The Nissan Altima is the mid-sized passenger car of Nissan. Altima production began in 1993, and has had many changes throughout the years. The early model Nissan Altima had a 2.4L engine and a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic transmission; the later models came with a 2.5L 4 cylinders and a 3.5L 6 cylinders engine, 6 speed and 5 speed manual transmissions and CVT automatic transmissions. The Altima spent most of its life as a sedan only, in 2008 Nissan produced an Altima coupe 2 door cars. In 2007 Nissan Altima started producing a Hybrid car, which is only available in 10 states. Call Tom’s foreign auto parts for all of your hard to find part needs.