05-10-17

Nissan Earns Awards in 12th Annual Vincentric ‘Best Fleet Value in America’ Awards

For the second year in a row, Nissan has earned more awards than any other manufacturer in the Vincentric "Best Fleet Value in America" awards. Now in its 12 year, the award program identifies best-in-class lifecycle costs in order to help organizations select the best vehicles for their fleet needs. Vincentric performs the cost of ownership analysis on over 2,400 vehicle configurations based on typical fleet use, including factors such as depreciation, fuel, maintenance and repairs.
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02-23-17

MotorWeek Names Nissan Titan Drivers’ Choice Winner for Best Pickup Truck!

The all-new TITAN half-ton pickup was announced today as the "Best Pickup Truck" category winner of the MotorWeek 2017 Drivers' Choice Awards at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. TITAN and the other Drivers' Choice winners will be featured in a special episode of MotorWeek, which will air on public television stations nationwide beginning February 11, 2017, and on Discovery's Velocity Network beginning February 21, 2017.
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01-09-17

New Nissan Rogue Hybrid model revealed for 2017!

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid, the newest addition to the popular Rogue crossover lineup, offers a second powertrain choice for Rogue buyers for the 2017 model year – in both FWD and AWD applications. Like the 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine-equipped standard Rogue models, the Rogue Hybrid offers freshened exterior and interior styling, additional safety, security and driving aid technology and a wide range of standard and available comfort, convenience and utility features.
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11-11-16

Introduction to the 2017 Nissan Rogue!

The Nissan Rogue, following three straight years of sales growth since the introduction of the completely redesigned second generation for the 2014 model year, takes another major step forward for 2017 with a new look, enhanced utility and an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technologies. And, in an expansion of the Rogue lineup, a new gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain – available in two grade levels and a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive – is offered for the first time in Rogue history. Rogue Hybrid will join the lineup by the end of 2016.
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01-05-15

New York City sets start date of April 20 for release of Taxi of Tomorrow with Nissan

New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has set April 20, 2015, as the program start date for the Taxi of Tomorrow program, which calls for most retiring taxis to be replaced with the Nissan NV200 and will significantly increase the number of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the fleet.
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03-31-14

Datsun is Back

Datsun is Back

 

    • First customer of the 21st century will take delivery on March 19, 2014, in India
    • All new car brand with a 100-year heritage

 

YOKOHAMA, Japan - On March 19, the first Datsun cars sold in the 21st century will be delivered to customers in India. It fulfills a promise made two years ago to bring back the marque that made car ownership mainstream in Japan and numerous other countries, and now returns as the brand of choice for the risers in today's high-growth markets.

The first 21st century Datsun customers will be in India. They will be taking to the roads in their new Datsun GO exactly one hundred years from the launch of the first ever DAT car, in Japan. Over that century, Datsun went on to sell more than 20 million vehicles in 190 countries.

The keys to the new Datsun's will be handed over at celebration events planned for March 19 and March 20 in the Indian cities of Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

The Datsun GO will be offered through a network of more than 120 Datsun dealer outlets across the country. Detailed pricing will be announced on March 19th. As disclosed earlier, Nissan Motor Private India Limited will distribute Datsun vehicles in India.

Datsun is expanding rapidly around the world. New Datsun models will be introduced in Indonesia, Russia and South Africa later this year.

About Datsun

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun will provide a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. Datsun vehicles will start sales in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa from 2014.

Datsun History

Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means "lightning-fast" in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.

In 1933, Nissan's founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of "mobility for all." The introduction of a lightweight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the "son of DAT" – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder's dream a reality.

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/us-datsun-is-back?page=1

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03-04-14

2014 NISSAN VERSA NOTE REVIEW

2014 NISSAN VERSA NOTE REVIEW

 

From MSN Autos Review Article

Rating: 9.4

Bottom Line

Nissan is pushing the limits of fuel efficiency in an attractive package offering features not often found at this price point. With the bevy of optional tech in its 2014 Versa Note, Nissan has raised the bar for the entry-level class.

The 2014 Versa Note is Nissan's all-new candidate in the ultracompetitive entry-level segment. Already a better value than the outgoing Versa hatchback, Nissan is hoping to lure buyers with class-leading fuel-efficiency, cool techno-bits, uniquely good looks and an impressive list of options not always found in this segment. Are these improvements enough to hand the 2014 entry-level crown to Nissan?

Model lineup

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is available in three trim levels: S, with a base price of $13,990; S Plus, which offers more interior amenities for a base price of $15,240; and the feature-laden SV, with its base price of $15,990. All trims come standard with 15-inch wheels with 16-inch alloys as an option with the SV continuously variable transmission. While the S and S Plus trims are similarly equipped, the SV adds a ton of standard features, such as one-touch power windows, power door locks with speed-sensing autolock, remote keyless entry, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome and silver interior accents and a whole lot more. Not bad for an additional $1,250.

