You see their names in commercials and on the road, but did you ever wonder about the origin of Nissan car names? Here’s how some of Nissan’s top models got their names.
Murano is the name of a series of Italian islands in the Venetian lagoon. The Nissan Murano is named after this Italian region and its famous Murano glass which is recognized worldwide as a work of art.
“Versa” derives from the word “versatility,” which the Nissan Versa has in droves. It’s Nissan’s most compact and efficient car, and offers a versatile ride for anyone from teen drivers to small families.
The Nissan Sentra got its name from the word “sentry,” which describes a guard who protects a certain location. Despite its compact size, the Nissan Sentra is safe and will keep you protected, and Nissan wanted its name to show that.
GT-R stands for “Gran Turismo Racer,” a name given to only the fastest and most powerful sports cars. The base Nissan GT-R boasts a 565-horsepower rating and 467 lb-ft of torque, which clearly puts it at the top of its class and shows how it’s earned the GT-R name.
Nissan first introduced the Z line of sports cars in the 1960s, starting with the Fairlady Z. The Fairlady name came from Japan’s love for art and beauty and Nissan’s president’s love of the musical “My Fair Lady.” The Z referred to the car’s file designation during the design process. The Nissan 370Z is the line’s sixth generation, introduced back in 2009.
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The Nissan GT-R Skyline has intrigued sports car enthusiasts since the 1960s. Since its inception, the GT-R had trouble coming stateside until the 2000s – when it dropped the “Skyline” part of its name and became the Nissan GT-R.
Even though the U.S. hasn’t always been part of the GT-R’s history, we can still recognize its longtime place in the performance car segment with a special celebratory edition.
The 50th Anniversary Edition of the GT-R will be available in three trims, which include Premium, Track, and the range-topping NISMO. You can opt for the choice of Bayside Blue with white stripes, Pearl White with red stripes, or Super Silver with white stripes. Each color comes with an exclusive grey interior.
Powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will deliver a staggering 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. The Track and NISMO editions bump this even further to an upgraded 600-hp powertrain. The transmission, steering, and suspension have all been designed to deliver top-of-the-line performance.
The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is going on sale with the 2020 model year. There is no information yet on the pricing, but you can contact James Ceranti Nissan to be notified about this limited-edition vehicle.
As America’s most affordable pickup, the Nissan Frontier provides excellent power from its 4.0-liter V6 engine and a superb towing capacity of up to 6,720 pounds. Still, Nissan decided to up the ante for those seeking overland adventures. Thus, the Destination Frontier was born.
Tiago Castro, director of Light Commercial Vehicles at
Nissan North America, explained it best: “This special Destination
Frontier is designed to do two things: first, demonstrate Frontier’s
durability, quality and reliability, even when traveling to remote
destinations. And second, to help democratize the overlanding experience by
showing a more affordable approach to the sport.”
It started with a 2019 Frontier SV 4×4 Midnight Edition with
Crew Cab and adds tons of extra features. Nissan added extra ground clearance
with a Nisstec 3-inch lift kit. Skid plates and rock sliders protect the engine
and transmission over rough terrain, while the Hefty Fabworks front bumper comes
equipped with a WARN winch, winch hook, and winch roller.
Overlanding takes you through tough landscapes and climates,
so Nissan beefed up the traction with Nitto Trail Grappler off-road tires
mounted on American Racing AX201 wheels. And for extended trips, a Leitner
Designs bed rack is topped with a comfortable CVT Mt. Shasta rooftop tent,
turning the epic SUV into home base.
The Nissan Destination Frontier comes with more features to tame the wilderness, and is available to order through James Ceranti Nissan.
Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us that means long trips in the Nissan to any number of exciting destinations. During one of those long drives, it’s easy to slip in your diet and pick up an quick burger or bag of chips, especially when you have a car-load of hungry kiddos. Stay strong with these scrumptiously healthy road trip snacks that the whole family is sure to love.
Nuts come in all flavors and sizes nowadays;
you don’t just have to choose between “salted” and “unsalted” almonds. Before
you embark on your next road trip, pick out some vanilla almonds or wasabi
cashews – the options are endless! Always be aware of the allergy restrictions
of everyone in your cabin.
Get a filling boost of protein in the form of
natural and additive-free meat jerkies. There are even non-beef options on the
shelves today, like turkey and chicken, for anyone who is trying to avoid red
Apples are a great option for healthy road
trip snacks. They are refreshing to bite into and offer a serious energy kick.
Plus, you don’t need to worry about keeping them cool.
You don’t need to deny your sweet tooth to
stay healthy on the road. Pick up some dark chocolate bars or a bag of dark
chocolate bark, and even the biggest candy hound will stay satiated from point
A to point Z.
Burns – Just about everyone has a memory of scalding
themselves on a hot seatbelt or plopping down on someone’s nice leather
upholstery in shorts only to yelp and hop out of their seat. Save yourself some
discomfort and find a shady spot to stop.
your Paint – Ultraviolet light from the sun does
constant damage to paint. Vehicles can protect against this with waxes and
treatments, but eventually the sun always wins. Extend your paint job’s beauty
by keeping it out of direct sun when possible. It may seem extreme, but if your
leave your vehicle parked the sun for long stretches and have no other choice,
an opaque cover does a lot of work in preserving your paint finish.
your Plastic – Vehicle interiors can get seriously hot
in the sun and even though the plastics that make up the interior consoles are
resistant to heat, repeated exposure over time will prevail. Reflective window
inserts can do a lot to protect interior surfaces when shade isn’t possible,
but they can’t help the exterior.
Spring is here, and its arrival will have many folks gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. Do you include your Nissan on your spring cleaning list? If not, you should! Now is the perfect time to give your Nissan some tender love and care, so use these car cleaning tips to get your vehicle in great condition.
When you live in a climate with snowy winters,
cleaning your car’s exterior is about more than just looks—it also helps
protect your car from rust and damage that can result from exposure to road
salt. Give your Nissan a good exterior cleaning and make sure to spray down the
The best method for cleaning a car’s cabin is
to start from the top and move down. Wipe the dashboard with a microfiber
cloth, and use paintbrushes to dust small crevices like air vents and areas
between knobs and buttons. Vacuum the floors and seats, and follow that by
shampooing seats and carpets.
Efficient spring cleaning will get your
possessions in good shape for the whole year. This means that your task is not
complete without a good waxing. Once you’ve cleaned your Nissan’s exterior,
apply a good coat of wax to finish it off with a beautiful shine that will also
provide protection from debris and the elements.