2019 Nissan Altima Looks A Lot Like The V-Motion Concept

With the Geneva Motor Show now wrapping up (its press days at least), our focus turns to the next big event. That’ll be the New York Auto Show, where Nissan will reveal its next-generation Altima.

Previewed in this teaser image, the design of the 2019 Altima looks a lot like the V-Motion 2.0 concept showcased in Detroit earlier this year. Like, an awful lot. Spitting image, really.

Just look at the oversized V-shaped grille, the headlights, the elements of the lower corners, the sharp creases running over the fender and down the flank… even the wheels look similar.

Of course that’s just from the one angle, and it’s just a rendering. We trust that it faithfully portrays what the production model will look like in the metal, but we can’t vouch for the rest of the bodywork, or the interior. But were it not for the wing mirrors – and Nissan’s accompanying caption – we might think we were still looking at a design sketch for the concept, not the production version.

The Japanese automaker isn’t giving much else away, only confirming that the Altima will indeed be unveiled when the doors open at the Javitz Center in Manhattan on March 28. Rumor has it, though, that the new sedan could offer all-wheel drive, and some measure of electrification.

The previous, fourth-generation Altima offered a hybrid option that was discontinued in 2011 due to lagging sales. The current, fifth-generation model is offered with four- and six-cylinder engines, all mated to a CVT. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a turbo four option offered as well, but we’ll have to wait another few weeks to find out.

  • Six_Tymes

    wow, great looking sketch

  • Craig

    Looks great. But once again… that CVT is the deal-breaker. I’m just NOT interested.

  • john1168

    I read a rumor that this next Altima might have available all wheel drive. Which I assume would also be available in the next Maxima.

    • pjl35

      AWD has been confirmed

      • john1168

        Nice! Now if we can only get rid of the cvt and put a 9 speed auto in it…

  • pjl35

    a little too ambitious sketch-wise…we know it’s not going to look THAT good.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Add 1 spoon of blandness, and the Nissan Altima is ready!

      • NissLover

        That’s the case with all of these sketches. I hate that they even release these things! I remember how they had everyone thinking the current gen Versa was going to be good looking because of a similar sketch they released before it debuted. I’m expecting the same transition the Maxima and Murano made from their concept forms in the case of this new Altima.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    No it won’t.

    Oh wait, wrong article.

  • U8INIT

    As it stands now the Accord is the BEST looking out of the bunch…we shall see…

  • NissLover

    I’m betting on the VC-Turbo that debuted in the Infiniti QX50 will be the Altimas top-spec engine. Even though it’s most likely going to offer AWD, having no V6 will put distance between it and the Maxima, which should keep a V6. And it shouldn’t be that hard to implement AWD into the current gen Maxima when it’s refreshed… it would really help it step closer to the marketing term, 4DSC.

  • Honda NSX-R
    • Edums

      Nice find. It looks like a Kia interior, which is not a bad thing in my opinion.

      • Honda NSX-R

        I think it looks nice, the interior reminds me of the Honda Accord as well.

    • NissLover

      This def looks more in line with the Murano and Maxima which have pretty nice interiors.

  • Althea Later

    It’s actually “spit and image”

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Wow, looks so good…but I’m sure Nissan will give it the same treatment as it did to the Maxima.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I really like the hood and the grille. The fake vents on the bumper look like they’ll cheapen the design. Should be no worse than the Honda Accord, probably better looking than the Camry.

  • daftboy11

    Not to worry folks. This thing will probably be just as boring as it’s always been.

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