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Charger
12-29-2004, 11:30 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/93dc2/NewSilvia.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/93dc2/NewSilvia2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: some japanese mag

Santeno
12-29-2004, 12:18 PM
It seems more like a rendering based on the new AZEAL Concept:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=12448" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=12448</A><p>I wouldn't take this to seriously. Asian car magazines, for the most part, tend to have rather inaccurate renderings of future product. Unless this drawing came from the manufacturer I wouldn't read too much into it.

Top Secret
12-29-2004, 06:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The name Sylvia is so old, they should re-name it!<p>Thats just a chop on the ItalDesign conceot (the 2004 Alfa Romeo one), and it has flat rims!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No way! The Silvia name is revered throughout the world and should be kept that way (unless it isn't as good as the previous Silvias)<p>Most American's don't get the Silvia name because Silvias or 240SX's aren't that big in the States. However, in parts such as Australia and Japan, it is a God in it's own right, able to hold to the Nissan tradition of awesome sportscars such as the GT-R.

fubar
12-30-2004, 08:16 PM
Agreed. The Silvia name has too much equity in Japan to replace. For the U.S. market this car would most likely bear some alphanumeric nomenclature as opposed to Silvia.

Top Secret
12-30-2004, 11:20 PM
Yeah, if something like a Silvia replacement was to be produced, it would most undoubtedly be marketed as an Infiniti and called something like S25 or whatever.

s2000boy
01-12-2005, 10:49 PM
Silvia S15 (Co-branded 200sx in AUS) won car of the year in Australia before it was discontinued so I am sure any new model carrying the same name would be well received here! However, that scan doesn't seem to have a lot in common with the s15? If you look at all the early Silvia's up to the latest one, you can actually see how the car has evolved... I don't think I would be upgrading if that is what it will look like... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>.Jason<br>--------------------------------------<br>2001 Nissan 200sx (Silvia s15)<br>1999 Honda S2000<br>1996 Mazda MX-6<br>

Top Secret
01-12-2005, 11:10 PM
Car of the Year? What do you mean? There are so many of these 'COTY' competitions it's impossible to know which one.<p>Anyway, a bit of a change is nothing bad - I'm sure the new V35 GT-R will look a lot different to the R34, but it will still be well recieved because it has that legendary moniker. Maybe the AZEAL concept will become the new S16, I mean, the concept did have a 2.5L Turbocharged I4.<p>

KebabGud
01-13-2005, 08:55 AM
the V35 skyline is to old to get a GTR ...<br>the V36 will be the next skyline with a GTR modell (2006)

s2000boy
01-13-2005, 04:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Car of the Year? What do you mean? There are so many of these 'COTY' competitions it's impossible to know which one. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was MOTOR magazine's 2001 Performance Car of the Year.. To place this in perspective, we have 2 major (we have others but these are the main ones) car magazines in Australia, MOTOR and WHEELS. And from memory there was actually an uproar when the 200sx/S15 won as over the last 5-6 years Porsches had been dominating this category. The S15 was seen as the best performance car that year, considering everything, especially price.<p>.Jason<br>--------------------------------------<br>2001 Nissan 200sx (Silvia s15)<br>1999 Honda S2000<br>1996 Mazda MX-6

Top Secret
01-13-2005, 04:16 PM
I thought this was what you meant - I at first thought you were talking about Australia's Best Cars run by RACQ, RACV etc.

Moloki
01-15-2005, 09:04 AM
What I believe you all are looking at is the new 2007 Altima coupe. I work for a Nissan dealer and my regional Nissan rep told me that at his last meeting he was told that around February of next year we'd be getting a redesigned Altima, shortly thereafter we would get a hybrid version as well as a coupe (within 6 months of initial release). He also said there was discussion of a possible AWD variant to come out for the following year (2008)

Laguna
01-16-2005, 04:30 AM
Nissan Altima can be avalible in coupe, sedan and MPV? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">. Because I have not ever seen a Nissan Altima

Moloki
01-20-2005, 11:24 AM
Confirmed, I just showed this picture to my regional, and he said this is the 2007 Altima, I'm not sure how to start a new Forum for a vehicle but someone might want to lose the Silvia title, and throw this under 2007 Altima

anonms
01-20-2005, 04:16 PM
I don't think this car is intended for America. Given what the front end looks like, this would be for Europe and Japan.

DoMiNo
01-20-2005, 05:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah, if something like a Silvia replacement was to be produced, it would most undoubtedly be marketed as an Infiniti and called something like S25 or whatever.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think so. The G35 is probably as downmarket as Infiniti needs to go. A 240SX replacement (roughly the American equal of the Silvia, in most respects) would slot under the Z in the Nissan lineup.<br>

Moloki
01-21-2005, 02:28 PM
just got the word that the sedan will probably be here June of 2006, and the coupe would be about 3 months after that

IcedG35
01-21-2005, 03:42 PM
These pics look like they could be (although it would SUCK) a G35 replacement. THey pick up on a lot of the G35 styling like the vertical headlights, the split lower grill, the rear quarter window shape...etc, and the 2005 6MT wheels

Moloki
01-22-2005, 09:10 AM
I was told that the new Altima coupe and sedan would look like a stretched G35 before these pics were released, this would just confirm it, I'm sure the G35 replacement would look a lot nicer than this and the grill doesn't match up with Infinitis front end look

StuckInNYForever
01-22-2005, 10:52 AM
This car is a 2 door. I would think that any Altima prototype would be 4 doors. I'm leaning towards 240sx (silvia).

megadethmartyr
01-22-2005, 11:18 AM
Well, I had heard that Nissan was using a Toyota hybrid system for the Altima Hybrid but I am not sure why they would even make a coupe. Maybe to compete with Toyota and Honda, but Nissan seems to be pricing themselves out of competition. Either way, it will be interesting how this turns out. HOpe they figure out how to make a decent interior because the exterior looks nice. (Current Nissan interiors just don't seem up to par on interior quality)

Roadster44
01-22-2005, 12:12 PM
Megadeth you're right, their interiors for most part are no good. Better than some, but worse than Honda/Toyota. Although current Altima being their mainstream car has a pretty good looking interior now, decent plastics too. I noticed that in Europe Z350 for example has a much better quality interior than we do here. Though prices are higher too.

nismo
01-22-2005, 12:18 PM
I don't think this anything but a random rendering. Yes the Altima will be offered in 2 door next time around in 2007(thats been known for awhile now) but this is not it. The 240SX(Silvia) is dead and most likely will never come back, it wasn't profitable before so Nissan probably won't make another one.

