First 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid Unit Rolls Off the Lot



    - 401-Dixie Nissan Ltd. in Mississauga, ON is first dealer in Canada to
    deliver the all-new Altima Hybrid to customer -

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 27 /CNW/ - The all-new 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid,
which went on sale this month, has its first buyer. Michael and Kate Lockwood
from Brampton are the first official customers in Canada to own Nissan's
premier entry into the hybrid gas-electric vehicle segment. The Altima Hybrid
blends fuel efficiency with Altima's performance, quality and style and is
part of Nissan's ongoing efforts in the area of environmental protection and
vehicle efficiency.
    The Lockwoods picked-up their new Hybrid car from 401-Dixie Nissan
earlier this month.
    "I have been waiting for Nissan to bring out a hybrid due to my
commitment to environmental quality and resource conservation," said Michael
Lockwood. "Every individual and organization must make efforts to improve long
term environmental sustainability. I applaud Nissan for being a good corporate
citizen."
    The Altima Hybrid offers all the style, convenience, comfort, quality
feel and performance technology features and highlights of the next-generation
2007 Altima - while offering the added benefits of improved fuel economy and
reduced emissions.
    "The Altima Hybrid is another example of Nissan's ongoing philosophy that
passion for driving and passion for the environment are not mutually
exclusive," said Ian Forsyth, Director, Product and Corporate Planning, Nissan
Canada Inc. "Whether it involves our wide application of efficient Continually
Variable Transmissions (CVT) or our ongoing research and development of fuel
cell vehicles, Nissan believes that the more transparent "green technology"
is, the more drivers will embrace it."
    The vehicle blends an advanced electric motor/generator, Nickel Metal
Hydride (Ni-MH) battery and hybrid management system with Nissan's powerful
2.5-litre 4-cylinder QR25DE engine. The mating of the two produces a hybrid
system net power of 198 horsepower (148 kW) and results in low emissions and
enhanced fuel economy of 5.6 L / 100 km City / 5.9 L / 100 km Highway
(estimated) - without compromising Altima's responsive acceleration and
performance.
    Like all 2007 Altima models, the Altima Hybrid is built on the all-new
Nissan "D" platform, which is designed to help make Altima one of the best
performing large front-wheel drive sedans in the world. The Altima Hybrid also
offers all-new distinctive styling and a roomy, comfortable, full-feature,
high-quality interior.
    The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the 2007 Altima Hybrid
starts at $32,998.

    About Nissan Canada Inc.
    Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc.
With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI
directly employs 290 staff. There are 146 independent Nissan dealerships and
29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. More information about Nissan in Canada
and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
www.Nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

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For further information:

For further information: News Media Contacts: John Lindo, Manager,
Product & Corporate Communications, NCI, (905) 629-6461 or
john.lindo@nissancanada.com Or Alexandra Cygal, Cohn & Wolfe at (416) 324-2069
ext. 4076 or alexandra_cygal@ca.cohnwolfe.com

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