Nissan Altima Scores a Nod as One of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars”

2015 Nissan AltimaFor those of us with long commutes or who take frequent road trips, having a car that is comfortable and won’t leave you aching is a top priority. Nissan cares about your bum, too, and has put NASA-inspired “Zero Gravity” seats into the Altima.

With these seats in mind, placed the Altima in sixth place on its list of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.” With a starting MSRP of only $22,170, the Altima is one the three most affordable cars on the list.

“In addition to its advanced ‘Zero Gravity’ front seats, the 2014 Altima features soft-touch armrests as well as noise absorption materials to help reduce cabin noise and improve the overall experience inside the vehicle,“ said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, in a statement. “Coupled with its innovative, stylish design and wide range of available technology features, the Altima is the perfect home-away-from-home. This honor from Kelley Blue Book’s further reaffirms our commitment to comfortable, quality products and the needs of our customers.”

Want to see how comfortable your derriere can feel in a “Zero Gravity” seat? Come check out the Nissan Altima available now at Lewis Nissan.

Nissan Uses 3D Printing for its NISMO Cars

3D printing is an amazing technology where you can print almost any shape you can imagine using a wide range of substances, from plastic to chocolate to metal. All types of industries have taken hold of this versatile technology, including the automotive industry.

Nissan uses 3D printing to create new prototype and production parts for its NISMO cars. It is working with an Australian company called evok3D, which actually set up an in-house 3D printing center in the Nissan Motorsports shop.

To get an inside look at how the parts are produced and used in the NISMO cars.

As you can see, the benefits of 3D printing are enormous, especially when tiny changes in a part can make a huge difference in a car’s performance. Being able to design and create a new part in a short timeframe is essential.

As 3D printing technology advances, just think of what it could do in the future.

Nissan Names Newest 2014 GT Academy Champion

Since 2008, Nissan has been making gamers’ dreams come true with its GT Academy competition. Gamers from all over the world compete to earn a spot in the rigorous competition, which turns virtual into reality—gamers into real life professional racers.

Now, Nissan has announced the newest 2014 GT Academy champion from Europe, Gaetan Paletou from France. Paletou spent eight days at Race Camp where he competed head-to-head with 41 other European competitors. The camp puts the racers through physical, mental, and on-track competition as competitors are gradually eliminated. Paletou was named the champion after he won a tough race driving the Nissan 370Z.

“It’s incredible,” said an extremely happy Gaëtan, after the announcement. “I was so happy that I won the race, but I didn’t know that I would win GT Academy. It is very special for me and my friends who have supported me. This has been a very good experience—a long, hard week and very tight competition so I am so happy to win. Now I have to keep pushing to the next step.”

Check out this short video to see his emotional reaction to winning.

Now, he will be put through four months of intense, advanced training in Nissan’s driver development program and will then join the NISMO team to race in the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015.

Join with us here at Lewis Nissan as we congratulate Paletou on this great accomplishment. We can’t wait to see what he can achieve in the racing world.

Maintenance Helps You Win with Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes

Keep Summer Rolling Service SweepstakesAs the summer comes to an end, the last thing you want to do is your routine car maintenance. Nissan knows this, which is why the Japanese carmaker launched its 7th annual Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes, which runs from August 1 to September 30, 2014, offers Nissan owners the chance to win instant prices. They might even get a new 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue or 370Z!

“Vehicle maintenance rarely tops the list of preferred activities for any owners. Our Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes brings new life and excitement to ownership and highlights the importance of regular service,” said Kent O’Hara, Vice President of Aftersales for Nissan North America, Inc. “Nissan is committed to customer and vehicle service excellence. With factory-trained technicians, advanced diagnostics, and genuine parts and service as their pillars, dealers pledge to provide an unparalleled customer experience to each and every owner.”

Through the sweepstakes, Nissan hopes to deliver a unique experience to their customers, making another tedious errand on your to-do list more fun. More than 1,000 dealerships across the U.S. are partaking in the Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes, allowing both Nissan owners and lessees to enter.

To put your name in the draw, visit the sweepstake’s website or stop in to Lewis Nissan to service your vehicle today!