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Nissan's second-banana midsize sedan, the Altima, has gotten a mild nip and tuck for 2007 — but the real story is its new hybridness. (See Motor Trend for a first drive of an Altima hybrid prototype.) Can the Nissan take on the Camry in the full-hybrid game? Actually, Toyota doesn't care: Nissan is using technology it licensed from the Big T to power the Altima. Well, Carlos said hybrids wouldn't pay.

Nissan s Ambitious Catch-up Plan: Looks to Sell 50,000 Hybrid Altimas Annually; More on the Altima [internal]