Nissan announced pricing on the 2007 Nissan Altima, which goes on sale this week at Nissan retailers nationwide. The 2007 Altima 2.5 with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission will start at $17,950. The Altima is also offered with a 3.5-liter V6 engine—starting at an MSRP of $24,000 for Altima 3.5 SE with 6-speed manual transmission. The new Altima is available in four other models: Altima 2.5 S with 6-speed manual transmission at $19,800Altima 2.5 S with Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) transmission at $20,300Altima 3.5 SE with CVT priced at $24,500Altima 3.5 SL with CVT at $28,400An additional model, the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in select markets in early 2007, with pricing for that model to be announced at a later date. The Altima’s technology features include available Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, RearView Monitor and an advanced touch-screen navigation system. Two engines are available, a "next generation" version of the VQ-series V6 and an inline 4-cylinder. The 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 is now rated at 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine produces 175 horsepower (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft of torque (175 lb-ft CAL).Standard safety features include an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), 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. Other standard equipment includes front seat Active Head Restraints, the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchors and tether system and Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissannews.com or by contacting the corporate media line at (310) 771-5631.