DoMiNo
01-22-2005, 12:45 PM
I dunno... Japanese sports cars are hot right now. I think they could make plenty of money with a new 240 off younger buyers who can't step up to a Z, but want a little more than, say, a Scion tC.

HondaTech
07-24-2005, 06:30 PM
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knicks125
07-24-2005, 06:41 PM
Wouldn't an Avalon fighter be a Maxima <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Dodger
07-24-2005, 06:47 PM
I don't know, this design doesn't seem that fresh or modern. The interior is typical Nissan- which I like. But still, the exterior, I just don't know.

LEXUS FAN!
07-24-2005, 06:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wouldn't an Avalon fighter be a Maxima <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>it's like you were reading my mind<p>what is the point of the car?...if the price was anything above the maxima, what would it compete with?

HondaTech
07-24-2005, 07:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>what is the point of the car?...if the price was anything above the maxima, what would it compete with?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, my guess is that this is the next Altima and competes with the next Camry and all other cars in this class like the Sonata and Fusion.

HondaTech
07-24-2005, 07:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dodger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know, this design doesn't seem that fresh or modern. The interior is typical Nissan- which I like. But still, the exterior, I just don't know.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The exterior is probably just the shell of the current Teana used to mislead the public. If you look at the interior it's nothing close to a Teana. The next Altima is more likely.

against the wall
07-24-2005, 08:36 PM
wouldnt this come after 2007 if the hybird version of the current model is supposed to be released?<br>and also, about the car, interior looks typical nissan and i dunno what to make of the exterior.

anonms
07-24-2005, 08:44 PM
I thought the Teana was basically the non-US version of the Maxima since it replaced the Cefiro, which the Maxima was derived from.<p>Thus this has got to be a mule.

rwcmick
07-24-2005, 09:55 PM
check out some pics in this autoweek thread. it's a white car, but the lic. plate is different<p><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/thread.jspa?forumID=31&threadID=15515&start=0&tstart=0" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/thr...art=0</A><br>

Roadster44
07-24-2005, 10:51 PM
Why the M45 body and Ford 500 headlights? I expected something sharper from Nissan.

JBlair
07-24-2005, 10:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Roadster44</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why the M45 body and Ford 500 headlights? I expected something sharper from Nissan. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its a mule, and does not represent the final body design.

byakugan
07-24-2005, 11:08 PM
The mule is the teana body as mentioned earlier, and those lights ARE the Teana's, not ripped off from the Ford 500.<p> <br>And tcc failed to mention(or is unaware of) the fact that there IS a LHD version on sale right now. I know at least Taiwan sales the LHD version. It's exactly the same as the version in Japan(save for the different driving position/console), AFAIK.<p>BTW those seats are Ottoman type, said to be the same seats used in first class(at least that was what the cm said). Sat in one and it truly is comfortable. Too bad we get the maxima <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by byakugan at 11:15 PM 7/24/2005</i>

AM2
07-25-2005, 04:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>anonms</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the Teana was basically the non-US version of the Maxima since it replaced the Cefiro, which the Maxima was derived from.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>The Teana is based on the same basic platform used by the USDM Altima and USDM Maxima. Size? The Teana is actually the smallest of the 3.<p>Asian market Teana/Cefiro<br><IMG SRC="http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,362404,00.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.bilrevyen.no/aktuelle_modeller/nissan/images/Nissan_Teana_0002_M400.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's a comparisson of the Teana and Altima dimensions.<br><B>2005 Nissan Teana</B><br>Wheelbase 109.3 in<br>Length 192.5 in<br>Width 69.5 in<br>Height 57.9 in<p><B>2005 Nissan Altima</B><br>Wheelbase 110.2 in<br>Length 192.3 in<br>Width 70.4 in<br>Height 57.9 in<br>

mzoltarp
07-25-2005, 05:33 AM
It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Given that the Teana is so similar in size to the Altima, I would assume that Nissan is testing a newly updated platform for an Altima replacement. Nissan needs an Avalon fighter given that the Maxima was a stumble. It's Renault inspired styling has kept people away in droves. The tail end of the Teana is too flabby looking. If Nissan can send an Avalon fighter with gorgeous styling, they may be on to something.

Andre
07-25-2005, 09:40 AM
If you look closely at the spy shots you see subtle cuts around the wheelwells, indicating this car is slightly larger, and lower, than the Teana. If I may dig some more I believe it is RWD/AWD from the way the car carries itself. Considering the Infiniti G35 is due for replacement at about the same time as the Altima, my opinion is that what this is.

Rugbyplaya91
07-25-2005, 01:05 PM
I agree with "dodger" The current model out is hot, fresh, young, and a nice sports sedan... This thing looks like the hyundai uuh xg replacement skips my mind &lt;which is a very nice car&gt; but it's just not sporty...<p>I figured that after the second gen they were taking the model in a more sport direction.

Uberwagon
07-25-2005, 03:26 PM
I don't know but I think this is Nissan's answer to Toyota's Avalon. That has been an extraordinarily profitable car for Toyota and their dealers via the burgeoning "senior" market. Seriously, the average age of an Avalon buyer is something like 70 years now, and given the aging population here in the States, enlightened auto marketers are seeing an opportunity in extra-large, cushy, comfortable sedans. <p>I wouldn't be surprised if Nissan is converting an existing model to serve the fast-growing old folks' niche.

caarmike
07-25-2005, 05:36 PM
Problem is, the Teana looks like the Avalon from two generations ago.

AM2
07-25-2005, 05:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>caarmike</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Problem is, the Teana looks like the Avalon from two generations ago.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Teana& M45<br><IMG SRC="http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/6884/teanaandm453xk.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Toyota Avalon from 2 generations ago...<br><IMG SRC="http://www.cg-car-reviews.com/images/autoreview/med/95812121990407MED.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Don't you think the Teana looks more like an Infiniti M than an Avalon...<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 9:24 AM 7/26/2005</i>

against the wall
07-25-2005, 06:42 PM
did the nissan fuga become the m45 here in na and the teana everywhere else?