Under the hood

The only offered source of motivation for all 2014 Nissan Versa Notes is a 1.6-liter double-overhead-cam inline 4-cylinder engine producing 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, featuring twin continuously variable timing control on both the intake and exhaust and dual injectors per cylinder. The dual injectors are a neat technology infusion for the Note. Since the injectors are smaller, they are able to produce a finer spray of fuel particles over a wider area, leading to a more complete combustion in the cylinder. While the outgoing model had a slightly torquier 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, Nissan saw fit to downsize and go after the ever-important fuel-economy numbers. The Versa Note S comes standard with a 5-speed transmission, while the S Plus and SV trim levels are only available with Nissan's Xtronic CVT.

Inner space

With seating for five, the cabin is remarkably open and spacious. Rear-seat legroom comes in at 38.3 inches — 3.7 inches more than the Chevrolet Sonic. Even with the increased legroom, Nissan managed to increase cargo space from 17.8 to 21.4 cubic feet. An available option to increase the utility of the Versa Note is the Divide-N-Hide adjustable floor. When you lower the standard 60-40 split-folding rear seats, you end up with an expanded flat cargo area that also creates additional storage underneath, just in case you need to stash anything of value while hauling bigger things above.

The list of standard features is pretty common: AM/FM/CD/aux-in audio system with four speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders, front seatback pockets and so on. The cloth seats are standard fare with 4-way adjustability in the S and S Plus trims, and 6-way adjustment in the SV. Available upgrades include heated seats, navigation with real-time updates, USB input with iPod control, and steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls.

One interior option that really stands out is in the SL Tech package. Nissan is bringing technology normally found in much more expensive cars to the Versa Note with its around-view monitor. In a nutshell, it's a system of wide-angle cameras that provide a virtual 360-degree view around the car, assisting with parking in tight spots. You can even select close-ups from a specific camera — front, rear, curb — for a perfect park every time.

On the road

The Versa Note is an enjoyable drive. The steering is direct with great turn-in. The little 1.6-liter engine is very responsive to throttle input, although it feels overly sensitive in some situations. Braking feels confident and comes from power-assisted front disc/rear drums with anti-lock braking standard, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

But you're not buying a Versa Note for high-performance driving. It's very economical, delivering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined. Even with hybridlike fuel economy, the car doesn't feel horribly slow. Of note (no pun intended): You can only get these mileage numbers with the CVT-equipped trims. While the CVT performed well in the road test, it was a bit indecisive with how much power to apply in a few cases, and there's an unmistakable whine at speed. Things are a little loud in the cabin at highway speeds, which, compounded with the whine from the CVT, serves to remind you that you're driving an economy car after all.

In order to achieve the class-leading fuel economy, Nissan added a few tricks to the Versa Note. First, it put the car on a diet to lose 300 pounds, with over 200 pounds realized through structure optimization and an additional 50 pounds shed with the new engine, CVT and driveshafts. Nissan also added an active grille shutter to the trims equipped with a CVT that limits airflow into the engine bay — a first for the company. At speeds over 20 miles per hour, the front grille shuts, which results in a reduction of air resistance by 0.01 coefficient of drag. Nissan even went so far as to vent the taillights in the name of improved aerodynamics. Their efforts paid off, though, with a 9 percent coefficient of drag improvement over the outgoing Versa hatchback.

Right for you?

If you're looking for an affordable, economical new car to take you from point A to point B with some special features, this is probably the car for you. It looks good and it's not a total bore to drive, either. The active aerodynamics and weight reduction will please your inner hypermiler (it's in there somewhere), while the around-view monitor will keep your techno-geek side satiated. Bottom line: We'd buy it, although we wish we could get the manual transmission in the higher trim levels.

Want to get your hands on your own Versa Note? Check out how you can Drive Better for Less now.

CREDIT: http://autos.msn.com/

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02-03-14

Nissan took the field during the big game!

Nissan took the field during the big game! Watch their SuperbowlAds now!

 

2014 Nissan Rogue-
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Nissan Sentra -
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Nissan Leaf -

 

2014 Nissan Altima -

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01-28-14

Nissan LEAF tops 100,000 sales and going strong!

Nissan LEAF tops 100,000 sales and going strong!

 

Nissan has delivered the 100,000th LEAF to a customer in the U.K., reaching a milestone for the pure electric car that seems to be leaving other EVs in its wake. Now, the pure electric LEAF is on sale in 35 countries on four continents, and it has captured 45 percent market share for pure electric vehicles.
 
Amy Eichenberger of Charlottesville, Va., was the 99,999th Nissan LEAF buyer, picking out a Glacier White example at her local dealership for her 10-mile daily commute.
 
