Combing Style and Luxury: The 2015 Murano Interior

2015 Murano Interior

Not only does the new Murano offer owners a dynamic driving experience, but, thanks to clever design, the interior is also incredibly comfortable and stylish. In fact, the Murano interior was recently nominated to the Ward’s list of 10 Best Interiors for 2015.

According to Nissan, the 2015 Murano interior features an array of premium materials, advanced technologies, and ergonomic contours. This includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, an eight-inch color display with multi-touch control, rear USB port with smartphone interface, Around View® Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, and Blind Spot Warning, among other things.

“First time I saw the new Murano interior, I was blown away by the pearlescent film that’s used to lovely effect on the doors, instrument panel, center console and armrest,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor, WardsAuto World. “The rest of the interior is brilliantly executed as well, from the smooth, flowing lines of the instrument panel to the ample cargo hold.”

Aside from the interior design, the Murano also has a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine under the hood generating 260 hp. This is mated to an advanced Xtronic transmission, allowing for up to 28 highway mpg. It’s hard not to like the new Murano, considering all of these incredible new features.

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!

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!

Nissan Titan Development Documented In Titan Truckumentary

Nissan Titan Truckumentary

Nissan will document the development of the Nissan Titan through their new series called “Nissan Titan Truckumentary”

Vehicle development is not unlike the development of a human being. It requires planning, inspiration, design, discipline and patience, among other things. That is, if you want the vehicle (or human being) to thrive and be successful.

This is certainly the case with the new Nissan Titan. And so Nissan documented the Nissan Titan development process in a series it’s calling “Nissan Titan Truckumentary.” In a press release, Nissan North America’s Director of Product Planning for trucks and SUVs and Chief Product Specialist for the next-generation Titan, Rich Miller, said, “It’s the continuing story of the vehicle’s evolution, accompanied by a close look at the American-based team that is bringing this all-new truck to market.”

A teaser to head off the Titan Truckumentary series tells us that “top-notch engineers” were involved in development. One of these engineers promises, “The Cummins diesel is going to be an incredible addition to our lineup.” We here at James Ceranti Nissan are excited to hear more about the much-anticipated Titan!

Nissan JUKE Color Studio Gives Owners the Power of Customization


Welcome to the all-new JUKE Color Studio. The innovative program recognizes the need for Nissan JUKE owners to make their vehicle uniquely theirs, and provides a fast way to customize the vehicle right here at James Ceranti Nissan.

Through the program, customers are given 12 Nissan accessories from which to choose. Front and rear bumper accents, rear roof spoiler, hatch handle finishers, interior inserts, floor mats are just a few of the parts available for customization. Each accessory can be chosen in eight distinct colors – Red, Yellow, Orange, Electric Blue, Black Purple, White, Matte Black, and Carbon-fiber Look. Interior inserts are available in Piano Black, as well.

One of the features we’re most excited about is that customers are able to drive off our lot with their JUKE already customized. Sending the vehicle to a separate custom shop is no longer necessary, and the costs of the accessories can be rolled into the vehicle’s monthly payments for both owners and lessees.

“The Nissan JUKE is all about fun – fun to own, fun to drive and now fun to make it your own – whether to support your favorite collegiate or professional sports teams, match the look of your surfboard or motorcycle, or just to stand out from the crowd,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Nissan’s U.S. Sales & Marketing and Operations.

“It’s the perfect program to launch with the 2015 JUKE, which has a new look and more standard content for the new model year.”

Contact us for more information on customizing your new JUKE and making it uniquely yours.

Cars, Parts, and Accessories in “NISMO Lounge” at the 2014 SEMA Show


Nissan fans will be able to check out the “NISMO Lounge” at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas from November 4 to 7, where the Japanese automaker will show off NISMO-branded production vehicles, performance parts, and aftermarket accessories.

NISMO, which is short for “NISsan Motorsports,” offers innovative technology and high performance parts for street use. You can learn more about getting your own factory-made performance parts at James Ceranti Nissan.

Present at the booth will be the new 600-horsepower 2015 GT-R NISMO factory supercar and Nissan 370Z NISMO safety vehicle, which has just recently been fulfilling its duties at the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race in Austin, Texas.

Hiroshi Tamura, Chief Product Specialist for the GT-R, Z, and NISMO line, and Darren Cox, global head of NISMO Brand, Marketing, and Sales, will also be present at the booth, along with other staff from product planning, market, and accessories departments.

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!

2015 Nissan Lineup Updates: Xterra and Frontier See Worthwhile Additions

Nissan Frontier

While the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier have remained fundamentally unchanged for ten years running, minor updates along the way have kept these vehicles up-to-date and appealing. You might say that Nissan pretty much nailed it the first time when it comes to the Xterra and Frontier, and haven’t seen the need for an overhaul quite yet.

The 2015 Xterra and Frontier will follow in the same path as previous years, seeing just a few minor, but worthwhile updates. The Frontier and Xterra get a modest price bump of between $150 and $900 for 2015, depending on trim level, and the addition of a 5-inch color display on some models which includes NissanConnect with mobile apps.

According to trucktrend.com, the price bump is worth every penny, with Xterra S models and the Frontier SV and Desert Runner getting the NissanConnect 5-inch infotainment system that includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio streaming, USB iPod connectivity, and text messaging assistant. The Frontier Pro-4X gets a standard 5.8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen display with navigation, and the Frontier SL long-wheelbase is a standard moonroof.

The majority of Xterras and Frontiers are powered by the same powerful 4.0L V-6 that puts out 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque as years past.

What 2015 Nissan lineup updates are you most excited about?

If the foundation and performance capabilities of these cars are more important to you than the bells and whistles, make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan to get a 2014 Xterra or Frontier before they’re gone!