The new series of Nissan U 13 for the North-American market got the name Altima. She came into the world in 1993. Time, when Nissan entered the category of producers able to make a deserving competition at the market of middle overall car. The rounded design of Altima with the handing down line of luggage rack turned out very memorizable and even already car did one these unlike on other Japanese auto. A transmission wa front s - or fulldrive. The gamut of engines contained: 1,8 litre ./ 125 h.p., 2,4 litre./150 h.p., 2 litre / of 145 h.p. This turbo engine developed power to 210 h.p.(only on a fulldrive version). Locked the line of power aggregates 2 litre . diesel / of 76 h.p. The generation of Altima(U13) is characterized by excellent quality of assembling and high level of acquisition.
Renewed Nissan Altima became the result of designer idea and newest technologies in 1998. Four door car of middle class with the transversal location of engine and front drive. New Altima unlike the predecessor had a more streamline, megascopic in sizes salon and luggage rack. On car set a 4-cylinder row petrol engine with the electronic system of injection by volume of 2,4 litre and by power 152 h.p.; fivestep mechanical or four stages hydro. High speed 180 km/h. There is modification with the swirl-chamber diesel engine of Peugeot by volume of 1,6 litre and by power 57, high speed 146 km/h. Altima was produced in a few modifications: XE, GXE, GLE and SE, that differ from each other the exceptionally internal finishing.
The personal touch of all modifications is the steering wheel seats servodriven and folding back of back seat managed on all axes covered by a skin.In 2002 Nissan presents the fully modernized model of Altima. The Japanese producers declared that bargain to occupy leading positions at the market of middle car. Nissan created a stylish, spacious and powerful machine at such price, that will allow to attract the enormous amount of customers.
Altima got an absolutely new hard undercarriage and new stylish basket. Wheels are megascopic also, now their size 16 or 17 inches. Standard became disk brakes on all wheels, the telescopic steering column central elbow-rest and CD- influenced on a height managed on inclination player.
The new third generation of Altima is a radical side-step from a previous compact model.