Report: Nissan Planning Luxury Hybrid

Nissan is planning to build a front-engine, rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid saloon that will compete against the Lexus GS450h. Wheels magazine reports that a Japanese source is saying that the car will be based on the next Infiniti M45 and should debut in the second half of 2010. Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan COO, has said that Nissan will develop its own hybrid technology for use in the new vehicle.

While Nissan’s CEO, Ghosn admitted that hybrid cars are pointless due to the high production cost and that diesel vehicles have better mileage, this report could indicate that Nissan to will be jumping on the hybrid wagon which is becoming overly popular amongst environmentally conscious drivers.

Source: motorauthority

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