We’ve seen Nissan’s Autonomous Drive in action before, but we’ve never seen it like this. In the past, it was limited to self-parking technology or the ability to go around a track in a controlled environment.
This time, Nissan took a self-driving LEAF to the public roads, where it operated fully automatically on the highway. Journalists witnessed the tests and later had the opportunity to partake in the experience themselves.
Nissan believes the technology is still in its infant stage but hopes to have it ready for commercially viable vehicles by 2020. Currently, prototypes equipped with the Autonomous Drive system can detect road conditions and automatically operate the car’s main controls such as steering, braking, and acceleration. They can even operate in full automatic mode on the highway, merge into traffic, change lanes, and stay at a safe distance from other cars.
A future of self-driving cars means people will have more time to perform other tasks instead of spending hours focusing on the road. Though it should be said that this efficiency isn’t limited to the Autonomous Drive—after all, the Nissan LEAF itself is all about electric efficiency and zero-emission mobility. And you can find it right here at Jim Harte Nissan.
The 2014 Nissan Xterra is now available at Nissan dealerships in the US, and will be available here at Jim Harte Nissan soon! In the meantime, check out the details on the 2014 Xterra below.
Pricing for the 2014 Nissan Xterra will range from $23,110 up to $31,090,* which is a pretty good deal when you consider everything the Xterra has to offer. In addition to the overall power, utility and value for which the Xterra is known, the 2014 model will feature several enhancements in three unique trim levels: X, S and PRO-4X. For example, the S and PRO-4X trims will feature new 16-inch aluminum alloy wheel designs, while push-type HVAC controls have been added to the X trim. The 2014 Xterra will also feature new Hyper Silver paint for the grille and underguard, as well as heated front seats on the PRO-4X. Enhancements have been made to the NissanConnect(SM) system as well, and the interior of the 2014 Xterra features several additional conveniences, such as steering wheel audio controls.
Take a look at the table below to see more specific pricing for the 2014 Nissan Xterra:
The Nissan Maxima is one of Nissan’s oldest ongoing nameplates; however, it began with a completely different name. In 1977, the Nissan name was still in the future and the company was going by Datsun. That year, it introduced a large full-size sedan called the 810.
Right from the start the 810 was a hit and received high praise from many who drove it. By 1980, the 810 was a solid success and this is where the Maxima name began. It was initially an upper trim on the 810 and by 1982 the Maxima name came to stand alone. 1982 was also the same year that Datsun became Nissan.
Over the years styling trends have changed and technology has improved, and the Maxima has always been leading the charge, whether it was switching to front-wheel-drive or installing more efficient engines.
The Maxima is currently in its eighth generation, which began with the 2009 model year. It is now more luxurious than ever and is available in two trims, the 3.5S and SV.
Not many automakers have models that last for more than 30 years, so we know that Nissan must be doing something right with the Maxima. Here’s to another 37 years of the beloved Nissan Maxima!
The 2013 Nissan JUKE tied for 4th in Edmunds.com’s “Top 13 Crossovers With the Best Highway Fuel Economy for 2013.”
Are you one of those people that hates to buy gas? There probably isn’t anyone (or at least any normal people) who would say they like buying gas, but there are definitely some that loathe the task more than others. If you’re one of those people, we’ve got some great recommendations on Nissan vehicles that will help minimize your gas-buying experiences. Take a look at the rankings below from Edmunds.com to see which Nissan vehicles are ranked for fuel-efficiency in a variety of categories.
Electric Vehicle—Nissan LEAF
“Best Cars If You Hate To Buy Gas” (tied for #6)
Crossover—2013 Nissan JUKE
“Top 13 Crossovers With the Best Highway Fuel Economy for 2013” (tied for #4)
Coupe—2013 Nissan Altima
“Top 10 Coupes With the Best Highway Fuel Economy for 2013” (tied for #6)
Sedan—2013 Nissan Versa and 2013 Nissan Sentra
“Top 13 Sedans With the Best Highway Fuel Economy for 2013” (tied for #8)
Truck—2013 Nissan Frontier
“Top 11 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2013” (tied for #2)
As you can see, Nissan offers fuel-efficient vehicles to suit the preferences of any customer, whether you’re looking for a crossover, car of truck. We offer each of these fuel-efficient vehicles here at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco, NY. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 888-690-4108.