Andre
07-25-2005, 07:32 PM
No, the Teana is the Maxima everywhere else.

against the wall
07-25-2005, 07:43 PM
then what happened to the fuga?

autodanse
07-25-2005, 07:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzos montreaux</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">then what happened to the fuga?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the fuga is the infiniti M, rwd<p>teana/maxima are fwd

megadethmartyr
07-25-2005, 08:10 PM
Seems to me whatever that thing is, is that it suffers from a large case of saggy butt.

AM2
07-25-2005, 10:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzos montreaux</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">then what happened to the fuga?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Its now in production in Japan and sold in North America as the M35 and M45.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Andre</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No, the Teana is the Maxima everywhere else.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think Australia and New Zealand are the only countries where the Teana is badged as a Maxima. <br>In Asia its known either as a Teana or a Cefiro.<p>The USDM Maxima is a longer car based on the same basic platform.

nismo
07-25-2005, 11:44 PM
Like mentioned before, this is most likely the new Altima mule. The Teana's design is almost as old as the current Altima so its replacement is already in the works too. They're just using the shell nothing more. The new Altima will ride on a revised version of the current platform, engines will probably be the same and a coupe and hybrid models will be released. All to be released next fall for the 2007MY. Rumours are that the new model is going to be focused on improved quality since thats what they've heard complaints about.<p>The Maxima sells just fine. They don't produce alot of them so they don't have to sell a bunch of them. The Maxima is Nissan's "Avalon" and thats probably not going to change. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>the tcc article is WAY off...

thedesigner
07-30-2005, 09:57 PM
The Teana is available in LHD, it's called the Maxima. The M in the US is a beefed up Fuga. It's a modified version of the FM platform which we all know by now is the Z, G, FX & M. The Altima is on the FF-L platform with the Maxima and Murano. The best those platforms can do is accept all wheel drive. There is no AWD FF-L car but the Murano is basically just that. There's no reason not to assume this could be a prototype for the FF-L replacement, which includes the next gen Altima hybrid we've been promised for so long. The Avalon, Azera, ES, etc FWD entry-lux class all are, well...FWD. So... what do we have here? It's not a G replacement... so just drop that. Its interior is nearly a dead ringer for the US Altima. So now we have an FF-L interior. I don't think Nissan will ever get RWD in the states ever again. This is AWD at best. It's fishy... and its virtually impossible to tell what this is. Don't be surprised if this is a test mule for the next Maxima/Altima. AWD and Hybrid has been talked about A LOT with those next gens. Why in the hell was the Avalon dragged into this? Because of that uninformed article?I heard it's a new 500 fighter... Oh? Well I was told by an insider Nissan's going after the 300. Stupid article. Nissan doesn't do posh (ie. Avalon). That's not their image. They don't do luxury and they don't do soft. Why would they dare immasculate their image by making an even more bloated Maxima to wallow with the wafting FWD pseudo-luxos? Because the Maxima has no where to go. Let me state the obvious... which we all know: The Maxima is in deep sh*t. Over-priced sporty FWD sedans are difficult to market. No other auto maker puts its cars to war with each other like Nissan. The Altima steps on its toes for thousands less and is arguably better looking (or at least less ugly) and the RWD Sport Luxury G35 is only $2k more!!! The Maxima is too gimmicky to tackle the mainstream (ie. Camry/Accord). Don't be surprised if the Altima continues to be what the Maxima once represented and the Maxima ventures into Yawn-Town with the land yachts. The market is over-saturated; even post-Renault Nissan, the model of platform sharing and streamlined production, is going to have to know the Maxima will never sell like it once did. As for the original pics in this topic the front looks very Almera, which is part of a design language that doesn't exist in the US. Who knows what kind of speculatory BS that rendering could be... Let's remember the Sylvia and 240 were RWD... their successors in the US don't exist and probably never will again. I think a good-looking FWD or AWD coupe could work for Nissan so long as it tops out no higher than 25K. There's a small market left for big FWD coupes (Solara, Accord, G6, et al) and it would benefit from a halo effect (Z & G) rivaled only by the nostalgia surrounding the 'Stang. Above that price range is RX, Z and Mustang territory. How bout the venerable VQ (250hp) for $22k and let's call it a day? It could be the Japanese-torque steering Viggen that no one appreciated. A poor-mans G35. What the wimpy G6 wishes is could be. It would definitely hurt RSX, Cobalt, Eclipse, G6, whatever...

Naga Royal Guard
07-30-2005, 10:45 PM
have you heard of paragraph conventions?

nismo
07-31-2005, 10:54 AM
The Maxima is rumuored to be getting a face-lift for 2006. I'm guessing the biggest complaints will be corrected.

AM2
07-31-2005, 02:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thedesigner</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Teana is available in LHD, it's called the Maxima. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not always...<br>In Taiwan & China its called the Teana and they're LHD... <br><IMG SRC="http://channels.crienglish.com/chinastic/..%5Cimages%5C6115.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>In Australia the Teana is called a Maxima and its RHD...<br><IMG SRC="http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/glass/lo/DC805Alo.jpg" BORDER="0">

iamalittlepepper
08-01-2005, 02:26 AM
Back to the original topic.. will the new Altima use a new platform or just another FFL variant? Does it mean Murano might get updated too? If I remember correctly Altima came out first, then Murano and lastly Maxima... <p>Considering Mazda is coming strong with CX and variants.. it might be an interesting sector to watch.

