Nissan has performed exceptionally well in the 2021 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The J.D. Power IQS records owners’ satisfaction with their vehicles during the first 90 days of driving them. Based on problems reported, each vehicle receives a PPH score, which represents the number of problems noted per 100 vehicles.
The all-new Rogue® posted improvements while the Sentra®, TITAN®, and Versa® ranked in their segments’ top three spots. The Altima® and Murano® earned the top spot in their respective segments. The Maxima® not only won its segment, but the sophisticated sedan also earned bragging rights as the best-performing vehicle in the automotive industry. As the top performer in the 2021 IQS study, the Maxima had the lowest number of problems of any vehicle evaluated.
“Delivering top quality for our customers has been a key element in the total brand transformation we call Nissan NEXT,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales. “This performance is possible by a united design, engineering, and manufacturing team focused on making the best vehicles for our customers.”
The top-placing Maxima is manufactured at the automaker’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The plant performed so well in the IQS study it took home the Gold Plant Quality Award. In the mass-market rankings, Nissan placed fourth. In 2020, the brand took the 11th spot.
Production has started on the new Nissan Frontier, which has been redesigned for 2022. The midsized pickup is being assembled using collaborative robot technology in Canton, Mississippi.
The Nissan Frontier is all-new for 2022 with a rugged exterior. The front end presents a powerful presence with a much larger grille, a slimmed-down hood, and angular headlights. The new Frontier is the perfect truck for city driving or weekends in the country with a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine delivering 310 horsepower, more than any other truck in its class. The nine-speed automatic transmission gives the Frontier powerful acceleration and good fuel efficiency. This rugged truck has Nissan’s latest infotainment and safety technology, with a standard 7-inch Advanced Driver Assist Screen or an available 9-inch color screen.
The Frontier is built in the USA in Canton, Mississippi, and its engine comes from the Nissan Power Train Plant in Decherd, Tennessee. Nissan has increased the role of robots in the Frontier assembly process. This collaborative robot technology, which Nissan calls cobot, is designed to improve the health and safety of the Canton plant workers by reducing repetitive stress and other injuries. Cobot technology is also increasing efficiency and vehicle consistency and quality. The Frontier is expected in U.S. and Canadian showrooms in late summer 2021.
Our team at James Ceranti Nissan is excited about the arrival of the 2022 Nissan Frontier. Stay tuned for updates on when it will be available on our lot!
It’s almost fall, which means your newly licensed teen driver will be back to school and ready for their very own ride. After you finish sobbing and wondering how your baby could possibly be ready for this level of independence, learn why the Nissan Altima, Murano, and Rogue make excellent vehicles for teen drivers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit organization created to help reduce deadly vehicle crashes, is one of the most trusted organizations in the automotive industry because of its scientific approach to ranking vehicles based on safety. Each year, the IIHS makes recommendations of the best new and used vehicles for teens to help parents make good decisions for their new drivers.
This year, the IIHS named three Nissan vehicles to its 2021 honor roll of Recommended New & Used Vehicles for Teens. The 2021 Murano crossover and the Altima sedan, both of which received a Top Safety Pick+ from the organization, were named as two of the best new vehicles for teen drivers. On the pre-owned side, the IIHS recommended several model years of the Rogue and Murano crossovers because of their excellent crash test ratings and affordable price.
James Ceranti Nissan has a large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles perfect for your new driver, so visit us for a test drive today.
The IIHS has two awards: Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. A Top Safety Pick must earn a Good rating in six crash test categories and earn at least an Acceptable score for its headlights. To earn the Plus, the vehicle also has to earn an Advanced or Superior rating for its available front crash-prevention tech.
The Nissan Sentra compact sedan was named a Top Safety Pick, and four 2021 Nissan models have earned the designation of Top Safety Pick+, including the Altima mid-size sedan, the Maxima full-size sedan, and two mid-size SUVs, the Rogue and Murano.
The Rogue and Murano in particular had the highest possible ratings in every single category, from all six crashworthiness tests to headlights to front crash prevention. Both crossovers also received a G+ rating in the LATCH ease-of-use category, making them perfect options for young parents.
All five models come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a suite of driver-assist and active safety technologies. These include the Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection necessary to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, as well as Rear Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, among others.
You can test drive these five IIHS-recognized Nissan models right here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Mississippi, today.
Heading into the new year with a well-maintained vehicle is a resolution every car owner can get behind. Performing annual car maintenance can keep both you and your vehicle on the road for many more years to come. From your friends at James Ceranti Nissan, here’s a quick and easy list of steps for keeping your vehicle in great condition in 2021.
