A thought-out trim package that was initially introduced for Nissan Maxima, the ‘Midnight Package’ is now being included in other models as well. Amongst the several ones, 2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package is probably one of the most anticipated ones.
This Midnight Package, exclusive to Nissan is based on a theme involving dark painted wheels, bumpers and mirrors. In other words, it’s just the aesthetic appeal and technological features that change as the drivetrain, chassis, and powertrain remain the same.
2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package – The stand-out Styling
Styling is where the ‘Midnight Package’ stands out from the rest. Though 2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package trim will be based on the standard Altima’s bone, it will wear several exclusive style factors. Such will include smoked headlights housing. Speaking of which, the smart auto headlights will integrate signature LED daytime running lights and auto-high beam.
The signature ‘V-motion’ grille will be fully blackened and even integrate active shutters. Similarly, the lower air intake will get a shallow recess and wear matte finish. Another cardinal style factor will include 18-inch gloss black aluminum alloy wheels (which by the way, doesn’t come on standard models).
Moving on, the front door mirrors and window panels will also wear a gloss black finish. Rearwards, a blacked-out decklid spoiler will come standard as part of the Midnight Package. These exclusively designed parameters of Nissan Altima Midnight Package 2018 will influence the interior cabin as well.
The seats will wear matte leather upholstery along with a blue contrast stitching. The dashboard and center console will get a symmetrical layout with recessed rotary controls. ‘Midnight Package’ badge in the seat backrests and door cabin should be seen this time around.
2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package – Powertrain Specs
2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package trim is suspected of making use of a 2.5-liter DOHC 4 cylinder engine. This engine will undergo revisions and its power outputs are expected to be more than 182 hp at 6,200 RPM and 179 lb-ft torque at 4,300 RPM.
This powertrain will be backed by a Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Other features will include Electronic drive-by-wire throttle, Variable Induction System and CVTCS (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System). A front wheel drive will come as standard and unfortunately, there will be no all-wheel drive.
Fuel economy is supposed to see improvements as well; the official figures are expected to stay at 28 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on highways and 32 mpg on a combined scale. Correspondingly, the 0 to 60 mph sprint might come in around 5.6 seconds.
Besides stand-out styling, Nissan Altima Midnight Package 2018 trim is expected to excel in overall performance. The SR is suspected to come with a stiffer suspension tuning by incorporating stiff dampers and thick stabilizer bar. The front suspension will integrate independent struts while the rear unit will use a multi-link unit. To make further improvements in sporty performance, Nissan will even integrate EPS (Electric Power Steering).
2018 Nissan Altima Midnight Package – Price & Availability
Given the exclusive add-ons, the price point should hurt a little at $26,000. Nissan might schedule the model’s launch date during the 1st quarters of 2018.