• Mar 18th 2006 at 11:00AM
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Stay tuned to Autoblog for coverage of the New York Auto Show April 12-13! Among many other unveilings, Nissan will debut the all-new 2007 Altima. Not much is out yet on the vehicle, but this photo snagged from AutoWeek.com show an updated tail end with tail lights that have a distinct aftermarket feel to them. The new C-pillar now sweeps down to take the edge off the rear fender meeting the trunk lid, which provides a nice fender bulge out back. With the tough competition Nissan faces in this segment, be prepared for some more significant updates on the Altima than a few cosmetic changes.

(Thanks to ebm14 for the tip)

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      • 9 Years Ago
      And Ted K...
      Gimme a break. You're clearly either a Honda or Toyota salesperson (or Honda fanboi or Toyota fanboi, if you prefer) who is way interested in getting a glimpse at the NEXT Altima to have its design mimicked by many other manufacturers. Toyota has finally taken their vehicles in a more stylish & more powerful direction and they ARE the big boys. Watch out, Honda, however. Their sales are going down. People lost a lot of faith in them when they introduced the truck built on a minivan's platform, then paid for the "Truck Of The Year" tag. I'm not saying Nissan is going to surpass Honda in the near future. Honda has THE biggest customer retention percentage (than ANY auto manufacturer) there is. BUT, there IS a "Big 3" when it comes to the foreign market and VW and Mazda ain't in it. Sure, we're #3. But stylewise, we are where it's at. We don't make our cars look like nuclear missiles, thank God (new Accord and Civic?!).
      • 9 Years Ago
      Casey, I would like to chime in here though that the Altima is both a direct competitor to the Accord and Camry, as well as the 6, in that they are all midsized front wheel drive vehicles, offering a I4 and V6 engine option. Since the 2002 model, Altima has gone from small midsized to midsized.

      I think it'll look great. As long as the interior is nicer than what it is now, and the sound dampening is good, the altima will gain marketshare.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Camry is an official car by the AARP and compared to Buick in Japanese cars and Accord is borrring.Altima is the BMW of the japanese cars.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Er, my comments were in reference to current gen Altima.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nifty .... That looks like all-new sheetmetal! It has one of those BMW 5-series/Nissan Maxima trunk cut-lines, directly from the backlight to the leading edge of the tail lamp on the fender. Brave - we'll see how it looks with a 'real' picture...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey, gizmo, I realize you're just a nissan fanboi, but I'll bite.

      First, there's plenty of people who don't like the styling of the latest available altima. I hear comments like "bulky" and "trying too hard" all the time.

      Next, taking on Accord/Camry? Sorry man you just plain suck at math. Gaining a few tenths of a percent on the big boys is not the same as playing on the same field.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Please let there be a 6 speed automatic with the 2.5 Inline4.
      How about a new fuel efficient V6, the VQ35 is soooo old. come on there isn't a roller follower valvetrain.
      About time to get rid of the red turn signals for good.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "It's also hard to find a lot to improve (exterior & powertrain at least) about a car that's closing in on the Accord at 256,000 units a year.The Accord and Camry slipped last year while the Altima was up 8%."

      Oh that funny. The Altima is well over 110k short of "closing in" on the Accord or Camry last year. LOL!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Did GM sell them the sheetmetal for the Olds Aurora?
      • 9 Years Ago
      congrats to Nissan to make a sub-maxima, but still adequate, well priced family car, which, when properly equipped (friend's dad's 3.5S! w/ 6 spd!) has a great athletic edge. it's a damn solid car. Their maxima takes the cake for best non-leather seating surface (faux-suede...AMAZING.). thanks for only improving on a winning formula, Nissan!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The current Altima is a spectacular car being driven from the wrong end. Make the next one RWD and they will sell a ton of them.

      The G35 is a great car, but it's a 3-series competitor, not a family car.

      Chrysler is going to move the 300 platform into slightly smaller cars, GM is working on a new RWD platform... but Nissan could beat them to the punch.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think you mean C-Pillar, not A-Pillar.
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