2021 Nissan Rogue Preview: What Changes You Can Expect

Nissan Rogue | Greenville, MS

At James Ceranti Nissan, the practical and compact Rogue crossover is a customer favorite. If you are looking to upgrade your ride in the coming months, we have a Nissan Rogue preview so you can learn more about the potential changes for the 2021 Rogue.

Though no official images of the 2021 Rogue have been released by Nissan yet, industry insiders have scoured design renderings and taken spy shots of prototype vehicles that give us a pretty good idea of what the Rogue is expected to look like. Experts believe the newly redesigned Rogue will have a squarer nose, a thicker rear support pillar, and a more aggressive grille and light signature.

As Nissan has not released official engine specifications for the upcoming Rogue, it is difficult to determine just how powerful the next iteration of the best-selling SUV will be. However, Motortrend speculates that the Rogue could feature the same 2.5-liter engine that powers the newest Altima. That engine produces up to 180 lb-ft of torque and 188 horsepower. The 2021 Rogue will likely continue the use of the continuously variable transmission and will almost assuredly come with an all-wheel drive option.

If you simply cannot wait until the 2021 Rogue begins arriving on our lot, visit James Ceranti Nissan to find the current 2020 Rogue in stock now.

3 Major Tips for Tailgating Around Greenville

Nissan Tailgating | Greenville, MS

Tailgating is a great way to gather with friends and family any time of the year, whether you’re going to a sporting events or simply want to have an outdoor picnic. Nissan trucks and SUVs (such as the Titan, Frontier, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Kicks, Pathfinder, and Armada) provide plenty of space and amenities for tailgating. Here are some tips for tailgating around Greenville, Mississippi.

Get the right tools

First and foremost, you need the right equipment. In addition to a high-end cooler, put a toolbox in your truck bed or trunk that’s stocked will all the kitchen tools you’ll need, including spatulas, whisks, skewers, matches, and cleaning supplies.

Be careful

Food is an essential, but you’ll also want to make sure you’re keeping everything sanitary and safe. One pro tip is to freeze water bottles to put in your cooler as ice. As they thaw, you can drink them, saving space and expense. Pack food in zippered bags and plastic containers with lids. If possible, keep raw meat separate from veggies and fruit.

Use Nissan technology

Entertainment is also important. In-vehicle connectivity — which you’ll find on models like the Nissan Pathfinder and Titan — lets you hook up you phone to the in-vehicle infotainment to access music playlists and other functions. You can also purchase Bluetooth wireless speakers if you don’t want to drain the vehicle battery.

For the perfect tailgating truck or SUV, browse the inventory now at James Ceranti Nissan.  

Affordable Things to Do Near Greenville

Things to do near Greenville | Greenville, MSThere are many ways you can save money, like buying a used Nissan at James Ceranti Nissan or doing free activities in the area. From local events to historic landmarks, there are many places you can visit to spend an afternoon without breaking the bank. Check out any one of these things to do near Greenville.

Lake Chicot State Park

According to Trip Advisor users, you should consider spending a day at Lake Chicot State Park. Located near the Mississippi River, this park is perfect for birdwatching, swimming, and fishing. Plus, there are affordable cabins and campsites if you do decide to stay overnight.

Winterville Mounds

Be sure to visit Winterville Mounds. This 42-acre site near Greenville has Native American mounds and a museum, and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best of all, it’s free to the public. You can learn more about the mounds left by indigenous groups, including a massive 55-foot Temple Mound. The University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research frequently studies the area.

Other ideas

You can also visit the 1927 Flood Museum to learn about local history, or consider visiting the Hebrew Union Temple to view its stunning architecture. Constructed in 1906, the Temple has stained glass and a distinct style compared to many other buildings in this region.

Just a short drive away is Leland, which has the Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum, the Highway 61 Blues Museum, and Lake Monocnoc.

These are just some of the many fun (and affordable) things to do in the area that we at James Ceranti Nissan suggest. If you’re in the area, come visit us when you need a new or used Nissan vehicle.

Nissan Unveils IMQ Concept Vehicle in Geneva

Nissan IMQ Concept Vehicle | Greenville, MS

This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.

The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.

Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.

