I guarantee that the JX will be offered with a hybrid setup within the next year. There are many sources on the web citing Infiniti execs about the future of hybrids in Infiniti vehicles, and one of the main reasons they went with the CVT in the JX was not only fuel economy, but a future hybrid. Now, if they went with the M hybrid setup, we're talkin' about a different animal. However, the M's hybrid setup is only set for rear wheel drive. Additionally, if they do go with the Altima hybrid, I agree that it will be drastically underpowered and a worse driving experience than a Prius.... I can't stand getting stuck behind a Prius when getting on the Interstate!