2016 Nissan Titan the warriors truck

For 2016, the Nissan Titan will be redesigned to focus on the term “macho” rather than “stylish.” The team at Nissan looks to capitalize on its mythological name and embrace the likeness in both its marketing message and design. The Titan’s newly styled front grille is said to have the suggestions of a Roman warrior’s protective nose piece. Part of the new image can also be seen under the hood, in the form of a Cummins 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 engine. “I’m seeing the truck as a machine,” said Randy Rodriguez, one of Nissan’s star designers, “but it has a human quality about it. It has muscle and power.”


LINK: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150126/OEM04/301269983/with-titan-nissan-aims-for-white-space-below-biggest-pickups

“Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover”

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance recently named the 2015 Nissan Murano the “Best New/Redesigned Midsize Crossover.” The honor was given in the publication’s annual 2015 Best Value Awards, which looks at which new models have the best value. The winners are determined by Kiplinger’s editors, who review and rank vehicles based on price, performance, value, safety, roominess and driving impressions. The Murano features a premium interior, a unique car-like styling and useful technology, all of which “provide drivers with an undeniable sense of comfort, style and innovation,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-murano-named-best-new-redesigned-midsize-crossover-in-kiplinger-s-2015-best-value-awards

Charging Your Nissan Leaf Will Soon be a lot Easier

Nissan recently announced that they will be adding 1,100 quick-charging stations in the U.S. for electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF by April 1st, 2016. “Access to quick chargers that can provide about 80 percent charge to a Nissan Leaf battery in less than 30 minutes has proved to increase our owner satisfaction and get more buyers to consider the benefits of an all-electric car,” said Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and infrastructure deployment, in a company statement.
LINK: http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/12523/20150128/charging-your-nissan-leaf-just-got-a-lot-easier.htm

Nissan TITAN XD’s Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel Two-Stage Turbocharger

The 2015 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup finally made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. This impressive pickup features a unique Cummins M²™ Two-Stage Turbocharger engine and is engineered to work at both high and low engine speeds. “We are excited to have Cummins as a partner to launch the new TITAN XD. The Indiana-made Cummins 5.0L V8 is a perfect fit for our truck that was designed in California, engineered in Detroit, and will be assembled in Mississippi,” said Rich Miller, chief product specialist, TITAN, Nissan North America, Inc.
LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/animation-nissan-titan-xd-s-cummins-5-0l-v8-turbo-diesel-two-stage-turbocharger

Reports: 250-Mile LEAF Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

Perhaps the biggest task Nissan has been faced with is increasing the range of its LEAF model. The current generation of the Nissan LEAF boasts a range of 84 miles, but according to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, that number may soon change. Ghosn hints that the 250-mile LEAF is closer than we think, which would nearly triple the current range. An unnamed Nissan engineer echoed the figure and said the new battery is both lighter and less expensive to manufacture. Currently, the Nissan LEAF is in its best sales year to date.
LINK: http://thenewswheel.com/reports-250-mile-leaf-coming-sooner-rather-later/

CNET Sees New Nissan Murano as Premium-Feeling, Outrageously Styled

The new Nissan Murano has produced a dramatic shift from its previous style. A new swoopier design and premium interior make the Murano considerably more stylish. Although some believe the infotainment screen is somewhat outdated, CNET claims the Murano is still a pretty good car. The simplicity of operation and lack of buttons both serve as selling points to many buyers. The Murano doesn’t have to rely on its looks, but they certainly stand out.
LINK: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/12/cnet-sees-new-nissan-murano-as-premium.html

Nissan, NBC & Adam Levine Launch “Red Thumb Day” to Urge Drivers to Stop Texting and Driving

U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year. These crashes cause a half-million injuries and take 6,000 lives annually. To help raise the visibility of this critical issue, Nissan has partnered with NBC Universal and Adam Levine to promote “Red Thumb Day” – inspired by “Red Thumb Reminder,” a program created by Steve Babcock of EVB advertising. Marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to not text and drive.

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-nbc-adam-levine-launch-red-thumb-day-to-urge-drivers-to-stop-texting-and-driving?page=2&query

Nissan Titan Truckumentary Looks Back Through the Brand’s Trucks

Nissan promised us more of its Titan Truckumentary, and now we finally have it. This new set-the-stage episode surveys the brand’s truck history in the US — from the 1960 Datsun 1 200, one of the first vehicles it sold, to the first truck it manufactured in 1983 in Smyrna, TN, the nineties Hardbody and the 1999 SUT Concept.

LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/25/nissan-titan-truckumentary-video/

Nissan Murano Production Fires up in America for First Time

The third-generation Murano has now begun production at the company’s Canton, MS factory. “The strategic investments that Nissan has made in Canton serve as a testament to the flexibility, efficiency and talent of our workforce and suppliers,” said John Martin, Nissan’s boss for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing. “In Canton, we build high-quality vehicles that compete and win globally, and the bold new Murano will build on that reputation.”

LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/07/nissan-murano-production-canton-official-video/

Fully Restored Video: Craigslist 1996 Nissan Maxima Completed

Last year, Luke Aker, the owner of a 1996 Nissan Maxima, posted his car on Craigslist for the price of $1,400. To make his ad stand out from the others, Luke created an incredible one-minute film, showcasing the “finer” points of the sedan. Nissan happened to see the ad, and thought it was so clever that they decided to buy back the car from Luke. After much deliberation, Nissan decided to fully restore the 1996 Maxima and then take it one step further and make a second video with Luke once again at the helm. The new video, “Luxury Restored,” is now available for viewing on the Nissan Youtube Channel.

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/fully-restored-video-craigslist-1996-nissan-maxima-completed


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