While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.

The Dangers Of Delayed Oil Changes

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.

Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.

The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.

If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.

Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.

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.

Debut of the 2019 Nissan Maxima at Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a facelift and some exciting new features and technologies to match its sleek and sporty exterior. The new Maxima will debut at the very end of November at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Los Angeles Auto Show, an event attended by thousands where automakers show off the latest developments in their cars, will run for ten days starting on November 30.

This mid-cycle refresh adds serious style accents that make this full-size sedan even more eye-catching than before. Updated headlights and taillights improve visibility and boost sophistication, while the sloping hood and more angular grille give the Maxima a sharp, aggressive stance.

Of course, the Maxima’s looks aren’t its only plus. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes a host of driver assist features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It also has impressive performance stats at 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque!

The new Maxima will go on sale shortly after its debut at the LA Auto Show, so mark the date on your calendars! For more information about this vehicle, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Plans Substantial Altima Midcycle Changes

2015 Nissan Altima

Nissan plans some serious Altima midcycle changes including an appearance redesign.

Nissan is reportedly planning substantial Altima midcycle changes for the 2016 model year to keep up with the recently-refreshed Toyota Camry.

For the 2015 model year, the current Altima had been updated with new standard content like NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and several other tweaks and bonuses.

Its appearance had remained unchanged, however, something that Nissan intends to address with this midcycle refresh. Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning, said they were planning something “significant” for the Altima midcycle, though he declined to mention what kind of changes exactly.

“If you look at fuel economy, we’re very good,” he added. “Altima is 38 miles per gallon. It’s a light car. It’s already up there, and of course we will reinforce this when we do the midcycle.”

We at James Ceranti Nissan look forward to seeing what Nissan comes up with!

Nissan’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League Brings More Fun to Fans

Nissan has kicked off a new and exciting partnership with the Union of European Football Associations Champions League. The automaker launched their Engineers of Excitement Program, which strives to enhance the fan experience at the 2014 UEFA Super Cup on August 12. Real Madrid trampled over Sevilla, 2-0, for the record.

As part of Nissan’s sponsorship, the automaker has recruited Barcelona central midfielder and three-time UEFA Champions League winner Andrés Iniesta, as well as central defender and Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva as spokesmen. To-date, they’ve made a brief appearance in a new teaser ad (shown below) that promotes Nissan’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League. You can expect to see more commercials headed our way in the future.

“The UEFA Super Cup represents Nissan’s first official UEFA partnership experience, and we’re very excited to be involved with this prestigious match,” said Bastien Schupp, the vice president of marketing for Nissan Europe in a recent release. “Innovation that Excites is what Nissan stands for, and our partnership with UEFA will see a collaborative effort which will push the boundaries to create real innovation and continued excitement for fans across the globe.”

As an effort in their Engineers of Excitement program, Nissan provided 600 free tickets for local youth sports groups; provided one family with an opportunity to watch Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC take part in their on-pitch training sessions; and helped transport the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup trophies around Wales for an opportunity for fans to see the trophies in-person.

Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we’re excited to see what this sponsorship will bring in the months to come!

Nissan NISMO Here, NISMO There, NISMO Everywhere!

Nissan is known for its sporty look and refined power. The Nissan NISMO series was launched with the name coming from the NISsan MOtorports divisiion. These sporty vehicles are focused on power, agility and technology. They stem from a passion for the sport and a love of the ride. The namesake began for the purpose of motorsports, however, it did not stay with solely with the sport for long. Nissan quickly began developing a NISMO line for everyday driving.

Currently, Nissan currently offers a NISMO iteration of the Nissan Juke, Nissan 370Z, Nissan GT-R and a Nissan Sentra concept. However, we are excited to hear that Nissan has announced a NISMO version of the Nissan Versa Note. This model will include an updated appearance, custom sport seats and upgraded tires. They plan to release the Nissan NISMO Versa Note in Japan this fall.

Unfortunately, it is not known if Nissan will release this version in the United States. Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we are excited about the direction that Nissan is going and we anxiously await an announcement regarding the NISMO Versa Note’s release in the United States.

Want to learn more about the Nissan Versa Note? Make sure you stop by and take a look at our inventory of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.