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Looks like Nissan had a pretty good reason to discontinue the Altima Hybrid last year. The Japanese automaker released EPA figures for its gas-only 2013 Altima and from the fuel economy figures, it's hard to tell the difference.


The next-generation Nissan Altima mid-size sedan will likely be Nissan's first-ever vehicle sold in North America to be equipped with the automaker's in-house developed, front-wheel-drive hybrid system.


The next-generation Nissan Altima mid-size sedan will be the first Nissan vehicle equipped with the automaker's first-ever, in-house developed, front-wheel-drive hybrid system. The hybrid setup, due in 2013, will be replace the Toyota-based system, which Nissan used in the now-axed Altima Hybrid, according to Masayuki Yasuoka, a senior exec in Nissan's next-generation powertrain group.


The 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid will hit dealer lots later this year and Nissan has once again decided to limit sales of the model to just nine states. Nissan gives several reasons why it has limited the Altima Hybrid to just nine markets (California, Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) but we think that it mainly boils down to an issue of supply for many of the hybrid components licensed from Toyota.


2010 Ford Fusion – Click above for to enlarge


2010 Ford Fusion – Click above for hi-res image


Nissan North America has announced that the 2010 Altima hybrid, which goes on sale October 5th (Monday), will have an MSRP of $26,780. The tweaked, fourth-generation Altima uses a 2.5L four-cylinder electronically-controlled CVT engine and puts out 198 hp. The new Altima hybrid has an estimated EPA rating of 35 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.


The New York Police Department has just put its first alternative drive vehicles into patrol service with the arrival of 40 new Nissan Altima Hybrids. The department has assigned 18 of the Altimas as marked patrol cars while the rest are on unmarked duty. The new cars are being deployed in various areas of the city where the hybrids could be most beneficial. Previously, the department only used hybrid vehicles for duties such as parking enforcement as well as 10 GMC Yukon hybrids used by duty ca


With 4 of the worlds top brands now boasting mid-size sedan hybrids in their line ups, the chaps over at Car and Driver decided it was time to rustle them all together and see how they stack up. If you've been torn over whether to buy a hybrid in the shape of a Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima or Chevy Malibu, this is the comparo that can save you days of visiting dealerships and conducting your own set of test drives. To save you even more time, we break down their observations into a h


Click above for high-res image gallery of the Braille Battery Nissan Altima Hybrid


Click above for more shots of the Hot Rod Hybrid Nissan Altima


It's time to say adios to the classic yellow Ford Crown Vic. In May 2007, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to transform the city's ubiquitous yellow cab fleet from the old school Ford Crown Victorias to all hybrids. For the past couple of years, a variety of hybrid vehicles have been gradually infiltrating the fleet and generally performing well. Ford Escape hybrids have become a common site on the streets of Manhattan. Under the new rules, starting this October all new cabs comi


I was in Manhattan for a couple of days this week on a press event and noticed a new addition to the local cab fleet. For years now, the classic Crown Vics have been getting supplemented by Toyota Siennas, Ford Escape hybrids and the odd Prius. While cabbies love the mileage they get with the Prius and Escape, the passengers aren't always so thrilled with the volume available in the back seat. This is where the Nissan Altima hybrid comes in. The Altima has a roomier back seat than the other two


Nissan announced pricing for the new 2008 Altima Hybrid yesterday. We recently reviewed the 2007 model, and if you liked what you read there, the updated version will set you back at least $25,070 (MSRP). Well, don't forget the IRS tax credit of $2,350 and whatever you can finagle from the dealer (invoice price is $23,498).


In the wake of the New York Auto Show, there were still plenty of photos to see on Autoblog this week. There were plenty of great photos, from our review of the SRT Magnum, to Autoblog Green's review of the Nissan Altima Hybrid. We've also added links below to some of the more exciting galleries from the week gone by. This week, music come from The Figments with "Second Time Lucky". Enjoy!

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