Nissan LEAF Earns Best Roomy Electric Vehicle Title

Nissan LEAF InteriorBy now, we’ve probably told you the story too many times to count—how the Nissan LEAF quickly shot up the sales charts immediately after its release, establishing itself as the best-selling EV and earning a reputation as one of the most popular offerings in the segment. It’s also proven to have remarkable staying power, something the Good Housekeeping Research Institute recently recognized.

The Institute named the LEAF the best Roomy Electric vehicle as part of the “Tried & Tested” series, thanks to features like its range, the Around View Monitor, and incentives that keep the car more affordable.

“As more than 64,000 American LEAF owners will tell you, the economics of going electric are simple: Buy a Nissan LEAF and save money by conveniently charging at home instead of paying more at the gas pump,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S. “But the real beauty of the Nissan LEAF is that it’s roomy and, best of all, fun to drive, which is why it received this honor from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.”

If you’re looking to join the green revolution, remember that there is strength in numbers, and the Nissan LEAF has high numbers in more than just sales. It also features a 114 MPGe combined rating, can go 84 miles on a single charge, and seats up to five passengers very comfortably. Come in to James Ceranti Nissan to learn more.

Nissan Named Top Car Brand in EPA Fuel Economy Review

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is an important characteristic many car buyers look for when shopping for a new vehicle. If you truly want a fuel-efficient car, though, there’s only one carmaker that you should focus on—Nissan. This Japanese carmaker was recently named the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker by an EPA fuel economy review, with a fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined miles per gallon.

“Reaching this point is a direct result of a dedicated company-wide effort to scrutinize every aspect of each new model to extract the most fuel efficiency possible,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “Our engineers and designers have worked hard to get us here, and we look to continuously improve fuel efficiency of our models to face the challenges of future regulations while surpassing customer expectations.”

Along with having the highest lineup-wide efficiency, Nissan also showed the largest amount of year-over-year improvement, thanks to the use of lightweight engineering, improved aerodynamics, and efficient transmissions. With cars of a variety of sizes, SUVs, crossovers, and mid-size and full-size pickup trucks, having such a significantly high fuel economy rating is impressive. Make sure you stop in to James Ceranti Nissan today to see this top fuel economy in action!

Nissan LEAF Finally Reaching Profitability

Nissan LEAF

One thing we know for certain about automakers is that they know how to turn a profit. Or do they? Despite having just experienced 19 consecutive months of record sales, the Nissan LEAF is still not quite profitable.

That goes to show how far Nissan is willing to go to support clean and efficient driving. Since 2010, the automaker has sold over 64,000 LEAFs in the United States and around 140,000 globally. It’s produced in Japan, the UK, and the US, and has sold more than any other standard passenger electric vehicle in the world.

Finally, Nissan’s efforts are about to pay off—and more than just in terms of money. “We are getting there [to Leaf profitability],”said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan. “Are we amortizing and depreciating everything we have spent? No. But if you look at margin of profit – the direct cost of the car and the revenue of the car—we are getting into positive, which is good for this technology.”

Profitability means that Nissan and other automakers will have even more incentives to build and improve electric cars in the future. We look forward to it at James Ceranti Nissan!

2014 Nissan Armada Still Holding Strong as a Full-Bodied SUV

2014 Nissan Armada

The 2014 Nissan Armada is one of the few full-sized SUVs still doing well in 2014, but there’s a reason that it’s hanging on in this market of shrinking utility vehicles. For all the focus on lightweighting and working towards EPA rating by midsizing, there is still a sizeable demographic of people who need the room that the 2014 Armada offers.

The interior is the most important part of this large and in charge SUV. There are three rows of spacious seating for you and your entire crew. Your top-level Platinum choice will get you the whole shebang of extras, of course, getting your second-row passengers heated seats and video monitors in the front headrests, so those long drives in the approaching winter will be comfortable and entertaining.  The 2014 Armada also boasts a total of about 173.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s a lot of luggage room!

The drive is a lot easier than you might expect in the big-bodied Armada. The 5.6-liter V8 engine yields 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque to provide plenty of capability, too. You can comfortably take this beast around corners without that anxious feeling of top-heaviness, and it’s ready to handle a decent amount of off-roading, as well.

James Ceranti Nissan is glad to see Nissan’s well-polished Armada still around. For more information on why it might just be the SUV for you, be sure to stop by.