Japanese automakers have finally figured out what the Germans have known for years: Family sedans don't have to be boring.
By Suzanne Kantra Kirschner & Michael MoyerPosted 01.15.2002 at 2:00 pm 0 Comments
Japanese automakers have finally figured out what the Germans have known for years: Family sedans don't have to be boring. Following on the heels of Nissan's exhilarating overhaul of the Altima, Mazda will soon introduce the zoomy 6 sedan. With a sport-tuned suspension, svelte styling, optional 219-horsepower V6, and yes, room for five, the 6 should be the perfect antidote for your Accord-inspired doldrums. Honda, are you paying attention? Available late this year. Price not set.
By Dawn StoverPosted 12.05.2001 at 1:41 pm 0 Comments
The 2002 Altima is a much larger vehicle than its predecessor -- almost 6 inches longer, 2 inches taller, and more than an inch wider. And its wheelbase has grown by more than 7 inches. Yet Altima´s weight has barely increased, partly because designers replaced the steel hood and trunk panels with lighter aluminum ones -- a first for Nissan.