Nissan has released the fifth and final teaser of its all-new 2013 Altima sedan ahead of the car's official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. It's a good thing this is the last one, because Nissan has seen fit to show off almost the entire car, albeit very quickly and never stationary.

It's plain to see that this new Altima will be much swoopier than before, with a highly stylized front fascia and a steep D-pillar arc. We also note a rising body line that starts below the side mirrors before heading over the rear haunches to the taillamps. At the rear, there appears to be a bulging rump on the trunk lid that reminds us of the infamous Bangle Butt made popular by past BMW models.

It seems Nissan is most interested in promoting its latest interior technology, pointing out that the 2013 Altima will feature a "new Advanced Drive-Assist Display" in the instrument cluster that "is designed to keep the driver focused on the road." Available will be lane departure warning, rear moving object detection and blind spot warning. We're pretty sure we see steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, too.

Feel free to peruse the press release below, but not before watching the video. Enjoy, and come back next week for the Altima's full reveal.


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Nissan has released a fifth and final video clip and image offering a look into the future of the all-new 2013 Altima sedan in advance of its world premiere at the New York Auto Show next week. Altima's focus is on the driver and its new Advanced Drive-AssistTM Display is designed to keep the driver focused on the road. The 2013 Altima is available with advanced features including lane departure warning, rear moving object detection and blind spot warning, all of which operate through use of an innovative single rear camera.


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      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that's a nice gauge cluster. Simple where it needs to be. Nice graphics in the middle are crisp impressive without being flashy or distracting. Don't now if I'd always want to be looking at a rear overhead representation of my car though...maybe that can be customized out.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan really needs to bring the Altima back to its sporty roots. Tweak the 3.5 V6 a little bit and offer a manual transmission on all trims.
        zizixx89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        it never had sporty roots only the maxima and the next altima coupe will have the manny V6
      SatinSheetMetal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally my thirst for slow-drip Altima teaser photos has been satiated.
      flychinook
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know if it's the font of the numbers or the "1/2" mark for the fuel level, but these gauges have a very VW look about them. Not that that's a bad thing, I think both look very neat and clean.
      Nick Stürtz
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG, it has dials!!!!!!!!!!!
      Azazel
      • 2 Years Ago
      You'd think they were debuting a new GT-R or Z. It's just an Altima. Show us the car already. All the teasing is pointless. No one cares about an Altima. No one is sitting around saying, "I can't wait to see that new Altima,"
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Azazel
        Each of the nearly 300k buyers of the Altima would like a word with you.
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Yes 300,000 Altima buyers stalked the internet car blogs daily to get a look at the newest teaser renderings as soon as they were available. I'm sure 80% of Altima owners couldn't tell their car has a CVT or tell you what their car's merits were over the competition.
        ACSRHS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Azazel
        What do you think pays for cars like the 370Z and GTR to be developed?
        BMW-M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Azazel
        You couldn't be more wrong. The Altima is the most important product that Nissan has. Last year, Nissan sold 268,981 Atima's. Saying that "no one cares" is just plain ignorant. I am not in the market for that kind of car, but I am very interested to see what it is like. Why? Because first and foremost I car enthusiast.
        m8412p
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Azazel
        Yes, just the Altima, the 2nd best selling mid-sized sedan in the U.S. last year and Nissan's best selling model. Definitely doesn't matter. You're going to see a lot of these teasers from Nissan this year since they're introducing new versions of the Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra, and Versa hatcback. You might want to avoid reading and commenting on all of these posts teasing cars you and no one else care about.
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its shocking how fat and plain ugly altimas have gotten.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        m8412p
        • 2 Years Ago
        You think the Camry is exciting? The only thing the TRD Aurion has going for it is the engine. Other wise looks even more boring than the Camry. And that's ignoring the fact that the Aurion is just a last gen Camry with a different front and rear facia. We're talking mid-size family sedans here, don't expect too much in the way of exciting design.
        BMW-M
        • 2 Years Ago
        You must have been dropped on your head when you were a baby.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        No one was expecting much but Ford delivered regardless. I still think the Mazda6 is a great looking car. Hopefully this new Altima will be a looker as well, just because a car is affordable doesn't mean it can't look nice.
      RS4AWLEY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi called - they want their gauge cluster back
      anonymous guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uh oh ... it looks like a big, fat Versa. However, I'm glad to see they went with dials for the fuel and temp gauges instead of led bar stacks.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 2 Years Ago
      the new fusion, the sonata, the new camry, the altima, the optima. a lot of good choices in this segment. the accord is behind the curve.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        ??Take out the Camry from your list and put in the new Passat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          [blocked]
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          All the sites are putting the Passat on the top of the list, and so are consumers. Toyota is just resting on it's uninformed, uninspired fan base to keep buying the Camry.
        zizixx89
        • 2 Years Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        the new accord comes with AWD i dont think the others will
      Chance Leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like the idea o the navigation in the speedo cluster.
        USCGTO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chance Leo
        Welcome to about 5 years ago. check out 2007 Mercedes Benz . Both E/S class had dual navigation screen ( one of them being between the gauges).
          desinerd1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          Maxima had keyless entry 5 years ago. Mercedes C class and E class still don't have it.
          barkeep
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          Very true. However, we're now starting to see that in the reasonably priced sedans, in relation to the Luxury sedans we have seen a few years ago. Very nice cluster by the way. Definitely a leap from the current generation Altima. Looking forward for New York next week!
          Corey Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          Agreed but ones in a $20ish k car and the other $50k+. It is nice to see the trickle down effect though.
          gravel_junky
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          Please do not compare a Mercedes to an Altima, you can get alot of technology on a car 5 years ahead of time if you want to drop another $30k on it. This is a strong step for Altima and the mid tier sedan market.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          The E and S class are both uncompetetive, overpriced, pieces of crap.
          zamafir
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USCGTO
          last i checked VWs were 20kish cars and they've had it longer than '07. some automakers just take longer to implement tech than others depending on where their priorities are.
        over9000
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chance Leo
        Audi already has one for years
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