Top Compact Car in 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study: 2015 Nissan Sentra

In recent news, the 2015 Nissan Sentra was ranked the Top Compact Car in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The study, now in its 29th year, is driven by owner feedback and serves as an important benchmark for new vehicle quality. Quality is calculated based on responses from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees who were surveyed after 90 days of ownership. Scores are determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, which means a lower score reflects higher quality. “In the very competitive segment of compact sedans, Sentra continues to separate itself with a strong combination of quality, safety, value, style and more,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. The 2015 Nissan Sentra is widely praised by industry experts and drivers alike for its fuel-efficient engine, next-generation Xtronic transmission, high fuel economy, elegant, modern and refined styling, spacious and comfortable interior with ample rear-seat legroom, dynamic safety technology and excellent selection of features.
URL: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2015-nissan-sentra-named-top-compact-car-in-j-d-power-2015-initial-quality-study-iqs

2016 Nissan Maxima SR Bests Field of Luxury Sports Sedans in Certified Testing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

You’ve probably come to expect quite a bit from the highly anticipated 2016 Nissan Maxima, but even we didn’t see this coming. The redesigned Maxima went head-to-head with some of the top sports sedans in the world, including the BMW 328i, Acura TLX and Audi A4 2.0T Quattro — and bested them all. The test track challenge was performed by an independent third-party organization at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The laps were completed along the 1.8-mile West Loop, with the Maxima finishing nearly a full second faster than the BMW and more than two seconds faster than the Acura and Audi.


LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2016-nissan-maxima-sr-bests-field-of-luxury-sports-sedans-in-certified-testing-at-buttonwillow-raceway-park

The 2018 Nissan GT-R Will Use a Twin-Turbo V6 and Electric Motor to Make Over 700 Hp

The Nissan GT-R is making strides once again, this time under the hood. 2018 may be a couple of years away, but we already know that the year’s model will feature a powerful twin-turbo V6 engine paired with an electric motor. With a combined 700 horsepower and an all-wheel drive layout, the roar of the engine is uniquely paired with agile handling. But such precise engineering comes with a price. The latest model year GT-Rs cost $101,770 (Gold Edition) and $111,510 (Black Edition), respectively; so it’s safe to assume drivers will be paying quite a bit more to drive the 2018 version.


LINK: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2018-nissan-gt-r-performance-specs-news-rumors/

Nissan “TITAN Truckumentary” Chapter 5: Heart of Cold

The latest episode of the Titan Truckumentary is here! Each espisode is a behind-the-scenes look at the truck development series that tracks engineers performing different tests on the next generation Nissan Titan. This particular episodes lowers the temp on the Titan by covering a variety of cold weather concerns. Engineer Craig Pike notes the significance of the tests in illuminating the “kinds of things …. we could never simulate on the track in Arizona.”


LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/channels/us-united-states-nissan-titan-truckumentary/releases/nissan-titan-truckumentary-chapter-5-heart-of-cold

Nissan Launches Production of New Maxima

Nissan’s flagship sedan has been launched! The employees who assembled the eighth-generation Nissan Maxima were led through the plant by the Tennessee State University marching band which the Maxima was unveiled under a show of lights, music and confetti. It was billed as the world’s largest indoor parade. “When Nissan came to Tennessee more than 30 years ago, there were almost no auto jobs in the state,” Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican said, said. “Three decades later,” Alexander said, “about one-third of our manufacturing jobs are auto-related, auto suppliers have located in 80 counties and our family incomes are higher. I want to thank Nissan for providing opportunities for thousands of talented Tennesseans.”


LINK: http://www.dnj.com/story/money/business/2015/04/21/nissan-maxima-production-launch/26151017/

Video Report: Nissan Driver Attention Alert Helps Combat Drowsy Driving With Innovative System

The sixth of April is “Drowsy Driving Awareness Day.” Nissan took note of the fact that studies show that drowsy driving may be involved in more than 20 percent of all fatal crashes, which is why Nissan’s new Driver Attention Alert system is changing the game. The new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) will be available on the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover and the upcoming 2016 Nissan Maxima sedan. Nissan’s Driver Attention Alert system is intended to address potential driver fatigue and inattention.

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/video-report-nissan-driver-attention-alert-helps-combat-drowsy-driving-with-innovative-system

Nissan Announces $32,410 Starting MSRP for All-New 2016 Maxima, Along with Pre-Sale Reservation Program

Nissan recently revealed the pricing for the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima, not long after its world-debut at the New York International Auto Show. This “four-door sports car” is scheduled to begin showing up in showrooms nationwide at the start of summer. With a starting MSRP of only $32,410, the eighth-generation of Nissan’s iconic Maxima will be lower, longer and lighter. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with engines assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.


LINK:
http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/Nissan-Announces-32-410-starting-msrp-for-all-new-2016-maxima-along-with-pre-sale-reservation-program

Nissan Hints at Future Subcompact Hatch

Unveiled recently at the Geneva Auto Show was Nissan’s vision of a subcompact hatchback: the Sway concept. The Nissan Sway features a panoramic floating roof, an aggressive and sporty wedgelike front end, and a back end that nearly crosses the line into crossover status. Says Nissan global design chief Shiro Nakamura: “Think of it as almost a small Murano.”


LINK: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150316/OEM03/303169968/nissan-hints-at-future-subcompact-hatch

Nissan Rogue Named One of the “10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000″ By Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

Thanks to notable features like its available third row seat, Around View Monitor, NissanConnect with Navigation and mobile apps, the 2015 Nissan Rogue has been named one of the “10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $25,000.” “In what has been a brutal 2014 to 2015 winter for many across the country, the importance of having a reliable all-wheel drive vehicle is as high as ever,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “Featuring Advanced Ride Control, Active Trace Control and Active Engine Braking — among many other features with a premium look and feel, Rogue is a solid entry in the marketplace. We are ecstatic that the Rogue has been recognized by Kelley Blue Book.”

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-rogue-named-one-of-the-10-best-all-wheel-drive-vehicles-under-25-000-by-kelley-blue-book-s-kbb-com

Future Classic: Nissan 240SX

Although it goes by many different names worldwide, one thing about the Nissan 240SX is clear — its popularity. Produced from 1989 until the summer of 1998, the 240SX was a favorite among car enthusiasts. Since the car’s appearance in the 2001 film “The Fast and the Furious,” many drivers have turned to the Nissan classic for its power and driveability. Its wide wheelbase and stiff suspension makes drifting easy and tire replacement common. While the sport of drifting has seen an increase in popularity, prices for the 240SX have steadily increased as well. Kelley Blue Book’s Collectors Edition currently has 240SXs listed for as much as $8,250.

LINK: http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/cars-future-classic-nissan-240sx-022415

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