Rick Kelly on Nissan, racing and business of motorsport

Nissan Australia today announced its upcoming entry in the medium car segment with the appearance of the all-new Altima.

The Altima was unveiled at the New York Motor Show this morning (Australian time) by Nissan Motor Company CEO Carlos Ghosn and will arrive in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2013. “The new Altima is already the second most successful passenger sedan in the USA with sales of more than 20,000 per month,” said Nissan Australia CEO Bill Peffer.

“Its appearance in Australia will be a strategic boost to our ever improving passenger car line up and will offer a compelling alternative to the familiar products in this segment. Altima will also raise the bar in motorsport as Nissan’s entry in the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship where it will introduce modern generation sedan styling and technology.

Nissan Australia executives were joined in New York by Kelly Racing co-owner and driver Rick Kelly and CEO John Crennan, for a closer look at Altima as the team prepares to build the factory entry into the V8 Supercars Championship from 2013.

“It’s hugely exciting to be here in New York for the unveiling of the new Nissan Altima,” said Rick Kelly. “Confirming Altima as the model we will race from 2013 is the next step for us as we gear up for next season. “The Altima looks fantastic in the flesh. Now we can’t wait to get our first Nissan Altima V8 Supercar on-track for testing later this year because it’s going to look sensational as a race car.”

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