Win a 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue, or 370Z in New Summer Sweepstakes

You could win a 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue, or 370Z in New Summer Sweepstakes!

You could win a 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue, or 370Z in New Summer Sweepstakes!

Nissan has announced a new sweepstakes that will keep us all excited through the end of the summer, the 2014 Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes. This contest will help add a bit of fun to routine automotive maintenance and give you the chance to win a 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue, or 370Z.

The contest runs until September 30 and is open to all Nissan owners and lessees. To enter, you need either your vehicle’s VIN or a PIN number found on Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes mailers and promotional items. Then, fill out the registration form and you are good to go. You could win one of hundreds of instant prizes.

“Vehicle maintenance rarely tops the list of preferred activities for any owner. Our Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes brings new life and excitement to ownership and highlights the importance of regular service,” said Kent O’Hara, Vice President, Aftersales, Nissan North America, in a statement. “Nissan is committed to customer and vehicle service excellence. With factory-trained technicians, advanced diagnostics and genuine parts and service as their pillars, dealers pledge to provide an unparalleled customer experience to each and every owner.”

After you enter the sweepstakes, thank your Nissan by giving it some overdue attention by scheduling a service appointment at Jim Harte Nissan. And, who knows, maybe in a couple of months, you’ll be picking up your grand prize Nissan Altima, Rogue, or 370Z right on our showroom floor.

100.7 WHUD’s Baby of the Month

100.7 WHUD Baby of the Month

100.7 WHUD Baby of the Month

Along with our partner 100.7 WHUD, we’d like to congratulate Leeann Basler and Nils Moran of Peekskill, who welcomed son Keegan William Moran into the world on June 10th at Hudson Valley Hospital!

As 100.7 WHUD’s Baby of the Month, Keegan will receive a $250 gift card from us here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mount Kisco. Each month, 100.7 WHUD honors one recent Hudson Valley newborn as their Baby of the Month. The winner is featured on their Baby of the Month webpage.

Participating hospitals include:

Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Peekskill
Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco
Nyack Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
Phelps Memorial Hospital
Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel
Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie
Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla

If your newborn was born at one of these participating hospitals, and you’d like to submit your baby as a future 100.7 WHUD Baby of the Month, fill out and submit the entry form, found here.

If you are looking for a reliable, safe car for your growing family, stop by Jim Harte Nissan and check out the 2014 Nissan Rogue, which has earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s top safety score of “Good” in every one of their tests.

Nissan Self-Driving Technologies to Come Fast and Furious this Decade

nissan self-driving technologies

The Nissan Motor Company has firmly planted itself as a leader in the race to create the world’s first autonomous vehicle, committing to bringing a self-driving car to the roads by the end of this decade. However, that sort of massive, gear-shifting invention doesn’t just happen overnight; there are many steps from where we are now to fully autonomous cars. So, it makes sense that Nissan has announced several new self-driving technologies that you can expect to see show up in vehicles in the coming years.

Two of these technologies, the “traffic-jam pilot” and “multiple lane controls,” will show up in vehicles as early as 2018. The traffic-jam pilot helps self-driving cars navigate busy highways, while the multiple lane controls, as the name suggests, helps vehicles maneuver around lanes and road hazards. Plus, by 2016, all of Nissan’s vehicles will come with a fully automated parking system.

“Before the end of the decade, we will introduce intersection autonomy, enabling vehicles to negotiate city crossroads without driver intervention,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we’re excited to see these new Nissan self-driving technologies roll out this decade, but we’re also excited to introduce you to your all-new Nissan vehicle, so come see us today.

Third-Generation Nissan Murano Debuts for 2015

This 2014 Nissan Murano will soon be followed by the third-generation Nissan Murano!

This 2014 Nissan Murano will soon be followed by the third-generation Nissan Murano!

The third-generation Nissan Murano will hit the market very soon as a 2015 model, continuing and improving the formula that’s made the Murano one of Nissan’s most popular models since its original debut in 2003! In fact, with its all new design, improved powertrain, and excellent technology options, the third-generation Nissan Murano is poised to capture even more of the crossover market in 2015!

