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: 2013 Nissan Altima Production Begins in Tennessee



ausrutherford
05-15-2012, 07:12 PM
Luke Vandezande
May 15
AutoGuide (http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/05/2013-nissan-altima-production-begins-in-tennessee.html)

With two decades of Nissan Altimas under its belt, production began today on the fifth-generation 2013 model at the company’s Smyrna, Tenn. plant.

Counting more than 4.4 million units to date, the company’s latest offering is the first of five new Nissans scheduled over the next 15 months. As we reported from this year’s New York Auto Show, the 2013 Altima comes with a host of changes including “NASA insired space seats.” The new place to post your posterior is supposed to improve circulation and be more comfortable for people of any size with a more natural position.

Turn-by-turn directions delivered through a new four-inch display mounted between the speedometer also make it into the new model, as well as an efficient 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that offers best-in-class fuel mileage (27/38 mpg city/highway). With only 182 hp on tap, though, the smaller engine still pales next to Nissan’s well-loved 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp.

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2b2
05-15-2012, 09:42 PM
...the 2013 Altima comes with a host of changes including “NASA insired space seats.” The new place to post your posterior is supposed to improve circulation and be more comfortable for people of any size with a more natural position...
potentially very http://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums/images/smilies/thumb.gif
edit: wonder how they'd be covered in Bridge of Weir leather? http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/groucho.gif

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saw this elsewhere
Nissan Altima tires fill without guess or gauge - USA Today
May 15, 2012 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/05/tire-pressure-no-gauge-flasher-horn-easy-cheap/1#.T7MeomX6DZM)
Nissan's redesigned 2013 Altima sedan ... lets you fill your tires properly with neither guess nor gauge.

When the tire-pressure warning system alerts you to a low tire -- which it does by displaying the pressure and the relevant tire(s) instead of lighting a worthless warning bulb in the dashboard, as your cheaper car companies do -- you drop into the gas station and grab the air hose. As you fill the tire, the car's four-way flashers come on to confirm that air is going in.

When the tire's full, the horn chirps to let you know you're done.

Drive On anoints that the best automotive idea since brakes.