synthesis
08-05-2005, 03:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not always...<br>In Taiwan & China its called the Teana and they're LHD... <br><IMG SRC="http://channels.crienglish.com/chinastic/..%5Cimages%5C6115.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>In Australia the Teana is called a Maxima and its RHD...<br><IMG SRC="http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/glass/lo/DC805Alo.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just saw a Teana out on the freeway for the first time. If any of you are from the bay area (california) it was on 880 north in hayward. I had my camera phone, but by the time i realized what it was, i had passed it. I slowed to about 50 but i think he saw that i was trying for a picture, and he pulled behind a semi going even slower before exiting. Very strange seeing it around here as there are no nissan facilities nearby to my knowledge. It was LHD, wore no camoflage, and was white with blue michigan plates. I wasn't able to see the badging on the car. As far as I can tell, whoever suggested this is a mule for a future Nissan/Infiniti vehicle is correct. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by synthesis at 4:16 PM 8/6/2005</i>

nismo
08-05-2005, 10:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iamalittlepepper</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Back to the original topic.. will the new Altima use a new platform or just another FFL variant? Does it mean Murano might get updated too? If I remember correctly Altima came out first, then Murano and lastly Maxima... <p>Considering Mazda is coming strong with CX and variants.. it might be an interesting sector to watch.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Considering the FFL was new for the current Altima and it still gets pretty good reviews, I doubt they will need a new one. There should be facelifted models for both the Murano and Maxima for MY06 and new ones for MY08 if Nissan continues the normal 5 year model life. I hope they fix the grills on both of them.<p>I think the new Altima will have basically the same hardware just revised. Stiffer body, better suspension, increased fuel mileage, better interior quality etc. Styling will of course change or evolve.<p>The Teanas everyone is seeing is probably the new Altima being tested under a Teana shell. Those pics that show the dash, thats probably the new Altima dash. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
09-07-2005, 01:17 PM
<A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=29&article_id=9994" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/ar...=9994</A>

knicks125
09-07-2005, 01:19 PM
Aagin, I will ask: why Avalon fighter? Where is the Camry fighter from Nissan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Overall looks good. Thanks for the link Lexus Fan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
09-07-2005, 02:46 PM
The current Teana will not be sold in the US nor will it replace the Altima or Maxima, they are just using the shell...

against the wall
09-07-2005, 03:01 PM
does nissan have any design studio/hq in california? cuz i saw 2 teanas on the sf streets that looked identical to this.

nismo
09-07-2005, 03:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzo?s montreaux</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">does nissan have any design studio/hq in california? cuz i saw 2 teanas on the sf streets that looked identical to this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes<p>One of the people testing the Teanas said their testing the 2007 Altima Hybrid's powertrain in them...

sashok
09-07-2005, 04:32 PM
I thought the Maxima was the Avalon fighter... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Andre
09-07-2005, 05:21 PM
California is Home to Nissan's design and technical centers. There's a design center in La Jolla wih a sattelite office in Sacramento, and there is a technical center in Glendale.

nismo
09-07-2005, 08:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sashok</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the Maxima was the Avalon fighter... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is but since Nissan is using the Teana to test the next gen Altima people automatically think Nissan is releasing the Teana in NA to compete with the Avalon when they're not. Expect the Maxima facelift to be more "Avalon-like" but don't expect the Teana...<p>Hey your from Parkland... Coral Springs here... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
10-09-2005, 03:02 PM
<A HREF="http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8250/11fv1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8250/11fv1.jpg</A><p>is that the new altima?<p>some guy caught it next to Nissan HQ in Gardena<p><A HREF="http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1524730#post1524730" TARGET="_blank">http://www.clublexus.com/forum...24730</A>

StevenZoz
10-09-2005, 06:04 PM
looks like the lexus es or toyota camry

LEXUS FAN!
10-09-2005, 07:11 PM
although toyota HQ is just a mile away, this was taken very close to the Nissan HQ, and was headed there, so i don't think it was that

Andre
10-10-2005, 12:28 AM
You've seen the Camry. Trust me, it's not a Nissan. Second one is I believe the Aygo

LEXUS FAN!
10-10-2005, 09:06 AM
I know it's not the camry b/c the taillights are different...the reverse light is going verstically; whereas, the camry's goes horizonatally with the signal<p>it's not a camry for sure...whether it is nissan or toyota, i don't know.<p>could the second pic be the yaris?

Andre
10-10-2005, 12:10 PM
It could be ES, but I posted on CL my opinion and how I came to my conclusion

LEXUS FAN!
10-10-2005, 05:49 PM
could it also be an LS since it is close to its debut?

Andre
10-10-2005, 06:21 PM
Too small

LEXUS FAN!
10-10-2005, 06:32 PM
it looks kind of big from that angle, but it is prob. the ES

Charger
03-18-2006, 09:31 AM
<A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060317/FREE/60317018/1062/BLOG02" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/apps/p...LOG02</A>

bison
03-18-2006, 10:24 AM
I like it. It's got a definite Infinity look to it, and the BMW "Hofmeister kick" in the C-pillar. The roofline looks a lot like the VW Passat.

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
03-18-2006, 11:32 AM
I want one now!<br>Without engine problems please... please make the model have an engine that doesn't self-destruct... please?<br>And scratch resistant interior chrome plastic trim? struts that last? trunk lid that stays open? headliner that doesn't peel off? exterior paint that doesn't chip? screw that don't catch fire? more ground clearance so it doesn't scrape on everything? <br>Low quality is all that holds back Nissan USA manufacturing...<BR><BR>
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knicks125
03-18-2006, 11:39 AM
Where is the thread yanksrule had created last night? Curious?

against the wall
03-18-2006, 11:55 AM
knicks charger deleted it. he couldve merged threads but whatever.

Mr. Fusion
03-18-2006, 12:00 PM
according to Autoexpress a hybrid is on its way to Europe

against the wall
03-18-2006, 12:02 PM
the hybrid altima will be sold worldwide. they announced it last year and motortrend did an article on it.

Mr. Fusion
03-18-2006, 12:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the hybrid altima will be sold worldwide. they announced it last year and motortrend did an article on it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, right...<p>I type it in Google Image Search and it looked fairly big. Will this rival with the Toyota Prius Sedan in Europe?

anonms
03-18-2006, 01:51 PM
This'll be interesting how the Altima Hybrid turns out, especially since it uses the HSD (or is it using THS?). Would it be used with the 2.5 or the 3.5?

Mr. Fusion
03-18-2006, 01:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>butterfly0fdoom</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This'll be interesting how the Altima Hybrid turns out, especially since it uses the HSD (or is it using THS?). Would it be used with the 2.5 or the 3.5?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No idea. Can some-one give me some back ground on the Altima? I'm guessing 2.5 litre. If its going to be a mid-sized sedan then it should use a 2.5. If its a large sedan then a 3.5

vasia
03-18-2006, 05:04 PM
It seems like it may be just a slight update exterior-wise.<p>The rear lights hardly look different compared with the current Altima. Yes, they're a different shape, but the elements inside are the same. The shape actually reminds me of the Mitsibushi Eclipse.<p>I hope the front end and interior look good.

