APTN News In November APTN’s Tom Fennario travelled to Taiwan for a series of stories about the country of 23 million that is smaller than Nova Scotia.Starting with the Dutch in the 17th century, the 16 recognized Indigenous groups of Taiwan have long faced an unceasing wave of colonialism. Ethnic Chinese, known as “Han”, flooded the island after the Dutch, but were forced to relinquish Taiwan to Japan in the late 19th century.After World War II, the Chinese once again took control of the island that sits just 180 km west off China’s mainland.Following a civil war in 1949, the Chinese communist party led by Mao Zedong exiled the ruling nationalist party from mainland China to Taiwan.In just one year over two million Chinese inundated Taiwan, which to this day officially calls itself the Republic of China, although they are not recognized by the United Nations (UN).Instead, the UN views Taiwan as part of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C or mainland China).Still, Taiwan is in many ways independent from the PRC, they have their own defacto government, currency, and laws.
2019 Altima Platinum is a giant leap for Nissan’s midsize… $30,125 Model $32,485 2019 MSRP 2019 Nissan Altima photo gallery: Better styling, a trick turbo engine and a ton of tech $24,995 2.5 S FWD $150 $100 $28,775 $150 2.5 SR AWD $350 More From Roadshow Review • 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech $30,985 2.5 SL FWD VC-Turbo SR FWD $150 Now playing: Watch this: $27,945 $350 $26,245 $26,245 $29,075 $32,335 2020 Cadillac CT6 first drive: Going out with a Blackwing bang 6:42 $100 Nissan $150 Enlarge ImageThis is the 2019 model, but considering it’s unchanged visually, you can just pretend it’s a 2020. Jon Wong/Roadshow The 2019 Nissan Altima was a radical reimagining of Nissan’s bread-and-butter sedan, and after some time behind the wheel, it wasn’t hard for us to see just how much better the new model was. Now, one whole year later, it’s time for the latest generation of Altima to enter its second model year, but not without some mild tweaks.Nissan on Friday unveiled pricing for the 2020 Altima sedan. The changes are minimal, but there are some pretty notable updates in there. Perhaps most important is the addition of Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard equipment on the Altima SR, which adds automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic and automatic high beams. It’s not standard on the base S model, but there’s an optional package that adds it. Other small tweaks include having a memory function for mirrors on the Platinum trim, and there are some new piano-black interior trim bits on the SV, SL and Platinum models.Otherwise, it’s all the same car. The base engine is a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated I4 putting out 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. An optional 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with variable compression (VC-Turbo, as Nissan calls it) bumps the output up to 248 hp and 273 lb-ft, but it’s only available on higher trims. A continuously variable transmission is standard across all trims with both engines. Front-wheel drive is standard, but AWD is available on 2.5-liter models for an extra $1,350.The prices aren’t much different than last year. The base S trim is up just $100, to $24,995, including the mandatory $895 destination fee. The top-tier Platinum trim comes out to $33,075 with FWD, $34,425 with AWD and $36,075 with the VC-Turbo engine. Most trims saw a $150 price hike, but SR trims went up $350. Perhaps the best news comes from the SV trim, which is $300 cheaper than it was last year.The 2020 Nissan Altima is already at dealers around the nation. You can check out a full breakdown of the Altima’s various prices (again, including destination) below. Sedans 2.5 SR FWD ($300) $30,425 ($300) $30,295 2.5 SL AWD 2.5 SV AWD $26,345 $26,595 75 Photos Net change Comments 2.5 Platinum AWD $30,645 2.5 S AWD Share your voice VC-Turbo Platinum FWD 3 $150 $34,275 Tags More about 2019 Nissan Altima $27,595 2.5 SV FWD 2020 MSRP 2.5 Platinum FWD $35,925 $33,075 $350 Preview • 2019 Nissan Altima: More compelling than ever $36,075 $24,895 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech Nissan 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss $31,135 2020 Nissan Altima pricing $32,925 $34,425