Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Road Trip GamesKeeping your kids occupied in a car for a long road trip can be difficult, especially because there’s not a lot to do in the car. Fortunately for drivers, kids can be easily distracted with a fun family game. Kids both young and old enjoy some fun road trip games, and you may end up enjoying yourself too! Lewis Nissan has you covered with some fun road trip games we’re sure the whole family will enjoy!

The Theme Song Game

Playing the theme song game is as easy as humming the tune to a TV show. Other passengers in the car then try to guess the show. The first person to guess correctly gets to hum the next theme song! You can set a time limit on it or play until someone reaches a certain number correctly.

The License Plate Game

It seems as though everyone has played this classic game. As you’re traveling along, write down the name of each state as you spot it. The goal of the game is to find all 50 states and maybe even some Canadian provinces too. You can find fun printable versions online where kids can cross them off or if they’re learning their geography we recommend going to the map version where they can write the state name down once it has been spotted!

Telephone

Another one of our favorites is the classic game of telephone. This is when you have one person start with a story, phrase, sentence, etc and they whisper it to the next person. That person is then responsible for repeating what they heard word for word. This keeps going until it gets to the last person where that person has to say out loud what they heard. This is sure to get the whole car laughing as the end result is usually not what it was when they started.

Those are some of our favorite road trip games! Make sure you stop by Lewis Nissan before you head out on your road trip to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape!

Things to Check Before a Road Trip

Things to Check Before a Road Trip | Lewis Nissan | Beckley, WVGetting ready to take a summer vacation usually means a long road trip ahead of you. Before you take off to your premier destination for some rest and relaxation, it’s best to check some things in your vehicle. After all, there’s no rest for those who experience the stress of long delays and car repairs ruining their vacation. Here are some things to check before a road trip as suggested by us here at Lewis Nissan!

  • Fluids – Take the time to make sure all of your oils are at the right level and fresh enough to stand up to the summer heat and a long journey. Have the oil changed prior to any long road trip. It wouldn’t hurt to have the coolant flushed and replaced to avoid any potential overheating problems.
  • Tires – Double check to make sure you have enough tread to ensure optimal traction on the road. It pays to make sure the tires are properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s specifications, too. Doing so will increase both handling and fuel economy, two factors that can make any trip a little easier.
  • Lights – Make sure all the lights are working properly. Turn on all the lights, including the turn signals. Replace any dead bulbs before the day you plan to leave on your trip.

2017 Rogue Trail Warrior Project Unveiled at New York Auto Show

2017 Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior ProjectAt the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Nissan showed off a hardcore off-road machine unlike any other—the Rogue Trailer Warrior Project. This unique vehicle was designed just for the show, so, unfortunately, you won’t be seeing it at Lewis Nissan.

The most noticeable feature is the snow/sand track. These tracks let the Rogue Trail Warrior glide right over the trickiest terrains. They are 30 inches high, 48 inches long, and 15 inches wide and are used in place of the Rogue’s normal wheels. While the suspension and wheel wells were modified for the tracks, all other powertrain components are standard, including the Rogue’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

In addition to the amazing khaki-painted tracks, the Trail Warrior has a custom camouflage body wrap and military-style yellow glassworks.

“This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take.”

If you could have an adventure in the Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project, where would you go?

Spring Events in Charleston, West Virginia

spring events in CharlestonNow that spring is here, the world is in bloom and it is a great time to head outdoors and have new adventures. Here are some spring events in Charleston, West Virginia that you should consider attending.