Nurburgring
03-18-2006, 05:20 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking. Maybe just a tweak on the outside and a major change in the interior.

nismo
03-18-2006, 05:21 PM
The Altima competes with the Camry, Accord(USDM), and Mazda6 sized cars and is available in both 4cyl and V6. The hybrid will be derived from the 4cyl model, which will most likely continue to be 2.5l. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>this is a redesign... since the current Altima was so successful for the brand and isn't out of style they aren't going to have a dramatic change in the character of the vehicle. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by nismo at 4:27 PM 3/18/2006</i>

anonms
03-18-2006, 05:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Altima competes with the Camry, Accord(USDM), and Mazda6 sized cars and is available in both 4cyl and V6. The hybrid will be derived from the 4cyl model, which will most likely continue to be 2.5l. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>So then the Accord would be the only V6-based hybrid midsize sedan for now?<p>Is FMC adapting their hybrid system to the 2.3 or the 3.5 for the Fusion (and/or Milan)?

against the wall
03-18-2006, 07:06 PM
no one notices that the side looks very different?

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
03-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Someone noticed that all the lines match that of the current Teana, except the top edge of the bumper is raised, and the taillight is squished and brought higher. <br>The gas door, wheel well, windows, roof line, rear view mirror, door handles, all match the Teana.<p><A HREF="http://www2.nissan.co.jp/TEANA/J31/0512/STYLE/main1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.nissan.co.jp/TEANA....html</A><p>I hope they changed the front end too. That's all the fixing Teana needs; front and rear fascia.
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JBlair
03-18-2006, 10:44 PM
The decklid is completely different, but this new Altima could very well be a version of the NEXT-GEN Teana, not the current gen. (it would actually make sense since we've since Altima mules based on the Teana)

jro4566
03-18-2006, 10:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IHaveACarAndIDriveIt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Someone noticed that all the lines match that of the current Teana, except the top edge of the bumper is raised, and the taillight is squished and brought higher. <br>The gas door, wheel well, windows, roof line, rear view mirror, door handles, all match the Teana.<p><A HREF="http://www2.nissan.co.jp/TEANA/J31/0512/STYLE/main1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.nissan.co.jp/TEANA....html</A><p>I hope they changed the front end too. That's all the fixing Teana needs; front and rear fascia.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well the Teana has been caught testing in North America several times, so it could be a heavily revised Teana with styling to match NA tastes.

against the wall
03-18-2006, 10:55 PM
yea i saw a few teanas in san francisco back in august. it was easy to tell they were mules because the ground clearance was really high.

JBlair
03-18-2006, 11:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yea i saw a few teanas in san francisco back in august. it was easy to tell they were mules because the ground clearance was really high.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>....which means that they were testing a heavily revised or new platform with the current Teana body on top of it.

Mr. Fusion
03-19-2006, 04:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>butterfly0fdoom</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So then the Accord would be the only V6-based hybrid midsize sedan for now?<p>Is FMC adapting their hybrid system to the 2.3 or the 3.5 for the Fusion (and/or Milan)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So its a large sedan that competes with the Toyota Camry (Not sold in Europe anymore), Mazda 6, Toyota Avensis?, Honda Accord etc

Santeno
03-19-2006, 10:00 AM
not large. Mid-size (as well as all the other cars you mentioned kam.

bison
03-19-2006, 02:45 PM
It looks like autoweek changed the pic. Yesterday morning it was a rear three-quarters view, now it's just a close-up of the taillight.

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
03-19-2006, 04:42 PM
Autoblog still has the uncropped pic.<p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2006/03/18/nissan-to-launch-new-altima-at-the-new-york-auto-show" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2006/0...-show</A>/
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JBlair
03-19-2006, 05:13 PM
Most definitely looks related (in some fashion) to the Teana.

nismo
03-19-2006, 10:34 PM
Yeah they used the Teana "bodies" to test the new gen. though the new Altima will share NO sheet metal with the current Teana... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
03-19-2006, 10:59 PM
Well, considering one sheet metal is made in Japan, and the other in Tennessee, it would be hard for them to place the doors of the Teana on the Altima. That is, of course, Nissan has invented teleporters, which is a distinct possibility. You know, them and their Distance Control and all that jazz those people have these days. Perhaps the Altima might even have some sort of airmatic suspension that raises its ground clearance to 9", on those days you feel like hopping it off a traffic jammed highway down to the feeder. Now that would be a dream car.
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JBlair
03-19-2006, 11:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IHaveACarAndIDriveIt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, considering one sheet metal is made in Japan, and the other in Tennessee, it would be hard for them to place the doors of the Teana on the Altima. That is, of course, Nissan has invented teleporters, which is a distinct possibility. You know, them and their Distance Control and all that jazz those people have these days. Perhaps the Altima might even have some sort of airmatic suspension that raises its ground clearance to 9", on those days you feel like hopping it off a traffic jammed highway down to the feeder. Now that would be a dream car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its called tooling buddy; If nissan wanted to, the sheetmetal between the two could be IDENTICAL, because all they would have to do is have one of their factories in the US use the exact same manufacturing equipment as in Japan. A TON of major companies do it, from VW to Ford.

bison
03-19-2006, 11:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its called tooling buddy</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You forgot the hammer man. How are we supposed to know it's you if you don't use the hammer? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

DerPhaeton
03-20-2006, 08:55 AM
I found this somewhere. I dont know if its legit or what it it actually is. I know those are infiniti wheels and the side mirrors are M35/M45. Other than that, no clue. if this was the new Altima, id go put a deposit on one now.<br><A HREF="http://www.pantown.com/data/2594/board4/811.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pantown.com/data/2594/board4/811.jpg</A>

against the wall
03-20-2006, 03:35 PM
it looks like the m45 because it is the m45. it just has the nissan badge chopped on.

nismo
03-20-2006, 08:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IHaveACarAndIDriveIt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, considering one sheet metal is made in Japan, and the other in Tennessee, it would be hard for them to place the doors of the Teana on the Altima. That is, of course, Nissan has invented teleporters, which is a distinct possibility. You know, them and their Distance Control and all that jazz those people have these days. Perhaps the Altima might even have some sort of airmatic suspension that raises its ground clearance to 9", on those days you feel like hopping it off a traffic jammed highway down to the feeder. Now that would be a dream car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>wow... thanks for stating the obvious. Of course I didn't mean it like that, lets be mature and have some sort of sense when posting.

