New York: 2013 Nissan Altima revealed image

The new generation of the Nissan Altima has been officially presented to the public at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

After a few images with the 2013 Nissan Altima have hit the web not too long ago, and with the company teasing it a few times, the new generation of the Japanese vehicle is once again placed into the spotlights, this time by the automaker, which has recently launched the model during the over-seas automotive event. The 2013 Nissan Altima is coming with a prominent grille, muscular fenders, angular headlights, an upward sweeping shoulder line, new taillights and a dual exhaust system.

The cabin hasn’t been left aside either the be Japanese car manufacturer and the model now has some wood trim, metallic accents, a three-spoke steering wheel and the “Advanced Drive-Assist” display. Power to the 2013 Nissan Altima is being provided by two new engines, the 2.5 liter four-cylinder unit, which is developing a total output of 180 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 180 lb-ft (243 Nm), returning an average of 38 mpg on the highway, and the 3.5 liter V6 unit, which is generating an estimated 270 horsepower. All versions of the new Altima come with the next generation of the Xtronic CVT. Prices for the model start at 21,500 USD and go up to 30,080 for the 3.5V6.