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Meaningful Updates Signal A Shift

Nissan gives the Altima a number of updates for 2016. The end result is a car that's still focused on mainstream appeal, but offers more pizzaz than ever before.


CVT transmissions definitely aren't new, but high gas prices have thrust the once unreliable continuously variable trannies back into the powertrain equation. Chrysler uses the CVT in a few of its products, Mitsubishi added the tranny to the new Lancer, and Nissan has begun using the CVT in the Altima and Sentra, among others. According to a Japanese business rag, Subaru is planning to add the gearless transmission into every model they make by 2010. The first Subie to mate a boxer engine to the

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