The Nissan Altima recently sold its 4 millionth model in the U.S., capping off a year that saw the manufacturer have its highest total sales in history. While the midsize segment is usually dominated by automobiles like the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion or Hyundai Sonata, the Altima has quietly undergone a redesign and auto repair to become one of the best-selling cars in the country, Automoblog reports.
In early December, the Altima surpassed its previous yearly sales record of 284,762 cars, which was set in 2007. At the same time, the brand reached 4 million vehicles since its debut in 1992.
"… The nameplate's reputation for quality and reliability has grown stronger with each new model," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of Nissan's sales and marketing. "The 2013 Altima lives up to this standard with its five-star NCAP safety rating, and it adds best-in-class fuel economy as well as class-leading style and content."
According to In Auto News, more than 25 percent of people who bought the 2013 Altima previously owned a Toyota or Honda vehicle and an additional 11 percent have traded in a car from a major brand for the Nissan model.