The logical next step after a coupe is a convertible, but developers are still waiting on a decision from Nissan’s product planners. "I'd love that," said senior marketing manager Sean Blankenship in a recent interview with Edmunds Inside Line, but just as developers looked at several other variations before arriving at the coupe the team is once again looking at several alternatives.
The lower-priced convertible market has suffered in recent years, mostly due to a lack of fresh products and a movement towards sporty four-doors. With the release of the Altima Coupe, Nissan hoped to incite some interest into the segment and create a halo car for the Altima range.
If the convertible Altima enters production, it will enter a segment with less than a handful of competitors. Main rivals include cars such as the Toyota Solara, Chrysler Sebring or Pontiac G6 convertibles.