The Nissan Altima Hybrid, which offers the efficiency and fuel economy of a hybrid drivetrain with the performance and excitement customers have come to expect from the Altima line-up, has been named one of the "Top 10 Green Cars" by the editors of Kelley Blue Book's

In compiling the list, the editors considered factors such as comfort, performance, utility and technology, along with fuel economy and price. "The Nissan Altima Hybrid combines impressive fuel economy with much of the same sporty character that has helped establish the Altima's reputation as one of the most fun-to-drive mid-size sedans," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst of Kelley Blue Book's "The advanced technology isn't confined to the engine bay, either, as the Altima Hybrid offers a slew of electronic comforts and digital conveniences like push-button start, navigation with traffic info and a rearview camera."

"The Altima Sedan has been a success with consumers offering high levels of performance, quality, and fuel efficiency," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "For Altima Hybrid, we took all the best qualities from the popular Altima Sedan, added a hybrid powertrain, and not only achieved improved fuel economy but added another successful product to the Nissan line-up."

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The 2009 model year Altima Hybrid goes on sale at Nissan dealers in select markets on August 1, 2008 in states that have adopted California emissions regulations: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The Altima Hybrid, Sedan and Coupe are assembled at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Smyrna, TN. Nissan also produces the Altima Sedan at its plant in Canton, MS.