"I have friends I like to visit in Richmond, which I can do in the Leaf with some planning, and in D.C., which I'll do in my son's or boyfriend's car," Eichenberger said. "Leaf will meet my needs 98 percent of the time, and I didn't want to let a little range anxiety prevent me from missing out on what I consider a much more progressive and forward-thinking vehicle than any of the alternatives."
 
The 100,000th Leaf buyer was Dr. Brett Garner in Fareham, U.K.
"I have chosen my Nissan LEAF because I am very interested in its running costs," Dr. Garner said. "The cost of ownership, such as maintenance, insurance and charging also convinced my wife. She had the experience of driving 500 miles in a borrowed Leaf and the low cost was remarkable. So she was converted and insisted that we had a LEAF."
 
Amy Eichenberger of Virginia poses by the LEAF she's just bought, number 99,999. 
 
LEAF sales started out slowly when the zero-emission car reached dealerships in December 2010, but demand has grown steadily to the point where stateside Nissan dealerships began reporting stock shortages six months ago. In August 2013 Nissan considered moving to increase production of the electric car at its Tennessee plant, just as sales reached approximately 2,000 units a month--about double the sales volume of August 2012. Interestingly enough, the LEAF’S number one market in the U.S. has been Atlanta.
 
"With LEAF, we see a high level of organic growth and viral sales where LEAF owners become our best evangelists and salespeople," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan's director of EV Sales and Marketing. "With electric vehicles, many folks presume a 100-percent electric vehicle won't meet their needs until they chat with a neighbor, co-worker or family friend who loves their Leaf and explain its practicality, and then it goes on their consideration list."
 
A year ago this week, Nissan cut the price of the LEAF by $6,400 to stimulate sales, and this price cut remains in effect for the 2014 model year LEAF . The 2014 LEAF starts at $29,830 and has a range 84 miles on a full charge, with the mpg-equivalent ratings at 126 MPGe in the city and 101 MPGe on the highway, for a combined rating of 114.
 
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01-28-14

Datsun Releases Concept Car Sketch Pointing Way to Future Design Direction

Datsun Releases Concept Car Sketch Pointing Way to Future Design Direction

 

Concept will be revealed to the world at Delhi Auto Expo 2014
 
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Datsun today revealed a sketch of the forthcoming new Datsun concept car, which will have its world premiere at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in February.
 
The concept car represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun's model line-up for up-and-coming young customers in high-growth markets, such as India.
 
The new concept will be unveiled at Datsun's press conference on February 5 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida Delhi NCR.
 
About Datsun
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun will provide a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. Datsun vehicles will start sales in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa from 2014.
Datsun History
 
Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast' in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.
In 1933, Nissan's founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all". The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT' – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder's dream a reality.
 
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01-28-14

Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative US Test

Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative US Test

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan announced today at the Washington Auto Show that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.
This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
 
FedEx and Nissan are both committed to reducing the environmental impact of their operations worldwide. Rotating the Nissan e-NV200 into the delivery fleet is part of the FedEx EarthSmart program, a global sustainability platform designed to guide the company's environmental commitment in the communities where it operates.  For Nissan, this effort aligns with its "Blue Citizenship" corporate social responsibility program with a focus on increasing the number of vehicles that emit no greenhouse gases by exploring additional vehicle segments where its leading electric vehicle technology may be applied.
 
FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, D.C. area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle. The results will be used to help determine the viability of using an electric vehicle in this role in the U.S. Nissan e-NV200 is scheduled to begin mass production later this year in Europe.
 
"As a global fleet operator serving 220 countries and territories worldwide, FedEx is committed to improving the efficiency of its vehicles as part of our EarthSmart initiatives," said Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation. "We are pleased to continue our work with Nissan and bring the e-NV200 into test in North America."
 
"We're eager to work with FedEx and other companies to put the e-NV200 through its paces to continue to build awareness of the capability of electric vehicles and to evaluate how well it meets the needs of the commercial consumer," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. "We'd also like to explore clever uses of EVs in work environments where carbon emissions of gas-powered vehicles make them impractical or impossible to use."
 
Credit:

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-and-fedex-express-put-all-electric-e-nv200-to-work-in-collaborative-u-s-test

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01-23-14

Autoweek Magazine Names Nissan Sport Sedan “best concept”

Autoweek Magazine Names Nissan Sport Sedan “best concept” at 2014 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT – Today the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept was named  “Best Concept” at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) by Autoweek Magazineeditors. The Nissan concept edged out the Kia G4 Stinger and Toyota FT-1 to earn the annual accolade given to vehicles that Autoweek believes rose above the rest at the auto show.
 
