I do love the sleeker look of this Altima. I feel the headlights and tail lights flow much better with the body. The Maxima of the same year looks very close to this Altima.
This generation Altima is also the 3rd generation Nissan Teana. The previous generations of the Teana were not directly related or rebadged Altimas, they were their own line up.
The motors are the 2.5 and 3.5 V6 with the latter pushing 270 hp!!!