Nissan has decided to improve the fuel efficiency of its newer models by employing various progressive components and technologies. The Japanese manufacturer recently showcased some of the new improvements in their car models during an auto show at Japan. The Nissan Altima Sedan will be the first car that will be released with some of these improved components.
The Altima sedan was earlier equipped with the Toyota hybrid drivetrain mechanism. Nissan Motors USA has improved upon this and will provide the first in-house front wheel hybrid drivetrain mechanism in the newer car model. The Next Altima will also feature the continuously variable gearbox for efficient transmission of power to the wheels.
According to Nissan, the Infiniti M hybrid which has a rear-wheel-drive was the test source for the improved drivetrain mechanism. The newer models will be powered by a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine coupled with a supercharger and the hybrid drivetrain will consist of one motor and two clutches.
The existing model of Altima does not feature the supercharger and is therefore generates less power than the newer model. The next generation of Nissan hybrid cars will combine the power of the electric motor and the engine with the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to achieve better fuel efficiency.
Nissan Motors have said that they will continue to develop and incorporate better fuel efficient technologies in their future endeavours.