“The Sport Sedan Concept is an extremely important vehicle for Nissan because it demonstrates a new and energetic design direction that builds on Nissan's legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura. “To receive this recognition reinforces that Nissan is headed full speed in the right direction, and this is only a sign of good things to come. We are elated to take home Autoweek’s ‘Best Concept’ award from the 2014 NAIAS.”
 
Each year, Autoweek editors select Best in Show, Most Significant, Most Fun and Best Concept at the auto show in Detroit. Editors pointed to the Sport Sedan Concept’s forward-looking design themes, including a flow-over “V-Motion” grille, a “floating” roof, boomerang light clusters and diamond-shaped seat graphics, as notable qualities that helped earn the award.
 
The Sport Sedan Concept was created by Nissan Design America and developed at the Nissan Global Design Center in Japan. It is the third vehicle displaying signature design aspects that will be adapted to all future Nissans following the previously-revealed Nissan Resonance and Friend-ME concepts. The "V-Motion" movement of the front end flows from the dramatic chromed grille up through the hood. The front of the Sport Sedan Concept also incorporates the large LED boomerang headlights, a deeply scooped front fascia and wide, sloped windshield.
The profile of the vehicle is equally powerful, with its dynamic bodyside lines adding a strong sculptural feel and connecting the wheels and tires – which are pushed out to the four corners.
The unique "floating" roof adds a sense of openness and lightness in contrast to traditional sedans' heavy cabin appearance. The design is meant to evoke youth and adventurousness, intended as a reward to customers for their hard work and success.
 
The concept is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of 300-plus horsepower. At this stage, the Sport Sedan Concept is a design study created to explore future design cues for Nissan’s sports sedans and is not directly affiliated with any current or future production models.
 
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12-30-13

DON’T MISS OUR LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR ON ALTIMA!

 

Thursday is your last chance to get our lowest price of the year on Altima. $17,995 net cost, or only $99 lease per month! See all our great SPECIALS now: Mossy Nissan Specials

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12-30-13

FUN WITH SNOW DRIFTING

Nissan Juke drifts into the New Year!

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12-16-13

Nissan GT Academy wins Autosports Award!

Nissan GT Academy wins Autosports Award!

 

  • Nissan wins Pioneering and Innovation Award for GT Academy
  • Autosport Award demonstrates real industry recognition for innovative program
LONDON – At the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, Nissan was honored with the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation for GT Academy Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, accepted the coveted award from F1's Paul Di Resta during a ceremony that was attended by the great and the good of the motorsport industry. With legends including Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel, John Surtees, Sir Stirling Moss, Ari Vatanen and John McGuinness in the audience, it was a special night for Nissan, for Sony and for GT Academy.
 
Nissan started the weekend celebrating an amazing season for GT Academy, which has seen the graduates notch up an incredible 41 podium finishes. At SRO's Night of Champions, they came away with a staggering five awards. Lucas Ordonez and Peter Pyzera collected their trophies for first and third places respectively in the Blancpain Endurance Series, while Nissan GT Academy Team RJN boss Bob Neville had his hands full with trophies for the Blancpain team's title, the Silver International GT Award and a trophy for second place in the team's championship in the FIA GT Series.
 
This weekend saw not only a huge exclamation mark on an amazing season for Nissan GT Academy, but recognition of the way it has changed motorsport over the last five years with the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation.
 
Darren Cox accepted the award on behalf of the team behind GT Academy and explained the thinking behind the program that host Steve Ryder described as "a new way of tapping into a whole reservoir of talent."
"There have been so many stories about drivers paying to be in F1," said Cox. "Everyone in this room knows a driver who should have got there but didn't make it, but we're finding drivers who didn't even know where they wanted to be. We're taking drivers from the virtual world to the real world and making them successful. The first year people thought we were lucky, and then we must have kept getting lucky!"
 
"Innovation is often painful," he continued. "There have been many bumps in the road, but it has been worth the effort as we are rewarded every step of the way by the sense of pride we feel when one of our graduates stands up there on the podium, alongside guys who have been racing all of their lives. It's a real team effort – a close-knit team that I am immensely proud of."
Next year will see the NISMO Athletes competing across the globe, against the toughest competition, in some of the world's hardest races. 
 
"GT Academy continues to prove again that Nissan is innovating on track, online and on the road," commented Andy Palmer, Executive Vice-President of Nissan. "2013 has been an amazing year for the program, but 2014 will see even more excitement as we expand even further globally and our drivers progress further up the real motorsport ladder."
 
CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-gt-academy-wins-autosport-award
PHOTO CREDIT: http://petrolsmell.com/2010/10/08/gt-academy-2010-teaser/
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12-06-13

Nissan debuts 2014 Nissan GT-R!

Nissan debuts 2014 Nissan GT-R!

 

Evolution never stops for the Nissan GT-R.  Nissan’s iconic sports car brings a refreshed vision of "innovation that excites" with the introduction of the 2014 model offering a new level of sophistication, yet with no compromise in performance.
 
