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!

How to Replace a Headlight

As part of your pre-winter maintenance, you should check to make sure all your car’s lights are working properly. With night falling so much earlier and vision hazards like snow, rain, and fog a serious concern in the upcoming months, having working lights is more important than ever. Here’s a quick guide on how to replace a headlight if one of yours is out.

Replace a Headlight - HeadlightIf you have a newer vehicle, changing the headlight is easy. Pop the hood and find the back of the headlight inside the engine compartment. There are multiple bulbs, so you have to figure out which one needs replaced before you can buy a new bulb.

Once you figure out which one needs replaced, check your owner’s manual for the right kind or ask someone at a parts shop, and they’ll help you find the right one. The owner’s manual will also tell you what kind of tools to use to replace the headlight, so get these as well if you don’t already have them.

Your manual should have directions from here for your specific vehicle, but there are general directions you can follow. First, you have to remove the plastic catch or metal clip holding the wiring in place. Remove the old bulb by pulling it out from the base, then secure the wiring back into place and put in the new bulb.

If you need more help, DMV.org has a great guide on replacing a bulb in older cars!

Nissan Unveils 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition and Versa Note

JUKE Black Pearl Edition - Nissan JUKEJust prior to their debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November, Nissan launched the facelifted 2017 Versa Note and the 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition. Along with the NISMO and the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, the four were unveiled together at the LA Auto Show, but Nissan revealed the JUKE and Versa Note early because of the sheer volume of new Nissan vehicles debuting this and next year.

All four debuts follow Nissan’s “Year of the Truck” campaign, which has so far introduced the all-new 2017 Armada, Pathfinder, Rogue, and two TITANS. The new Versa Note has a new front end and fascia, its fluid v-shaped grille flowing into the headlights.

The Versa Note also comes with two new paint options, a metallic Monarch Orange and Deep Blue Pearl. VP of Product Planning Michael Bunce said the new design will help the Versa and Versa Note hold their position as the most popular entry-level car on the market.

The JUKE Black Pearl Edition is extremely limited, with only 1,250 units being produced: 1,000 for the US and 250 for Canada. The Black Pearl Edition will have white bumper accents, heated outside mirrors, black interior seats with white stitching, and other elements that add to its high-contrast appearance.

Best Nissans for Tailgating

Best Nissans for Tailgating - Nissan RogueNothing makes a football game complete quite like a tailgate party. And, having the right vehicle can be the difference between a good tailgate party and a great one. Here are three Nissans for tailgating that will make your parties stand above the crowd.

Nissan Titan

For obvious reasons, pickup trucks are the preferred vehicle for tailgate parties and the 2017 Nissan Titan is an ideal choice. It comes with a great 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty to make sure your parties last for years to come. In addition, its bed features a unique Utili-track Channel System to keep items locked in place, removable in-bed boxes with drain plugs, and in-bed lights for when the sun goes down.

Nissan Murano

Take the Nissan Murano to your next tailgate party and you might have the most stylish vehicle there. It has plenty of interior room for both passengers and your cargo needs. And, if you choose the Premium package, you’ll get an 11-speaker Bose audio system and instantly become the life of the party.

Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue may not be big, but it can still take on the biggest tailgate parties. It has plenty of interior space, including a lot of unique interior storage options. And, with its user-friendly technology, it will be easy to listen to the game.

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel TipsThanksgiving is a great time of year to visit far-flung family. However, travelling to see them during the holiday rush can be a big hassle. AAA estimates that nearly half of all Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving. Here are a few Thanksgiving travel tips to help you along the way.

  • Stay positive. Whether you’re flying or driving, keep in mind that everyone else is going somewhere, too. Be courteous, be patient, and stay positive.
  • Stay charged. Make sure all your devices are fully charged when you hit the road. Bring along portable chargers for when you don’t have access to an outlet.
  • Pack lightly. Overpacking can cause big problems, especially if you’re flying. If you pack light enough you can avoid checked baggage fees.
  • Bring food. You want to stay energized for your trip. Pack high-energy, healthy snacks and you won’t have to overpay for overpriced junk food along the way.
  • Leave early. If you’re driving, avoid leaving during rush hour. Try to leave early in the morning or later in the evening to skip out on most of the traffic.
  • Use travel apps. There are numerous apps that can help save time, money, and stress, whether you’re flying or driving. Apps like GasBuddy, Waze, and others will come in handy.

What are your tips for travelling during Thanksgiving?

How to Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Prepared for Winter WeatherSometimes life hits you with unexpected circumstances. With winter just around the corner, car owners everywhere need to be prepared for when the snow falls and the roads freeze over. Here are some tips and tricks for when winter deals you a bad hand.

Keep Your Car Fueled

You should always drive with at least three quarters of your gas tank filled just in case you slide off the road or find yourself in an emergency situation. Having plenty of fuel could save your life.

Have an Emergency Kit

Having an emergency kit with a fleece blanket and first aid supplies inside your car is better than having it in your trunk since you may not be able to access your trunk in an emergency. Fleece is one of the few materials that keeps you warm even if it’s wet.

Have a Container on Hand

If you need to stay hydrated, prepared for winter weather by having a container in your car to collect snow will allow you to use the snow to hydrate yourself.

Most importantly, if you find yourself stranded in an emergency situation, don’t panic. When you panic, you make poor decisions that don’t help you in the long run. Take a few deep breaths, and think about what you need to do to survive.

How to Entertain Yourself on a Solo Road Trip

Solo Road TripWhile it certainly isn’t ideal, we all find ourselves on a solo road trip from time to time, especially if you travel for work. Unfortunately, there is no escaping the mindlessness of eight hours on the road without someone to talk to. However, we have a few tricks to keep you awake and as entertained as possible.

A Strong Playlist

This is the foundation of any solo road trip. Without a nice playlist, you’re going to be stuck listening to the same songs on the radio for hours and hours.

Audiobooks and Podcasts

These are a great way to learn something new or get lost in a story. Some can get a bit tedious after a while though, so don’t listen for so long that you start to nod off.

CB Radio

This is a bit of a different way to get your entertainment, but listening to truckers and other travelers talk on the radio can be highly entertaining. You can even join in if you feel inspired.

Exercise on Breaks

If you’re pulling over for gas or a bathroom, get in a little bit of exercise while you can. Going on a short walk or doing some pushups and jumping jacks can get your blood flowing and loosen you up.

While solo road trips aren’t always ideal, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained so that you don’t go crazy in your car. Do your best to have fun and enjoy the scenery around you.