JBlair
03-20-2006, 09:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wow... thanks for stating the obvious. Of course I didn't mean it like that, lets be mature and have some sort of sense when posting.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just ignore him; he obviously doesn't know how cars are manufactured.

Blackraven
03-20-2006, 11:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the hybrid altima will be sold worldwide. they announced it last year and motortrend did an article on it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They're now planning to launch (or re-launch) the Altima brand worldwide??<p>Hmm... this should be interesting.<p>

against the wall
03-21-2006, 03:13 PM
o i didnt know that it wasnt sold worldwide. by worldwide i meant by all the places the altima would be sold.

caarmike
03-21-2006, 07:46 PM
I don't see much Teana in the style of this. The Teana has rear quarter windows and this does not. In fact it is possible, just possible, that the 2007 Altima uses the same door structure as the 2006, just with a different skin. Either way, at least they got rid of the ugly black plastic trim extensions in the c-pillar.

JBlair
03-21-2006, 08:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>caarmike</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't see much Teana in the style of this. The Teana has rear quarter windows and this does not. In fact it is possible, just possible, that the 2007 Altima uses the same door structure as the 2006, just with a different skin. Either way, at least they got rid of the ugly black plastic trim extensions in the c-pillar.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We're not saying that this has anything to do with the CURRENT Teana, we're saying that it could share a lot with the NEW Teana.

Charger
03-25-2006, 02:31 PM
<A HREF="http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/5894/altima1kw.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img76.imageshack.us/img...w.jpg</A>

LEXUS FAN!
03-25-2006, 02:53 PM
it's looking really good...i like it<p>this could really hurt the camry<br>

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
03-25-2006, 05:54 PM
I see the new company face... same as the black 2007 Nissan Quest grille.<p>Has the last 2 year's 40-bar company face not gone so well? It was a little boy racer-ish.
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kid
03-25-2006, 06:01 PM
i like the new spy shots...very coupe-like in profile..like a cheaper cls

nismo
03-25-2006, 10:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the kid 89</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i like the new spy shots...very coupe-like in profile..like a cheaper cls</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Speaking of coupe-like, I can't wait to see the coupe. Nissan is too good at keeping secrets. We're just now seeing pics of this and it debuts in less than a month and we didn't see the Sentra at all.

caarmike
03-26-2006, 06:45 AM
The car in the new shot dosen't look anything like the teaser shot that came out a week or so ago.

Dan J.
03-26-2006, 08:10 AM
Could the new spy shot be a photo of the next G35 sedan?

bakerlaw67
03-27-2006, 01:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah they used the Teana "bodies" to test the new gen. though the new Altima will share NO sheet metal with the current Teana... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I talked to the driver of one of these mules today at a Taco Bell in Tempe. He confirmed that the body on there bore NO resemblence to the production model of the car he was driving - which he wouldn't identify. <p>He also pointed out that most of his job is sitting in rush hour traffic on a daily basis, and it pretty much sucks after the novelty of a new car wears off. The grass is always greener I guess.

knihc2008
03-27-2006, 02:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Zoom-Zoom</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Could the new spy shot be a photo of the next G35 sedan?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>nah, way too cab-forward of a profile to be the G35.

homologationspecialowner
03-30-2006, 11:14 PM
I want new pics.

bison
04-11-2006, 08:27 AM
From autoweek.com"<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The redesigned 2007 Nissan Altima is the first Nissan built on the automaker's new D platform. Engineering enhancements include a new front suspension, upgraded rear suspension and improved body rigidity. The Altima's wheelbase is 1 inch shorter than the 2006 model, but Nissan says the redesigned car has the same interior space as the current model. The 2007 Altima is the first Nissan to receive the automaker's new 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the first Nissan sedan offered with a continuously variable transmission. Nissan says the updated V-6 engine will provide slightly more horsepower than the current 250-hp V-6. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard with V-6 and four-cylinder engines. The car goes on sale this fall. A hybrid model goes on sale in the winter of 2007.</TD></TR></TABLE><br><A HREF="http://autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060411/FREE/60410001/1024/LATESTNEWS" TARGET="_blank">http://autoweek.com/apps/pbcs....TNEWS</A><p>"New front suspension" sounds like it might be short/long arm instead of struts. And 6-speed manuals all the way around! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
04-11-2006, 08:40 AM
A revised 3.5L V6! Does that mean Nissan won't be a fuel guzzling brand anymore with its 16mpg real world 3.5L V6?<br>Post something similar to Toyota's new 3.5L V6., 22/31 would be nice.
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JBlair
04-11-2006, 08:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IHaveACarAndIDriveIt</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A revised 3.5L V6! Does that mean Nissan won't be a fuel guzzling brand anymore with its 16mpg real world 3.5L V6?<br>Post something similar to Toyota's new 3.5L V6., 22/31 would be nice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You think Toyota's V6 is going to get any better mileage than the VQ engine? The toyota version will be lucky if it can manage the 16 mpg real world of the VQ with a normal driver behind the helm.

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
04-11-2006, 08:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You think Toyota's V6 is going to get any better mileage than the VQ engine? The toyota version will be lucky if it can manage the 16 mpg real world of the VQ with a normal driver behind the helm.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do not shatter my delusional illusion of a fuel efficient V6.
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megadethmartyr
04-11-2006, 10:09 AM
Hell, the idea of putting premium fuel in a mainstream family sedan is what always blew my mind.

Bern
04-11-2006, 01:29 PM
First photo..<p><A HREF="http://i1.tinypic.com/v6p82x.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i1.tinypic.com/v6p82x.jpg</A><br>

Nurburgring
08-28-2006, 09:56 AM
<IMG SRC="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3545/557/1600/nissan.1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This is the new Altima Hybrid. Looks alright. Should be cheaper than the Camry and the Accord Hybrid.

