The 2013 Nissan Altima was named Car of the Year at the 10th annual Ruedas ESPN awards this week, during the Miami International Auto Show.
Ruedas ESPN, a Spanish automotive radio show in the U.S., nominated vehicles in categories spanning economy cars, hybrids and manufacturers, with Car of the Year being the top prize available. Winners in each segment were chosen by industry experts, who considered qualities like design, value, performance and appeal among Hispanic drivers.
"Being honored by Ruedas ESPN as Car of the Year validates that the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima truly is the most innovative Altima ever," said Al Castignetti, vice president of Nissan Americas. "This award further emphasizes Nissan's strong commitment to developing innovative products while keeping a focus on quality."
The Altima has long been one of the top selling mid-size sedans in the U.S. Its new technology and amenities, combined with an upgraded design, make it one of the most innovative models on the market. In addition to new technologies and a navigation system, the Altima features a larger model than in years past but still maintains the easy vehicle maintenance and dependable driving the manufacturer is known for.