With the start of North American production of the all-new 2013 Altima earlier this week, Nissan released a fresh batch of pictures of its sedan model.
Last year, the outgoing Altima came in second place with 295,790 sales, some 42,000 units behind Toyota's best-selling model. However, the competition is expected to become stiffer this year due to the arrival of several new models including the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and a redesigned Honda Accord.
The 2013 Altima launces with a choice of two gasoline engines, a 182hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit and a range-topping 270hp 3.5-liter V6, both matched to a reworked Xtronic CVT driving the front wheels.
Prices for the Altima start at $25,360.