Media preview days are 28 & 29 March

Media preview days are 28 & 29 March

Nissan North America has announced that the world debut of the next generation Altima will be at the New York auto show.

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The sixth generation generation of NNA's mid-size sedan will be shown exactly six years after the world premiere of the current model at the NYIAS. Some of the styling details are expected to have been previewed by the Vmotion 2.0, an Altima sized concept which premiered at the Detroit motor show in January 2017.

In China, Thailand, Japan, Russia and certain other countries, the Teana model name should again be used.

The platform is likely to be a stretched version of the Alliance's CMF C/D architecture.

Genesis will also have a world debut at the NYIAS but no details of the concept or production model have been released.

Kia is so far the only other make which is known to be giving a new model its public debut at the New York show. The car in question is the 2019 K900, although it will be shown to the media ahead of the show.

Developed with the JS project code, this big sedan should retain the K9 name in South Korea and China, K900 in North America and Quoris in Russia. Kia wants the JS to supplement the Stinger as a more expensive sports sedan.

Although the body and interior will be new, the big Kia will, under the fresh body, be more or less the same car as the Genesis G90/EQ900. Production should take place on the same line within Ulsan Plant 5. As with the first generation model, there should be some SKD assembly in Kazakhstan too.

A Kia Motors executive, speaking at the 2017 Seoul motor show, stated that this car will, like its predecessor, be rear-wheel drive. It will also be the second model to be sold in the South Korean market with a stylised E badge that is ringed by a circle. In that country, the Stinger has that logo instead of the usual KIA.

Kia says the top and bottom lines of the E represent the Stinger's axles. As for the middle crossbar, this is supposed to symbolise a longitudinally-mounted powertrain. The E is also said to stand for Excellence and Exclusivity.

The company would appear to be experimenting with a similar strategy to the one employed by Hyundai when it created what eventually became a new division, Genesis.

Powertrain choices should include 3.3-litre turbo and 3.8-litre V6 engines as well as a 5.0-litre V8.

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