Keep up with oil changes
This year, your first car-care resolution should be to keep up with regular oil changes. Your vehicle’s engine needs fresh oil to run smoothly. As the oil ages, it becomes dirty and doesn’t do as well at lubricating the engine parts, which can lead to expensive damage. Check the oil levels every time you fill up on fuel and top off as needed, and schedule regular oil changes at James Ceranti Nissan.
Check the fluids
Oil is not the only essential fluid under the hood. You should also regularly check in on brake, transmission, and power-steering fluid. Each of these plays a role in keeping your vehicle running smoothly and safely. Your owner’s manual will show you where and how to check your fluid levels. You can also schedule an appointment with us and let our technicians top off the fluids for you.
Take care of your tires
Proper inflation and regular rotations are important for the longevity of your tires. This year, get into the habit of checking your tire pressure every time you stop for fuel. Keeping the pressure at the level recommended in your owner’s manual will ensure optimum efficiency and traction.
If you’re in need of some regular maintenance, visit us at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, Missouri, today.
Nissan has big plans for the future. The automaker is looking to make advancements in the field of electric power, roll out new models, remove waste from its manufacturing processes, and reshape its whole aesthetic. To serve as a guiding symbol and help spearhead this shift, Nissan recently unveiled a brand new logo.
Nissan’s previous logo lasted for two decades, but the automaker decided it was time for a fresh start. Starting in 2017, design experts worked to create the new logo that will help lead Nissan into the 2020s.
Nissan’s Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa assembled a team of respected designers led by Tsutomu Matsuo, the Deputy General Manager of Nissan’s Advanced Design Department. Together, the team worked to create a new logo inspired by the following words which reflect Nissan’s mission: thin, light, and flexible.
Several factors had to be considered by the team during the process. The logo had to be easy to read from a distance when illuminated and it had to represent a change from the old blocky and rigid logo. Albaisa noted that while they worked to create the logo, “visions of digitalization started swirling in our heads.”
The new logo will first appear on the all-electric Nissan Ariya crossover. And you’ll soon be seeing it pop up right here at James Ceranti Nissan.
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.
In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, you’ll find our little town of Greenville. This small Southern city has a big history, which has been preserved over the years and can be explored on a sunny Saturday afternoon. If you want to experience the spirit of Greenville, visit these historic locations.
Cotton Row: Back when Mississippi used to be the home of cotton moguls who amassed large fortunes, this was a thriving merchant district. It still reflects the late 19th century architecture.
First National Bank: This Neoclassical building now housing the city’s court was the first federally chartered bank in the county.
Former Levee Board Complex: What was the city’s oldest commercial structure has been renovated into the Greenville Inn & Suites.
Mississippi Levee System: This towering structure runs along the downtown waterfront and revolutionized the area, making the Delta what it is today.
Mount Holly Plantation: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Shelby Foote used to live in this gorgeous mansion which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nelson Street District: For a century, this has been a thriving economic and cultural hub of the community, home to numerous iconic restaurants and stores.
Which of these historic sites in Greenville is your favorite?
The “Think Green” mentality has caused many car owners to rethink the way they travel on a day-to-day basis. Nissan offers consumers the solution to reducing drivers’ carbon footprints: the Nissan LEAF. However, it can be pretty daunting when deciding to go with an electric-only vehicle. There are many questions about switching to an electric-only vehicle that are probably going through your head this very minute.
However, there is comfort in this time of distress for anxious car buyers. Nissan is turning over a new leaf (get it…?) and they have now developed a new page on their website called the Nissan LEAF Q&A: Real Owners, Real Answers. This page allows real owners of the Nissan LEAF to answer common questions that consumers have about the switch to the electric-only option.
You can now read different viewpoints on topics such as cost, length of travel, daily charge routine, comfort and drive. There are a total of 44 common questions that consumers can look into. The amount of answers vary per topic, however, each has at least five answers to compare.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to an electric-only vehicle, we think that the Nissan LEAF is a great option. Come visit us and find out more!
The all-electric Nissan LEAF is already one of the cleanest vehicles around. It produces no emissions, it does the equivalent of 126 miles per gallon, and when you take into account the manufacturing process, it’s actually the cleanest production vehicle in the United States.
For Nissan, that wasn’t enough. In an effort to make the LEAF even cleaner, the automaker recently began developing a superhydrophobic and oleophobic paint called Ultra-Ever Dry, which it has been testing on the car at its technical center in Europe. This self-cleaning paint repels both water and oils from the surface.
Ultra-Ever Dry, which you can see in action in this demonstration video, successfully repels rain, spray, frost, sleet, and standing water. Though Nissan uses the term “self-cleaning car,” it would be more accurate to say that the car simply doesn’t get dirty.
“The 100 percent electric LEAF provides the perfect canvas for this new, advanced paint technology,” said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan North America. “This is one LEAF that never has to stop at gas stations—not even for a car wash.”