights.  Rounding out the styling changes are a new rear bumper, a revised trunk and restyled taillights.

Interior changes are relatively limited but include reshaped Zero Gravity front seats, a revised steering wheel and a new center stack.  There's also updated upholstery and a new center console with cup holders.

Under the hood, two engines will be available.  The 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces up to 182 bhp (135 kW) and 180 lb-ft (243 Nm) of torque, while the 3.5-liter V6 develops 270 bhp (201 kW) and 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque.  Both are connected to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels.

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