2017 Rogue Trail Warrior Project Unveiled at New York Auto Show

2017 Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior ProjectAt the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Nissan showed off a hardcore off-road machine unlike any other—the Rogue Trailer Warrior Project. This unique vehicle was designed just for the show, so, unfortunately, you won’t be seeing it at Lewis Nissan.

The most noticeable feature is the snow/sand track. These tracks let the Rogue Trail Warrior glide right over the trickiest terrains. They are 30 inches high, 48 inches long, and 15 inches wide and are used in place of the Rogue’s normal wheels. While the suspension and wheel wells were modified for the tracks, all other powertrain components are standard, including the Rogue’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

In addition to the amazing khaki-painted tracks, the Trail Warrior has a custom camouflage body wrap and military-style yellow glassworks.

“This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take.”

If you could have an adventure in the Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project, where would you go?

Take a Road Trip in Your Nissan Rogue

West Virginia is a truly beautiful state. Here at Lewis Nissan, we love its wooded mountainsides and glowing sunsets. If you want to take in the beauty of West Virginia, the best way to do that is with a road trip in your Nissan Rogue. Here are four of the best routes in the state.

Road Trip in Your Nissan Rogue

  1. Coal Heritage Trail. This national trail will take you through the southern portion of West Virginia all the way to the Virginia border. Along the way, visit reconstructed mines, take an underground tour, and more.
  2. Canaan Valley. Take Route 32 with a 20-mile drive from Thomas to Harmon. This will take you through the beautiful Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Canaan Valley State Park.
  3. Midland Trail. The 180-mile long Midland Trail follows Route 60 across the state on this historic 2-lane highway. Pick up some local art, learn about pioneer history, eat some delicious food, and more.
  4. Highland Scenic Highway. Explore the dense woods of Monongahela National Forest along this 43-mile route. Be sure to stop at each of the four scenic overlooks.

If  you need a new road trip warrior, come check out the versatile, cargo champ that is the Nissan Rogue today at Lewis Nissan.

Best Nissan Models for College Graduates

Has your son or daughter recently graduated from college? Or are you a college graduate yourself looking for the perfect vehicle? We have pored over the Nissan lineup and selected the three best Nissan models for college graduates…

Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima - Best Nissan models for college graduates

For those who like a lot of style, the 2016 Nissan Altima is a great choice. But not only does it look good, the Altima delivers the kind of fuel economy you need as you’re just starting out in life. Highway fuel economy comes in at 39 mpg. Cool features like Advanced Drive-Assist Display and Bluetooth Hands-free only sweeten an already sweet deal.

Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The compact design of the 2016 Nissan Sentra could be very convenient for someone starting their life in the city. The Sentra is not only easy to maneuver but the city fuel economy is a very rewarding 30 mpg. Top-notch features like an 8-speaker Bose audio system and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control are available to help you take your driving experience to the next level.

Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The 2016 Nissan Rogue might be appropriate for those graduates who might also be looking to start a family. That’s because there is plenty of room inside this compact SUV. With the Family Package, the Rogue features 126.5 cubic feet of interior space. The compact design still helps to deliver competitive fuel economy. And at an incredibly competitive price, the Rogue remains a fantastic choice for recent grads.

Best Nissan Vehicles to Tailgate In

The football season is already here and all of us at Lewis Nissan are excited for college and pro football to take up our weekends! One of the best things to do before a football game is tailgate! We brought you some of the best tailgating vehicles from the Nissan lineup!

Nissan Frontier – The ultimate pickup truck turns into the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Its truck bed can carry all your tailgate essentials and provides extra seating if you need it! Pack in games, coolers, grills and more with ease! Before you head into the game you can pack everything up neatly and store it back in the bed of your Frontier!

Nissan Xterra – This off-road friendly vehicle can handle all of your essential tailgating equipment. With its large cargo space and fold-down back seats, you can get in your favorite cornhole boards, football and team spirit in comfortably. You can fit in a small or medium sized cooler packed with your favorite beverages in as well.

Other great vehicles for tailgating at your next football game include the Nissan Armada, Nissan Rogue and Nissan Titan. For more information on any of the vehicles in the 2015 Nissan lineup, contact us at Lewis Nissan!

Canadian Journalists Go On 7-Day “Altimate Rogue Trip”

If there’s something we love even more than cars here at Lewis Nissan, it’s bad puns. Last week, more than a dozen Canadian journalists drove some new 2015 Nissan Altimas and 2015 Nissan Rogue crossovers on a driving adventure that Nissan has called the “Altimate Rogue Trip.” We’re amused.