  • April 27th – Hampstead Stage Company: The Secret Garden. Come to the Elk Valley Express Library for a free performance of this magical stage play. The performance will start at 6:30pm and is recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • April 28th-30thWest Virginia Dance Festival. This program is designed to encourage young dancers throughout West Virginia and features both classes and performances. It will be held at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.
  • April 29th Literary Basket Silent Auction. Bid on literary-themed baskets to support the Kanawha County Public Library. The auction will be held at Temple Israel from 6pm-9pm.
  • May 1st – May 6th. Seed & Plant Exchange. Expand your garden and share extra seeds from your own with this community exchange at the Dunbar Branch Library.
  • May 4th-May 7th. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus. This is the final tour of this legendary circus group. They will be performing at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum.
  • May 13th. East End Yard Sale. Bargain hunters rejoice! This is West Virginia’s largest one-day community yard sale. It will be held in Charleston’s east end neighborhoods. Get out early for the best deals.

Here at Lewis Nissan, we love living and working in Charleston and hope to see some of our customers at these events with us.

Nissan Adds TITAN King Cab to Lineup

Nissan has officially completed its truck lineup with the addition of a TITAN King Cab for both the standard TITAN and TITAN XD. With this new cab option, buyers have more choices than ever before to find the ideal truck for their needs.

2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

The King Cab offers available seating for up to six, has wide-opening rear doors, and even offers a “rear seat delete” option that comes with a flat loading floor and secure storage.

“The launch of the new King Cab body is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the breakthrough TITAN XD, which continues to carve out a unique white space between competitors’ heavy-duty and half-ton trucks,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.

On the TITAN XD, when buyers choose the King Cab, the truck will be 230.5 inches long and have a 6.5-foot bed. It is available on the S, SV, and PRO-4X models and can be had with either the 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel or the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine.

With the standard half-ton Titan, the King Cab comes with a 6.5-foot bed on the S, SV, and PRO-4X. It is only available with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine.

Come see the entire Nissan TITAN lineup today at Lewis Nissan.

Take a Road Trip in Your Nissan Rogue

West Virginia is a truly beautiful state. Here at Lewis Nissan, we love its wooded mountainsides and glowing sunsets. If you want to take in the beauty of West Virginia, the best way to do that is with a road trip in your Nissan Rogue. Here are four of the best routes in the state.

Road Trip in Your Nissan Rogue

  1. Coal Heritage Trail. This national trail will take you through the southern portion of West Virginia all the way to the Virginia border. Along the way, visit reconstructed mines, take an underground tour, and more.
  2. Canaan Valley. Take Route 32 with a 20-mile drive from Thomas to Harmon. This will take you through the beautiful Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Canaan Valley State Park.
  3. Midland Trail. The 180-mile long Midland Trail follows Route 60 across the state on this historic 2-lane highway. Pick up some local art, learn about pioneer history, eat some delicious food, and more.
  4. Highland Scenic Highway. Explore the dense woods of Monongahela National Forest along this 43-mile route. Be sure to stop at each of the four scenic overlooks.

If  you need a new road trip warrior, come check out the versatile, cargo champ that is the Nissan Rogue today at Lewis Nissan.

Announced Nissan Rogue Hybrid Price Crushes Competing Toyota RAV4

The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, offering an excellent balance of fuel efficiency and performance that drivers adore. Add that balance to clever cargo space and top-notch tech, and you have a winner.

In the coming year, we will even see a hybrid edition of the Nissan Rogue – which, as it turns out, will be quite affordable. The model will even be more than $2,000 cheaper than the only other hybrid model in its class, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

You can own the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid for just $27,180, saving you tons of money at the dealership and continuing to save you money with every mile you drive. Additionally, you will be lowering your personal impact on the environment.

Additionally, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid will be available in two trim levels, each of which can be purchased with all-wheel drive, for an extra $4,920. But take note – even the top Rogue trim level, the SL, is cheaper than the base level of the Toyota RAV4.

To discuss the upcoming Nissan Rogue Hybrid price or to take the current Nissan Rogue out on a test drive, feel free to contact us or visit us any time here at Lewis Nissan.

The Nissan Z Concept Gets Grand Reveal in Tokyo

Nissan 370Z

Set to replace the Nissan 370Z, speculation on the Nissan Z concept shows a promising future

Nissan reportedly has big plans for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show – including the debut of the brand new Nissan Z Concept model, which aims to ultimately replace the extremely popular Nissan 370Z sometime in the future.

