2016 Nissan Maxima Ready to Conquer New Sedan Market

We cannot wait for the release of the 2016 Nissan Maxima!

We cannot wait for the release of the 2016 Nissan Maxima!

The Nissan Maxima is experiencing a transformation right now—it’s going through a total redesign and will soon be released back on to the market, ready to conquer. The Maxima sedan, a 2016 model, was actually recently glimpsed without any camouflage in Nissan’s long narrative Super Bowl commercial.

As promised, the design definitely incorporates elements of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept, which debuted at the Detroit Motor Show last year.

Nissan will call this new Maxima a “four-door sports car,” and the brand is working to make sure the vehicle lives up to the name. It should get you over 300 horsepower, thanks to a 3.5L V6 engine, and might even have a hybrid model option to sweeten the deal.

You’ll also have an Xtronic CVT option—obviously, with all of these performance options, you’ll never have to worry about your Nissan getting the job done.

We expect the Maxima to come to the market during either the third or fourth quarter of the year, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more news! Come see us here at Jim Harte Nissan of Mt. Kisco, NY today!

Kiplinger Best Value Awards Honors Nissan Murano

Kiplinger Best Value AwardsWhen Nissan first introduced the newly redesign 2015 Murano, it swept many industry experts away. With a combination of futuristic styling, premium features, and a sophisticated interior, the Murano offered luxury-brand opulence for a low price tag. It is because of the Murano’s value that the popular crossover SUV was honored in the 2015 Kiplinger Best Value Awards.

“Nissan essentially created the crossover segment with the debut of the Murano in 2002, and now, 13 years later, the 2015 Nissan Murano is helping define the segment once again,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president for Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

“The redesigned Murano was created to provide drivers with an undeniable sense of comfort, style, and innovation and this award certainly reaffirms that ideal. It’s an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.”gold trophy

Each year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine lists the top vehicles in each segment that offer a great price, top-notch performance, and other creature comfort features. This year, the 2015 Nissan Murano was name the Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover, showing that the third-generation model is here to continue shaking up the industry.

To see the Murano for yourself, make sure you stop in to Jim Harte Nissan today!

Nissan Wins Three Edmunds.com Popularity Awards

Edmunds.com popularity awards

Nissan Pathfinder

Unless you’re an actor or politician, being the most popular doesn’t really get you anything. But, in the automotive industry, being the most popular is an important step in having great sales. Recently, Nissan was awarded three Edmunds.com popularity awards for the Altima, Frontier, and Pathfinder.

This is the second year in a row that each of these vehicles has been recognized with this award.

“Winning an accolade like this is a testament to the true popularity of our vehicles,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America, Inc., in a statement. “Based on customer research trends, winning this award shows that each of these three Nissan models continues to resonate well with new-vehicle shoppers.”

The “Most Popular” awards recognize three vehicles in each segment that had the most unique visits to their research pages on Edmunds.com between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014. Each month, about 18 million people visit Edmunds.com to find the latest information and reviews on new and used cars.

Come to Jim Harte Nissan today and we’ll show you what makes the Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, and the rest of the Nissan lineup so popular.

Chapter 2 of “Truckumentary” Teases the Nissan Titan

Chapter two of Nissan’s innovative online “Truckumentary” was released last week, revealing the process behind the creation of the 2016 Nissan Titan, specifically on Rich Miller, the Chief Specialist behind the design.

The second chapter of the Truckumentary teases the Nissan Titan just as its being revealed in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show to much applause. The 2016 Titan looks tougher than ever, looking to be more than just a “weekend truck.”

In the Truckumentary, we get a glimpse of just how intense the durability training was for the Titan. Designers were taking no chances with this vehicle, Nissan’s most rigorous and hard-to-beat model yet.

You can check out chapter two of the Truckumentary, called “The Quarterback,” here at the official YouTube channel, as well as catch up on chapter one.

The 2016 Nissan Titan won’t hit dealerships until late 2015, so until then, visit us at Jim Harte Nissan to see what models we have available.

The Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow: Born To Safely Haul Passengers

NV200 Taxis nissan taxi of tomorrowMark your calendar. Beginning April 20th, the world will never be the same. Especially if you live in NYC and drive a taxi or ride in one on a regular basis. That’s the day that the Taxi of Tomorrow will take over the streets of the City That Never Sleeps.

 

Taxi of Tomorrow refers to a program that will see “most retiring taxis to be replaced with the Nissan NV200 and will significantly increase the number of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the fleet,” according to the Daily News Journal.

 

The Nissan NV200 rolls of the presses ready to go with the front seat/rear seat partition already installed. This is a safer way to go about things because with after market modifications, there is always the possibility of failure in the event of an accident.

 

The NV200 isn’t the only choice for yellow taxis in NYC. Guidelines stipulate that as long as retiring taxis are replaced by a hybrid or some other sort of wheelchair-accessible vehicle, then everything is cool. Otherwise, firms will need to pick up the Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow.  But, why wouldn’t they?

2015 Nissan Sentra Offers Enhanced Value at an Affordable Price

Enhanced value at an affordable priceNissan’s popular Sentra is now on sale as a 2015 model and offers enhanced value at an affordable price.

Base level pricing for the sedan begins at $16,480 while the starting price of the popular Sentra SV Xtronic is listed at $18,300.

