2019 Nissan Altima Might Be The First Autonomous Nissan


The current Nissan Altima is just a world of bland and boring; sure, it’s reliable and does everything you need it to, but it’s never going to set any pulses racing. It’s just vanilla.

However… the next gen Altima seems the polar opposite, IF Nissan incorporate the concept recently shown at the 2017 North American International Auto Show called the Vmotion2.0 – that’s the rumor at least, and without doubt, Nissan would be on to a winner if they do.

Despite a lack of official information, here’s what we know, or at least, what we hope…

What new in Altima

Although we aren’t 100% sure of the upgrades that Nissan are planning, we do know that Nissan are looking to completely update the Altima for 2019.

We think that the new Altima will be based on the Nissan Vmotion2.0 concept recently shown, which has an influence of the Maxima about it.
We know that Nissan won’t be using the suicide doors that were fitted to the concept, they just don’t work well enough in the real world, but the overall shape, including the floating c-pillar will be incorporated into the design.

Construction materials will be get an upgrade; think high strength steel and alloys – this will help to reduce the weight, thereby improving ride, handling and of course, the all important gas mileage.

As for the interior, the Vmotion2.0 had a beautiful leather and Zebra wood interior, we’d guess that the leather will be staying for the higher end versions, but we think aluminum accents rather than wood will get the go ahead for production.

2019 Nissan Altima Reveal

We’re expecting to see the 2019 Nissan Altima hitting the showrooms in late 2018; the concept has already been released to the public, so production isn’t far off. We’ll keep you updated as we find out more.


Nissan haven’t released any pricing structures at the moment, and looking at what is possibly instore update wise, we think the prices will possibly go up a little. The current entry level model starts about $24,000, so we think that the next gen will be closer to $26,000.

The First Autonomous Nissan?

As to whether Nissan will have the ProPilot autonomous technology fitted to the 2019 Altima remains to be seen; we do know that Nissan wants it in production for the start of the next decade, so it’s possible that we may just see it.

Related Cars
The Most Unusual Car Engines
The Most Unusual Car Engines

Gasoline, Diesel, Rotary (Wankel), Steam, Rocket, Turbine, Radial and Electric … these have all been used on production vehicles as a source of power, configurations have been single cylinder, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, inline, V & W but for the ‘teenies’, we really have only three choices in the mainstream; gas, diesel and electric. But what are some of the more unusual engines?

Ford self-driving car
New Ford Self-Driving Car Technology Revealed

Ford recently unveiled their new version of the self-driving car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This is already the Mark II version – the first was fitted with double the number of sensors and the car had a distinctly alien look to […]

BMW works with psychologists on self-driving cars
BMW Works With Psychologists to Teach Self-Driving Car Manners

No, not a name to rival Florence and the Machine, but rather just how BMW are employing the help of psychologists to help their brand work with self-driving cars. BMW board director Peter Schwarzenbauer believes that the biggest problems facing the use of autonomous vehicles […]

The Most Expensive Cars
The World’s Most Expensive Cars

Here is our chart of the most expensive cars when it was released. Sometimes even a top-end Lambo or Ferrari might feel cheap.

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo – First Wagon From Porsche

When Porsche first launched the Panamera, it was either met with derision or love – it really was one of those cars that you loved, or … maybe hated is the wrong word, but it certainly wasn’t loved. It was a bold move by Porsche […]

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.8
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.4

In 2019 Nissan Altima is expected to have a major upgrade. It is rumored to be the very first autonomous Nissan vehicle available for purchase.

What’s Hot