• Nov 21, 2006
Last week we brought you fuzzy mobile phone shots of the Nissan Altima Coupe. Brenda Priddy pulled out her good lens and took a few shots of a heavily camouflaged Nissan Altima Coupe.
To refresh, according to Auto Express magazine, the coupe will be shared with Renault which will call it the Laguna Coupe. It's expected to be powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 as the Altima with around 260 hp. That should give the Laguna a 0-60 mph time of less than seven seconds and a top speed around at least 140 mph. An automatic gearbox is expected to be the most popular choice in shifters. Prices on the Laguna Coupé are being pegged at around £25,000 ($47,400) when it reaches showrooms next year.

[Source: The Car Connection, Auto Express]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Toyota's had so much success with the Solara that Nissan's trying to copy them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have no idea how you guys can peg a future model's reliability. Haters

      I do agree though that the key to this model's success will be a low MSRP... too many "better" cars in this segment. If they could make a 6 speed I4 at like 180hp base model for around 20-22k I'd so be there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's europe guys. Cars cost more there. You can't get a G35 coupe for 35K in euorope.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Re: curtis, I think that's exactly what Nissan is going for: family resemblance. I think they are betting on having a large target audience like the overall design scheme of their vehicles, and then pick a vehicle based on their personal needs, whether they need a 4-door sedan, a fast sporty coupe, or a truck to haul stuff around in.

      Honestly, while I agree that everything looks the same, I think it's a great business decision. It's also a great risk, because they bank on the customer enjoying the look of the vehicle; if a customer dislikes the look of one vehicle in Nissan's lineup, they're probably going to dislike multiple cars for the same reason. I think their risk is minimal because they have become quite popular with their current designs. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait, so this IS coming to the US?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who would buy this car when they could afford a much cheaper G35 coupe with all the options? That price can't be correct.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Really nice, but I hope it comes in better colors than that (just kidding).
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Prices on the Laguna Coupé are being pegged at around £25,000 ($47,400) when it reaches showrooms next year."

      I dont think the Altima will be that price, it only applies to the one over the pond. But still even at lets say 32K max for the coupe, our friends over there are still paying a crap loud for a rebadged Altima
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree, that price is silly and makes no sense. A nearly $50K ALTIMA? No way. Half that would be reasonable.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is this the same surprise that is supposed to show up at the LA Auto show next week?
      mark ranauro
      • 8 Years Ago
      I work at a Nissan dealership in Costa Mesa Ca. I am thrilled with the look of our Altima coupe. It does not bother me one bit that it looks like a G35.
      • 8 Years Ago
      can someone answer me this. Why do they camoflauge cars so heavily sometimes. I remember when I took spy shots of the Honda Fit in 2004 and the driver looked like he wanted to murder me.
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