The 2013 Nissan Sentra is newly redesigned and Cars.com named it the “Most Affordable Compact Sedan of 2013”. The criterion that each of the eleven compact sedans that were assessed include automatic transmission, cruise control, USB input, remote entry, tilt steering, and steering-wheel audio controls. The Sentra SV with the Driver Package was the trim level that Cars.com decided to use to assess.
Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “Pairing value and best-in-class fuel efficiency with style and comfort, the all-new Nissan Sentra truly stepped up its compact car game in 2013”. He went on to say the “Sentra is a solid offering in Nissan’s most innovative, highest-quality, highest-value sedan lineup ever, and we are excited to see it on top of this year’s Cars.com ‘Most Affordable Compact Sedan’ list”.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is available at Lewis Nissan now! Shop our inventory of new cars, or if you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, shop our pre-owned inventory. The 2013 Sentra is an industry leader in fuel efficiency. You’ll definitely get your bang for your buck when you buy the Nissan Sentra.
Nissan held a special NISMO event for the media at the Nashville Superspeedway. This was an event to allow the media to see what is new at Nissan and what they plan on doing next.
At the event were the 2013 and 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO, the JUKE-R, the 2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO, and the 2014 GT-R Track Edition. These are all part of the performance line. They all sport uniform, race-inspired exterior and interior styling.
Carl Phillips, chief marketing manager, NISMO and Nissan sports car marketing – Nissan North America, said “We think the track is a perfect place to showcase NISMO because NISMO is Nissan Motorsports. It’s the racing, the motor sports heritage that has inspired cars like the new JUKE NISMO, and it’s about bringing that excitement from the track to the street”.
The Juke NISMO is the first to go on sale in Europe and Japan but it will launch here in the United States soon. The 370Z NISMO is in its second generation in the United States, but the 2014 370Z NISMO will be on sale this summer and is a revised model.
Nissan is now promising a more rapid pace of the introduction of more NISMO models.
The video below shows the highlights from the media event and the NISMO models racing around the track!
It’s always good to have a refresher on the safety laws, so here are a few reminders!
-All drivers must wear a seat belt in the front and passengers under the age of 18 in back must wear one. Violators can be fined up to $25.00.
Cell Phones and Texting:
-Any driver who is under the age of 18 that holds wither a learner’s permit or an intermediate license are banned from all cell phone usage while driving. All drivers, regardless of age, are not permitted to use a hand-held cell phone.
-Any driver who is under the age of 18 that holds either a learner’s permit or an intermediate license are banned from texting while driving.
-Every vehicle must have two headlights in the front, one on each side.
- Every motor vehicle must use headlights from sunset to sunrise, and when lighting is poor enough that you can’t see other drivers or vehicles that are within 500 feet.
-If your windshield wipers are in use, your headlights must be on.
There are some good safety reminders! Make sure you follow them so you don’t get a ticket!
The 2013 Nissan LEAF has been revamped and named KBB.com’s Best Green Car of 2013. The experts at KBB.com test drove every significant “green” vehicle that is currently on the market. They determined that the newly designed LEAF because of the value, range, refinement, and value that it offers the eco-conscious consumers.
“The 2013 Nissan LEAF marks a turning point in the electric vehicle movement with increased content at a reduced price that makes the vehicle competitive with traditional cars in its segment. We’re seeing buyers diversify beyond early adopters, and, as the global leader in electronic vehicles, Nissan is committed to providing affordable zero-emission options for the mass market,” said Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing, Erik Gottfried.
The Nissan LEAF is now in its third model year and was redesigned to feature more customer-focused refinements and upgrades. Some of the improvements include a quicker available charge, improved range and more equipment levels. At a 90% blended charge the LEAF has an EPA range of 75 miles and when it is fully charged it may get up to 83 miles of range.
The Nissan LEAF is available now at Lewis Nissan so come test drive one!
A first impression can make all the difference. Nissan is introducing the “Impress with Sentra” program, which is an interactive Facebook experience where participants can create and share a personalized video featuring award-winning actor Omar Epps who give a wonderful introduction.
Facebook users can visit ImpressWithSentra.com to have Epps talk them up in one of three different options that can be customized for a shareable video. The participants will also be able to enter to win one of three grand prizes. The grand prizes are a $1,000 Great American Days Experience gift card for an adventure-filled day for two, a one-night stay at an upscale hotel and dinner at an exclusive restaurant for a romantic night for two, or a $1,000 Nordstrom or Brooks Brothers gift card for a stylish new wardrobe.
