Three seconds. Three freakin’ seconds. Out of a seven-second teaser video Nissan made available today for the upcoming 2013 Nissan Altima sedan, not even half the time is spent actually showing the new midsize sedan. And yet, us writer folk are drawn toward talking about it like a mosquito to bug zapper.
Nissan is teasing one view per week—the overhead view first, then the headlight. This week, its a tail light. Here’s what we can tell you about its tail light: It looks as though it were in inspired by those from both the Nissan Maxima full-size sedan and 370Z sports car. It also looks like it will employ LED technology. Seeing as how Nissan already flashed a high-intensity xenon headlight in front of our faces, an equally premium LED is probably a no-brainer.
The tail light is attached to a car that’s slightly larger than its predecessor and is expected to ditch its V-6 engine option in favor of a supercharged four-cylinder engine. We’ve seen camouflaged prototypes driving around Southern California several times and can confirm its shape isn’t a drastic departure from the current model’s. Nissan is planning to show two more teasers of the 2013 Altima before its scheduled debut at next month’s New York Auto Show. Until such time, though, we’ll keep showing you the automaker’s all-too-brief teaser vids, as we can’t resist the temptation.
Source: Nissan via YouTube