With its release scheduled for 2013, the next-gen Nissan Altima will be very different from the current model. Nissan has announced big changes aimed at improving its fuel economy ratings.
The changes include a new CVT that will improve its fuel efficiency by 10 percent. Moreover, Nissan wean itself off Toyota’s hybrid technology and introduce its first in-house hybrid drivetrain in the next Altima hybrid. This new drivetrain will be based on the on the found in the Infiniti M hybrid. The Altima hybrid will use a two-clutch, one-motor system mated to a supercharged 4-cyl engine.
For those that love both Nissan and hybrid cars, this is welcoming news, given that the future of the Altima hybrid was in question when Nissan recently announced plans to stop selling the current Altima hybrid.
Source: Automotive News