Contest entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 1st, 2013.
Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America said “Who doesn’t want to turn heads and get noticed when making a first impression? We’re giving everyone a chance to look their best, with a little help from Nissan and the power of social media”.
Nissan North America, NNA, reported that March sales of 137,126 units which is 1 percent up from last year’s total making this March the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever with 126,623 deliveries.
The Nissan Leaf was the all-star last month with sales totaling 2,236 deliveries which is a 286.2 percent increase since launch. Since the Leaf is now produced in Smyrna, Tennessee it is price-competitive with traditional cars in its segment. The Leaf remains the best-selling pure EV in the world.
The Nissan Pathfinder also had a great month of March. The all-new Pathfinder totaled 9,071 which is a 177.1 percent increase. This is a new record for the Pathfinder for March sales. The Nissan Altima totaled 37,763 in March and the Versa sales finished at 15,917. Both are increases from the previous year. The Nissan Versa is the best-selling sub-compact car in the United States.
Consumers are looking for value, performance, style and innovation and the Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, and Versa are giving them just that. All of these factors combined have given Nissan its best month in history.
Not shortly after the 2013 redesigned Pathfinder was launched, Nissan is unveiling its 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. It packs all the same features of the standard crossover but offers slightly better fuel economy.
The new hybrid has a 2.5-liter supercharged engine that is paired with a lithium-ion and 15kW electric motor. It can produce 250 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, which are ten less horsepower but three more pound-feet than the standard. The hybrid has a combined 26 mile per gallon rating and a 25 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. These, of course, are still estimates. On a full tank, the cruising range of the Pathfinder Hybrid is up to 526 miles, something to be excited about!
The interior of the Pathfinder Hybrid remains the same, not compromise on roominess or comfort. The cargo space and passenger space is the same as its sibling. Official pricing has not been set yet, but Nissan said it might be around $3,000 more than the standard Pathfinder. For a hybrid that doesn’t compromise on space or comfort, $3,000 more than its brother is nothing!
An inside source revealed that the 2015 Nissan GT-R will have more gears than normal. The Japanese sportscar will now feature a 7-Speed dual clutch transmission by the end of the year. The new 7-Speed will replace the current 6-Speed dual clutch unit. This change is supposed to be featured in the 2015 Nissan GT-R.
This increase in gears is appearing to be a trend. Land Rover introduced its ZF 9-Speed transmission in the Range Rover Evoque recently. This was a big increase from the 6-speed transmission that it used to house. Chrysler also plans to introduce the first ever 9-speed automatic transmission to the US market in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is set to debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The GT-R currently has a 100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, and with this new transmission it will do the same in just 2.7 seconds. Nissan is aiming for the fastest lap at the Nürburgring, they are poised for a 7 minute 15 seconds lap time. This would be 3 seconds faster than its current best.
Nissan has always been a leader in energy performance and remains there with three new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR accolades on the shelf. This includes the 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, which is the highest honor given to select organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
Bill Kruegar, Nissan’s senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing, production, engineering, and supply chain management, said “Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800 billion British thermal units (BTUs) of the energy used to assemble vehicles. That’s enough energy to power the all-electric Nissan LEAF for more than 750 million miles”.
Nissan has always been environmentally friendly, especially since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner back in 2006. The Nissan LEAF is the number one selling EV in the world. I mean who wouldn’t want to help the environment and in what better way than in a stylish EV like the LEAF?
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has recently expanded its presence in the Silicon Valley by opening up a new advanced research center to specialize in autonomous driving and connected cars.
The official opening date was February 18, 2013 of the Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley. This will enhance Nissan’s global research capability through collaborative partnerships with companies and research institutions in the global technology hub.
There are three initial projects that Nissan researchers will start. The first is the research of autonomous vehicles to realize a future with safe, stress-free mobility. The second project is the research of connected vehicles that can tap into infrastructure and the internet to maximize energy and time efficiency. The last project is the research in the area of Human Machine Interface to enhance the experience of autonomous and connected vehicles.
Nissan Executive Vice President supervising Research and Development Mitsuhiko Yamashita said “As we continue to expand our R&D capabilities throughout the world, we aggressively pursue our activities to create new values of mobility, by harnessing the latest information and communication technologies here in our new research center in Silicon Valley”.