With a snowstorm walloping a large swath of the U.S., more than a few drivers are undoubtedly wishing they’d invested in winter tires. Many have probably resolved to buy more snow-capable vehicles. In that latter category, Nissan has created something that will be tough to beat: The Altima-te AWD, which has been tricked out with continuous-track propulsion, i.e. tank/caterpillar treads.
Unsurprisingly, it looks pretty darned fun to drive:
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Sadly it’s not a production model, but a publicity stunt aimed at our neighbors to the north (the car was debuted in Montreal). “In Canada, AWD is fitted as standard on the 2019 Altima,” Nissan writes. “With the scarcity in the market of all-wheel drive configurations available on sedans, we wanted to make a statement to customers. The average person does not assume a sedan offers AWD.” Nor caterpillar treads.