The new Murano’s look is certainly influenced by the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle, which was designed specifically to point to the future possibilities of vehicle design. The 2015 Murano is a “highly sculptural, highly emotional design” that looks “to capture the breathtaking spirit and artistry of the first Murano,” according to Post Crescent.

The 2015 Murano will come in four trims—S, SV, SL, and Platinum—and will be powered by a 3.5L V6 engine. That engine pairs to the Xtronic automatic transmission and can be affixed with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It all adds up to 260 horsepower, 240 lb-ft of torque, and even a 20% jump in fuel efficiency.

Finally, on the inside, you can enjoy awesome features like Zero Gravity seats, which are inspired by NASA technology! And even the Quick Comfort heated rear seats feature. No matter where you sit in the 2015 Nissan Murano, you’ll be riding in style. So come see us today at Jim Harte Nissan!

Updates Revealed for the 2015 Nissan Vehicle Lineup

2015 Nissan Vehicle Lineup

Nissan recently released its 2015 model lineup, including important news about updates to specific vehicles in the brand’s lineup. However, the most intriguing news to come from the release is not an upgrade, but an absence—the Nissan Cube is not currently included on the 2015 lineup. A Nissan spokesperson told Motor Trend, “All I can confirm for now is that it’s currently available through model year 2014.”

Perhaps Nissan has an exciting all-new SUV planned for us in the near future, but before we get into wild speculations, let’s see what else we can glean about the 2015 Nissan vehicle lineup. The Nissan Altima posts a small increase in fuel efficiency for the new year, and the Maxima, Nissan’s flagship sedan, will show up with a full redesign influenced by the exciting Nissan Sport Sedan concept.

The Nissan Murano will also receive a full redesign, proving that Nissan is making improvements all across their lineup. Plus, the Pathfinder will now include special technologies like a Blind Spot Warning and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system. Whether the Cube has been axed or not, whether we have another exciting new compact SUV to look forward to, there’s already plenty to be excited about when it comes to Nissan’s 2015 model year lineup. Check back with us here at Jim Harte Nissan for more info on all these new model year vehicles very soon.

4th of July Grilling Tips for Vegetables

Happy 4th of July and enjoy these great 4th of July tips for grilling vegetables!

Happy 4th of July and enjoy these great 4th of July tips for grilling vegetables!

The sweet smell of grilling is one of the great marks of summer.  When 4th of July comes around, it seems like everyone is firing up their grill.  Typically whenever people discuss grilling they stick to their basic meats: steak, hamburger, hot dog, and chicken.  Here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY, we have decided to mix it up, so here are some great 4th of July grilling tips for vegetables!

Any vegetable you can think of tastes great on the grill.  A vegetable kabob is an easy way to mix together vegetables.  You could put green, red, and yellow peppers on a kabob.  You could also add on onions, potatoes, mushrooms, squash, tomatoes, and any other vegetable you love.  To add a little sweetness, you could always add some pineapple.

Tips for Grilling Vegetables

  • Oil the vegetables
  • Sprinkle them with salt (or other seasoning)
  • Grill them over a lighter heat
  • Grill uncovered so that the smoke does not alter the taste of the vegetables
  • Clean your grill very well because any other food will greatly alter the taste of the vegetables

The last step is to enjoy!  We hope that these 4th of July grilling tips for vegetables helps you have a delicious cookout.  If you have any great tips or recipes, comment below and let us know!  Or better yet just stop in by and talk with us while you test drive a new Nissan!




