Nissan's new Altima will get the automaker's latest safety suite.
Nissan has announced that the 2019 Altima sedan will be the next vehicle in its lineup to adopt the company's ProPILOT Assist safety suite. The 2019 Nissan Altima is scheduled to make its global debut next week at the New York auto show.
Nissan didn't specify if ProPILOT Assist would be standard on all Altima models or simply an available upgrade, but we expect it to at least be included in higher-end models; that's the blueprint Honda has adopted with its latest Accord, so it would only make sense for Nissan to follow suit.
The Altima's ProPILOT Assist system will include semi-autonomous features like adaptive cruise control with stop and go capabilities, as well as lane keep assist. However, Nissan is quick to point out that ProPILOT Assist is a "hands-on driver-assist system" rather than a fully-autonomous system.
Nissan is keeping the details on its sixth-generation Altima a secret until the start of the New York show, but the mid-size sedan is expected to adopt styling inspired by the Vmotion 2.0 Concept car. As with years past the Altima will be front-wheel drive, but we've heard rumors that Nissan will offer an optional all-wheel drive system for this version of the sedan. A turbocharged four-cylinder will replace today's V6; a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder will remain the Altima's base engine.
Be sure to check back for Leftlane's live coverage of the New York auto show next week.