Redesigned Nissan LEAF Details Promise Improved Power

Redesigned Nissan LEAF | Greenville, MS

The Nissan LEAF has been one of the most innovative electric vehicles in history. It led the way for people all across the country being able to make the switch to an EV. Now, Nissan is working hard to make its electric technology even better with an innovative new design.

Nissan unveiled an electric test vehicle that is equipped with dual motors and all-wheel drive. This gives the model more control and more power. In fact, the prototype produces about 304 horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the LEAF Plus is rated at 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

Along with its innovative powertrain configuration, the prototype also features independent brake control with regenerative braking on the rear wheels. This helps give the vehicle smoother braking.

Redesigned Nissan LEAF details suggested that this prototype will not become a production vehicle; however, a lot of the technology used on this model will make an appearance on the “next generation of Nissan EVs,” according to company representatives. This could include a new LEAF, a production version of the Ariya concept, large sedans, or even sports cars.

The current second-generation LEAF has an EPA-estimated driving range of about 226 miles on a fully charged battery. This should be more than enough for daily driving and even some road trips. You can find new and pre-owned Nissan LEAF inventory here at James Ceranti Nissan.

New Nissan Electric Vehicle Concept

2021 Nissan Ariya | Greenville, MS
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Last month, Nissan unveiled its newest electric vehicle concept, the Ariya, at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to reports, the new Nissan electric vehicle concept could make it into production as early as late 2021.

The Ariya will be the first real electric crossover SUV in the industry. Electric batteries are heavy so manufacturers have stuck to either making small, light cars to counter the weight or big heavy vehicles that can handle the extra poundage. This is the first small SUV with purely electric capabilities, and small crossover SUVs are what Americans want most right now.

The new Nissan will carry a dual electric motor that will add extra power and performance as well as all-wheel drive capabilities. That means a sportier ride, being able to go 0 to 60 in five seconds, while being able to go over 300 miles on a single charge, more than the current Nissan EV, the Leaf. That would put the Ariya in direct competition with Tesla models when it comes to range.

The size is practical, with interior space similar to the Murano. Inside, you’ll find features like a 12.3 horizontal touch-screen display, smartphone recognition features, and Nissan’s ProPilot driver assistance system.

While the Ariya’s future is not yet set in stone, the Nissan Leaf has been a hit in the U.S. since its introduction at the beginning of the decade. Come see Nissan’s lineup today at James Ceranti Nissan.

Affordable Things to Do Near Greenville

Things to do near Greenville | Greenville, MSThere are many ways you can save money, like buying a used Nissan at James Ceranti Nissan or doing free activities in the area. From local events to historic landmarks, there are many places you can visit to spend an afternoon without breaking the bank. Check out any one of these things to do near Greenville.

Lake Chicot State Park

According to Trip Advisor users, you should consider spending a day at Lake Chicot State Park. Located near the Mississippi River, this park is perfect for birdwatching, swimming, and fishing. Plus, there are affordable cabins and campsites if you do decide to stay overnight.

Winterville Mounds

Be sure to visit Winterville Mounds. This 42-acre site near Greenville has Native American mounds and a museum, and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best of all, it’s free to the public. You can learn more about the mounds left by indigenous groups, including a massive 55-foot Temple Mound. The University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research frequently studies the area.

Other ideas

You can also visit the 1927 Flood Museum to learn about local history, or consider visiting the Hebrew Union Temple to view its stunning architecture. Constructed in 1906, the Temple has stained glass and a distinct style compared to many other buildings in this region.

Just a short drive away is Leland, which has the Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum, the Highway 61 Blues Museum, and Lake Monocnoc.

These are just some of the many fun (and affordable) things to do in the area that we at James Ceranti Nissan suggest. If you’re in the area, come visit us when you need a new or used Nissan vehicle.

Nissan Launches GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

2020 Nissan GTR | Greenville, MSThe Nissan GT-R Skyline has intrigued sports car enthusiasts since the 1960s. Since its inception, the GT-R had trouble coming stateside until the 2000s – when it dropped the “Skyline” part of its name and became the Nissan GT-R.

Even though the U.S. hasn’t always been part of the GT-R’s history, we can still recognize its longtime place in the performance car segment with a special celebratory edition.

The 50th Anniversary Edition of the GT-R will be available in three trims, which include Premium, Track, and the range-topping NISMO. You can opt for the choice of Bayside Blue with white stripes, Pearl White with red stripes, or Super Silver with white stripes. Each color comes with an exclusive grey interior.

Powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will deliver a staggering 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. The Track and NISMO editions bump this even further to an upgraded 600-hp powertrain. The transmission, steering, and suspension have all been designed to deliver top-of-the-line performance.

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is going on sale with the 2020 model year. There is no information yet on the pricing, but you can contact James Ceranti Nissan to be notified about this limited-edition vehicle.

Affordable Overlanding Adventures Are Possible in Nissan Destination Frontier

2019 Nissan Frontier | Greenville, MS

As America’s most affordable pickup, the Nissan Frontier provides excellent power from its 4.0-liter V6 engine and a superb towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds. Still, Nissan decided to up the ante for those seeking overland adventures. Thus, the Destination Frontier was born.

