New Nissan Sentra Gets New Features, No Price Bump

Most cars get a slight refresh each year, even if they aren’t entering a new generation, but many of these improved vehicles still get a small price hike due to the inclusion of new tech and features for the new year. However, the new Nissan Sentra for 2016 just received a number of brand-new features, as well as a tweaked exterior design, and brand representatives have announced this 2016 model will not be more expensive than the previous one.

New Nissan Sentra - Lewis NissanAside from the new styling, the majority of the Sentra’s new features are available smart safety systems. Rear cross traffic alert, which detects other cars while backing up, and blind-spot monitoring are brand new to the Nissan Sentra’s repertoire, boosting the compact sedan’s safety score. Buyers can get these new features by adding on the new driver’s assist package, which is an additional $1,020 and includes integrated navigation.

The new Nissan Sentra is an attractive option to budgeting buyers who find the standard Sentra’s $17,650 price tag appealing. Additionally, the new Nissan Sentra helps drivers save on gas as well with a 40 mpg highway fuel rating according to the EPA. Because of the base Sentra’s low price, add-ons such as the driver’s assist package are significantly less costly and easier to obtain.

Brand New Nissan Maxima Engine Earns a Spot on “Wards 10 Best Engines” List

The 2016 Nissan Maxima features a brand new 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine, and it’s already proving to be quite the thriller. Named to “Wards 10 Best Engines” list, the new Nissan Maxima engine delivers a 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon, and an impressive output of 85.7 horsepower/liter.

2016 Nissan Maxima - New Nissan Maxima EngineIn order to select the engines that will make the Wards 10 Best Engines” list, WardsAuto editors evaluated 31 all-new or improved powertrains available in vehicles with a base price of less than $61,000 for 2016. The two-months of testing included everyday driving – including regular commutes. Factors considered include comparative specs, fuel economy, horsepower, noise attenuation, torque, and new technology.

“When the 2016 Maxima hit dealerships in May, our team believed this redesigned 3.5-liter V6 engine would be an important piece of the puzzle,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. in a statement. “To be included in Wards 10 Best Engines list is a tribute to the outstanding design, performance and value of our new-generation Nissan Maxima flagship sedan. We thank everyone at Wards for this significant recognition.”

Stop by Lewis Nissan today to learn more and test drive the powerful 2016 Nissan Maxima for yourself!

Nissan Titan Pickup Targets Untapped Niche in Market

The Nissan Titan pickup truck is targeting an “in-between” niche in its segment, giving it an edge over the big players in the industry such as Ford and Chevy. This special niche speaks specifically to drivers who like to have a big, powerful truck without having more power than they’d ever use, or drivers who bought a larger truck and miss the friendly handling and maneuverability of a smaller one. No matter the case, the Titan taps into that in between space to attract buyers.

Nissan Titan pickupInstead of focusing on power like other pickups – though the Titan certainly doesn’t compromise power in any way  – the engineers behind the Nissan Titan poured their efforts into ensuring the truck provides consumers with a better driving experience than they’ve ever known in a truck of its size. Particularly large hydraulic cab mounts lessen the effect of road shock. In addition, the tires have been specially tuned to give a smoother ride.

The Nissan Titan pickup sits at a towing capacity of about 6,000 lbs., which Nissan representatives say also fits neatly into that in-between niche between a lighter duty pickup and a bigger, more powerful truck. The Titan was also tested on ranchers in Texas in the early stages of development to ensure consumer satisfaction.

Nissan Unveils 2016 Altima Redesign

The Nissan Altima has been one of Nissan’s most popular, best-selling vehicles in the United States for some time now. Now, the 2016 Altima redesign has received a number of new features and options along with its entirely new shape.

2016 Nissan Altima - Lewis NissanSome of the 2016 Altima’s dramatic updates include entirely new front fascia, bumper, fenders, hood, and lights. The redesigned V-Motion grille and headlights resemble Nissan’s Maxima sedan, and the SR, SV, and SL trim levels come with fog lights. The base model comes standard with halogen high beam and projector low beam headlights. The new overall shape of the exterior has made the Altima 10% more aerodynamic, reducing wind noise in the cabin and improving fuel efficiency.

