The new Nissan U 13 series for the North American market is called Altima.
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Altima generation (U13) is characterized by excellent build quality and high level of equipment.
In 1998, the result of design ideas and the latest technology was the updated Nissan Altima. Four-door sedan middle class with a transverse engine and front-wheel drive. The new Altima, unlike its predecessor, had a more streamlined shape, an increased cabin and trunk in size. A 4-cylinder in-line gasoline engine with an electronic injection system of 2.4 liters and a capacity of 152 liters was installed on the car. with.; five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The maximum speed of 180 km / h. There is a modification with a 1.6-liter Peugeot swirl-chamber diesel engine with a capacity of 57 liters. s., maximum speed of 146 km / h
Altima was produced in several versions: XE, GXE, GLE and SE, which differ from each other exclusively in interior decoration.
A characteristic feature of all the modifications is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, adjustable in all axles, servo-operated seats and a folding backrest of the rear seat.
In 2002, Nissan introduces a completely modernized Altima model. Japanese manufacturers said they expect to take a leading position in the market of medium sedans. Nissan has created a stylish, spacious and powerful car at a price that will attract a huge number of buyers.
For a long time, Altima has been known as a small car that fits well between the Sentra and Maxima. However, in many sizes the new Altima even surpasses the Maxima. For example, its wheelbase is 2.8 m, which is about 5 cm more than the current Maxima. Altima is also slightly wider, has more volume in the trunk and for the first time is optionally equipped with a V6 engine. The basic equipment has a new engine of 2.5 liters. 180 hp Despite its performance, the new four-cylinder from Nissan allows Altima 2002 to carry the status of an economical car.
Altima has received a completely new rigid chassis and a new stylish body. The wheels are also enlarged, now their size is 16 or 17 inches.
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Optional equipment includes: ABS (with electronically distributed efforts and brake-assist technology), front side airbags, side stiffeners that protect passengers in spacious rear seats, Bose Premium audio system with 6-speed CD changer, 6-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift, leather interior and new efficient optics.
The new Altima is offered in four versions: 2.5, 2.5S (added height-adjustable front seats, electrified mirrors, etc.), 2.5SL (alloy wheels, trip computer, leather interior with a driver's seat, which has 8 degrees of freedom) and 3.5SE (V6 engine, wheels 17 inches, etc.).
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Leather interior, electric glass sunroof, on-board computer that provides information about the temperature overboard, condition of the road surface, preferred speed, amount of fuel remaining and estimated mileage before the next refueling, as well as a comfortable, sensitive steering wheel provide a pleasant and comfortable ride. The height of the armrest is adjustable and will be comfortable for both tall and short drivers. Also worthy of attention are power windows, an audio system (whose controls are located on the steering wheel) and spacious rear seats, to which a seat for a child can easily be attached. ABS, airbags and traction control systems are responsible for safety.
Nissan adds the Altima SE-R to the 2005 model line. Car for sports enthusiasts. Built on the basis of the updated Altima 2005, equipped with a V-shaped engine of 3.5 liters. The power of the V6 on the new Altima SE-R is 260 hp. The design of the dashboard has been changed, now it is with an unusual backlight. The front of the body has become more aggressive, a rear spoiler has appeared, a new bumper, the diameter of the double exhaust pipe has increased. On the SE-R put the most powerful silencers. The novelty also received sports seats and upholstery made of genuine black leather. Like all new Altima, it has darkened headlights and taillights, a raised front part and a new grille. But the Altima SE-R still got fog lights, a three-spoke steering wheel, rear wing and side spoilers. In addition, the SE-R received 18-inch wheels with 225 / 45R18 tires, wide chrome lining on the exhaust pipes, a new 6-speed manual transmission. The most noticeable difference between the SE-R and other Altima 2005 is the central location of the instrument panel with three sports dials, similar to the instrument panel of the legendary Nissan 350Z.
Other features include sports front seats with red or silver perforated leather inserts, steering wheel trimming with the same leather, and aluminum pedals. The front seats are heated, as are the side mirrors. There will also be electric windows and door locks, and the windows can be opened using the button on the key fob, even while outside the car. In the basic configuration, the SE-R will receive a Bose audio system with 8 speakers and a 6-disc CD changer, a volume control that is self-tuning based on speed, and with duplicate buttons on the steering wheel.
Safety of passengers will be taken care of: seat belts with pre-tension, airbags with two stages of opening, which take into account such factors as the use of a seat belt and the severity of the accident; optional side airbags for front and rear passengers. Braking will be ensured by wide disc brakes on all wheels, stable movement is guaranteed by ABS and EBD systems - electronic distribution of braking forces.
Sportiness The Altima SE-R emphasizes stiffer springs, anti-roll bars in front and behind, and an improved suspension using aluminum parts to reduce weight. The choice of additional options is small: 5-speed automatic transmission, side-curtain airbags, Traction Control motion stabilization system and a connector for charging a mobile phone in the center console.
The new third generation Altima is a radical step away from the previous compact model.