When the Nissan LEAF debuted back in 2010, it made headlines for being one of the first electric cars. It’s long since been recognized for its impressive sales numbers and for its sterling zero emissions reputation. Because of its position as a pioneer of green technologies, the Nissan LEAF has boasted other awesome features since its inception that haven’t received the attention they deserve… the Carwings feature, for example.
Fun Fact: LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car
Carwings was introduced alongside the LEAF back in 2010 as a telematics system that recorded and displayed information on the display screen about the vehicle and its efficiency ratings as compared to other LEAF drivers.
Now, the Carwings feature is stepping back into the spotlight that it deserves as Nissan has reported that it’s working on updates and improvements for the system, including smartphone integration. This research may allow future LEAF owners to remotely start charging their vehicle with the touch of their phone screen and have the ability to check its charge and find nearby charging stations.
Nissan is optimistic that the Carwings feature will eventually be able to communicate crucial things to the driver pertaining to the LEAF battery’s health. According to AutoblogGreen, Brian Brockman, a spokesman for Nissan North America, explained: “[Nissan] is always working to determine ways to offer more value to customers via telematics systems like Carwings.”
Stay updated here on the James Ceranti blog for more information about improvements to the Carwings feature and other Nissan news!
The auto industry is always looking towards the future. It seems 2014 has barely begun, and we’re already talking about 2015 and even 2016 models. Our favorite carmaker already has plans for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where the brand will unveil the redesigned 2016 Nissan Titan.
According to Fred Diaz, Nissan’s North American senior vice president of sales, the redesigned Titan “will get us into 93 percent of the market segment.”
This is because the 2016 Nissan Titan will boast key options that previous generations have lacked. This includes engine options and a regular cab. Edmunds reports that the 2016 Titan should have three engine choices, including a V6, V8, and a diesel V6.
Diaz and Nissan Trucks just made waves recently at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, where the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept Powered by Cummins was revealed.
We think three powertrain options are great additions to the Titan, which is in need of some updates in order to catch the eye of discerning truck buyers. We’ll mark our calendars for Detroit Auto Show next January and keep our eyes out for the 2016 Nissan Titan reveal. In the meantime, stop out and see us here at James Ceranti Nissan to test drive a Titan or Frontier today!
Nissan is excited about the all-new 2014 Rogue.They’re so excited in fact that they’ve created a high-adventure sweepstakes to get you better acquainted with the crossover.
“Who doesn’t want a little adventure and intrigue every now and then?” said Jon Brancheau, vice president of Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America. “We thought this would be a fun way to get our fans excited and show off the all-new Nissan Rogue at the same time.”
To enter the Open the Briefcase contest, visit the Rogue’s Briefcase page on Facebook. View the video and simply follow the instructions from there as you try to discover what’s inside the briefcase.
Instead of finding yourself in a scene like the unfortunate passenger featured in the video, you could find yourself cruising the streets in one of three new 2014 Nissan Rogues being given away as grand prizes. If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’ll just have to wait to see the passenger’s high-speed adventures; but trust us, you’ll definitely want to choose your own adventure in a new Rogue.
The contest began Jan. 3 and lasts until Feb. 13. One entry can be submitted per day, so you can always come back the next day and try to unlock the briefcase again.
Be sure to check out all the official rules so you won’t have the contest officials chasing you down.
Of course, don’t forget to tell us at James Ceranti Nissan how your adventure fares.