Nissan Plans Substantial Altima Midcycle Changes

2015 Nissan Altima

Nissan plans some serious Altima midcycle changes including an appearance redesign.

Nissan is reportedly planning substantial Altima midcycle changes for the 2016 model year to keep up with the recently-refreshed Toyota Camry.

For the 2015 model year, the current Altima had been updated with new standard content like NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and several other tweaks and bonuses.

Its appearance had remained unchanged, however, something that Nissan intends to address with this midcycle refresh. Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning, said they were planning something “significant” for the Altima midcycle, though he declined to mention what kind of changes exactly.

“If you look at fuel economy, we’re very good,” he added. “Altima is 38 miles per gallon. It’s a light car. It’s already up there, and of course we will reinforce this when we do the midcycle.”

We at James Ceranti Nissan look forward to seeing what Nissan comes up with!

Diesel Nissan Titan Gets Tough

Diesel Nissan Titan

The new diesel Nissan Titan was made for the driver that wants their truck to be tough.

If you want your pickup to be big, tough, and bold, the new diesel Nissan Titan was made for you. Nissan has taken macho and rugged to the extreme with the 2016 Titan, in hopes of reviving the pickup’s demand and pulling in a much bigger market share.

When the Titan’s designers went to work, they took inspiration from the truck’s name. In an effort to make the pickup a “titan” among its rivals, the designers used the Titan’s new design to bring to life the toughest warriors and athletes they could imagine. According to USA Today, the designers at Nissan’s design headquarters in San Diego studied the images of bulky NFL players and armored gladiators, even posting pictures around their offices. The result? A modern, muscular pickup with masculine hardware and bold character lines.

The Titan doesn’t just appear to be powerful; it actually is. One of the Titan’s biggest advantages it its new 5.0-liter Cummins V8 diesel engine, which promises to deliver the power and capability of a heavy-duty truck, but with increased efficiency. Rated at 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque, and with the ability to tow up to 12,000 pounds, the new Titan will rival the Ram 1500 and its V6 EcoDiesel.

Look for the 2016 Nissan Titan to go on sale at James Ceranti Nissan later this year!

2015 Nissan NV200 ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’


As New York retires the old Crown Victoria model taxis, a new replacement is taking to the streets. The 2015 Nissan NV200 minivan is the new, official taxi of Manhattan. April 20, 2015 is the official start date of New York’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ program. Shortly following its debut onto the streets of the United States, the 2015 Nissan NV200 will even be welcomed in Japan, starting in June 2015.

According to the Nissan Motor Corporation, the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ has many features a normal taxi does not. With enough space in the luggage compartment to fit up to four large suitcases, passengers are welcomed with plenty of space. Sliding doors and electric slide steps allow easy access for those who may be too big, small, young, or old to enter or exit the vehicle by normal means. For those who always need to be connected, a 12-volt outlet is available for smart phones.

According to Nissan, more than 500 2015 NV200 models are already in service. The vehicle has been fitted for the city streets both in size and suspension. As the lone wolf authorized by the Taxi & Limousine Commission, the 2015 Nissan NV200 will soon fill the tightly packed city streets. We bid farewell to the old Crown Victoria models as they’re retired to make way for the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow.’

New Nissan Murano Pushes SUV into Premium Territory

Nissan Murano

The new Nissan Murano is borderline luxury with its stylish design and luxurious interior.

The Nissan Murano has been a mainstay in the brand’s lineup for quite a while now, but the new version of the SUV pushes the model into more premium territory than ever before. The Murano has always been stylish, but its new design makes it a downright luxury car for the 2015 model year. It’s not just the sexier new exterior design, but a more comfortable, luxurious interior as well.

That interior is a spacious one—with 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space and 147.7 cubic feet of interior volume overall. Plus, you get the benefit of technologies like Around View Monitor, a power driver’s seat, the NissanConnect system, USB ports, and much, much more. And that’s without taking into account all the luxurious materials included in the interior.

The new Nissan Murano runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which means that it has equal power to go with all that added luxury as a 2015 model. You get 260 horsepower and 28 mpg highway with that engine, so this SUV can obviously accomplish anything and everything you want and need it to. Just come visit us here at James Ceranti Nissan to learn more!