Ascariss
08-28-2006, 10:19 AM
copy url and paste into iE to work

knicks125
08-28-2006, 11:05 AM
Here is the link: <p><A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/08/2007-altima-hybrid.html" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs....html</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 12:33 PM 8/29/2006</i>

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
08-28-2006, 10:33 PM
This official Altima Hybrid picture has been up eons ago, when the 2007 Altima website was first introduced.<br><A HREF="http://www.nissanusa.com/altima07" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nissanusa.com/altima07</A>/<br>The pic is ripped off the website.
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knicks125
08-29-2006, 09:32 AM
Thanks...that's what I thought. I recall the hybrid was only going to be offered in serveral states in the US. We just haven't heard a lot of news about the hybrid.<p>That other pic that was poster confused me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> my fault...<p>Continue posting in the New Cars section...<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=19278&page=6" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zer...age=6</A>

Nodnarb
10-22-2006, 12:11 PM
Is a coupe on the way?<p><A HREF="http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2889646" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2889646</A>

against the wall
10-22-2006, 12:53 PM
is that a rhetorical question?<p>anyways, even though it just looks merely like a g35 coupe rebadge and new front, i dont mind. the g coupe is awesome looking.

LEXUS FAN!
10-22-2006, 02:02 PM
holy crap...that's very interesting<p>it looks good...i wonder why there has been no news on it

JBlair
10-22-2006, 02:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is that a rhetorical question?<p>anyways, even though it just looks merely like a g35 coupe rebadge and new front, i dont mind. the g coupe is awesome looking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It looks fake to me. Something about those pictures just screams photoshop, though I can't put my finger on what. Either that, or this is not an Altima coupe at all.

Nodnarb
10-22-2006, 02:10 PM
Yes it was a rhetorical question. If it were just one picture, I would be a bit more inclined to say photoshop. But the fact that there are three from different angles and all get the proportions right from the various angles, I would think it would be too much effort for a fake job.

against the wall
10-22-2006, 02:20 PM
nissan is usually very hush hush with new products. i dont remember seeing one spy-pic of the new altima. i didnt even know a new one was coming out until they showed the teaser pic of the taillight before ny.

nismo
10-22-2006, 04:34 PM
FINALLY!!! some pics... This has been well known within the Nissan community. They've been having clinics and have already said they were planning one. Yes the is a in fact an Altima "Coupe"... <p>It looks SOO Good. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

autonutt
10-22-2006, 05:34 PM
As pointed out in the VWVortex forum, that apparent Altima coupe styling is very close to the current G35 coupe, which won't hurt Altima sales one bit.. but won't it hurt G35 sales? Just another great argument for Nissan to offer an Infiniti <B>G45</B> coupe..

against the wall
10-22-2006, 06:13 PM
well wouldnt it make sense for it to get redesigned with the sedan? there was the concept coupe you know...

JBlair
10-22-2006, 08:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FINALLY!!! some pics... This has been well known within the Nissan community. They've been having clinics and have already said they were planning one. Yes the is a in fact an Altima "Coupe"... <p>It looks SOO Good. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Since it hasn't been unveiled yet, why would it be in such a public place? Also, why in front of a Credit Union, of all places? It doesn't make any sense.<p>Until I see official pics, I'm not buying that these are real.

RetroJapan
10-23-2006, 02:06 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Since it hasn't been unveiled yet, why would it be in such a public place? Also, why in front of a Credit Union, of all places? It doesn't make any sense.<p>Until I see official pics, I'm not buying that these are real.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, it looks like they're doing a photoshoot. The credit union seems like an architecturally interesting building (which is what they always look for when conducting photoshoots)<p>Definitely seems real to me....

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
10-23-2006, 05:14 AM
The coupe looks like it has a big head. <br>The head lights are a bit tall for such a low roof.<br>I vote for the sedan.

JBlair
10-23-2006, 08:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RetroJapan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, it looks like they're doing a photoshoot. The credit union seems like an architecturally interesting building (which is what they always look for when conducting photoshoots)<p>Definitely seems real to me....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, but photoshoots are never done in such a public place, especially for a vehicle of which no information has been released and no official confirmation has been given.

nismo
10-23-2006, 08:58 AM
I understand why you feel its not real but it is. Like I said before this car is well known in the Nissan community and has been seen by few. Nissan is really good at keeping things secret. Think about it, we didn't see the Sentra or Altima or hear anything about the Versa before anything was official. Even when the original G35 coupe was released it was unexpected.<p>This obviously is a photoshoot. As for the location, it was probably closed off. I think the pics were taken by someone working on the shoot not a pedestrian.

Nodnarb
10-23-2006, 08:58 AM
Actually you'd be surprised at how many are done in public places. The first undisguised pictures of the previous generation Camry were snapped at a photoshoot outside the World Trade Center a few weeks before they were destroyed.

nismo
10-23-2006, 09:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nodnarb</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually you'd be surprised at how many are done in public places. The first undisguised pictures of the previous generation Camry were snapped at a photoshoot outside the World Trade Center a few weeks before they were destroyed.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I remember that. Those were like the first full body shots we saw on here of the NA version.

JBlair
10-23-2006, 11:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I understand why you feel its not real but it is. Like I said before this car is well known in the Nissan community and has been seen by few. Nissan is really good at keeping things secret. Think about it, we didn't see the Sentra or Altima or hear anything about the Versa before anything was official. Even when the original G35 coupe was released it was unexpected.<p>This obviously is a photoshoot. As for the location, it was probably closed off. I think the pics were taken by someone working on the shoot not a pedestrian.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nothing is obvious. For one, where's the photography equipment? Lighting for press pictures has to be controlled, and I see only one lighting rig. <p>Then there's the proportions of the thing; compare the size of the worker (or whoever it is) next to it in the first pic. The car is too short, both vertically and length-wise, unless they have significantly altered the platform for the coupe. <p>While I'm sure many Nissan fanboys are wishing for a coupe, (and get themselves so worked up that they 'confirm' its existence), there are too many incongruous details for me to believe that this is real.

