Once in a while, it’s nice to see something out-of-this-world outside of movies, books, or comics. Well, if you’re one of us who’s hoping to actually see one in real life, then the Nissan Altima-te AWD just might that thing. Here you have an imposing machine that’s ready to tackle whatever colder climates throw at it. We understand that when it snows, overall driving conditions become a little difficult. That’s why snow tires are crucial if you want to get anywhere safely. On the other hand, this unique vehicle takes it one level higher with caterpillar treads.

That’s right, its something straight out of science fiction except that it’s an actual custom ride. We understand that there are people other than us who would love to own this snow-shredding contraption. Unfortunately, it’s just an amusing publicity stunt from Nissan for those anyone living in Canada. Yet, we would sure love to see it becomes a limited-edition upgrade for the Altima.

According to a statement from the Japanese carmaker, it wants to raise awareness regarding what the sedan has to offer differently. It looks like the Nissan Altima-te AWD wants Canadians to know that stock model comes with all-wheel-drive as standard. It’s not a common feature to expect, especially from a sedan. Knowing that our northern neighbors normally experience extreme weather, it’s an interesting way to advertise a car. Moreover, the manufacturer also highlights its Nissan intelligent Mobility system that adds another layer of protection for owners. We really hope that an option to have tank treads instead of tires will be available in the future.

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