Nissan Rogue Wins ‘Best Retained Value’ from Edmunds.com

2013 Nissan RogueWith a retained value of 48.2% residual value after five years, the 2013 Nissan Rogue has been named an Edmunds.com 2013 Best Retained Value Award winner. The award recognizes vehicles and brands that have the highest projected residual value based on the Edmunds.com True Market Value price when sold new.

Jon Brancheau, VP of Marketing for Nissan North America stated, “The Rogue is one of Nissan’s best-selling vehicles, and value has always been part of this equation. Customers recognize that they’re getting lasting value from the Rogue’s combination of dramatic exterior style, breakthrough technology such as Class Exclusive Around View Monitor and interior utility, storage space and functionality. Earning this 2013 Best Retained Value Award accolade from Edmunds.com further solidifies Rogue’s place in a very competitive segment.”

Offering breakthrough available technology, emotion-evoking design, and the versatility drivers look for on an SUV, the 2013 Nissan Rogue shines at the top of its class. Utility is enhanced by the amount of storage offered, as well as a removable and washable tray that fits in the cargo area for wet and dirty gear or tools.

2014 Nissan Versa Note on Sale

2014 Nissan VersaAn all-new second-generation version of the hatchback has been released, and is currently on sale! The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which hit our lots this month, is more than just another update to last year’s model. It is also the dynamic next-generation that has held the entry segment sales leadership for 20 consecutive months, when combines with the Versa Sedan!

Drivers can expect advanced technology, new styling both on the exterior and interior, and versatility. The exterior of the Note has a steeply sloped windshield and sculpted body panels. The Versa Note has great new features, such as the class-exclusive Around View Mirror, the Active Grille Shutter for better fuel economy, and adjustable floor panels with Dive-N-Hide. Of course, you can also expect NissanConnect Navigation Systems, Bluetooth, and Pandora.

With a 4 cylinder engine and dual fuel injection, the Versa Note promises to ‘get up and go’ when you are seeking that thrill ride. Come check out our new Nissan Versa Note inventory on lot today!

Nissan Named a Top Global Green Brand

It’s not easy being green, or is it? For Nissan, a lot of hard work has led up to this point, but the mindset behind the company is easy to understand: reduce our impact on the environment. Nissan was ranked fifth overall out of 50 brands that were selected, based on environmental practices and customers’ perceptions. The Motor Company also moved up 16 positions from last year, making it the “top riser” on this year’s  Interbrand report.

Automotive brands took 4 of the top 5 spots this year. This is only Nissan’s second time in the top 10 on Interbrand’s list.  Nissan has been noted for its leadership in the field of zero emissions mobility, starring the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The Leaf helped create a new positive perception of the auto brand and sparked interest in eco-friendly vehicles. Nissan continues this research through a partnership with Daimler and Ford for the development of fuel-cell cars by the year 2017. With over 65,000 Leafs sold as of May 2013, it can be named as that best-selling EV in history.

Nissan Leaf- Driving Green

For more information about Nissan’s commitment to protect the environment and go green, visit the Nissan Global website.

Self Healing Paint

There’s nothing worse than having someone ding your car door, or accidentally rubbing up against a light pole or basketball hoop. And then you’ve got this ugly scratch in your car than can ruin just about anyone’s day. Scenarios like this could soon be a thing of the past with Nissan’s new ‘Self Healing’ paint.

That’s right, ‘Self Healing’ as in ‘Scratch Resistant’ paint.

As in, your day won’t be ruined anymore. Nissan is the first automaker to release something like this and we’re pretty excited that this might be the coolest car news we’ve heard all year.

While not too many details have been released yet, this video demonstrates the iAd released on iPad tablets. When users swipe through news stories, they come across a Nissan vehicle, and will continue to try to swipe, which will ‘scratch’ the car. Right in front of the viewer’s eyes, the scratch will disappear.

We hope to see ‘Self Healing’ paint on James Ceranti vehicles soon. Check it out!