Nissan Prices New 2007 Altima Hybrid
Nissan is only selling its new Altima Hybrid sedan in eight states — California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — because of their strict emission standards. That’s too bad, because its just-announced starting price of $24,400 and 42/36 mpg city/highway fuel economy estimates sound like they would make the Altima Hybrid a hot item in 42 other states and maybe even the District of Columbia.
Plus, since it’s the first hybrid from Nissan, owners will be eligible for $2,350 in tax credits. The Altima Hybrid is on sale now in those eight states. The reason Nissan doesn’t sell this everywhere really rests in the high cost to produce it and the fact that the company will probably lose money on every hybrid sale, much like other automakers do. It’s also a bit too late for Nissan to get the high level of free publicity that Toyota did from the Prius to offset its losses. We asked how many people would buy a VW Jetta hybrid, but the Altima is here now. How much would hybrid fans pay for an eco-friendly Altima?