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Note: The Altima Hybrid will be offered only in California, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New Jersey. These states have their own standards for emissions, in addition to the federal standards. You can buy an Altima Hybrid in one of these states, and states possibly from some Nissan dealers in states that border these "green state" (like Pennsylvania). You'd want to be sure to notify your local Nissan dealer. They will make sure that one of their mechanics is trained on servicing the Altima Hybrid, so your can can be serviced at your area dealer.

Nissan is introducing a hybrid version of the Altima. It's based on the Nissan 175 HP 2.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine, coupled to a hybrid system supplied under license from Toyota. Toyota will supply the transaxle, inverter, battery, and control unit. Testing by the press indicates that the power from the electric motor is substantially more than most hybrids, in the range of 100 HP. The transmission is a Xtronic™ CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid

While the initial hybrids (Honda Insight and Civic hybrid and Toyota Prius) focused more on economy, the Altima will be a little more performance oriented, while still getting better economy than other vehicles in it's size class. The goal appears to be a phrase you're starting to hear a lot with hybrids: "V6 performance with four cylinder economy".

interior of Nissan Altima Hybrid

The Altima hybrid should compete directly with the Honda Accord Hybrid. But because the Altima uses a four cylinder engine, instead of  a V6 like the Accord, the Altima has the potential to have noticeably better fuel economy than the Honda.

The Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee has been chosen to produce the Altima hybrid.








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