Currently, Nissan’s ‘green’ strategy is all about the all-electric LEAF. The Nissan LEAF has been stealing headlines away from the Prius, Chevrolet Volt and many other green cars and Nissan plans to keep the momentum going until the car starts being delivered in December. But what about Nissan’s hybrid lineup?
The only hybrid from Nissan right now is the Altima Hybrid and if you’re expecting something totally new for the 2011 model year… don’t. According to Green Car Advisor the 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid will hit streets later this year and will still be sold in just nine states and will still be build using technology licensed from Toyota.
Reports suggest that come 2012, Nissan will debut a totally new Altima bringing its current 5-year architecture to its end. After that, a brand new Nissan Altima Hybrid will debut with a in-house produced hybrid system like the one coming up in the Infiniti M35 Hybrid sedan. The Altima Hybrid is also expected to be offered in all 50 states.