Nissan’s New Concept Car Designed for the Digital Generation

In its newest concept vehicle, Nissan defies all traditional senses of the car as we know it. Say goodbye to old-school knobs, buttons, and dials, and hello to touchscreens, everywhere.

Aimed at the “share native” generation of social media addicts who will get their drivers licenses after the year 2020, the super-futuristic concept car, called the “Teatro for Dayz,” features touchscreens on nearly every flat surface of the car’s interior. Designed to keep drivers and their passengers connected, entertained, and engaged, Nissan’s new concept car will be capable of logging into any number of social networks, displaying video content, and much more on the go.

The Teatro for Dayz concept is a boxy 0.66-liter, three-cylinder minicar designed to regain interest among young car buyers in the Japanese market, where minicars are increasingly popular, but interest in cars among the country’s youth is fading fast.

“We took very specific approaches in the planning of this car, focusing on the types of people who would never show any interest in cars no matter what we do,” Tatsuya Shiosaki, a Nissan advanced product planning manager said.

According to Bloomberg, we can expect to learn more about the concept during the Tokyo Motor Show beginning on October 30th.

The Teatro for Dayz concept car isn’t likely to hit our streets anytime soon, but here at James Ceranti Nissan, we want to know what you think. Is it a great way to re-engage a younger generation with cars, or distraction from the road? Tell us in the comments!

Prepare for Changing Seasons with Fall Car Care Month

Fall Car Care

October is Fall Car Care Month, reminding us to make regular maintenance and preventative maintenance a priority before winter settles in. To keep your vehicle operating at its best and avoid issues in the cold months ahead, add these basic car care items to your to-do list this month.

Check the battery. Check the connections to ensure they are clean, tight, and corrosion-free. Also have the battery tested, and replace it if needed.

Check the fluids.  Make sure to top off any fluids that are getting low (like windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze/coolant) and replace fluids that are dirty (like engine oil and brake fluid).

Have the brake and exhaust systems checked. Have the brake rotors, pads, innings, and drums inspected at each oil change. Also, before winter, have the exhaust system inspected for leaks and damage, which can prove dangerous.

Check the tires. Good tires are critical to safety in poor driving conditions. Snow, sleet, and rain can pose particularly hazardous driving conditions for worn, flat or over-inflated tires. We recommend opting for snow tires during the winter months, but at a minimum, make sure you have good all-season tires.

Check the wipers and lighting. Now that it’s getting darker earlier and the sun is coming up later, it’s time to make sure that you replace any burned-out light bulbs, both on the inside and outside of the car. Also be sure your wipers are in good condition, and replace the blades if needed.

For more information on Fall Car Care month, visit carcare.org.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we want to help you get your car ready for the changing seasons. Make an appointment today in honor of Fall Car Care Month!