2013 Nissan Altima Cross Canada Tour

The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima embarks on a cross-Canada tour next week, putting Canadians behind the wheel of the most engaging, innovative and stylish vehicle in the mid-size sedan segment. The Nissan NEXT Innovation Driving Tour kicks off in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on June 4th, stopping in 12 cities before wrapping up in Vancouver at the end of summer.

The interactive display and test drive provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about and experience the extensive innovations offered in the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima. With best in class* fuel economy figures of 5.0 l/100km highway, an enhanced driving experience and next-generation technology, the Nissan Altima is a “class-above” mid-size sedan.

“The Altima has been one of the best sellers in the Nissan Canada line-up for many years and with this exciting evolution we anticipate it to remain the best-selling Japanese nameplate in the segment,” said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “The Nissan NEXT tour will ensure even more Canadians can learn about and fall in love with Altima as it starts to arrive in dealerships this summer.”

The top-selling Japanese midsize nameplate in Canada for the past two years, this fifth generation Nissan Altima is poised to become the new benchmark in the hotly contested segment, all with a lower starting MSRP than the outgoing entry 2012 CVT model at just $23,698.

The Nissan NEXT event will have four MY13 Altimas available for test drive as well as two on display. Pre-registration for the twelve events can be done at www.nissannext.ca.

About the 2013 Altima Sedan
The Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced. Now, with the arrival in summer 2012 of the all-new fifth generation design, Nissan promises to shake up the mid-size sedan segment again with the most engaging, purposeful and energetic vehicle in its class.

Among the 2013 Altima’s many attributes are a best-in-segment* fuel economy of 5.0 litre/100 km highway (2.5-litre engine), new premium exterior styling with a strong presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a fun-to-drive demeanour with projected best-level acceleration.

Building on Nissan’s “Innovation and Excitement for All” philosophy, the new Altima also offers standard NissanConnectSM integrated smartphone connectivity with standard Bluetooth(r) Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth(r), and available Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, real-time POIs Powered by Google(r), Google(r) Send-to-car, Easy Fill Tire Alert, and next-generation Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

Dynamic performance is provided by a choice of a redesigned 182-horsepower (est.) 2.5-litre DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or a proven 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-litre V6, with both engines matched with standard Xtronic CVT(r). Altima’s next-generation CVT reflects Nissan’s more than 20 years of engineering and development leadership with its smooth, fuel-efficient design. Altima’s redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension features segment-first Active Understeer Control for refined feel and responsive handling.

The premium interior design looks and feels a class above, with new NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” front seats, available leather appointments, and a new standard Advanced Drive-Assist(tm) Display in the center of the instrument cluster that integrates key information – including available navigation, text messaging notification and audio data – right in front of the driver.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is offered in six well-equipped models: Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL. The new Altima is assembled in the United States.

*Source: Fuel Economy from competitive midsize sedan 2012 Internal Combustion Engine models sourced from Autodata on 05-28-2012. 2013 Altima fuel economy tested by Nissan Motor Company Limited. Actual Mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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