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Nissan Canada announces pricing for all-new 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

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Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today announced pricing on the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan line-up which is available for pre-orders online today at The totally redesigned fifth generation Altima, the most innovative Altima ever with premium “class above” exterior and interior styling, has a starting MSRP of $23,698 and will be widely available this summer at Nissan dealers across Canada.

In addition to being among the first to receive the 2013 Altima, presale customers receive a no-charge 48 month, 100,000 kilometre Additional Security Plan worth up to $1,445. Benefits include the first four oil changes, rental vehicle assistance, premium roadside assistance, tire road-hazard coverage, stolen vehicle, vandalism and fire services, and more. Full details available online or at Nissan dealers.

“This new generation design continues the exceptional combination of value and innovation that made the Altima one of the best selling cars in the Nissan Canada line-up,” said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “With the added benefits of the presale offer combined with its evocative styling, sophisticated exterior, rewarding driving experience, smartphone connectivity and available class-exclusive technologies, we expect an even stronger consumer response to the Altima when it goes on sale today.”

The all-new Altima Sedan is available in six well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets - the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL featuring a 182-horsepower (est.) 2.5-litre inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL with a standard 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-litre V6 engine. Every 2013 Altima is equipped with a standard next-gen Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan include:

Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT        $23,698 CDN
Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT      $24,898 CDN
Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT    $26,998 CDN
Altima Sedan 2.5 SL CVT    $29,598 CDN
Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT    $29,698 CDN
Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT    $32,598 CDN

In addition to the new Altima's extensive list of standard equipment, two special equipment packages are offered, including the Nissan Navigation Package (SV models) - featuring a 7.0-inch colour display, steering wheel navigation controls, and turn-by-turn navigation integrated into the Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display - priced at just $900 CDN. The Technology Package (SL models) priced at $1,100 CDN includes the Nissan Navigation System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Moving Obstacle Detection (MOD) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), features usually available only on more expensive vehicles.

About the 2013 Altima Sedan
The Nissan Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced. Now, with the arrival in summer 2012 of the all-new fifth generation design, Nissan promises to shake up the mid-size sedan segment again with the most engaging, purposeful and energetic vehicle in its class.

Among the 2013 Altima's many attributes are a targeted best-in-segment* fuel economy of 38 mpg highway (2.5-litre engine), new premium exterior styling with a strong presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a fun-to-drive demeanor with projected best-level acceleration.

Building on Nissan's "Innovation for All" philosophy, the new Altima also offers standard NissanConnectSM integrated smartphone connectivity with standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, and available Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, real-time POIs Powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-car, Easy Fill Tire Alert, and next-generation Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

Dynamic performance is provided by a choice of a redesigned 182-horsepower (est.) 2.5-litre DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or a proven 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-litre V6, with both engines matched with standard Xtronic CVT®. Altima's next-generation CVT reflects Nissan's more than 20 years of engineering and development leadership with its smooth, fuel-efficient design. Altima's redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension features segment-first Active Understeer Control for refined feel and responsive handling.

The premium interior design looks and feels a class above, with new NASA-inspired "zero-gravity" front seats, available leather appointments, and a new standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display in the center of the instrument cluster that integrates key information - including available navigation, text messaging notification and audio data - right in front of the driver.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is offered in six well-equipped models: Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL. The new Altima is assembled in the United States.
*Fuel economy comparison against internal combustion gasoline engine-equipped mid-size sedans, and based on U.S. data – Canadian data pending.  Excludes hybrid and diesel models.

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