In 1992, Nissan North America made a switch that would change their future for the next 20 years. Introduced mid-year and replacing the midsize Stanza sedan was the Altima which is now in its fourth generation. To celebrate its achievement as Nissan’s best selling North American vehicle, the Altima will get a unique “20th Anniversary Package” for the 2012 model year that will include 16 inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rear spoiler, auto headlights and a leather wrapped steering wheel. Also included will be Nissan’s HomeLink Universal transceiver and Bluetooth phone pairing. If purchased separately, these items could cost a little more than $1,800 but Nissan will be letting go the package for just $950.
“We want to acknowledge Altima’s first two decades and how much it has meant to the company – and reward loyal Altima customers with this special 20th Anniversary equipment package,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager of Nissan’s North American division. Since production began in September, 1992, a total of 3.6 million Altimas have been sold. Excluding trucks and SUVs, it has also been one of the best selling cars in the U.S. during the past year. The car is currently built exclusively in the United States, a claim that has stood since the beginning. Nissan exports Altimas to numerous other markets around the world.