#TBT : 1970 Datsun 240Z

2014 Nissan 370Z from the great line that started with the 1970 Datsun 240Z

2014 Nissan 370Z from the great line that started with the 1970 Datsun 240Z

Have you ever ridden or owned a Nissan Z?  That mostly covers everyone!  That is why we wanted to pay tribute with this Throw Back Thursday to the first Nissan Z model, the 1970 Datsun 240Z. The love of the Z models runs deep.  Already the seventh generation specs are coming out.  That’s right! The 2016 Nissan Z designs can already be seen.  There were rumors that the 2016 would be a recreation of the original 1970 Datsun 240Z, but it does not look like those rumors have panned out.  But that does not make us any less excited to see it! The 1970 Datsun 240Z was an incredibly fast car with the ability to go from zero to sixty seconds in under eight seconds.  Needless to say it was the 1970 Datsun 240Z that changed Americans opinions of Japanese made cars forever. As cheesy as the saying is…time really does fly.  Just yesterday the 1970 Datsun 240Z was driving off the lots and now we are anxiously awaiting the seventh generation 2016 Nissan Z!  Come to Jim Harre Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY to test drive you future 2014 Nissan 370Z!

Taxi of Tomorrow: Nissan NV200

This famous clip from Midnight Cowboy encompasses so many people’s experiences with taxis.  This same scene is recreated in multiple movies, including Miss Congeniality.  This just goes to show how widely this sentiment is shared.  Nissan is partnered with NYC to try to change this mentality to taxis in NYC through the Taxi of Tomorrow Program.

Nissan NV200 for Taxi of Tomorrow

If you remember a couple of months ago at the end of last year (Dec. 13, 2013), we posted a blog called “Nissan Aims for Less Congested NYC with NV200 Taxis.”  This blog describes how Nissan won the contract to provide all of the taxis for NYC.  And to begin this new partnership, Nissan would be loaning NYC six Nissan LEAFs to use as electric cars for a year, to test the idea of electric taxis.

Since that blog, there was a law passed saying that NYC could not require all taxi cab drivers to purchase different cabs, but since then there has been a repeal!  Cab drivers will be given three to five years to purchase a Nissan NV200 minivan, which will be the official taxi for all 13,000 plus cabs in NYC.  This will help to add order to a sometimes chaotic traffic flow.  Taxi of Tomorrow will be coming soon with the Nissan NV200.

We here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY cannot wait to see Nissan NV200s roaming the streets next time we go to the city!

Jim Harte Nissan Rentals

Here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, New York, we want to provide you with a car for all situations.  For us, that includes our rental department: Nissan Rentals.   With summer quickly upon us, there are many reasons to come to Jim Harte Nissan for a rental.

Summer is a time when college students come home by the bucket.  Many times when students come home for the summer, they are in desperate need of a car to visit friends or go to work, and usually that means they end up taking your car.  Instead of being left without a lift, rent a car from Jim Harte Nissan’s Rental Department!  There are monthly rental options available, which are perfect for when your college student is home for the summer.

2014 Rogue has a large cargo area for trips and can be found at Jim Harte Nissan Rentals.

2014 Rogue has a large cargo area for trips and can be found at Jim Harte Nissan Rentals.

Not only are kids coming home, but families are leaving homes for vacation during the summer as well.  If you are planning a vacation or an adventure, the Nissan Quest and Nissan Rogue are perfect vehicles!  The Nissan Quest has extra storage in the seatbacks of the driver and passenger seats, along with an XM satellite radio to provide good tunes for your whole trip.  The Nissan Rogue is a very comfortable ride with plenty of seating and a large cargo area, which makes it great for trips.

No matter the occasion, Jim Harte Nissan Rentals has the vehicle for you at a price that works!

Nissan Announces 2015 Versa Note Pricing

Are you looking for a spunky, yet roomy new hatchback that comes with a small sticker price? Then you must be looking for the 2015 Nissan Versa Note! Considered one of the most popular Nissan models after its successful debut in 2014, the Versa Note is back with a number of enhancements all for the low base price of $14,180.

After the addition of two new trim levels, the 2015 Versa Note offers a total of five different models—S, S Plus, SV, SR, and SL. With these trim levels come a high number of standard features that you can’t help but love, including a rear spoiler, suede-like seats, and NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, which is available on the SL trim level along with a 5-inch color display, RearView Monitor, and Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor for the highest—yet still reasonable— price tag of $17,960.

The 2015 Versa Note is currently on sale, so make sure you stop by Jim Harte Nissan today and see what the five trim levels have to offer!