The sales of 2014 Nissan GT-R begin in Japan on December 2, to be followed by sales at Nissan dealerships in other markets worldwide.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R offers smoother ride comfort, more refinement and benchmark fit and finish, in the spirit of a great “GT”, while delivering breathtaking performance and road-holding. Its "multi-dimensional performance" means the driver can enjoy the full depth of the GT-R’s capabilities, whether navigating corners of a winding mountain road, cruising on the highway or even in an urban environment.
 
Adding premium appeal to the exterior and interior design, the 2014 Nissan GT-R delivers sophisticated driving pleasure and is the ultimate embodiment of Nissan’s brand philosophy: “innovation that excites.”
2014 Nissan GT-R Overview
 
Outstanding performance meets a new level of sophistication
 
1. Mechanical Updates
 
Chassis
 
With outstanding adhesion from its tires, the GT-R is capable of stunning confident acceleration and braking performance
  • The suspension was fine-tuned to reduced load fluctuation between the four wheels, giving better stability and more consistent grip.
  • More constant tire contact is achieved by optimized electronic control of the shock-absorber valves, as well as modified front stabilizer spring rates and updated bush link. The tuning of these parts, which makes best use of the suspension strokes and enhances road-holding capability, gives a poised, confident ride and outstanding traction on rough roads.
  • With minute vibrations and road noise reduced, a relaxing, comfortable ride is assured. An additional benefit is improved straight-line stability, with fewer small steering corrections needed to maintain the correct trajectory during highway driving.
  • The upgraded GT-R is now fitted as standard with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT tires, for outstanding road-holding and precise response in all conditions thanks to stiffer sidewalls which reduce deformation, improving steering response under hard cornering. At the front, their specification is: 255/40ZRF20(97Y) and at the rear: 285/35ZRF20(100Y)
  • The braking calibration has been retuned for a more firm, linear response at everyday speeds, making smooth braking more intuitive, generating greater confidence, particularly in wet conditions.
  • The GT-R’s steering has been fine-tuned to reduce the effort required for in-town maneuvers, while maintaining its exceptional feedback during high-speed driving. The combination of retuned suspension and exceptional steering feel give outstanding confidence at high speed.
 
Body construction
 
Advanced body construction
  • To achieve the project’s ambitious targets for high-speed handling and ride comfort, Nissan enhanced the level of precision-constructed body elements and advanced assembly methods to create the 2014 Nissan GT-R.
  • Each part is made of materials selected for optimum performance: Precision-constructed, multi-material hybrid body combines steel, carbon fiber and die-cast aluminum to achieve high stiffness and light weight.
  • Thanks to the rigidity of the GT-R’s body construction, suspension precision is guaranteed while refinement is enhanced, resulting in exceptional cabin refinement even at high speeds and under hard cornering.
  • Thanks to optimized insulation and acoustic tuning, even at high speeds, the occupants are able to enjoy the sporty engine sound.
  • An optional carbon rear wing is offered, which is attached to a carbon trunk lid, giving a weight saving of half compared with the standard trunk lid.
2. Exterior design
 
Dazzling motion when standing still
  • The 2014 Nissan GT-R maintains its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market. Significant updates to the Nissan GT-R’s lights both enhance the visual impact of the car. Customers looking for added visual impact now have a wider color palette to choose from.
  • The 2014 Nissan GT-R sports new efficient, high-intensity, multi-LED headlights that create a distinctive “lightning” motif, generating a striking exterior visual signature. With such a unique visual reference, the GT-R’s road presence is enhanced, particularly in low-light and at night – while the fitment of the new headlights gives the driver increased visibility.
  • The new headlights feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System*) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. At highway speeds, actuators in the headlight unit adjust the angle of the projectors to project the light further. The four LED units are configured with new intensive LED hi-beam and three different LED low-beams including long-distance-illumination and wide-illumination.
  • At the rear, the GT-R’s distinctive four-ring tail light signature now forms coherent circles of illumination, giving the GT-R an equally distinctive appearance, making it easily recognizable to fellow owners and enthusiasts.
  • Upon start up, the full new lighting signature is illuminated, creating a dramatic start-up procedure.
  • Visual appeal is reinforced with the addition of a new body color called Gold Flake Red Pearl. As its name suggests, there are microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into the red paint, creating a spectacular effect in the deep, lustrous paint as the light catches the finish.
3. Interior
 
Upscale cabin appointments
  • Choice of three interior color schemes includes a new pale ivory trim option.
  • The steering wheel are trimmed in leather, for premium tactility, while. the part-aniline leather seats are further embellished with stitched accents, giving the ambience of a genuine GT designed for cross-continental, first-class travel.
 
*Adapative Front lighting System is unavailable in some regions.
 
