No Nissan Altima Hybrid for 2012

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

After sifting through Nissan’s 2012 press information, we noticed one glaring omission: no Nissan Altima Hybrid. We have confirmed that the Altima Hybrid will be no more after the 2011 model year.

“Nissan has decided to focus on those models which will remain in Nissan’s lineup for the next model year,” said Josh Clifton, a Nissan communications manager.

The Altima Hybrid was Nissan’s first gas-electric hybrid, debuting in 2007. Built primarily around Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, the Altima Hybrid was capable of achieving 33 mpg in combined EPA cycles.

Despite nationwide availability from competing hybrid midsize sedans like the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Altima Hybrid was sold only in a handful of states during its tenure: those that had adopted California’s stringent emission regulations, such as New York and Oregon.

Nissan will continue to sell down existing Altima Hybrid inventory in the meantime. Cars.com is currently listing more than 200 2011 models in the states where the model is sold.

Comments 

Anonymous Coward

It would have sold better if they had sold it in all 50 states...

I had no idea there was an Altima Hybrid. I currently have a Nissan X-Terra and think they are very good and loyal cars. I wish they had made them available everywhere.

Tony

"I currently have a Nissan X-Terra and think they are very good and loyal cars."

Cars are loyal? To whom?

Bryan

The Altima and Malibu hybrids just didn't cut it.

Euroexpat

Another one bites de dust for not showing everybody the "holier than thou" hydrid image. At least they have the Leaf.

brad

I have a 2008 Altima hybrid and I couldn't be happier with it. I had to travel two states away but it was worth it. Not sure what one poster means by "didn't cut it". Does he have the Altima Hybrid?

William Whipple

I bought my 2007 Altima Hybrid and have had no problems with it. It is fun to drive, very responsive and handles well. My Nissan Hybrid has attracted a lot of attention in Florida where I now live. Nissan is missing the boat by not selling this vehicle into the future.

Well, with the amount of marketing they are putting on the Nissan Leaf, it makes sense not to have another Hybrid distraction on the car lot.

Consider the fact that a 2012 nissan versa recieves around 38 mpgs for a pricetag of around $12k. Now were talking bang for your buck.

Mike

I wonder why it wasn't available in all 50 states? I prefer this over the Camry

Azfar

I own a 2011 Altima Hybrid. The car was $4k less than the equivalent Camry version. I am happy with it though it does not give anywhere near the 33 mpg in city. It does however give outstanding mpg on the highway. I have gotten as much as 35 mpg on the highway. Overall though, I am very satisfied. Nice comfortable ride. Enough kick on the highway that you forget you are driving a hybrid.

SA

Could you please provide a link to Nissan's press package for the 2012 model year? Will there be a new Nissan Note? Thanks!

Rich Franceschini

Purchased new 2008 Altima Hybrid and averaged 38mpg city 35 hwy. Lots of energy and top end speed was more than req.

I still have it w/38000 miles.July 2012

I purchased my 2010 Altima Hybrid by accident and I couldn't be happier. I get approximately 600+ miles per tank and only have to fill it up twice a month. I didn't know nissan made hybrids until I walked into the dealer and took one of the last three they had available. Is a more attractive looking vehicle than it's competitor (Camry Hybrid) and I've gotten up tp 36 MPG highway and city as well. I'm very satisfied with the car and not likely to get rid of it until it dies. Too bad Nissan isn't coming out with a new altima hybrid with better mileage.

I would rather have this over a Hybrid Silverado. Too bad they are discontinuing it. Anyone here if they are coming out with a new model in the future?

Tammy

I purchased a 2009 altima hybrid while I was stationed in Maine. Since then I moved to Texas. This past year I got in an accident that totaled my car. I have been trying to purchase another one with no joy. I even thought about flying up to Maine to purchase the vehicle and drive it back to Texas. Its sad that they are discontinuing this model.

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