Reservations will open mid-June for the 2019 Nissan Altima Edition ONE, a limited launch version of the all-new sedan. The Edition ONE, based on the top-level Platinum VC-Turbo, will feature a number of luxury amenities and styling flares, although it will only come in three colors: Scarlet Ember, Pearl White, and Super Black.
“The new Altima Edition ONE is designed for customers who want the best-of-the-best and value exclusivity,” explained Billy Hayes, Division Vice President, Nissan Regional Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “They are often early adopters, so this reservation program is ideal for them.”
The Edition ONE is adorned with 19-inch dark gray aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, external ground lighting, illuminated kick plates, and signature badging. Inside, drivers are treated to a moonroof, leather seats, and a Bose premium audio system. A special “Concierge” package provides 24/7 live access to things like dinner reservations or ticket purchases. The service is free for the first three years for Edition ONE owners.
So if you want to hit that prime seafood spot before heading out to that hot jazz show, Nissan has you covered.
“Plus, the super-premium gifts should appeal to their love of the latest technologies – in their cars and their homes,” Hayes added.
Gift selections, redeemable a week after purchase, include an Amazon Echo Show and Amazon Prime membership, a Bose Soundlink Revolve+ with an Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Prime membership, or a Series 3 Apple Watch.
2019 Altima: At A Glance
The new Nissan Altima is powered by one of two engines: the standard 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder, complete with direct injection or an industry first, production-ready variable compression inline four-cylinder turbo. Nissan says the latter, available on the SR and Platinum, delivers “V6 attitude with four-cylinder fuel economy.” All-wheel drive is available.
ProPILOT Assist, a single-lane “hands-on” assistance technology, is standard on the SV, SL, Platinum, and Edition ONE. If that description seems like a lot (and it does), Nissan has provided this quick instructional video on ProPILOT Assist. Also available is Rear Automatic Braking, which helps warn of unforeseen stationary objects when backing up, and can apply the brakes to help avoid a collision if necessary.
The Nissan Safety Shield package includes a number of other advanced safety features.
Trim Levels & Availability
When it arrives this fall, expect the 2019 Altima in five trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum – plus the Edition ONE which reservations open for on June 15th. Those who reserve a “normal” Altima on that day will still be granted a special gift selection as well.
The Nissan Altima first appeared in 1992 and has sold 5.6 million units to date.
Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan. He studies mechanical engineering at Wayne State University, serves on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, and is a loyal Detroit Lions fan.