CREDIT: http://newsroom.nissan-global.com/en-US/tokyo/gt-r/usa/releases/2014-nissan-gt-r
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12-06-13

New 2014 Nissan Rogues now in stock in San Diego!

New 2014 Nissan Rogues now in stock in San Diego!

 

OVERVIEW
 
 
At the intersection of style and versatility
It sips gas, cruising along at 33 MPG on the highway. With the Family Package, you can
seat up to seven in this compact crossover. When you need it, it boasts an
expansive 70.0 cubic feet of cargo room. But what's really awesome about the
all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue is it does all that, and turns heads while doing it.
 
 
 
EXTERIOR
 
 
We took style and added steel
When it comes to automotive design, conventional wisdom dictates that you must
sacrifice practicality for beauty, or beauty for practicality. To create the
striking all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue, all we sacrificed was-nothing.
 
 
All-New Design
From a striking new front end, to the muscular arches, along the flowing new character
lines, and over the aerodynamic wraparound taillights, the all-new 2014 Rogue has
been completely redesigned.
 
 
Premium Touches
It's the little things that count. A striking chrome accent on the front chin,
standard turn signals on the side-view mirrors, and available 18-inch
wheels-just a few of the design changes that went in to this entirely new look.
 
 
Signature Daytime Running Lamps
With their high-intensity gaze, these Signature LED Daytime Running Lamps make a
powerful visual statement. Even when turned off, their stylish sweep gives
Rogue an undeniable presence.
INTERIOR
 
 
Everyone deserves a little "premium"
We could talk about Rogue's premium interior and how it enhances the entire
experience of driving. We could also mention the 2nd-row roominess, the clever
and versatile EZ Flex Seating System, and the available 3rd-row that makes room
for seven...but we think the interior can really speak for itself
VERSATILITY
 
 
Room enough for the ones you love and the things you care about
Sure, the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue is more distinctive than ever, but it's also more
practical, with room for up to seven. Pop the power liftgate and you're opening
up 70.0 cubic feet of versatile cargo space. Fold-down seats in both the 2nd-
and 3rd-rows give you access to every inch of that space. And Rogue's standard
Divide-N-Hide® cargo system makes short work of even tall loads.
 
 
One class-exclusive cargo system, 18 cargo solutions
The innovative Divide-N-Hide® cargo system can be configured into a private storage
space to keep your valuables organized and out of sight, a lower deck to handle
taller items, and an upper shelf for yet another type of cargo. With 18
different configurations, the storage possibilities are endless.
 
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12-06-13

Consumers review the Nissan Sentra, now with huge savings at Mossy Nissan!

Consumers review the Nissan Sentra, now with huge savings at Mossy Nissan!

 

ACTUAL CUSTOMER REVIEWS:
 
Loving my new baby girl....
by GrnEyedAngel from Fredericksburg, VA
 
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
 
Let me preface by stating that I don't purchase for the short-term...my last vehicle was a 97 Nissan 200SX SE who made 637,000+ (and still getting 40mpg highway) before someone decided to run a stop sign and total. I purchased my 2013 Sentra SR in May - admit that I treated myself with all packages and ever so happy with her. Likes (in no particular order): 1. Legroom and height space even w/factory moonroof - my man is 6'4"+ and perfectly comfortable. 2. Great rearseat room. 3. Sporty look. 4. Mileage - not many of the other gas sedans provide this fuel mileage - in mixed driving, getting averages of 37-38. 5. Trunk space is incredible for a small sedan with such a roomy interior. 6. Fit & Finish is excellent... 7. Controls not on the steering wheel are easily reached and not distracting. 8. Views from all windows are good - only a couple of blind spots and rear-view camera when backing is a blessing. 9. Having 8 BOSE speakers is amazing...clarity is wonderful Dislikes: 1. Miss the lumbar adjustments on the older Nissans. 2. CVT can sometimes be sluggish off of stops - seems to needs to be forced when serious acceleration is necessary. 3. Some of the bells/whistles w/the high-end packages require subscriptions after intro period - not clearly outlined (although great after purchase). 4. Hood latch and pole to keep hood open seem counter-intuitive. Overall, been a great car so far - finish is great and look in Black is classy while sporty.
 
Good highway commuter
by Kendra from Illinois-stateline Indiana 
 
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
 
I love the new ride of this car it's a great little commuter vehicle. Gets improved fuel economy and as with 30 city/40 miles per highway the Sentra has best gas mileage than ever. This car is just a beautiful automobile from more nice equipped features and the new styling looks like Nissan's flagship sedan Maxima with the LED taillights and has the Quest front end styled grill. It's a quiet car with a new CVT transmission makes a joyable to drive on the wide opened highways as using this car for a family hauler everybody fits and feels comfortable on their riding destination as the same with me. I looked at several compact cars as Civic, Dart, Corolla, 3, Elantra, Forte, Focus, Cruze, Verano and Sentra was my last pick. The Sentra is a great car with upgraded features and i love the NAV & bluetooth on it as both are easy to use no need of a sports car as bought with the SL pkg for more what i paid for on it.
 
