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.

Best Practices for Driving in the Snow

driving in the snowForget “winter is coming.” Winter is here. And along with the joys of the first snow, spending time with your family, and giving amazing gifts to loved ones comes one of the worst things about the colder months: driving in the snow. Perhaps you’re an old pro, but if you’re a new or nervous driver, tackling snowy roads can be a real nightmare. At Jim Harte Nissan, we’ve put together these tips to help you learn the best practices for driving in the snow.

  1. Slow down! You might like to drive like a bat out of hell in nice weather (although we don’t recommend that ever), but in the snow you really need to relax and take it easy. Your stopping distance is greater on snowy or icy roads, and the faster you go, the longer it’ll take you to stop, making an accident much more likely.
  2. Be visible. Even if you can see just fine, turn on your headlights when it’s snowing. You want to make sure that oncoming traffic sees you well before they pass you. A good rule of thumb is to turn your headlights on whenever your windshield wipers are on—that goes for rain as well as snow.
  3. Stay behind snow plows. Snow plow drivers have limited visibility as it is, and you passing them and spraying ice or snow onto their windshields can make it even worse. Additionally, the road is likely to be in much worse condition ahead of the snow plow than behind. Stay back, and keep your distance.
  4. Brake correctly. Drivers whose cars have standard brakes should pump them gently when they want to come to a stop. If your car has anti-lock brakes (and most modern cars do), apply steady pressure to the brakes instead. No matter which types of brakes you have, always start braking well in advance of where you plan on stopping.
  5. Be prepared. If disaster strikes and your car breaks down in inclement weather, you’ll want to be fully prepared. Before heading out in snowy weather, make sure you’ve packed an emergency kit containing a shovel, a flashlight, energy bars, water, a blanket, socks, hats, mittens, and a first-aid kit. If there’s anything else you can think of that you’d need in an emergency while driving in the snow, make sure that’s packed too.

From all of us here at Jim Harte Nissan, we wish you a safe and warm winter, and we hope our tips for driving in the snow will prove useful in the coming months.

Nissan Canadian Sales Surpass 100,000

Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we love to celebrate achievements for our brand, and on November 13th, 2014, a new achievement was reached: 100,000 Nissan Canadian sales. This number was reached in just over 10 months, and makes Nissan the fastest-growing automotive company in Canada.

 

The Nissan Group achieved this with specific marketing tailored especially for Canadians, as well as support from their dealers and a very strong product line, designed specifically for Canada. This “represents a 27% year-over increase.”

Cars such as the Nissan LEAF did especially well, with sales up by 122%. 918 Canadians chose zero-emissions this year. However the Nissan Rogue crossover took the cake this year as the top-selling product from Nissan. 24,359 Rogues were sold to Canadians this year, a 76% increase from last year’s numbers.

 

The Versa Note, as well as the new Nissan Micra also did exceptionally well, growing Nissan in the subcompact niche by 76%.

 

Jim Harte Nissan would like to congratulate the Nissan Group and help to make Nissan as beloved in America as it is in Canada.

Nissan Premieres Wounded Warrior Project Film Based in Alaskan Wilderness

Last week, Nissan paid a special tribute to the United States Armed Forces and veterans everywhere by releasing a brand new Wounded Warrior Project Film. The short movie titled “Project Titan” follows two Wounded Warrior Project alumni, David Guzman and Kevin McMahon, as they travel through the Alaskan wilderness in a Nissan Titan. This adventure is part of Nissan’s Project Titan, which asked consumers to help build the perfect truck for this adventure.

“When David Guzman and Kevin McMahon set out on this adventure, it was our goal to capture the excitement in a way that would truly represent the enthusiastic spirit of these American heroes alongside one of the toughest trucks on the planet,” said Fred Diaz, US senior vice president of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “After months of preparation and diligent work, we’ve done just that in the form of this episode. We’re ecstatic to have the opportunity to launch this on Veterans Day as a way to thank and honor Kevin and David, who serve as outstanding representatives for all Wounded Warrior Project Alumni.”

The film is available now on Hulu, XBOX Live, and the Nissan YouTube channel. It also aired on the History2 Channel on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. Guzman and McMahon made it through harsh weather conditions, difficult terrain, and a variety of obstacles throughout the adventure in the specially-equipped Titan.

If you are hoping to create the perfect Nissan Titan for your own adventure, make sure you stop in to Jim Harte Nissan today to see what options are available!