Nissan Altima and Versa's Time Could Finally Be Coming to an End

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  • The Nissan Altima and Nissan Versa could be discontinued after the 2025 model year, per a report by Automotive News.
  • A Nissan spokesperson told Car and Driver the company will continue to "invest in the sedan segment" but wouldn't confirm plans to stop producing either model.
  • AN's report also suggested Nissan has plans for a new electric sedan that'll debut in 2026; the company's spokesperson declined to comment on future products.

The Nissan Altima, which was first introduced for the 1992 model year, is likely heading for the junkyard in the sky. The same fate could await the Nissan Versa, which first went on sale in the summer of 2006. The affordable compact car and familiar family sedan will be discontinued following the 2025 model year, according to Automotive News, which recently published a report about every automaker's future product plans.

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Car and Driver reached out to Nissan to confirm the Automotive News report, and a spokesperson responded with this statement: "We are continuing to invest in the sedan segment to offer our customers great-looking cars equipped with convenient, entertaining and safety-enhancing technologies. As we accelerate towards realizing Nissan’s Ambition 2030 vision we have many exciting plans in development, but we don't have anything to share at this time."

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While the spokesperson also wouldn't comment on future products, the company's own statements have fueled speculation that appears to be corroborated by the AN story, which suggested that Nissan has plans to introduce a new electric sedan in 2026. For example, last year, when the automaker confirmed that the Maxima would end production after the 2023 model year, in an official statement to Car and Driver said it's "prioritizing electric vehicles" and advised us to "stay tuned for future Nissan Maxima news."

Could the EV sedan that's rumored in the AN report be the next Maxima? It looks like we'll have to wait and see.

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Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a journalism degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual '97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a '90 Honda CRX Si.

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