Good little car
by Les from Lake Bridge LA 
 
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
 
Wanted this car before came out I love everything about my Sentra after the experience had at Oasis South Nissan saw a car with best interior styling and exterior looks like the big Altima. I like how the new displays are set up and climate control system is best. Bluetooth, push button start, leather with available heated seats, sunroof and heated mirrors were all great at the perfect price on the Sentra. Fuel economy is amazing i'm get over 39 mpg finished taking a trip up to Arkansas and Kansas just filled up the tank after coming back to Louisiana it took only $30 just put gas inside the car this is actually what i love about this car is mpg and it's comfortable with a upgraded interior and lots of room. A GOOD CAR WITH BEST FEATURES AND FUEL ECONOMY GLAD I LOOKED AT THIS SMALL CAR BEFORE FINDING OTHER MODELS.
 
Elegant looking and practical
by Wallywitness from Los Angeles 
 
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
 
I am so used the inexpensive line of cars as being aimed at the youth. They look like sporty, fun cars. I was looking for an inexpensive car that looked more grown-up and mature. These are my thoughts: 1. Elegant looking exterior and interior. 2. Extremely spacious interior. 3. Extremely fuel efficient. I am getting 33.2 mpg in the city.(I only use the car to take my kids to school and Golf). I am getting 43 mpg on the freeway. I drive on ECO mode only. It is as efficient as my Toyota Camry Hybrid. 4. Grown up looks. It does not look like I am borrowing my son's car.(Corolla and Civic in particular) 5. Very comfortable ride. 6. I love the AC control has more settings than the Camry. 7. Extremely large Trunk space. I can fit 3 golf bags and carts and have room to spare. 
 
To sum up my 2013 Nissan Sentra SV, it is more grown-up than the other cars in the category that are more into the sporty. They had me in mind when they built this car. I want elegance, interior room, storage capacity, extreme fuel efficiency and comfortable ride and drive. Perfect car for the family man or woman. I love my Sentra.
 
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12-06-13

AutoMedia.com ranks the Nissan Titan & Frontier Top 10 Trucks to Buy in 2014!

In the market for a new truck? AutoMedia.com ranks the Nissan Titan & Frontier Top 10 Trucks to Buy in 2014!

 

2014 Nissan Frontier Pro4X: One of the most versatile trucks on the market gets even more versatile in the 2014 Nissan Frontier Pro4X trim, which pumps up the standard 4.0L V6 engine to 261 horsepower and 281 lb.-ft of torque, and throws in Bilstein shocks, plus a locking rear differential. So you know it can handle anything you throw at it – all from $29,840. A new bodykit and speed sensitive steering make the Frontier Pro4X the most athletic compact truck on the market. We can’t wait to see performance versions of the Chevrolet Colorado that could compete, but for right now, nothing is messing with the Frontier Pro4X in its weight class.
 
2014 Nissan Titan: The one we really want is the 2015 Nissan Titan with the new design and 5.0L Cummins diesel V8, but in the meantime, the 2014 Titan is still a worthy entry into the full-size pickup market. Pricewise, the Titan slots in between the cheaper Tundra and more expensive Silverado, at $30,265 starting point, and has them both beat when it comes to handling. Only a 5.6L V8 engine is available, with 317 horsepower and 385 lb.-ft of torque, and that may be holding the Titan back with its unimpressive 13/18 MPG rating. The interior could use a refresh and there aren't many standard features, but if performance and capability are strictly your game then the 2014 Titan isn’t a bad choice at all. We just assume that the 2015 version will make a lot more sense to most truck-lovers, and their wallets.
 
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11-15-13

Nissan ZEOD RC BladeGlider Concept: Leading edge EV Technology Drives the Future.

Nissan ZEOD RC BladeGlider Concept: Leading edge EV Technology Drives the Future.

 

More than a concept, Nissan BladeGlider is both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle from the world's leading EV manufacturer. BladeGlider was developed with form following function. Nissan crafted the vehicle's unique architecture to give the driver and passengers "sustainable exhilaration" -- a fresh electric vehicle driving experience based on peerless technology and exotic styling.

Targeting the visionary individual seeking visceral driving and sustainability, BladeGlider goes beyond sheer power and acceleration to send the heart soaring into new realms of smooth "gliding" pleasure. It is a physical demonstration of the innovation and excitement of the Nissan brand and Nissan's Zero Emissions Mobility leadership. BladeGlider's pioneering spirit distinguishes it from anything yet envisioned for EVs and destines it to rule the roads of the not-so-distant future.

