Think back to some of your favorite gifts that you have ever received. No matter how much they cost, odds are high that they were thoughtful and in-tune with the things you love and care about most. Nissan recently gave one Reddit user the best gift ever as part of Reddit’s Arbitrary Day.
Arbitrary Day is a sort of Secret Santa-type gift exchange during which Reddit users are paired up and exchange gifts worth at least $20. Nissan was matched with user wahoowa0711, also known as Mary. In a true show of generosity, Nissan donated about $20,000 to the Nature Conservancy in Mary’s name to have nearly 17,000 red spruce trees planted in the Central Appalachian Mountains in her home state of Virginia.
“When we learned that our gift match, Mary, had a passion for the environment we wanted to give her something that she could treasure at home… and something that would make a difference in her home state of Virginia,” Erich Marx, Director of Social Media for Nissan, told The Huffington Post. “A gift like this, 16,655 red spruce trees, fits well with Nissan’s corporate commitment to help create a more sustainable society.”
And for the part that “she could treasure at home,” Nissan is having a painting commissioned of “Mary’s Grove” because the automaker learned she likes to paint.
Wow! What a great show of generosity from Nissan and here at James Ceranti Nissan, we think that truly is the best gift ever for one very lucky Reddit user.
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The world of virtual racing just got a lot more exciting. We finally get to see the Nissan Concept 2020 that our favorite carmaker has been teasing for the past couple of weeks. The concept, while currently reserved for the virtual tracks of Gran Turismo 6, hints at the aesthetics of a future Nissan supercar. Below is one of the teasers that Nissan released on Twitter leading up to the big reveal!
This amazing design is part of Gran Turismo’s Vision Concept program, which encourages automakers to design new concept cars specifically for the game. The Nissan Concept 2020 design will be available for download starting in July. Players can then add the car to their virtual garages.
The big reveal on Twitter:
Most of the Vision Concept cars exist only in the virtual world; however, Nissan may be bringing the Concept 2020 to life. In a press release, Nissan said, “But as a specialist in automotive design in three-dimensions, Nissan believes that the real-world is ready for the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.”
If we saw a car like the Nissan Concept 2020 on the road now, it’d probably take a while for us to pick our jaws up off the ground. Watch the short video below to get a closer look at the stunning concept! And if you’re a Gran Turismo fan, rest easy knowing that July is right around the corner.
We know this feeling all too well: your car is packed so full of cargo or passengers, your rear view mirror is rendered useless. This can make driving conditions a little more precarious, especially if you have to reverse. Nissan has come up with a simple, yet ingenious solution for this common problem, the Smart Rear View Mirror.
Nissan’s Smart Rear View Mirror works with a rear view camera attached to the back window. The driver can then toggle between the standard mirror and the camera view, which is aligned precisely to display what you normally see in the mirror, minus the obstructions.
Check out the video below to see this innovative tech in action!
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Japan will be the first country to get this new technology which is expected to be ready sometime next year. And, it should make its way to our shores sometime in the near future as well.
We love that Nissan is always looking for ways to improve the driving experience for its customers. The carmaker has established a reputation for innovation, and Nissan isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Which new Nissan would you love to have a Smart Rear View Mirror?
For the first time ever, Nissan Murano production will take place here in the United States. Nissan is moving its production to the Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi. With the addition of this new model, the plant will add 500 new jobs!
“Recruiting efforts and preparations for the start of Murano production this fall are underway and current employees are excited to add this vehicle to the list of outstanding cars and trucks built in Mississippi,” said John Martin, a Nissan executive, in a statement. “The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America.”
For 2015, the Murano gets dramatic new styling that looks to the future. The front end is highlighted by boomerang-shaped headlights and a large “V-motion” grille. It gets a sleek new look with dynamic bodylines on the sides.
Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we are excited to see Nissan continue its dedication to creating American jobs, and we can’t wait to get the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano on our showroom floor!
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