Although Nissan has taken its Altima Hybrid off the market for 2012, the model is likely to live on. The latest evidence: Nissan today unveiled in Japan a new generation of its Xtronic continuously-variable transmission (CVT) and a new hybrid system designed for front-wheel drive vehicles. So far, only one vehicle has reached the market with Nissan's in-house hybrid design: the rear-wheel drive 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid. But it's long been expected that Nissan will extend the system to other models and platforms, and we expect the next generation of the Nissan Altima mid-size sedan to offer a...
BMW Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrids Coming In 2014 From New Partnership
It's not just Toyota that sells multiple models of hybrid cars now. German luxury brands are getting in on the act too. BMW announced today that it was forming a joint venture with France's Peugeot-Citroen to design and build hybrid-electric powertrains. The new enterprise is an expansion of the...John Voelcker