This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.
The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.
Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.
While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.
Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.
The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.
If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.
Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.
Automakers like Nissan are developing advanced electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies that will rapidly transform the transportation industry. Nissan boldly designs vehicles that reach new heights of sophistication, including the Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts. Although these particular vehicles may never hit a production line, they hint at Nissan’s vision of the future.
Vmotion 2.0 Concept
The Vmotion 2.0 Concept announces the future of the Nissan sedan. It features a sharp, aerodynamic exterior design and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, which includes the state-of-the-art ProPILOT autonomous driving system. This remarkable system can navigate city streets and highway traffic, displaying a lit-up grille and diffuser to indicate that the ProPILOT system is active.
With compact SUVs and crossovers becoming ever more popular, the Xmotion predicts the future of this segment. The Xmotion is a three-row SUV that features a breathtaking, angular exterior design that looks like a piece of contemporary art. Just as the Vmotion 2.0 Concept received the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence in 2017, the Xmotion also won an EyesOn Design award in 2018. In addition, the Xmotion integrates cutting-edge driving assist features and offers a “Floating Koi” virtual assistant in the car.
Nissan’s vision of the future is bold, and its intelligent design choices such as virtual assistant integration and an external display to let other drivers know an autonomous driving vehicle is on the road, Nissan plans to be a part of the bright future it envisions.
Contact us at James Ceranti Nissan for more information.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a facelift and some exciting new features and technologies to match its sleek and sporty exterior. The new Maxima will debut at the very end of November at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Los Angeles Auto Show, an event attended by thousands where automakers show off the latest developments in their cars, will run for ten days starting on November 30.
This mid-cycle refresh adds serious style accents that make this full-size sedan even more eye-catching than before. Updated headlights and taillights improve visibility and boost sophistication, while the sloping hood and more angular grille give the Maxima a sharp, aggressive stance.
Of course, the Maxima’s looks aren’t its only plus. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes a host of driver assist features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It also has impressive performance stats at 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque!
The new Maxima will go on sale shortly after its debut at the LA Auto Show, so mark the date on your calendars! For more information about this vehicle, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.
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.”
Nissan has kicked off a new and exciting partnership with the Union of European Football Associations Champions League. The automaker launched their Engineers of Excitement Program, which strives to enhance the fan experience at the 2014 UEFA Super Cup on August 12. Real Madrid trampled over Sevilla, 2-0, for the record.
As part of Nissan’s sponsorship, the automaker has recruited Barcelona central midfielder and three-time UEFA Champions League winner Andrés Iniesta, as well as central defender and Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva as spokesmen. To-date, they’ve made a brief appearance in a new teaser ad (shown below) that promotes Nissan’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League. You can expect to see more commercials headed our way in the future.
“The UEFA Super Cup represents Nissan’s first official UEFA partnership experience, and we’re very excited to be involved with this prestigious match,” said Bastien Schupp, the vice president of marketing for Nissan Europe in a recent release. “Innovation that Excites is what Nissan stands for, and our partnership with UEFA will see a collaborative effort which will push the boundaries to create real innovation and continued excitement for fans across the globe.”
As an effort in their Engineers of Excitement program, Nissan provided 600 free tickets for local youth sports groups; provided one family with an opportunity to watch Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC take part in their on-pitch training sessions; and helped transport the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup trophies around Wales for an opportunity for fans to see the trophies in-person.
Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we’re excited to see what this sponsorship will bring in the months to come!
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 Motor Company is showing their support and sympathy for their customers that are facing financial turmoil as a result of the recent government shutdown. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp (NMAC) is offering extensions on car payments for customers that purchased Nissan vehicles through their financial services division and have been negatively impacted by the furlough.
According to Torque News, NMAC president, Mark Kaczynski emphasized Nissan’s hope to help their customers: “[Nissan] is sympathetic to any of our customers who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances—many times outside of their control—and we want to provide assistance to help them through those times of uncertainty.”
Payment extensions for up to 90 days will be available for furloughed government employees who may have a hard time keeping up with their car payments due to the current political climate and government shut down. This assistance is only available to Nissan customers with loans through the NMAC.
Always ready to lend a helping hand—just another reason to applaud Nissan Motor Company and love the Nissan brand!
There’s no denying that Nissan has been on fire this year, with all-new versions of the Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Versa Note. We have already been blown away by these changes, but who could forget the Rogue? After all, it’s the second-best selling Nissan model in the US. We are excited to announce this second-generation SUV will receive a third row with seating capability for seven. But don’t expect this to make the Rogue feel smaller. Not only do the back and middle rows fold flat for storage, but so does the front passenger seat.
A light, airy redesign makes the cabin inside feel larger, but measurement-wise the new Rogue is only marginally larger than its previous model. The engine will be a four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, and will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Front-wheel models are expected to hit 33 mpg highway.
The new 2014 Nissan Rogue production will be moved to Smyrna, Tennessee, and believe it or not, Nissan is already taking pre-orders at its website. What do you think about the new 2014 Rogue? Do you think the larger capacity makes it more family friendly?
Nissan boasts that the GT-R is not just any old supercar—it’s “the supercar”. As one of the very fastest cars available on the market for the modern driver, the GT-R is a beautiful combination of unbridled muscle, prized Nissan technology, and unique character.
Part of the marvel and praise associated with the Nissan GT-R is its perfect balance of power and control. Despite incredibly high 500+ horsepower, the GT-R is known for superb handling. However, not all critics deem this a good thing, arguing curtly that the car pretty much drives itself.
YouTube’s That Racing Channel decided to answer those criticisms with a particularly entertaining video which we’ve included below. The video features two GT-R drivers engaging in a race during which both are pre-occupied, to say the least. As the cars speed forward on perfectly straight paths, the drivers play handheld video games, eat over-stuffed sandwiches, catch naps, and even shave.
Obviously, this method of driving is not recommended or realistic, but the video is definitely worth a watch, especially for those of us that appreciate the GT-R in all its glory! Check it out for a good laugh, and come visit us at James Ceranti Nissan!