New Nissan Pathfinder Debuts in Dallas

After joining forces with the city of Dallas in a new sponsorship agreement, Nissan took over Klyde Warren Park in the city in order to make a major announcement — the reveal of the new Nissan Pathfinder for 2017. Expected to go on sale in the States sometime this fall, the Pathfinder was unveiled in a dramatic event featuring a pop-up urban maze. Nissan called the event “#FindYourNewPath.”

new Nissan PathfinderPresent at and participating in the event were Dallas city officials and representatives from the Parks and Recreation department. Nissan is now a Premier Sponsor of Klyde Warren Park, as well as a Presenting Sponsor of park events, and a sponsor of the park’s free Wi-Fi service. Nissan will also be considered the park’s official vehicle brand.

Jose Munoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman of Nissan North America, Inc., commented, “Nissan has had a 35-year presence in Texas with a longstanding commitment to supporting activities at the local community level, whether school activities or Habitat for Humanity housing builds.”

The new Nissan Pathfinder offers a refreshed exterior, a new 3.5-liter V6 engine, and other features including an available motion-activated power liftgate. The new Advanced Drive Assist Display gives drivers access to new high-tech safety features.

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.

Nissan Rolls Out a Special Customer Service-Centric Promotion

August 1st marked the launch of Nissan’s “Keep Summer Rolling” service promotion. The “Keep Summer Rolling” campaign is a unique customer service-centric promotion that helps promote Nissan’s customer service mission. The promotion allows for Nissan owners in the United States to have a chance at winning big ticket prizes, such as a 2014 Nissan Altima sedan, 370Z sports car and Pathfinder SUV. There are also other “instant win” service offerings. It’s designed to driver interest and service lane traffic to Nissan dealerships, where the customer will find a great experience waiting for them.

John Spoon, vice president, Parts & Service, Nissan North America, said “Nissan’s mission is to give our customers the best experience throughout the lifecycle of the vehicle. Customer service is at the heart of our proactive customer engagement commitment, which is most apparent to our customers at their local dealerships. This promotion is designed to make servicing our customers’ vehicles even easier for them, while also reminding them of the great offerings available at their dealers”.

The promotion runs from August 1 – September 30, 2013. Watch the video below for all the details!

March is Nissan’s Best-Ever U.S. Sales Month

Nissan North America, NNA, reported that March sales of 137,126 units which is 1 percent up from last year’s total making this March the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever with 126,623 deliveries.

The Nissan Leaf was the all-star last month with sales totaling 2,236 deliveries which is a 286.2 percent increase since launch. Since the Leaf is now produced in Smyrna, Tennessee it is price-competitive with traditional cars in its segment. The Leaf remains the best-selling pure EV in the world.

The Nissan Pathfinder also had a great month of March. The all-new Pathfinder totaled 9,071 which is a 177.1 percent increase. This is a new record for the Pathfinder for March sales.  The Nissan Altima totaled 37,763 in March and the Versa sales finished at 15,917. Both are increases from the previous year. The Nissan Versa is the best-selling sub-compact car in the United States.

Consumers are looking for value, performance, style and innovation and the Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, and Versa are giving them just that. All of these factors combined have given Nissan its best month in history.

2013 Nissan Pathfinders Earns Top Honors – Chicago Auto Show

MotorWeek announced the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder as the winner of the “Best Large Utility” category in its annual 2013 Drivers’ Choice Awards. The Pathfinder was redesigned and was recognized for its shift towards increased comfort and luxury compared to earlier models.

Pierre Loing, Vice President of Product Planning at Nissan Americas, said “The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was completely redesigned to provide best-in-class standard towing capacity with cargo space for the entire family, and neither were compromised in pursuit of class-leading fuel efficiency. This honor solidifies the Pathfinder’s unparalleled versatility, and we sincerely thank MotorWeek for their recognition.”

The Drivers’ Choice Awards recognize the best models in a wide range of lifestyle categories. The awards are determined based on superior performance, technology, practicality, dollar value, and driving experience.
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is the 4th generation of Pathfinder. It has a completely redesigned chassis and body in conjunction with a class-exclusive Xtronic CVT transmission. It attains class-leading fuel economy of 26 mpg highway, EPA estimated. The ride is more comfortable than that of the outgoing model. Even with the increase in fuel efficiency, the Pathfinder is slightly larger and is able to have best-in-class interior passenger volume and best-in-class front headroom and front legroom.

Visit http://lewisnissan.com for more information on the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and other Nissan vehicles in the Charleston, WV area.

 

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The All-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

We figured we would take a short break from the Nissan Z story to introduce the All-New 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan has taken the wraps off its new more luxurious 2013 Pathfinder, revealing its new sleek look that goes along with its boasted 30% better gas mileage.

One notable change in the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is that is now built on a unibody platform as opposed to its past body-on-frame packaging. This body style is a similar platform to that used on the Infiniti JX luxury SUV that’s currently on sale. Though the new unibody will cause the 2013 Pathfinder to lose some of its ruggedness, Nissan states that to them, that’s okay, buyer’s didn’t really want that anyway.

“The majority of our customers just don’t go off road,” says Tom Smith, director of SUV marketing at Nissan. “They’re concerned with gas mileage, all-weather capabilities and having enough space for their families.”

Changing the Pathfinder’s architecture allowed Nissan to shed 500 pounds and achieve 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in the front-wheel drive model, which weighs in at 4,149 pounds. The all-wheel drive model (which adds 100 pounds) will get 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Powered by Nissan’s 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter DOHC V6, the Pathfinder still has enough muscle to tow 5,000 pounds (last year’s V8 model could tug up to 7,000). It will use Nissan’s next-generation CVT as well, which improves gas mileage through increased ratio spread and lowered internal friction. Available amenities will include heated and cooled seats, Around-View Monitor and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Nissan has yet to release the pricing points for the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, but it will be expected to start with a base model around $28,000 when it hits show rooms later this year.

Check out the videos below for a little more on the 2013 Pathfinder.