March 12, 2009

Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan Altima Hybrid

Exclusive summary about Nissan Altima Hybrid by Thomas Jones

Due to the rising demand globally for fuel-efficient cars, Japan's Nissan Motor Company Limited found themselves under pressure to develop a new hybrid version of it's popular Altima model, famed for its resemblance to the luxury 1957 Nissan Bluebird. As a consequence in 2007 the new Nissan Altima Hybrid was launched.

The Nissan Altima Hybrid's functional gear systems imitate directly from Toyota. Nissan had to ensure that its new Hybrid model excelled in the market. As a consequence during the development and conception stage of the vehicle, Nissan entered into an agreement with Toyota to employ car manufacturing technologies specific to hybrid vehicles. Testimonials to the Nissan Altima Hybrid include being ranked top overall by motoring magazine Motor Trend in the category for middle-sized hybrid cars and in 2007 JD Power and Associates rated it 'Most Appealing Middle-Sized Car'

Nissan Altima Hybrid Features

There are a few luxury hybrid choices out there, and the Nissan Altima Hybrid seems to be the most popular of those choices. Check out some of the features of the Nissan Altima hybrid and what sets itself apart from the other hybrids.

The Nissan Altima Hybrid has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine that is equipped with a continuously variable transmission complete with unique front wheel drive. The Nissan Altima Hybrid has a 158-horsepower petrol engine and a 40-horsepower electric motor. The internal combustion engine is located 162 feet from the gas engine and about 199 feet away from the electric motor. Gas Mileage and Environmental Information

In addition the Nissan has been classified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. It has exceeded in its ability to reach Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle standards.

Due to the vehicle's outstanding environmental and fuel efficiency levels, the Nissan Altima Hybrid has received certification from the US Internal Revenue Service for reaching the specified requirements imposed on Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit. As a consequence the Nissan Altima Hybrid gains a tax credit of around $2,350.

The Nissan Altima Hybrid is equipped with standard airbags.

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