According to the most recent reports, the new 2023 Nissan Altima will receive mild upgrades. This upright mid-size sedan will continue to rival models such as Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord. The 2023MY will gain a modest refresh, mostly in terms of exterior design. Reportedly, Altima will borrow a couple of novelties from Pathfinder and Rogue SUVs.
While this is the most stylish sedan in our opinion, we don’t know how the new model will look. However, the interior will remain intact, along with the powertrain option. On the other hand, Altima could introduce a hybrid powertrain as an option.
Hybrid Powertrain Still Just a Rumor
The engine lineup should remain unchanged, with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 188 horsepower. Moreover, an optional 248-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder will also remain. Each is equipped with a standard FWD system and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The base 4-cylinder engine is the only one with an optional AWD configuration.
While it isn’t the fastest or most agile sedan, the Altima has an outstanding reputation for delivering impressive fuel economy numbers. This will be carried over until the 2023 model, though a hybrid or plug-in hybrid option is still just a rumor.
The Altima’s interior has always been a nice and spacious place, especially when sitting on the extremely supportive front seats. The cabin of the 2023 Nissan Altima, like the exterior, is expected to see a few small changes to keep it fresh and up to date. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were standard on all trims except the base variant. However, the latest phone integrations could become standard next year. Furthermore, an 8-inch touchscreen is also likely to make its way to the base trim.
Nissan Altima Spy Shots
According to new spy photos of the 2023 Nissan Altima, Nissan is planning a mid-cycle facelift for its impressive sedan. However, sales continue to fall, like with any other sedan. Because of that, it doesn’t appear Nissan is making many changes to the model, however, there is a camouflage wrap concealing the front fascia, where the manufacturer will make the majority of the cosmetic upgrades.
The camouflage is most likely concealing a completely redesigned front end that looks more aggressive than the outgoing model. That implies Nissan will most likely give the Altima new headlights, a new grille, and a reworked front bumper to match the rest of the car’s style. The back end is totally exposed, with no visible changes, however, they may appear later in the car’s further development.
2023 Nissan Altima Release Date, Price
Right now, we don’t know how much the 2023 Nissan Altima is gonna cost. The current model starts at around $26,000, and this is all you need to know at the moment. The Platinum trim level, on the other hand, will cost $35,000 or slightly above that. Like before, Altima will continue to rival other models in the sedan segment, including Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord.
The sedan segment is slowly dying, so we hope the impressive Altima model will manage more sales than in the previous years. Hopefully, the new front fascia and rumored hybrid powertrain will help Altima in achieving this goal.