Nissan to Offer Hybrid-electric Altima

Nissan officials coy on exactly launch date for US introduction by spectulation is 2005 or 2006

Published: 06-Jan-2004

DETROIT — A hybrid vehicle is in the works for Nissan Motor Co., said Emil Hassan, the company's vice president for North American manufacturing.

The product will be based on the Altima sedan and will be launched in 2005 or 2006, said Steve Parett, a Nissan spokesman. It would be the No. 3 Japanese auto-maker's first hybrid product in the United States.

Hassan, who was among a bevy of Nissan executives here Monday at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, said the company sells a hybrid in Japan.



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