The Nissan Z is said to be available with three different powertrain options, a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets 300 horsepower, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets 400 horsepower, and a hybrid combination, adding an electric motor to the 400-horsepower engine.

Though the Nissan Z that will be on display is said to be just a concept, rumor has it that a production model will follow its reveal in the next few years. It’s safe to assume that the production version of the Nissan Z will be quite similar to the concept that will be on display in Tokyo.

If you’re interested in checking out the Nissan Z concept in person, the time for booking plane tickets is now.

We don’t know much else about the Nissan Z today, but of course, we will be keeping you up to date in the future. To learn more about what Nissan has in stock currently or to take a Nissan model out on a test drive, contact us any time at Lewis Nissan.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept Signals New Design Direction

The dynamic new look of Nissan’s V-Motion design language has been key to the success of vehicles like the new Murano and Maxima. From the aerodynamic floating roof and kick up waist line to the distinctive look of boomerang lamps and the V-Motion grille, few vehicles on the road can compete with Nissan’s new look in terms of style and seductiveness.

With the debut of the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept earlier this month at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, it is clear that Nissan is aiming to put even more distance between itself and its competitors in terms of heart-stopping looks.

“Technology is evolving. So is design. At Nissan, we see design as the ultimate expression of how customer see themselves, but also an expression of the vision and values of our brand,” Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Vmotion 2.0 previews what the future designs from Nissan will be. And it is an insightful proposition of what the future sedan could be in the coming years.”

The Vmotion 2.0 concept advances the look of V-Motion with the evolution of the V-Motion grille, which takes on a 3D shape for a more textured face. The floating roof is threaded with silver accents and a carbon fiber finisher that accentuates the aerodynamic shape, and the look of the body is pronounced by sharp character lines that run from the rear fender up to the bold vents in the front, which are part of Nissan’s “Emotional Geometry” design language.

There are enough cool aspects of the Vmotion 2.0 concept that we could go on and on—from the outward-swinging front and rear doors to the “Gliding Wing” design of the dashboard to the ProPILOT graphic user interface to the fact that the emblems on the front grille and rear diffuser glow when the vehicle is in motion.

Being that a picture is worth 1,000 words, we invite you instead to feast your eyes.

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So impressive was the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 that it won the coveted EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle, a prize bestowed only upon the industry’s most forward-thinking concepts. Here’s hoping that Nissan makes the futuristic look of its latest concept a reality sooner rather than later!

 

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Debuts in Detroit, Coming This Spring

Fresh off of seeing the Nissan Rogue break the automaker’s all-time single-month sales record in December with 40,477 units shipped, Nissan has revealed a new offering geared toward crossover shoppers who want something just a bit smaller: the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport.

“The new Rogue Sport is a perfect addition to the red-hot Rogue lineup, which is also adding a first-ever Rogue Hybrid model for 2017,” said Michael Bunce, vice president of Product Planning for Nissan North America. “With Rogue Sport’s slightly smaller dimensions and sporty maneuverability, it’s ideal for singles or couples without kids—or empty nesters—who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers.”

Watch: Michael Bunce Leads the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Debut

Held up to the 2017 Rogue, the Nissan Rogue Sport boasts a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase, 12.1-inch shorter length, 0.1-inch shorter width, and 5.6-inch shorter height, all of which serves to make it easier for navigating through cities and pulling into tight parking spots. Still, the Rogue Sport is comparable to its larger sibling in terms of headroom, legroom, hip room, and shoulder room, and its max cargo area is still impressive with up to 22.9 cubic feet with the second row upright and 61.1 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.

The Rogue Sport comes standard with a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-four mated to an Xtronic transmission, which doles out 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. The Rogue Sport will be offered with Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield tech, including Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Forward Emergency Braking.

Set to be released this spring, the Rogue Sport will be offered in S, SV, and SL trim levels. Stay tuned for more information on this hot new crossover as it is released!