Nissan’s Support of the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity Offers New Home to Dallas Veteran

Nissan has joined forces with the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity to build a brand-new home in the Dallas area for Specialist Brenda Lopez, who previously served with the 360th Brigade in Iraq during 2008 and 2009 and is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal. Today, Specialist Lopez serves in the Reserves, attends Mountain View Community College, works as an office cashier in a home improvement store, and is mother to two preschool-aged children.

The home’s construction was first announced in conjunction with Nissan’s “With Dad” Super Bowl commercial, which also included a $1 million contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity. The construction site has already broken ground, where Habitat for Humanity volunteers, Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. employees, and Specialist Lopez and her dad will all lend a helping hand to build the new home.

Wounded Warrior Project“We are grateful to Nissan for their commitment to help families realize their dream of home ownership,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Habitat for Humanity International deputy director Corporate, Foundation & Institutional Relations in a statement. “We were honored to be part of the Nissan Super Bowl campaign and to be building with the Wounded Warrior volunteers.”

Nissan’s Support of the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity along with its commitment to continue to help families in attaining homeownership is something we are incredibly proud of here at Lewis Nissan.

“While the ‘With Dad’ commercial follows the struggles of a hardworking and resilient family striving for togetherness over the years, we recognize the even stronger resilience of injured service members in returning to health in body and mind,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations US, Nissan North America.

The New 2015 Nissan Sentra Garners Top Safety Pick Award

After a bit of a disappointing safety rating in 2013 for the Sentra, Nissan amped up the features and focused on creating an all-around safer lineup. And as they say, hard work does indeed pay off. The new 2015 Nissan Sentra earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

new 2015 Nissan SentraAccording to the IIHS, the most significant improvements were made to the door sill, A-pillar, and front structure which put the test dummy at a lower risk of injury.

In order to score a Top Safety Pick Rating, a car has to earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint test, and a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. The small overlap front test was created in 2012 and added as a qualifying component.

If you’re interested in driving the Top Safety Pick award-winning 2015 Nissan Sentra, stop by and visit us at Lewis Nissan.

Revealed: Nissan Sway Concept

We’ve been hearing about a new Nissan model for a while now and its official debut has finally arrived! The new Nissan Sway concept was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it was certainly one to remember.

Nissan Sway ConceptNissan kept rather quiet about Sway concept until rumors surrounding the actual reveal started swirling. To keep everyone on their toes, Nissan revealed a teaser clip in which it officially announced the date the Sway would debut, and boy oh boy was it worth all the drama.

The Sway, a subcompact hatchback, displays the latest and greatest of Nissan’s design team. It features the make’s trademark V-motion grille, updated headlamps, large glass roof, and twin tailpipes. Its paint was a bright blue/gray with orange accents surrounding the new roof design. The decorated interior was simple and elegant, and incorporated designs inspired by industrial architecture.

Although the Sway is primarily meant for the European market, hopes of it coming Stateside are high. If it indeed does arrive in the US, a sedan model could follow behind it.

Tell us what you think of the new Nissan Sway concept and if you think it should see production here in the US!

New Nissan Pathfinder Named to KBB.com’s Best Family Cars List for 2015

The Nissan Pathfinder is now a repeat winner of a Best Family Car award from KBB.com. After a redesign, the next-generation Pathfinder has been blazing a trail of excellence ever since. The mid-size SUV has landed back-to-back acknowledgements on the Best Family Cars list thanks to its improvements in comfort, roominess, safety technology, and rear entertainment technology.

Those improvements—not to mention best-in-class ratings in towing capacity, passenger volume, and fuel efficiency—made the Pathfinder one of only two mid-size SUVs to make the list. The list is compiled by a panel of expert editors as well as normal families. The cars go through rigorous testing to determine which ones should be included on the list—and the Pathfinder passed all the tests with flying colors.

Best Family Cars List - Nissan Pathfinder“Completely redesigned just two years ago, 2015 Pathfinder retains its core values of fun, utility and fresh style while also adding a number of exciting enhancements beneficial for the whole family,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “With plenty of cargo space and interior room, and a smooth ride with solid handling, the 2015 Pathfinder is a classic ‘family-first’ vehicle, and we’re elated to once again be included among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars.”

Come see us here at Lewis Nissan to see all the features of the new Pathfinder, from the 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, the EZ Flex Seating System, and a 13-Speaker Bose Premium Audio system. Of course, it also drives pretty well too. Come see us for a test drive today.