2007 Altima Hybrid, Nissan's First
By Stacey Wilson
All-new Nissan Altima, classified as an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), is the automaker's first entry into the hybrid vehicle segment. Said vehicle made its debut at the 2007 Model Orange County Auto Show in Anaheim, California. The auto show has started last October 4. It is expected to end on the 8th of this month.
Altima hybrid offers style, comfort, convenience and power. It features the four-cylinder engine of Altima but it was blended to an electric engine that is capable of producing 198 horsepower. Features also include quality Nissan parts to alleviate fuel economy and lessen emissions. Other factors that support enhanced gas mileage include automatic transmission and continuously variable transmission.
The powertrain of Nissan Altima Hybrid mates the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) with an electric motor and generator that increases fuel economy while maintaining low tailpipe emissions. As a fact, its net power with fuel economy is estimated at 41/36 mpg city/highway. For this reason, critics are saying that Altima Hybrid can very compete with Toyota Camry at 40/38 mpg city/highway. Altima Hybrid's 20-gallon tank is estimated to accommodate a 700-mile drive.
Altima Hybrid will be available in early 2007 at 8 states only. Purchases will be entertained after the introduction of the 2007 Altima 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 gasoline-powered vehicles.
Compassion for the environment coupled with passionate driving is Alma Hybrid's charm. These reasons are expected to make it rule in its segment. Moreover, said model also exudes expressive styling in both its exterior and interior parts. The vehicle is also certified to meet the requirements of California emissions rules.
Nissan Altima Hybrid is the latest environmental automotive initiative from the automaker. It can be recalled that Nissan was the first to introduce a partial zero emission vehicle (PZEV) – Sentra. This time around, Nissan flaunts its new pride by the name Altima Hybrid.
About the Author
As a former news correspondent for an auto-related website, Stacey has gathered extensive knowledge and experience in the automotive industry. This 34 year old mother of two from Memphis is a genuine car lover. You can visit Nissan parts for more information.
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