2013 Nissan Altima begins production in Tennessee

In 1992, the first Nissan Altima rolled off the line in Smyrna. Today, more than 4.4 million Altima units later, Nissan celebrated the production launch of the fifth-generation 2013 Altima.

“The Nissan Altima ranks among the country’s top-selling cars and best-known nameplates,” said Bill Krueger, vice chairman, Nissan Americas. “This generation is not only the most innovative Altima ever, it also becomes the benchmark for quality in the midsize car segment. And there’s no better plant to rise to the challenge than our top-quality manufacturing operations in Smyrna.”

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To celebrate the launch of production, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Smyrna team members and Nissan leadership as the first 2013 model year sedan rolled off the assembly line.

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“We are proud that Nissan calls Tennessee home and that the Altima has been made here for more than two decades,” Haslam said. “This new model is a testament to the company’s strong brand and globally competitive reputation and a reflection of our state’s talented workforce.”

Refresher: The 2013 Nissan Altima is available with a 2.5-liter QR25 4-cylinder engine producing 182-hp and a peak torque of 180 lb-ft. Buyers can also opt for the 3.5-liter V6 VQ35DE, which keeps its 270-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Prices start at $21,500.

– By: Omar Rana