DETROIT -- Nissan is adding more consumer electronics to the 2010 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Sentra to give the sedans a mid-cycle lift.
The automaker is expanding Bluetooth wireless connections in the Altima and Maxima that will, for example, transfer music from an iPod. It also has updated the navigation systems for the Altima and Maxima and has added a $400 navigation option for the Sentra.
The 2010 Altima and Sentra also receive minor exterior and interior styling changes.
Restaurant reviews, weather forecasts and warnings, and traffic updates now are available with the navigation systems offered in the Altima and Maxima.
The Maxima's navigation system is part of a $1,850 package that includes a hard drive for music storage and DVD videos. The package for the Altima is $1,780.
Mark Perry, Nissan North America's director of product planning, said buyers of lower-priced vehicles such as the Sentra are unwilling to spend that kind of money for a navigation system.
But Nissan said J.D. Power research and the automaker's owner data show owners of portable navigation systems are willing to give up their portables for a $400 in-dash system. The $400 navigation system, engineered by Bosch, serves as a display for the audio system. The unit will be available on the Sentra starting in December.