Nissan NISMO Here, NISMO There, NISMO Everywhere!

Nissan is known for its sporty look and refined power. The Nissan NISMO series was launched with the name coming from the NISsan MOtorports divisiion. These sporty vehicles are focused on power, agility and technology. They stem from a passion for the sport and a love of the ride. The namesake began for the purpose of motorsports, however, it did not stay with solely with the sport for long. Nissan quickly began developing a NISMO line for everyday driving.

Currently, Nissan currently offers a NISMO iteration of the Nissan Juke, Nissan 370Z, Nissan GT-R and a Nissan Sentra concept. However, we are excited to hear that Nissan has announced a NISMO version of the Nissan Versa Note. This model will include an updated appearance, custom sport seats and upgraded tires. They plan to release the Nissan NISMO Versa Note in Japan this fall.

Unfortunately, it is not known if Nissan will release this version in the United States. Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we are excited about the direction that Nissan is going and we anxiously await an announcement regarding the NISMO Versa Note’s release in the United States.

Want to learn more about the Nissan Versa Note? Make sure you stop by and take a look at our inventory of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

Nissan LEAF Gets Self-Cleaning Paint Treatment

Nissan LEAF

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is already one of the cleanest vehicles around. It produces no emissions, it does the equivalent of 126 miles per gallon, and when you take into account the manufacturing process, it’s actually the cleanest production vehicle in the United States.

For Nissan, that wasn’t enough. In an effort to make the LEAF even cleaner, the automaker recently began developing a superhydrophobic and oleophobic paint called Ultra-Ever Dry, which it has been testing on the car at its technical center in Europe. This self-cleaning paint repels both water and oils from the surface.

Ultra-Ever Dry, which you can see in action in this demonstration video, successfully repels rain, spray, frost, sleet, and standing water. Though Nissan uses the term “self-cleaning car,” it would be more accurate to say that the car simply doesn’t get dirty.

“The 100 percent electric LEAF provides the perfect canvas for this new, advanced paint technology,” said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “This is one LEAF that never has to stop at gas stations—not even for a car wash.”

Learn all about the LEAF at James Ceranti Nissan!

Is Your Car Emergency Kit Fully Stocked?

Car Battery Cables

You’re probably beginning to read this blog post and thinking to yourself either 1) Nothing has ever happened to me, so it won’t ever happen to me or 2) this is all common-sense so why should I bother? Well, at James Ceranti Nissan, we care about our customer’s safety. Everyone needs to have a car emergency kit prepared for that just-in-case moment.

You may or may not already have items such as car battery cables cables, a tire pressure gauge and/or a spare tire (and if you don’t, these should definitely be on your next shopping list), but we have compiled a list of things that you may not have thought of.

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottles
  • Snack bars
  • Emergency Cash (bills and change)
  • Tissues/Paper Towels
  • Duct Tape
  • Multi-Purpose Utility Tool
  • Change of Clothes
  • Blanket

This may sound like a lot, but this is not even everything that you could possibly have. You’ll be thankful if you’re ever in a situation where you need one of these items. There are even handy trunk organizers that can be purchased so these aren’t just lying around your car.

Go out there and be safe. You’ll thank us later!

Mississippi Attractions to Get Your Summer Started Right

Summer is the perfect time to pack up your Nissan and hit the road. However, hitting the road doesn’t necessarily mean driving for hours on end. There are some awesome family adventures waiting for you right in your own backyard. This list of Mississippi attractions will make your summer memorable!

1)      Vicksburg National Military Park: Learn all about the Civil War all while having a great family adventure. This park has great outdoor exhibits to keep everyone entertained.

2)      Mississippi Petrified Forest: Take a walk through time in this enchanting forest. Visitors can walk on the nature trail, camp and even visit the on-site museum.

3)      Jackson Zoo: Get up close and personal with over 100 species of animals. The Jackson Zoo is a perfect day trip for the entire family.

4)      Birthplace of Elvis Presley: Take a tour of young Elvis Presley’s home, visit a museum and even a gift shop.

5)      Natchez National Historical Park: Learn all about the history of the Natchez, a social center of the south.

The perfect summer day trip is dependent on the perfect vehicle to get your family there. Make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan and take a look at our show room before you head out.

Nissan Looking to Enhance LEAF’s Carwings Feature

Nissan Looking to Improve Carwings FeatureWhen the Nissan LEAF debuted back in 2010, it made headlines for being one of the first electric cars. It’s long since been recognized for its impressive sales numbers and for its sterling zero emissions reputation. Because of its position as a pioneer of green technologies, the Nissan LEAF has boasted other awesome features since its inception that haven’t received the attention they deserve… the Carwings feature, for example.


Fun Fact: LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car


Carwings was introduced alongside the LEAF back in 2010 as a telematics system that recorded and displayed information on the display screen about the vehicle and its efficiency ratings as compared to other LEAF drivers.

Now, the Carwings feature is stepping back into the spotlight that it deserves as Nissan has reported that it’s working on updates and improvements for the system, including smartphone integration. This research may allow future LEAF owners to remotely start charging their vehicle with the touch of their phone screen and have the ability to check its charge and find nearby charging stations.

Nissan is optimistic that the Carwings feature will eventually be able to communicate crucial things to the driver pertaining to the LEAF battery’s health. According to AutoblogGreen, Brian Brockman, a spokesman for Nissan North America, explained: “[Nissan] is always working to determine ways to offer more value to customers via telematics systems like Carwings.”

Stay updated here on the James Ceranti blog for more information about improvements to the Carwings feature and other Nissan news!