Altimate Rogue Trip - Nissan RogueThe road trip took place on the famous U.S. Route 66 over the course of seven days and 4,000 kilometers—about 2,485 miles for our Imperial unit-loving readers. They left from Chicago and reached Cuba (Missouri, not the island!) on day 1, Tulsa on day 2, then Amarillo, Santa Ana Pueblo, Albuquerque, Kingman, and after seven days, reached Santa Monica, their final destination. Or should we say they “Altimately” reached Santa Monica? Careful, any more bad puns and our editors might go Rogue on us!

For our entertainment, Nissan produced short clips reviewing each day’s interesting happenings. You can find all of the videos on Nissan Canada’s official YouTube channel!

2014 Nissan Rogue and Quest Rank Highest in J.D. Power APEAL Study

2014 Nissan RogueThe 2014 Nissan Rogue and Nissan Quest are ranked as the highest in their respective segments (Compact SUV and Minivan) in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

The study is based on responses from more than 83,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year cars and light trucks. It evaluates vehicles across 77 attributes to determine just how satisfying they are to own and drive.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue was ranked highest in the compact SUV segment thanks to its bold emotive styling, comfortable interior, affordable technologies, innovative passenger and cargo solutions, powerful engine, and overall flexibility.

The Nissan Quest earned its spot at the top on the back of its extensive family-friendly features, including full surround glass to deliver an airy, open interior environment, one-touch power sliding doors, Advanced Climate Control System, an always-available rear storage well, and quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats.

Check out both vehicles at Lewis Nissan!

Nissan Gets “Smart” with New Rearview Mirror Technology on 2014 Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue

Imagine you’re taking a cross-country road trip. You have three different friends who are seven feet tall and they are all in your backseat. They’ve all brought along suitcases that are even taller than them, and these are stacked floor to ceiling in your trunk. Oh, also it’s pouring rain and you’re stuck behind a semi spewing a constant flood onto your windshield. This may just sound like the premise of a really hacky slapstick comedy, but hang with me. You’d love to change lanes, of course, but how can you see well enough to make sure there’s no one back there? There’s no way!

No way, that is, until you get your hands on an all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue equipped with Smart Rearview Mirror technology. The new system features a camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle, capturing a video feed that is then projected onto the rearview mirror to provide a clearer and more extensive view than the traditional mirror. Plus, since the mirror is on the outside, you’ve precluded the possibility of the aforementioned terrible slapstick comedy; no matter who or what is in your back seat or trunk, you can still see cause the camera is behind it all!

Smart Rearview Mirror will give our customers the best possible view no matter how tall the passengers in the back seat or how bad the road conditions,” said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer and Executive Vice President of Nissan. “It also offers the possibility of new and exciting designs for our upcoming models, ensuring that appearance no longer has to be compromised for visibility and functionality. We’ll have the flexibility to create new shapes and to further improve aerodynamics for better driving dynamics and fuel efficiency.”

Of course, this new rearview mirror technology might be hard to get used to. No fear! Nissan allows you to easily toggle back and forth between the LCD monitor view and a traditional rearview mirror. One of the new Rogues, outfitted with the new rearview mirror technology, is currently sitting on display at the New York International Auto Show. The new rearview mirror will be slowly rolling out across global new car markets, so check back with us here at Lewis Nissan for more information about the new Rogue and its special rearview mirror very soon!

Nissan Has Biggest Jump in January Sales

2013 Nissan JukeUnless you have a birthday or other special event to celebrate, January can be a pretty dull month. And, with the extreme winter weather across the country this year, January was pretty dismal for everybody.

Nissan, however, has cause to cheer. It was one of the few brands that actually had a jump in January sales numbers. Most brands saw their January sales numbers take a dive.

Compared to January 2013, Nissan had a gain of 11.8 percent in January. Leading those sales were the ever-popular, zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, which had nearly double the sales as last year. Both the Juke and the Rogue set January sales records with gains of 45.8 and 54.5 percent, respectively.

Two other models saw jumps in sales. One was the popular Altima with a 4.9 percent boost. The other was the small pickup, the Frontier, which had a dramatic increase of 87.9 percent.

Hopefully we have seen the last of the extreme winter weather and we can all enjoy a long, pleasant spring. Though, according to Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more long weeks of winter.