Enhanced value at an affordable price“For 2015, the Sentra lineup has been simplified and we’ve added value to all grades,” said Derrick Hatami, vice president of U.S. Sales for Nissan North America. “The Sentra’s most popular trim, the SV, now comes standard with great features such as RearView Monitor, Bluetooth, USB port that we are certain Sentra buyers will enjoy. SV also includes Nissan Intelligent Key® [Nissan’s keyless entry and push button start technology], which our primary competitors do not offer at this price point.”

In addition to the increased standard features the 2015 Sentra includes, the vehicle is available in four new exterior paint colors as well – Titanium, Red Alert (available for the SR trim), Cayenne Red, and Fresh Powder.

For more information on the 2015 Sentra and Nissan’s value pricing, stop by Jim Harte Nissan today.

Nissan Titan Truckumentary Reveals a Rich and Proud History

To know where Nissan is going with the new generation of Titan, Nissan wants you to know where it has been. In Chapter One of the Nissan Titan Truckumentary, that’s exactly what the filmmakers do.

Product Planner Brent Hagan first tells us about the Nissan manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, the “quintessential rural area.” Nissan’s arrival in the area “meant everything to those people,” Hagan tells us. This was where America’s first Nissan was built.

 

Next, Hagan guides us through the history of Nissan trucks. It all started with the Datsun 1200 in 1960. A big milestone in Nissan truck development came in 1967 with the Nissan Patrol. The model was “more powerful than anything else in the segment” and provided “unwatched durability.” Hagan finally shares Nissan’s off-road truck racing heritage.

 

At Jim Harte Nissan, Chapter One had a powerful impact on us, and it made a resounding statement: the new Nissan Titan was not created in a vacuum. It is a truck that is just as rich and proud as its history.

Nissan Le Mans Racing Team Will Feature Olympian Chris Hoy

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy recently announced he would be joining the Nissan race team at the 2015 European Le Mans series. Though many of you might be familiar with Hoy as one of the world’s most successful Olympic cyclists, you might not know he’s proved himself to be quite a racecar driver at the British GT Championship. Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we couldn’t be happier to have him behind the wheel to show-off the best of Nissan engineering.

The European Le Mans series is a precursor to the world-renowned 24 hour Le Mans race event. It is not only a high-endurance race, but it features high-performance racing as well. According to Nissan, Hoy will be driving in a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3, which features the latest in Nissan engineering technology. The Nissan Le Mans Racing Team also has Charlie Robertson as a driver.

“I’m delighted to be stepping up to race in the European Le Mans series for Nissan next year,” said Hoy. “This takes me another step closer to my motorsport dream of competing at Le Mans.”

Thanks to this partnership, Hoy will also become the voice of Nissan during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With his knack for high-speed competition and Nissan’s prototype racecar, we’d be surprised if Hoy didn’t make the podium at both the Games and the world-famous Le Mans Race.

More Than 35,000 Fans at the Nismo Festival Make It a Roaring Success

Fans at the Nismo Festival

NISMO Concept

More than 35,000 Nissan fans attended the Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway, helping it becoming a roaring success—literally.

The festival honored the 30th anniversary of Nismo, Nissan’s performance and motorsport division.The celebration featured new and classic cars alike in numerous events like the Historic Car Demo Run, the Nissan GT-R Presige Cup, the Z-Challenge Exhibition Race, the Historic Car Exhibition Race, the Nismo Synchro Performance Show, and many, many more.

One of the last events of the day was the greatest of them all—the Road to Le Mans. It looked back at Nissan’s history in the famous competition with a parade of the classic Nissan R91CP, R390 GT1, and R391 and hyped the automaker’s return for next year’s season.

In closing, Nismo CEO Shoichi Miyatani expressed his gratitude for the support of the fans.

“I would like to express our deep appreciation to you all for your support,” he said. “We managed to bring home the GT500 championship this year, the 30th anniversary of NISMO…next year I’m determined to also take home the championship in the GT300, as well as achieve a great deal of success overseas.”

Like fans at the Nismo Festival, we at Jim Harte Nissan are excited for Nismo’s future.

Nissan Rolls Out “No Charge to Charge” LEAF Charging Stations in Atlanta

Nissan has recently added Atlanta to its network of “No Charge to Charge” stations. This comes as Nissan hopes to encourage sales of its electric Nissan Leaf nationwide by offering free and convenient charging stations for Leaf owners on the go.

No Charge to Charge provides Nissan Leaf owners with two years of no-cost public charging at the twelve or so quick chargers located throughout Atlanta. The News Wheel reported the deal became available November 24th, but is retroactive and applies to all new LEAF owners and lessees in Atlanta who drove their LEAF off the lot beginning November 1st.

“Atlanta is America’s biggest market for LEAF, and access to free public charging can enhance the convenience of driving an electric car and motivate additional consumers to make the switch to Nissan LEAF,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “As the top-selling electric car brand, Nissan is actively working with key partners to ramp up charging infrastructure in Metro Atlanta to make more charging options available for the thousands of area LEAF owners.”

Additional cities that already offer No Charge to Charge LEAF charging stations include San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Additionally, Nissan has committed to adding at least 12 more cities to the list by the end of next year.

There has never been a better time to go electric! Stop by Jim Harte Nissan today to learn more and test drive a Nissan Leaf for yourself.