PIMS 2016: Refreshed Nissan Altima makes Philippine debut

PIMS 2016: Refreshed Nissan Altima makes Philippine debut image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted September 15, 2016 15:14

Gets redesign, new standard features

A year after making its global debut, Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) officially introduces the refreshed 2016 Altima at this year's Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). The D-segment sedan now bears a more chiseled exterior, along with several new features for 2016.

Starting things off with the exterior, the front fascia gets reshaped LED headlights that resemble the ones used on the Juke and 370Z. Meanwhile, the front grill now prominently features the brand's V-motion grill. Completing the front revisions are the new bumper and foglights.

Towards the rear, the boomerang taillights highlight the car's haunches while the trunk has been reshaped and gets an integrated spoiler. Rounding it all off are new two-tone alloy wheels.

Altima rear quarter

Inside, Nissan claimed the refreshed sedan has a smart cockpit which allows easier manipulation of the controls. Such features present in the Altima include: mutlifunction steering wheel, cruise control, leather power seats, 9-speaker Bose audio system, push-button start and a sunroof.

Power is provided by the carried-over 2.5-liter QR25DE inline-four. It puts out 180 PS and 243 Nm of torque and is mated to Nissan's Xtronic CVT.

Other features present in the refreshed Altima include: SRS airbags, speed-sensing electric power steering, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Active Understeer Control (AUC).

The 2016 Nissan Altima retails for 1,745,000 and is available n three colors: Black Obsidian, Cayenne Red and Pearl White.