Nissan is busy creating a new hybrid

Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 , 07:06:21 byIulia

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Nissan is busy creating a new hybrid

Nissan was not very lucky with the Altima Hybrid and we dare to say this because of the sales or to be more precise because they didn't manage to sell as much as they hopped in the US. The Japanese carmaker itself has in mind the elimination of this model by the end of 2011.
A press release indicated the fact that Nissan started working very hard on a new hybrid system that has as base the Nissan's back-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain.
The model will have a single electric motor and a four-cylinder gasoline engine and variable transmission. Also the car will feature a set of lithium-ion batteries for a better quality.
The new hybrid drivetrain will appear on the market starting next year or at least that is what the carmaker hops for. It will be used on different new models and also probably on the next generation of the Altima model.