A teaser of the 2013 Nissan Altima
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The 2013 Nissan Altima teased in new video

Among the major debuts at the New York International Auto Show in April will be the 2013 Nissan Altima and while the Japanese automaker has kept their cards close to their chest with the new midsized sedan, they have offered up a short video teasing the new Altima ahead of the New York debut.

The Altima is Nissan’s bestselling car in the United States but with the rapid introduction of hot new models to the midsized sedan segment, the Japanese automaker will use the 2012 New York International Auto Show to introduce the new 2013 Nissan Altima. Nissan hasn’t offered any information on the new Altima but they have unveiled the image on the right and the video below showing the 2013 Altima completely unmasked – but from a tough angle to really see any details.

We have brightened up the video a bit to bring out some details of the 2013 Nissan Altima which reveals headlights that look like they protrude from the body a bit with a center grille section that extends out beyond the rest of the front fascia. Nissan states that “the new sleek exterior design of 2013 Nissan Altima has a low, wide stance and sculpted profile that makes for quite a dynamic appearance.”

We do know that the 2013 Altima will be all new so in addition to the sleek new body, it will be interesting to see if Nissan rolls out a new engine lineup. At one point, Nissan was on the foreground of sedan performance but as their competitors have increased the performance aspect of their vehicles, the new Altima could use some more power to keep up with the likes of the Toyota Camry and the new Ford Fusion. The Altima has often been one of the bestselling cars in the American auto industry but with competition from around the world taking their chunk of the midsized sedan class, this is almost a necessary move for the automaker if they want to hold their ground in the segment.

The 2013 Nissan Altima will make its grand debut in April at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The current Altima is built in Nissan’s assembly plants in Tennessee and Mississippi with the engines for those vehicles also being built in Tennessee.

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