2013 Nissan Altima Steers Its Way to Top Accolades

              2013 Nissan Altima Steers Its Way to Top Accolades

- Ruedas ESPN honors Nissan's best-selling sedan with Car of the Year award -

PR Newswire

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The 2013 Nissan Altima was
awarded the top honor at the 10^th Ruedas ESPN awards ceremony today, bringing
home the Ruedas ESPN Car of the Year award. The announcement was made during
the annual event at the 42^nd Miami International Auto Show at the Miami Beach
Convention Center.

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The editorial board of Ruedas ESPN, the leading automotive radio show in
Spanish in the United States, is responsible for generating nominations for 12
different categories including: Manufacturer of the Year, Best Hybrid Car,
Best Economy Car and more – with Car of the Year being the top prize. A group
of industry experts then chooses the winners based on design, value, price,
performance, fuel economy and appeal among Hispanic shoppers.

"Being honored by Ruedas ESPN as Car of the Year validates that the all-new
2013 Nissan Altima truly is the most innovative Altima ever," said Al
Castignetti, vice president and general manager – Nissan division, Nissan
Americas. "This award further emphasizes Nissan's strong commitment to
developing innovative products while keeping a focus on quality and
reliability as well as fuel-efficiency, dynamic performance and premium
luxury."

As one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the United States, the Nissan
Altima has come a long way in the 20 years since it was first introduced.
Among the 2013 Altima's many attributes are a best-in-segment fuel economy of
38 mpg highway* (2.5-liter engine), new premium exterior styling with a strong
presence and excellent aerodynamics, an upscale interior with premium
materials, and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, stability and a
fun-to-drive demeanor with projected best-level acceleration.

Building on Nissan's "Innovation for All" philosophy, the new Altima also
offers standard Bluetooth^® Hands-Free Phone System and Streaming Audio via
Bluetooth^®. Also available are NissanConnect^(SM) and NissanConnect^(SM)
Navigation with a suite of Bluetooth^® phone connectivity features including
hands-free text message integration, Pandora^® playback, real-time Google^®
POI search and more; along with Easy Fill Tire Alert and next-generation
Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

Dynamic performance is provided by a choice of a redesigned 182-horsepower
2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or a proven 270-horsepower 3.5-liter
V6, with both engines matched with standard Xtronic CVT^® (Continuously
Variable Transmission). Altima's next-generation CVT reflects Nissan's more
than 20 years of engineering and development leadership with its smooth,
fuel-efficient design. Altima's redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension
features segment-first Active Understeer Control for refined feel and
responsive handling.

The premium interior design looks and feels a class above, with new
NASA-inspired "zero-gravity" front seats, available leather appointments, and
a new standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display in the center of the instrument
cluster that integrates key information – including available navigation, text
messaging notification and audio data – right in front of the driver.

About Ruedas ESPN
Ruedas ESPN is a two hour radio show focused in the auto industry and the
world of motorsports, designed to deliver useful and timely information for US
Hispanics in an entertaining manner. Broadcast on the ESPN Deportes Radio
network of more than 48 AM & FM stations all over the US and Puerto Rico, and
on Channel 149 of both the SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio systems, every Sunday
at 11 AM (EST) it brings outstanding content to enrich a compelling listening
experience. The sections include recommendations on how to best purchase a
vehicle; interviews, reviews about cars; suggestions regarding insurance and
financing, and coverage of the most important events in the automobile
industry and the world of motorsports.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
www.NissanUSA.comandwww.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites
NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in
zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the
Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and
winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

*Fuel economy comparison against internal combustion gasoline engine-equipped
mid-size sedans. Excludes hybrid and diesel models.

SOURCE Nissan North America

Website: http://www.nissanusa.com
Contact: Phil Lienert, Nissan Product Communications, +1-615-725-5236,
phil.lienert@nissan-usa.com, www.nissannews.com
 
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