Re-inventing the Performance Car -- A Game Changer Designed from Scratch
A clean slate was the starting point for this project, led by Francois Bancon, division general manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning at Nissan. "The goal was to revolutionize the architecture of the vehicle to provoke new emotions, provide new value and make visible for consumers how Zero Emissions can help redefine our conception of vehicle basics," said Bancon.
BladeGlider's shape alone, with its narrow front track, challenges the orthodoxy that has dominated the roads since the earliest days of the internal combustion engine. The revolutionary nature of the car is more than skin deep. New possibilities for the designers and engineers were opened up by the unique characteristics of electric vehicles.
 
BladeGlider has its conceptual roots in two aerial images: the soaring, silent, panoramic freedom of a glider and the triangular shape of a high performance "swept wing" aircraft.
 
It is therefore fitting that, in terms of engineering, BladeGlider's developmental focus was aerodynamics: achieving low drag (cdA) while generating road-hugging downforce.
 
Disruptive and challenging to the status quo, BladeGlider shares sustainable engineering values with both Nissan LEAF -- the best-selling EV in history -- and the Nissan ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), which will make its debut at next year's Le Mans 24 Hour race.
A Provocative Shift in the Engineering Paradigm
With its narrow, 1.0 meter lightweight front track and wide, stable rear track, BladeGlider looks as if it could have sprung from a "skunk works" project. But the radical architecture all boils down to aerodynamics and balance. Having the front wheels close together reduces drag and enhances maneuverability for high G cornering power, assisted by its 30/70 front/rear weight distribution ratio. 
 
Aerodynamic downforce is created by the highly rigid yet lightweight carbon-fiber underbody, hence the lack of drag-inducing wings.
 
When BladeGlider matures into a production car, it could be Nissan's first use of in-wheel motors. The in-wheel motors provide rear-wheel propulsion with independent motor management, while also contributing to freedom of upper body design and space-efficient packaging.
To power the electric motors, BladeGlider employs Nissan's innovative lithium-ion battery technology, proven in Nissan LEAF. Battery modules are mounted low and toward the rear to enhance stability and handling.
Revolutionary Breakthrough in High-Performance Design
BladeGlider embodies a fearless vision of the EV future. Its tightly streamlined deltoid body comprises a tough and structurally optimized chassis wrapped in ultra-lightweight, yet strong and stiff, carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) finished in a pearlescent white color that evokes the pristine freedom of a glider. The racing-inspired exterior features a sculpted contour that is both functional and breathtakingly beautiful. Starting from the low, flat and narrow nose, the body line rises gracefully to the cockpit canopy and then curves forcefully back over the large rear wheels, evoking a sense of dynamic movement even when the vehicle is standing still.
 
"BladeGlider was conceived around delivering a glider-like exhilaration that echoes its lightweight, downsized hyper-efficient aerodynamic form," said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's senior vice president and chief creative officer. "This design is more than revolutionary; it's transformational, applying our most advanced electric drive-train technology and racetrack-inspired styling in the service of a new dimension of shared driving pleasure."
 
Inside the canopy, the cockpit seats three in a triangular configuration with the driver center-forward. Seating appointments feature special light and comfortable coverings with yellow fluorescent lines. Amid simple yet edgy interior styling cues, an aircraft-type steering wheel and state-of-the-art instrumentation technology complete the glider-like image. To support maximum EV cruising efficiency, the IT system can display relief maps and atmospheric conditions.
"Free Soaring" Experience to be Shared with Friends
This efficient, aerodynamic, simple, and lightweight vehicle provides a "gliding" feel that combines the feeling of gravity-defying freedom and near-360 degree view of a glider with the pulse-quickening exhilaration of a race car.
 
"I think that the excitement of the racing car should be mirrored in the excitement of driving the road car," said Ben Bowlby, director of Nissan Motorsport Innovation, who has supported the BladeGlider's development. "I think there are elements we can bring from the race track to make these future road cars more exciting, more fulfilling and give greater driving pleasure."
 
As a rear-drive performance car, BladeGlider exhibits a coherent and linear handling that enables it to consistently hug road curves, providing feedback for intuitive and exhilarating steering control when cornering under threshold conditions.
 
Augmenting BladeGlider's aerodynamically engineered precise feedback and control, the canopy-like visibility of the driving position engenders a synchronized feeling of oneness with the machine and the road. The result is a free soaring experience, which the driver can share with two passengers in the V-shaped seating configuration. Passengers sit at the longitudinal center of gravity to maintain the car's balance at all times. The center-driving setting of the cabin space is designed to enhance the driver's sensatory experience.
 
As a final touch, the driver's seat automatically slides laterally when you open the door, enabling easy access to passenger seats.
 
CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-bladeglider-concept-leading-edge-ev-technology-drives-the-future
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