The interior has also been completely redesigned. The 2016 Altima features a 5- or 7-inch touchscreen display with NissanConnectSM and available NissanConnect Navigation. The cloth upholstery has a more open weave pattern, and the front seats have been entirely reshaped for a new look.

The 2016 Altima redesign will also be available in seven different trim levels, with pricing still to be announced.

Impressive 2016 Nissan Altima Features and Stats Make For Perfect College Car

Looking for the ultimate ride this school year? Look no further than the 2016 Nissan Altima, the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. The 2016 Altima combines style with incredible performance and all the latest in auto tech.

2016 Nissan Altima - Lewis NissanThis luxury sedan gets up to 300 horsepower, achieving 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. That means fuel-efficient savings that you can put towards your many student needs, while lowering your carbon footprint.

Plus, the 2016 Nissan Altima has top-notch features right at your fingertips, like the 8-inch multi-touch screen, that comes with a standard navigation system as well as Swipe to Meter – which allows you to send directions from one screen to another.

Whether you’re making a first impression on campus or coming back for another year, the new Nissan Altima is sure to turn heads. To learn more about the 2016 Nissan Altima features, or to check one out in person, come visit us at Lewis Nissan.

Sportier, Upgraded Nissan Maxima Launched in Nashville

Earlier this month in Nashville, Nissan launched a totally redesigned version of their popular Maxima sedan – a model that’s been upgraded on the inside and out for better performance as well as a more contemporary look.

Upgraded Nissan Maxima - 2016 Nissan MaximaNissan is boasting the “aggressive design” and “sportier handling” of the new Maxima, as well as its ability to produce 300 horsepower and its fuel efficiency, getting an average of 30 miles per gallon.

Sedan models are more popular than ever, especially with younger drivers who are more concerned with fuel efficiency and compact sizing than they are with overtly large SUVs, designed for off-roading.

Nissan is specifically trying to increase the sales of their large sedans, such as the Maxima, as the demand for midsize sedans, like the Altima, continues to grow.

This new Maxima will be available for purchase sometime soon this summer, with costs running from an affordable $32,410 and $39,860. What do you think of the upgraded Nissan Maxima? Let us know in the comments.

Nissan Presents ‘WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman’

For 35 years, Paul Newman raced, largely Nissan and Datsun models, in a highly successful career. That career is now documented in a new film, titled “WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” and Nissan has the honor of being named presenting sponsor.

Newman is known for his acting and even his salad dressing, but did you know that he didn’t stop racing? As a matter of fact, he won his last race at age 82. Pretty impressive, right?

“Paul Newman not only won an Oscar® as an actor, but also amassed four national championships as a driver and eight championships as a team owner, with many of his most significant victories coming behind the wheel of Nissan and Datsun vehicles,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president of Marketing Communications and Media for Nissan North America.

2016 Nissan Maxima - The Racing Life of Paul NewmanThe documentary first premiered in Los Angeles on April 16, coinciding with the Long Beach Grand Prix. The film’s second debut will be held on May 22 in Indianapolis, scheduled to coincide with the Indy 500. The event will also feature select vehicles from Newman’s racing career and the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima.

Proceeds from both events will go to Racing for Cancer and The Indy Family Foundation.

We at Lewis Nissan aren’t sure of when the film will become publicly available, but we hope to update you with more details soon.

All-New Nissan Maxima Styling Makes For a Compelling Sedan

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is expressive, impressive, and designed to please. The Maxima is the second in the lineup to absorb the new, sleeker design language and it effuses athleticism, grace, and an aggression that sets the sedan apart.

Nissan Maxima StylingAlong the front fascia, the U-shaped grill is outlined in accent-chrome, while the headlight cluster adds a determined gaze to the Maxima with angular chrome outlines around the lights.

Along the side of the car, the fenders are flared out, while intersecting creased lines put the car in a forward-leaning stance. The domed windshield shaping was redesigned with inspiration from the Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and receives blackout treatment on the C-pillars on either side.

The interior Nissan Maxima styling does not disappoint, with many design implements incorporated from the GT-R super car including a 7-degree rake-angle of the center console towards the driver, bolstering accessibility in the flowing style inside the car. With its impressive 300-hp engine, the all-new Nissan Maxima will be a compelling addition to the Lewis Nissan lineup in June of this year.