Tiago Castro, director of Light Commercial Vehicles at Nissan North America, explained it best: “This special Destination Frontier is designed to do two things: first, demonstrate Frontier’s durability, quality and reliability, even when traveling to remote destinations. And second, to help democratize the overlanding experience by showing a more affordable approach to the sport.”

It started with a 2019 Frontier SV 4×4 Midnight Edition with Crew Cab and adds tons of extra features. Nissan added extra ground clearance with a Nisstec 3-inch lift kit. Skid plates and rock sliders protect the engine and transmission over rough terrain, while the Hefty Fabworks front bumper comes equipped with a WARN winch, winch hook, and winch roller.

Overlanding takes you through tough landscapes and climates, so Nissan beefed up the traction with Nitto Trail Grappler off-road tires mounted on American Racing AX201 wheels. And for extended trips, a Leitner Designs bed rack is topped with a comfortable CVT Mt. Shasta rooftop tent, turning the epic SUV into home base.

The Nissan Destination Frontier comes with more features to tame the wilderness, and is available to order through James Ceranti Nissan.

Healthy Road Trip Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Summer Road Trips | Greenville, MS

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us that means long trips in the Nissan to any number of exciting destinations. During one of those long drives, it’s easy to slip in your diet and pick up an quick burger or bag of chips, especially when you have a car-load of hungry kiddos. Stay strong with these scrumptiously healthy road trip snacks that the whole family is sure to love.

Flavored Nuts

Nuts come in all flavors and sizes nowadays; you don’t just have to choose between “salted” and “unsalted” almonds. Before you embark on your next road trip, pick out some vanilla almonds or wasabi cashews – the options are endless! Always be aware of the allergy restrictions of everyone in your cabin.

Jerky

Get a filling boost of protein in the form of natural and additive-free meat jerkies. There are even non-beef options on the shelves today, like turkey and chicken, for anyone who is trying to avoid red meat.

Fresh Apples

Apples are a great option for healthy road trip snacks. They are refreshing to bite into and offer a serious energy kick. Plus, you don’t need to worry about keeping them cool.

Dark Chocolate

You don’t need to deny your sweet tooth to stay healthy on the road. Pick up some dark chocolate bars or a bag of dark chocolate bark, and even the biggest candy hound will stay satiated from point A to point Z.

If your car needs some help getting ready for a road trip, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

Parking in the Shade

2019 Nissan Altima | James Ceranti Nissan | Greenville, MS

Summer is right around the corner and things are already heating up. This is a friendly reminder that it is always best to find a parking spot out of that direct summer sunlight and for more reasons than you might think.

Less Burns – Just about everyone has a memory of scalding themselves on a hot seatbelt or plopping down on someone’s nice leather upholstery in shorts only to yelp and hop out of their seat. Save yourself some discomfort and find a shady spot to stop.

Save your Paint – Ultraviolet light from the sun does constant damage to paint. Vehicles can protect against this with waxes and treatments, but eventually the sun always wins. Extend your paint job’s beauty by keeping it out of direct sun when possible. It may seem extreme, but if your leave your vehicle parked the sun for long stretches and have no other choice, an opaque cover does a lot of work in preserving your paint finish.

Protect your Plastic – Vehicle interiors can get seriously hot in the sun and even though the plastics that make up the interior consoles are resistant to heat, repeated exposure over time will prevail. Reflective window inserts can do a lot to protect interior surfaces when shade isn’t possible, but they can’t help the exterior.

For more information about caring for your car, contact the service team at James Ceranti Nissan.

Spring Cleaning! Top Car Cleaning Tips for your Nissan

Spring Cleaning For Your Nissan | Greenville, MS

Spring is here, and its arrival will have many folks gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. Do you include your Nissan on your spring cleaning list? If not, you should! Now is the perfect time to give your Nissan some tender love and care, so use these car cleaning tips to get your vehicle in great condition.

Exterior

When you live in a climate with snowy winters, cleaning your car’s exterior is about more than just looks—it also helps protect your car from rust and damage that can result from exposure to road salt. Give your Nissan a good exterior cleaning and make sure to spray down the undercarriage.

Interior

The best method for cleaning a car’s cabin is to start from the top and move down. Wipe the dashboard with a microfiber cloth, and use paintbrushes to dust small crevices like air vents and areas between knobs and buttons. Vacuum the floors and seats, and follow that by shampooing seats and carpets.

Wax

Efficient spring cleaning will get your possessions in good shape for the whole year. This means that your task is not complete without a good waxing. Once you’ve cleaned your Nissan’s exterior, apply a good coat of wax to finish it off with a beautiful shine that will also provide protection from debris and the elements.

If you find some problems with your Nissan while you’re cleaning, contact the service department at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Unveils IMQ Concept Vehicle in Geneva

Nissan IMQ Concept Vehicle | Greenville, MS

This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.

The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.

Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.

While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.

The Dangers Of Delayed Oil Changes

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.

Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.

The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.

If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.

Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.