Nissan rolls out new Altima Coupe
Dubai, February 17, 2008
Nissan is set to roll out Altima Coupe, another stylish and sporty model, after the successful launch of its Altima Sedan in the Middle East region.
Nissan Altima Coupe’s unique exterior design stand outs in a crowd of sedan-based two-door models, said a company official.
'A lot of thought and strive for distinction resulted in its magnetic, perfectly proportioned style with a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than the Sedan. The new dramatically-designed Nissan Altima Coupe presents a new expression of style, individuality and personal appearance,' said Hirotaka Mima, Passenger Vehicles brand manager at Nissan Middle East.
The Nissan dealers across the region have started taking orders for the all-new 2008 Altima Coupe.
The celebrity Altima Sedan, with the escalating sales in the GCC market, is now mounting with the arrival of the new Altima Coupe, he added.
“Today, the Altima generation is expanding its range with the introduction of the Nissan Altima Coupe which offers exciting style, outstanding performance, durability and reliability.'
'The name and outstanding reputation adds great credibility to the new Nissan Altima Coupe – and the Coupe makes the Nissan Altima brand stronger by appealing to a new segment of buyers,” said Mima.
“Like the Nissan Altima Sedan, we are confident that the new Coupe will be a huge success when it goes on sale for its unique style, sporty performance and advanced technology.”
The smaller size and lighter overall weight also contribute to the Nissan Altima Coupe’s sportier driving feel – other desired attributes of the typically younger, more performance-oriented coupe buyers. The sporty newcomer is sure to draw buyers’ attention and enthusiasm.
The Altima Coupe utilises Nissan's all-new, highly acclaimed 'D' platform with increased body rigidity and a redesigned suspension. This new platform was developed with the objective of making Altima one of the best performing large front-wheel drive vehicles available globally.
The new Nissan Altima Coupe comes with a 3.5 L engine 24-valve DOHC V6 representing the 14-time Ward’s “10 Best Engines” award-winning VQ-series V6. The engine generates 285 horsepower and 37.3 Kg-m of torque and offers strong acceleration and refined sound quality.
The Xtronic CVT is designed to create a true synergy between engine and transmission with smooth, responsive, fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation.
The exhilarating driving pleasure comes from the award-winning V6 engine, the best-in-class handling and the responsiveness feeling provided by the Xtronic CVT transmission.
Also contributing to the Altima Coupe's sporty performance feel are an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and traction control system (TCS), he added.
The Altima Coupe will be available in the Middle East with the well-equipped models 3.5 SE 6MT and 3.5 SE CVT with 6-speed manual shift mode.-TradeArabia News Service