Nic Hamman Wins 2014 Nissan GT Academy North America

Despite how hard you practice in your back yard with your foam Master Sword, you will never be able to use skills learned from Legend of Zelda in the real world. This doesn’t apply to all video games, however, as evidenced by the Nissan GT Academy competition.

This year marked the fourth season of Nissan GT Academy North America—all of which you can watch now on Hulu right now—with the final race being won by Nic Hamman of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Hamman won an exciting four-car shoot out at Silverstone, locking up the title of 2014 Nissan GT Academy North American champion and earning himself a contract to compete as a NISMO athlete.

Since there’s no rest for the wicked, Hamman will kick off his budding career as soon as 2015 gets underway when he flies to Dubai with three other drivers for the Dubai 24 Hours race January 8-10.

Hamman couldn’t be happier with where he’s at.

“I wake up every day with a smile on my face, ready to go work out and get more track time and training,” Hamman told Nissan. “Even in quiet times sitting in the car ready to go out, I’ll reflect on how fortunate I am to get to do this. Now I just have to go out there and prove they made the right choice. I will be racing with the big dogs, starting with Dubai next month.”

We here at James Ceranti Nissan will be watching along. Best of luck, Nic!

Atlanta Gets No Charge to Charge Program For LEAF Owners

2015 Nissan Leaf

Atlanta has embraced the EV way of life and will now get No Charge to Charge Program for Nissan LEAF owners.


One of the main reasons many consumers avoid purchasing the Nissan LEAF is because of the lack of charging stations in their area. Now though, going green is a whole lot easier for many consumers in Atlanta, after Nissan joined forces with NRG Energy to expand the southern city’s network of fast chargers.

“Atlanta drivers have embraced cleaner, more efficient vehicle to make their city one of the fastest growing EV markets in the country,” said Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo. “Combining Atlanta’s enthusiasm for driving electric with the range of confidence of a fast charging infrastructure will create an unbeatable combination that sets the stage for further EV adoption across the metro area and country.”

As part of this new partnership, called the No Charge to Charge program, Nissan LEAF owners and lessees will receive free charging at the eVgo stations for free for the first two years. Currently, this program is up and running in Texas, Phoenix, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and the Pacific Northwest.

If you’re interested in seeing whether the No Charge to Charge program is happening near you, contact James Ceranti Nissan today!

Nissan Design Studio Sketches Mirror Kids’ Car Drawings

Nissan has helped the cars of children’s imaginations come to life this month as part of the company’s celebration of Children’s Day at Nissan Brazil. The Japanese carmaker’s Design America Rio recently took sketches submitted by the children of Nissan Brazil workers for the company’s “Automobile of the Future” drawing contest, choosing three winners and an honorable mention. The studio then took the selected winners and recreated their drawings, creating Nissan Design Studio sketches of each.

“There are no limits when it comes to the kids’ imaginations,” said Robert Bauer, designer-in-chief of Nissan Design America Rio. “As professional designers, we can see through the imagination of a child and realize what is possible… There is something refreshing in working with kids—the joy of life and their sharp sense of recreating the world are very inspiring.”

The three winners were Karine, a five-year-old daughter of a worker from Resende Industrial Complex, Sophya, a ten-year-old daughter of a worker from the same complex, and Gabriela, a nine-year-old daughter of a worker from the Resende Complex. The honorable mention was Nathalia, a 10-year-old daughter of a worker from Sao Jose dos Pinhais’ Unity.

To see the children’s drawings turned professional sketches, click here and tell James Ceranti Nissan what you think!

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.