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Altima avoids Nissan’s model cull
Slow-selling Altima a millstone but Nissan needs presence in mid-size segment: Emery
2 May 2016
- NISSAN’S Altima narrowly avoided the chopping block in the Japanese brand’s recently announced model range rationalisation, with the company backing the slow-selling mid-size sedan over the more popular Pulsar small hatch.
- Nissan Australia made the surprise announcement last week that the Pulsar hatch – along with the Micra mini-car and ageing Y61-series Patrol – would be dropped by the end of this year, leaving the Pulsar sedan as its sole small-car offering in the all-important segment that makes up about 20 per cent of total new-vehicle sales here.
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