Nissan Doubles Its Support for Mississippi Food Banks

Nissan Food Bank | Greenville, MS

Nissan North America’s Canton assembly plant has brought thousands of jobs to Mississippi. Over the years, the automaker has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-hunger efforts across the state — and now it’s doubling those contributions to fight growing food insecurity.

Nissan’s increased assistance to Mississippi Food Network and Our Daily Bread food banks will allow these organizations to serve an extra 200,000 meals to community members in need.

Since these partnerships began, Nissan has given more than $311,000 to fight hunger in Mississippi. Canton plant employees have also spent many hours volunteering at food banks around the state.

“There is a saying that every cloud has a silver lining, and if there is a silver lining to the COVID pandemic cloud that is overshadowing us, it is how graciously those who are able, like Nissan, have responded with their financial gifts to help support the increased demand for food this unprecedented health crisis is causing,” said Dr. Charles Beady, the CEO of Mississippi Food Network.

Nissan’s hunger-fighting efforts don’t stop at the state border. The automaker is also increasing its contributions to Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, a food bank that serves thousands of our neighbors to the north.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville, we’re proud of how our parent company has stepped up to increase its support for food banks — and ensure that Mississippi residents get the nutrition they need.

Redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Coming to Dealerships this Fall

Nissan PathfinderWith an array of amenities and best-in-class fuel economy, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is the next-generation SUV. The all-new Pathfinder will be arriving at our dealership this fall.

The all-new aerodynamic style of the 2013 Pathfinder’s exterior helped the vehicle shed 500 pounds of mass. Even with this change, the Pathfinder still provides the most interior passenger volume, front headroom, and legroom in its class. The lighter weight also helped improve fuel economy as the 2013 Pathfinder has 30 percent better fuel economy as compared to the 2012 Pathfinder. The FWD version has fuel economy estimations of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. The 4WD version gets 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.

“It’s no secret that the industry has shifted as gas prices have increased,” says Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “But while traditional SUV customers are looking for improved fuel economy, they still demand a vehicle that can do all the things they need, like carrying seven people, towing, and providing the surefootedness in all conditions of a four-wheel drive.”

The 2013 Pathfinder can do all that and more, and it will be making its way to James Ceranti Nissan this fall. For more information, visit us online at www.jamescerantinissan.net.

2013 Altima Wiper Innovations Benefit Drivers in Rainy and Cold Weather

Windshield wiper functions usually do not get thought about much, but when cold and rainy weather hit, windshield wipers can be invaluable. Nissan took notice to drivers’ needs and added two new changes to their 2013 Altima.

One feature new to the Altima wipers for the 2013 model year is called “auto-park wipers.” When the vehicle is shut off by the driver while the wipers are still in motion, the wipers will now complete a full cycle before coming to rest. This will ensure wipers will always rest at the bottom of the windshield and prevent them from getting stuck and freezing in the middle of the windshield in cold and icy environments.

The other feature now available on the 2013 Altima is the addition of automatic headlights responding to wipers. Headlights on the 2013 Nissan Altima automatically turn on after four wiper cycles. Approximately 30 states require headlights to be on in rain or heavy fog. This new feature of linking headlights to wiper cycles keeps drivers safe and helps them stick to the rules of the road.

These two new windshield wiper innovations come on most 2013 Nissan Altimas. Visit James Ceranti Nissan today to experience this for yourself.