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2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Will Start at $20,490


Nissan has announced the pricing for its all-new 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, which will go on sale May 25, 2007.

The car will offer a 2.5L 4-cyl and a 3.5L V6 and a 6-speed manual or a Xtronic CVT transmission.

Pricing Breakdown (before options):

Altima Coupe 2.5 S 6-speed = $20,490
Altima Coupe 2.5 S CVT = $20,990
Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 6-speed = $24,890
Altima Coupe 3.5 SE CVT = $25,390

The 2.5L has 170 horsepower and the 3.5L V6 has 270 horsepower.

The new coupe should boost overall Altima sales, since it looks like the more expensive Infiniti G37 Coupe.

PRESS RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan North America, Inc.
today announced pricing on the all-new 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe, which goes
on sale May 25, 2007 at Nissan dealers nationwide. The newest extension of
Nissan’s best-selling Altima lineup offers dramatic styling, a
sport-inspired interior and a choice of two advanced powerplants — a
2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 — and 6-speed manual or Xtronic
CVT(TM) (Continuously Variable Transmission) transmissions.

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Pricing:

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2008 Nissan
Altima Coupe 2.5 S with 6-speed manual transmission is $20,490. Altima
Coupe 2.5 S CVT with Xtronic CVT(TM) (Continuously Variable Transmission)
starts at $20,990. The V6-equipped Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 6MT with 6-speed
manual has an MSRP of $24,890, while the 3.5 SE Altima Coupe SE CVT with
Xtronic CVT starts at $25,390.

Customers will be able to pre-order 2008 Altima Coupes at Nissan
dealers beginning today under a special “Reserve Your Coupe” promotion.

The new Altima Coupe offers smaller dimensions, driver-oriented cockpit
and unique styling, giving it a more sporty appearance and driving feel.
Altima Coupe has a 4.0 inch shorter wheelbase and overall length is 7.1
inches less than the Altima Sedan. The Coupe also has a 2.5 inch lower
profile than the Sedan version. The Altima Coupe and Sedan only share a
common hood, with all other major panels, including the grille, headlights
and rear combination lights unique to the Altima Coupe.

The new Altima Coupe is part of the fourth-generation Altima design,
which utilizes Nissan’s all-new, highly acclaimed “D” platform with
increased body rigidity and a redesigned suspension. This new platform was
developed with the objective of making Altima one of the best performing
large front-wheel drive vehicles available globally.

“The Altima Coupe sets itself apart from the segment by being more than
just an Altima Sedan minus two doors,” said Bill Bosley, vice president and
general manager, Nissan Division. “The driving performance of the Altima
Coupe is biased toward sporty feel, especially when equipped with our
award- winning V6. Handling is also a strong point of the new Coupe, as is
the responsive feeling provided by the Xtronic CVT transmission.”

Powertrain:
The 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 utilized in Altima Coupe 3.5 SE models
is the “next generation” version of the 12-time Ward’s “10 Best Engines”
award- winning VQ-series V6. For use in the Altima Coupe, it is rated at
270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Available with the new Altima Coupe
2.5 S models is a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve QR25 inline 4-cylinder, producing
175 horsepower (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft of torque (175 lb-ft CAL).

Altima Coupe models with the 4-cylinder engine are equipped with
16-inch wheels and tires, while V6-equipped Altima Coupes come with
unique-design 17- inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 215/55R17 tires. All 2008
Altima Coupes also come equipped with standard 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution
(EBD).

Options:
The list of Altima Coupe passenger amenities includes standard
Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and available Bose(R)-developed
audio system with nine speakers, Bluetooth(R) Hands-Free Phone System,
satellite radio and dual-zone automatic temperature control.

Available technology features include a RearView Monitor, which
utilizes a small camera to help show the view behind the vehicle when in
reverse gear, and Nissan Navigation System with a 6.5-inch color monitor.
The new Altima Coupe also comes equipped with a number of standard
safety features, including Zone Body construction with front and rear
crumple zones and Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), which includes dual-stage
front supplemental air bags.

Also standard are front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for
chest protection and roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags for front
and rear outboard occupant head protection.

In addition to the new 2008 Altima Coupe, Altima is offered in a
variety of Sedan models — including the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 S with SL Package,
3.5 SE, 3.5 SL and Altima Hybrid (Hybrid Electric Vehicle). The new Altima
is off to a strong launch, with 2007 calendar-year-to-date sales up nearly
19 percent through March.

Complete 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe pricing is available on the attached
sheet.

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