Nissan Experimenting with Dealership Layout

Nissan New Retail Concept Could Alter Future Dealership LayoutMost people are familiar with the traditional car dealership experience. Of course, some dealerships take pride in the shopping atmosphere that they offer (like us here at James Ceranti Nissan), and although all dealerships are not the same, most showrooms have a similar dealership layout. There are reception desks and offices and more desks.

Well, Nissan is now looking forward to the future, and the dealership layout may just look a lot different in the eyes of the innovative brand. The experiment has been coined the Nissan New Retail Concept, and the vision involves simply cars and people.

While this might seem bare-bones, we’re guessing that if Nissan wants to do it, it is likely going to be commonplace in the future. Handheld technological devices will make this process possible, and Nissan hopes to provide customers with a more intimate and less daunting buying experience.

Apparently, a dealership in London has been trying its hand with Nissan’s idealized dealership layout, and the results have been impressive in terms of improved customer satisfaction. Their sales have reportedly gone up as well.

What do you think of Nissan’s newest approach to the car-buying experience?

2014 Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

2014 Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick+There’s one area where the 2014 Nissan Rogue plays it safe, and that’s safety. For 2014, the Rogue is boasting some major safety updates that drastically improved its safety ratings. These improvements helped it earn the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): Top Safety Pick+.

To earn this rating, the Rogue received the top “good” rating in five tests: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. It also received a “good” rating in the small overlap test. Scroll down to see videos of the crash tests posted by the IIHS to their YouTube channel.

A new measure the IIHS introduced recently is a rating for Front Crash Prevention, which accounts for crash-preventative technologies such as forward collision warning and automatic braking systems. The Rogue got a “basic” score for having an available forward collision warning system that meets the standard necessary to receive an endorsement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Standard safety features on the 2014 Rogue include Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System, Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, an anti-theft alarm system, and more.

Come see how safe you feel behind the wheel of the exciting 2014 Nissan Rogue at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan IDx NISMO Stars on Jay Leno’s Garage Episode

Jay Leno Drives the Nissan IDx NISMO ConceptJay Leno is known for his successful stint as the comedic and loveable host of The Tonight Show, but he has recently passed the torch to his successor, Jimmy Fallon. However, Leno’s internet show, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” is still as active as ever. For those unfamiliar, “Jay Leno’s Garage” is the comedian’s way of sharing his love for all things automotive with the world.

Most recently, the show featured the Nissan IDx NISMO concept. Creative Design Manager, Giovanni Arroba, talks all about the Nissan IDx NISMO concept with Leno, and they even go for a ride together.

Now, not just anyone would be allowed to take the Nissan IDx NISMO out on the roads… it is still just a concept after all. But there are certain privileges that come alongside being Jay Leno. That doesn’t mean Arroba wasn’t feeling anxious. In fact, Leno accidentally opens the door while he’s driving, and the fear in Arroba’s eyes is real. (Check out the 9:54 mark.)

The video is worth the watch if only to see the Nissan IDx NISMO in action. Granted, it’s moving pretty slowly, but we love it nonetheless. Rumor has it that the concept might reach the production stage. We have our fingers crossed here at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Aims for Detroit for 2016 Nissan Titan Debut

2016 Nissan Titan to Improve on Current Model with Additional Powertrain OptionsThe auto industry is always looking towards the future. It seems 2014 has barely begun, and we’re already talking about 2015 and even 2016 models. Our favorite carmaker already has plans for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where the brand will unveil the redesigned 2016 Nissan Titan.

According to Fred Diaz, Nissan’s North American senior vice president of sales, the redesigned Titan “will get us into 93 percent of the market segment.”

This is because the 2016 Nissan Titan will boast key options that previous generations have lacked. This includes engine options and a regular cab. Edmunds reports that the 2016 Titan should have three engine choices, including a V6, V8, and a diesel V6.

Diaz and Nissan Trucks just made waves recently at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, where the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept Powered by Cummins was revealed.

We think three powertrain options are great additions to the Titan, which is in need of some updates in order to catch the eye of discerning truck buyers. We’ll mark our calendars for Detroit Auto Show next January and keep our eyes out for the 2016 Nissan Titan reveal. In the meantime, stop out and see us here at James Ceranti Nissan to test drive a Titan or Frontier today!