nismo
10-23-2006, 12:01 PM
I've been very mature and nice about this but your comments are pretty useless and offer nothing to the thread. So you don't believe it we get it, now you no longer have to post in this thread till the official pics surface. There is concrete evidence from people that work at the main plant that builds the Altima and from people that have seen it at auto clinics. This is not some Nissan fanboy stuff even people that don't like Nissan will tell you its real. Heres a thread from a Mustang site where a Mustang owner tells everyone their experience at one of the clinics. <A HREF="http://www.mustangforums.com/m_1722785/tm.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mustangforums.com/m_1722785/tm.htm</A> <p>You can argue and disagree all you want but you don't know everything, nor do you know anymore than the average member of this forum, and you need to stop acting like you do out of respect for everyone else here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
10-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Nismo, it's best to ignore blair, he's on the payrol of apple and other companies. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

Humblecarguy
10-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Jblair is obsessed with the word photoshop appeareantly any words of leverage that a vehicle is assumed to be " real" he has to shoot down hes one of those dont believe till you see it kind of guys. but those photo's are pretty real loking and it looks pretty good since winter is ccming i doubt a coupe would be feasable!! but look for a spring time announcement IMO <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

blackb15
10-23-2006, 04:35 PM
No, car looks too finished to be announced in the spring. I'm thinking that they will unveil it at the L.A. Auto Show in november alongside the Sentra SE-R. I'm predicting a spring 2007 production launch. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

basti08
10-23-2006, 09:07 PM
anyone knows if this is going to be FWD like the Altima sedan or RWD like a G35 Coupe?<p>also what will be the powerplants?<p>

63Bonneville
10-23-2006, 09:14 PM
Just this past weekend (Sunday, 10/22/06) I was at the Auto Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, NY and a 2007 Altima Hybrid was on display in the Nissan section, right next to the redesigned Sentra (both really sharp). Both were locked and had small signs posted on the windows stating that they were preproduction and had to be remained locked. This was the first I've seen of the Altima Hybrid (a Camry Hybrid was close by).<br>Slightly off topic: I just found out that the 2007 Altima with the V6 now rates at 270hp! That should be a serious performer! I can only imagine what the next Maxima will rate at; perhaps 285-290hp... that should be interesting!

nismo
10-23-2006, 09:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>basti08</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">anyone knows if this is going to be FWD like the Altima sedan or RWD like a G35 Coupe?<p>also what will be the powerplants?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is FWD like the Altima and shares basically everything technically with the Altima. Though the basic shape looks similar to the G35 it shares nothing besides the VQ35 V6.

Humblecarguy
10-24-2006, 12:31 PM
270 hp SAE 1995 rating<br> the current rating is 265 which doesnt make a diffrence they still generate a ISH load of power in a fw-driver.<p>can i ask a stupid question? if i say that the g35 and altima are built on the same platform ( and by platform i mean chassis) same goes for the maxima and m45.....<p> understandably they are differentiated by the drivetrain fwd compared to rwd...<p>Since when does a chassis come with a drivetrain...... i got chewed out for calling infiniti a rebadger a few months ago, but if all the do is change the drivetrain doesnt that technicaly make it a rebadger? but i think they are teh best rebadgers BY FAR acura does a terrible job so does any american company

nismo
10-24-2006, 01:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Humblecarguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>can i ask a stupid question? if i say that the g35 and altima are built on the same platform ( and by platform i mean chassis) same goes for the maxima and m45.....<p> understandably they are differentiated by the drivetrain fwd compared to rwd...<p>Since when does a chassis come with a drivetrain...... i got chewed out for calling infiniti a rebadger a few months ago, but if all the do is change the drivetrain doesnt that technicaly make it a rebadger? but i think they are teh best rebadgers BY FAR acura does a terrible job so does any american company</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Altima and Maxima share the FFL FWD platform/chassis and the M/G share the FM RWD platform/chassis, the Infnitis are not rebadges. Its a whole other platform/chassis. The platforms have nothing in common its way more than just a drivetrain difference. The only rebadged Infiniti is the QX (=Armada) and no the FX(RWD) has nothing to do with the Murano(FWD). A car thats FWD can't share a chassis/platform with a car thats RWD. From what I know it hasn't been done, yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

JessW203
10-24-2006, 01:04 PM
That photoshoot is in the courtyard of the new MTA building in downtown los angeles. A lot of car commercials have been shot there (Mitsu Eclipse being the first to my mind.) It's a very open area next to City Hall. I doubt that it could be totally shut down. You would think a lot more people would have seen this.

Humblecarguy
10-24-2006, 01:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JessW203</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That photoshoot is in the courtyard of the new MTA building in downtown los angeles. A lot of car commercials have been shot there (Mitsu Eclipse being the first to my mind.) It's a very open area next to City Hall. I doubt that it could be totally shut down. You would think a lot more people would have seen this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats our problem were too busy arguing in these post to notice whats out side lol every one who doesnt care about cars sees it and the people that do are arguing online over wether a photo is authentic enough.<p>our posters and the word "photoshop" is like george bush and the word "terror"<p> we use it when we dont kno what the funk is going on<p>i'm gonna be on the look out but here on long island i havent seen one camoed car yet u west coast guys get all the cool sh-t<p>and back to the rebadger thing so your basically saying that that the identical cubic inchage in the altima/g35 and the m45/maxima is a coicidence??

against the wall
10-24-2006, 01:55 PM
theres absolutely nothing here on long island. the closest we are to where automakers test their cars is probably toronto or michigan.

nismo
10-24-2006, 05:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Humblecarguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>and back to the rebadger thing so your basically saying that that the identical cubic inchage in the altima/g35 and the m45/maxima is a coicidence??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol, yes its a coincidence. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
10-24-2006, 10:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Humblecarguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">270 hp SAE 1995 rating<br> the current rating is 265 which doesnt make a diffrence they still generate a ISH load of power in a fw-driver.<p>can i ask a stupid question? if i say that the g35 and altima are built on the same platform ( and by platform i mean chassis) same goes for the maxima and m45.....<p> understandably they are differentiated by the drivetrain fwd compared to rwd...<p>Since when does a chassis come with a drivetrain...... i got chewed out for calling infiniti a rebadger a few months ago, but if all the do is change the drivetrain doesnt that technicaly make it a rebadger? but i think they are teh best rebadgers BY FAR acura does a terrible job so does any american company</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And we've already disputed the 'SAE 1995' as being a typo.