The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue, which goes on sale this month in the U.S., will feature NissanConnect™ connected car service system. This system combines hands-free technology with your smartphone an optional touch-screen display to keep you and your vehicle connected to the outside world.
“As demand for in-vehicle connectivity systems continues to grow, Nissan is taking the lead in providing affordable, use-friendly technology under the NissanConnect™ banner with critical core vehicles such as the 2014 Nissan Rogue, Altima, Sentra and Versa Note,” said Nissan North America’s vice president of Product Planning, Pierre Loing. “We expect more than 1.5 million Nissan vehicles will be connected by 2015, with our cloud-based model allowing for periodic updates and the launch of new apps throughout ownership of the vehicles.”
Will you be taking the 2014 Rogue for a test drive when it’s released later this month? Call us at Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco to find out when we’ll have the 2014 Rogue available, or check the New Inventory page on our website.
Back in July, we wrote about Nissan’s Your Door to More contest, which asked fans to create a video using Instagram or Vine about what they love while featuring the Nissan Versa Note. Nissan recently announced the winners of this contest, and the results are pretty cool! Take a look at a few of the winning videos below:
“There are a lot of really creative people using Vine and Instagram,” said Jon Brancheau, Nissan North America’s vice president of Marketing. “We’re still trying to figure out the smoke and mirrors used to create several of the videos. This was a good social media experiment and a great way for Nissan to promote the all-new Versa Note.”
The Versa Note’s next social media venture is the Passion Genome. Participation is available through Facebook or PassionGenome.com, where you can see your passions illustrated in a “Passion Portrait.” Those who create their Passion Portrait and share it on Facebook or Twitter using #MyPassionPortrait will also be entered for a chance to win one of eight $1,000 gift cards from Amazon.com!
For more information about the Nissan Versa Note, visit our website at JimHarteNissan.com.
During the entire month of October, we’re holding the Jim Harte Nissan Fall Line Event! During this event, we’re offering special pricing on some of the newest models in our inventory.
Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we want each of our customers to get the quality, power and performance they deserve in a new vehicle for a price that works. Please watch the videos below to find out more about the great prices we’re offering during the Fall Line Event.
2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Sentra
2013 Nissan Rogue
These offers are only available on a limited number of vehicles for the remainder of the month, so come visit us at Jim Harte Nissan soon! You can visit our website to find out more about the services and specials we offer, or call us to schedule a test drive.
The 2013 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Japan took place earlier this month, and Nissan won the top prize! The Grand Prix was awarded to Nissan for the company’s Autonomous Drive technology, which was displayed during the exhibition in an autonomous Nissan LEAF.
CEATEC’s Grand Prix award winner is chosen by a panel of independent U.S. journalists working in the IT and consumer electronics fields. This panel evaluates each of the exhibits at CEATEC and considers their potential impact on the U.S. market, functionality, innovation, ability to meet new consumer needs, and more.
“Nissan’s Autonomous Drive technology will greatly benefit future society by reducing traffic accidents and fatalities, preventing traffic congestion and contributing to a reduction in environmental issues through improved fuel economy,” stated the panel that awarded the Grand Prix to Nissan.
Want to see the Autonomous Drive LEAF in action for yourself? Check it out here:
Are you excited about the future of Autonomous Drive vehicles? Let us at Jim Harte Nissan know in the comments section below.
Pricing is now available for the 2014 Nissan Murano, which means it will be available at Jim Harte Nissan soon! Take a look at the table below to see the pricing for each of the Murano’s trim levels.
Murano S FWD
Murano SV FWD
Murano SL FWD
Murano LE FWD
Murano S AWD
Murano SV AWD
Murano SL AWD
Murano LE AWD
Additional packages are also available for the 2014 Murano, including a special Value Package for the Murano SV that features navigation, Bose® audio system, power liftgate and Bluetooth® Streaming Audio.
The 2014 Nissan Murano features advanced technologies that will make your driving experience safe and convenient such as Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection. Additionally, interior features such as a Dual Panel power moonroof, RearView monitor, 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, and a 7-inch color monitor make the Murano both comfortable and convenient for both drivers and passengers.
Source: Nissan Image Library
Look for the 2014 Nissan Murano at Jim Harte Nissan soon. Call or visit us with any questions or to hear more details.