2008 Nissan Altima Coupe – It’s coming

We’ve shown you spy shots, and we’ve confirmed the rumors. Now, Nissan officially announced the coming of an Altima Coupe. Nissan is planning to release the Altima coupe in the summer of 2007 as a 2008 model year car.

Nissan had two choices with the new Altima – they could’ve been lazy and just lopped off two doors from the fantastic Altima sedan and called it a day. But Nissan is usually better than that – and they are this time around. While the basic car is the same, Nissan went the extra mile to make the Altima coupe special.

At 55.3 inches tall, the 2008 Altima Coupe will be 2.5 inches shorter than the sedan, and at 182.5 inches long, it’s a full 7.1 inches shorter in length. Only the hood is borrowed from the sedan, all the other major body panels are designed specifically for the coupe.

As with the sedan, the Altima coupe has your choice of two engines and two transmissions. Whether you choose the phenomenal 270 HP 3.5 liter V6 or the fuel-efficient 175 HP 2.5 liter I4, you get your choice of a 6 speed manual or a CVT. Bottom line – this car is amazing. With all the work that obviously went into this car, people will take notice, and they’ll buy. Any Nissan dealers starting a waiting list yet?

Published on November 30, 2006 in Future Vehicles

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