PEBBLE BEACH, CA – While most auto makers strive to curtail product development intervals, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. took its time with the new Sentra compact and Altima midsize sedans. “These vehicles went through a slightly more traditional development (process),” Larry Dominique, vice president-product planning, for Nissan North America Inc., tells Ward’s here at a Nissan media event here. The Altima was the first product developed on the Renault SA-Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. alliance’s new D ...

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