Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

Five Nissan Models Earn 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating | Greenville, MS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the most respected vehicle safety organization around, has been rolling out its 2021 crash test ratings, and five Nissan vehicles earned top crash test ratings.

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.

Annual Car Maintenance to Prioritize in 2021

Maintenance | Greenville, MS

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.

Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts Show Nissan’s Vision of the Future

Vmotion & Xmotion Concepts | Greenville, MSAutomakers 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.

Xmotion Concept

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.

Six Must-See Historic Sites in Greenville, MS

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?

Ever Wondered What it is Like to Own a Nissan LEAF?

Nissan LEAF

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!

Nissan LEAF Gets Self-Cleaning Paint Treatment

Nissan LEAF

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.”

Learn all about the LEAF at James Ceranti Nissan!

Is Your Car Emergency Kit Fully Stocked?

Car Battery Cables

You’re probably beginning to read this blog post and thinking to yourself either 1) Nothing has ever happened to me, so it won’t ever happen to me or 2) this is all common-sense so why should I bother? Well, at James Ceranti Nissan, we care about our customer’s safety. Everyone needs to have a car emergency kit prepared for that just-in-case moment.

You may or may not already have items such as car battery cables cables, a tire pressure gauge and/or a spare tire (and if you don’t, these should definitely be on your next shopping list), but we have compiled a list of things that you may not have thought of.

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottles
  • Snack bars
  • Emergency Cash (bills and change)
  • Tissues/Paper Towels
  • Duct Tape
  • Multi-Purpose Utility Tool
  • Change of Clothes
  • Blanket

This may sound like a lot, but this is not even everything that you could possibly have. You’ll be thankful if you’re ever in a situation where you need one of these items. There are even handy trunk organizers that can be purchased so these aren’t just lying around your car.

Go out there and be safe. You’ll thank us later!

Mississippi Attractions to Get Your Summer Started Right

Summer is the perfect time to pack up your Nissan and hit the road. However, hitting the road doesn’t necessarily mean driving for hours on end. There are some awesome family adventures waiting for you right in your own backyard. This list of Mississippi attractions will make your summer memorable!

1)      Vicksburg National Military Park: Learn all about the Civil War all while having a great family adventure. This park has great outdoor exhibits to keep everyone entertained.

2)      Mississippi Petrified Forest: Take a walk through time in this enchanting forest. Visitors can walk on the nature trail, camp and even visit the on-site museum.

3)      Jackson Zoo: Get up close and personal with over 100 species of animals. The Jackson Zoo is a perfect day trip for the entire family.

4)      Birthplace of Elvis Presley: Take a tour of young Elvis Presley’s home, visit a museum and even a gift shop.

5)      Natchez National Historical Park: Learn all about the history of the Natchez, a social center of the south.

The perfect summer day trip is dependent on the perfect vehicle to get your family there. Make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan and take a look at our show room before you head out.

Nissan’s Taxi of Tomorrow

TaxisThe bubbly yellow Nissan NV200 has been getting a lot of attention lately as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been attempting to establish a mandate that would require all NYC cab companies and drivers to make a switch to the Nissan taxi.

Bloomberg was hoping to require the swapping out of all 15,000+ taxis in the Big Apple to Nissan’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” within the next three-to-five years. As you can imagine, this subject has been a controversial one, regardless of the quality of the NV200.

Unfortunately for Bloomberg, his plans have encountered a major bump in the road—Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler. Hagler has deemed that the mandate is an overstepping of boundaries, meaning that unless Bloomberg’s appeal can make it past the Supreme Court, there will be no requirement for NYC taxi drivers and companies to purchase the Nissan cabs.

Even if the mandate does not come to fruition the Nissan NV200s have gone on sale at New York dealerships, and some drivers have taken it upon themselves to purchase them anyway.

What do you think the New York justice system will rule about Bloomberg’s mandate? Will the Nissan NV200 end up being the Taxi of Tomorrow?