Customer picks up Nissan from Mississauga dealer
The all-new 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid has its first buyer. Michael and Kate Lockwood from Brampton are the first official customers in Canada to own Nissan’s entry into the hybrid gas-electric vehicle segment.
The Lockwoods picked up their new Hybrid car from 401-Dixie Nissan.
“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 gasoline-powered Altima — while offering the added benefits of improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.
“The 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 of product and corporate planning for Nissan Canada Inc.
The Altima Hybrid 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 engine. The mating of the two produces a hybrid system net output of 198 horsepower and results in low emissions and estimated fuel economy of 5.6 L/100 km city and 5.9 L/100 km in highway use — without compromising acceleration and performance.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (msrp) for the ‘07 Altima Hybrid starts at $32,998.