2010 Nissan Altima Offers New Look, New Tech Features

    
    - Altima Returns with Refined Exterior and Interior Treatments and
    Advanced Navigation System, Set For Early November Debut -
    

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - The popular Nissan Altima, ranked number one in segment in the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), enters the new model year with fresh exterior styling, a refined interior and a host of technology enhancements to its navigation and entertainment systems.

Canadians will get their first look at the 2010 Altima at Nissan's SHIFT_into gear event at Ontario Place, October 1-4, 2009. Available in three distinct models - Altima Sedan, Altima Coupe and Altima Hybrid - the exciting new 2010s will be available at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning in early November.

Now in its fourth generation, with nearly 3.2 million units sold worldwide, Altima provides a unique combination of exhilarating driving pleasure, distinctive and sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan and coupe classes. Again in 2010, Altima is available in a variety of well-equipped trim levels designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets, including 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine-equipped versions.

Among the many changes for 2010 are a restyled front fascia with new grille, new wheel designs, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on all models, revised interior fabrics and finishers, new exterior colours and revised option packages with more technology than ever before. In addition, the previous Altima 3.5 SE designation has been renamed the 3.5 SR.

Along with the exhilaration provided by the driver-oriented cockpit and high levels of Altima performance, the "entertainment factor" of Altima's interior has been upgraded with new available premium audio packages that include a Bose(R) AM/FM audio system with nine speakers, 4.3-inch colour display, USB port with iPod(R) connectivity, Bluetooth(R) Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback, XM(R) Satellite Radio (XM(R) subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

Also available with Altima Sedan, Coupe and Hybrid models is a next-generation Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6.5-inch VGA colour display (replaces the 4.3-inch display), 9.3GB Music Box for music storage and playback, Bluetooth(R) Streaming Audio, DVD playback and an RCA input for auxiliary audio/video connectivity.

Images will be available at www.media.nissan.ca. More information on all 2010 Altimas, including models and pricing, will be available shortly.

    
    About Nissan Canada Inc.
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Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 150 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO(2) emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe Nissan Canada, Tel: (647) 259-3268, Cell: (416) 402-5748, Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca; Didier Marsaud, Corporate Manager, Corporate Communications, Tel: (905) 629-6400, Cell: (416) 573 7231, Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com


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