DETROIT -- Nissan's volume-leading Altima sedan is to get substantial midcycle changes for the 2016 model year.
The company will not tip its hand on the details, but Nissan's North American product planner describes the planned freshening as "significant."
The move would follow Toyota's extensive midcycle changes to the 2015 Camry. It also reflects the increasing competitiveness of the midsize sedan segment in the United States, said Pierre Loing, Nissan North America's vice president of product planning.
"Midsize is contracting a little, but it's still a 2 million-a-year segment. It's extremely important," Loing told Automotive News last week at the Detroit auto show.