Nissan Americas product planning chief, Pierre Loing, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the 2013 Nissan Altima.

Why is Nissan using the same engine in the 2013 as they did in the outgoing Altima?

Is Nissan taking cues from Infiniti on luxury for Nissan?

People want bigger cars, more infotainment and technology. The government wants more safety and more miles per gallon (MPG). How does Nissan satisfy both?

On the Altima, on a global basis, which power sources will come out first, diesel, electric, plug-in hybrid? When will you have a diesel in America?