The Nissan slogan might be "Innovation That Excites," but it's more than an adage. It's that for which our automaker strives, and for its dedicated drivers, it's a lifestyle. Nowhere is the former more apparent than in the latest Nissan Altima, back in Memphis, TN and better than ever for the new model year. So, what do lovers of the mid-size sedan in the Home of the Blues and elsewhere in western Tennessee have to look forward to for 2018?

For one, Nissan keeps things simple with its trim lineup. You can expect the hallmark range of models from 2.5 S and 2.5 SR to 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL, with the elimination of the base 2.5 trim along with the 3.5 SR. Secondly, the company improved exterior aesthetics for an aerodynamic look that translates into the drive. Nissan even further refined the interior of the new Altima, creating a world apart for it.

But the car now has a few new centerpieces to boot. First, all models now include advanced Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning standard, providing smart assistance for steering clear of accidents from the get-go. Next, go top-of-the-line in the new Altima 3.5 SL, and you'll find standard Intelligent Cruise Control for speed pre-setting and safe distancing, along with upgraded NissanConnect with Navigation and Services and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration.

What's more, Nissan revised its package options, so it's easier than ever to customize your 2018 Altima to your liking. The 2.5 SR Special Edition Package incorporates the Nissan Navigation System, a 7.0-inch color monitor with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for adjusting audio and navigation settings, Sport Prima-Tex&#trade; seating, heated up front, and more. Technology Packages for 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL build in a few of these and previous mainstays, plus a power tilting sliding-glass moonroof with one-touch open and close, LED signature headlights, interior mood lighting, a heated steering wheel, and heated outside mirrors, among others, depending on trim.

These are only a cross-section of the cutting-edge features a new 2018 Nissan Altima can bring to energize your everyday drive. Visit us here at Jim Keras Nissan, 2080 Covington Pike in Memphis, and we'll give you the full tour with a test drive we're sure you won't forget!

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