Announced Nissan Rogue Hybrid Price Crushes Competing Toyota RAV4

The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, offering an excellent balance of fuel efficiency and performance that drivers adore. Add that balance to clever cargo space and top-notch tech, and you have a winner.

In the coming year, we will even see a hybrid edition of the Nissan Rogue – which, as it turns out, will be quite affordable. The model will even be more than $2,000 cheaper than the only other hybrid model in its class, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

You can own the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid for just $27,180, saving you tons of money at the dealership and continuing to save you money with every mile you drive. Additionally, you will be lowering your personal impact on the environment.

Additionally, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid will be available in two trim levels, each of which can be purchased with all-wheel drive, for an extra $4,920. But take note – even the top Rogue trim level, the SL, is cheaper than the base level of the Toyota RAV4.

To discuss the upcoming Nissan Rogue Hybrid price or to take the current Nissan Rogue out on a test drive, feel free to contact us or visit us any time here at Lewis Nissan.

The Nissan Z Concept Gets Grand Reveal in Tokyo

Nissan 370Z

Set to replace the Nissan 370Z, speculation on the Nissan Z concept shows a promising future

Nissan reportedly has big plans for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show – including the debut of the brand new Nissan Z Concept model, which aims to ultimately replace the extremely popular Nissan 370Z sometime in the future.

The Nissan Z is said to be available with three different powertrain options, a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets 300 horsepower, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets 400 horsepower, and a hybrid combination, adding an electric motor to the 400-horsepower engine.

Though the Nissan Z that will be on display is said to be just a concept, rumor has it that a production model will follow its reveal in the next few years. It’s safe to assume that the production version of the Nissan Z will be quite similar to the concept that will be on display in Tokyo.

If you’re interested in checking out the Nissan Z concept in person, the time for booking plane tickets is now.

We don’t know much else about the Nissan Z today, but of course, we will be keeping you up to date in the future. To learn more about what Nissan has in stock currently or to take a Nissan model out on a test drive, contact us any time at Lewis Nissan.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept Signals New Design Direction

The dynamic new look of Nissan’s V-Motion design language has been key to the success of vehicles like the new Murano and Maxima. From the aerodynamic floating roof and kick up waist line to the distinctive look of boomerang lamps and the V-Motion grille, few vehicles on the road can compete with Nissan’s new look in terms of style and seductiveness.

With the debut of the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept earlier this month at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, it is clear that Nissan is aiming to put even more distance between itself and its competitors in terms of heart-stopping looks.

“Technology is evolving. So is design. At Nissan, we see design as the ultimate expression of how customer see themselves, but also an expression of the vision and values of our brand,” Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “Vmotion 2.0 previews what the future designs from Nissan will be. And it is an insightful proposition of what the future sedan could be in the coming years.”

The Vmotion 2.0 concept advances the look of V-Motion with the evolution of the V-Motion grille, which takes on a 3D shape for a more textured face. The floating roof is threaded with silver accents and a carbon fiber finisher that accentuates the aerodynamic shape, and the look of the body is pronounced by sharp character lines that run from the rear fender up to the bold vents in the front, which are part of Nissan’s “Emotional Geometry” design language.

There are enough cool aspects of the Vmotion 2.0 concept that we could go on and on—from the outward-swinging front and rear doors to the “Gliding Wing” design of the dashboard to the ProPILOT graphic user interface to the fact that the emblems on the front grille and rear diffuser glow when the vehicle is in motion.

Being that a picture is worth 1,000 words, we invite you instead to feast your eyes.

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So impressive was the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 that it won the coveted EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle, a prize bestowed only upon the industry’s most forward-thinking concepts. Here’s hoping that Nissan makes the futuristic look of its latest concept a reality sooner rather than later!

 

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Debuts in Detroit, Coming This Spring

Fresh off of seeing the Nissan Rogue break the automaker’s all-time single-month sales record in December with 40,477 units shipped, Nissan has revealed a new offering geared toward crossover shoppers who want something just a bit smaller: the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport.

“The new Rogue Sport is a perfect addition to the red-hot Rogue lineup, which is also adding a first-ever Rogue Hybrid model for 2017,” said Michael Bunce, vice president of Product Planning for Nissan North America. “With Rogue Sport’s slightly smaller dimensions and sporty maneuverability, it’s ideal for singles or couples without kids—or empty nesters—who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers.”

Watch: Michael Bunce Leads the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Debut

Held up to the 2017 Rogue, the Nissan Rogue Sport boasts a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase, 12.1-inch shorter length, 0.1-inch shorter width, and 5.6-inch shorter height, all of which serves to make it easier for navigating through cities and pulling into tight parking spots. Still, the Rogue Sport is comparable to its larger sibling in terms of headroom, legroom, hip room, and shoulder room, and its max cargo area is still impressive with up to 22.9 cubic feet with the second row upright and 61.1 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.

The Rogue Sport comes standard with a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-four mated to an Xtronic transmission, which doles out 141 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. The Rogue Sport will be offered with Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield tech, including Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Forward Emergency Braking.

Set to be released this spring, the Rogue Sport will be offered in S, SV, and SL trim levels. Stay tuned for more information on this hot new crossover as it is released!

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Keeping your car in good shape throughout summer is just as important as during the winter, since hot weather can have a big impact on your car’s fluids, tires, and engine. Follow these summer car maintenance tips and your summer will be smooth sailing!

Summer Car MaintenanceInspect your tires fairly regularly, about once every two weeks. Check the tread and the tire pressure, as tires might become overinflated during the summer, and make sure there are no bulges or cracks in the tire.

Get your oil and oil filter changed, or do it at home if you know how. Clean motor oil will keep your vehicle running more smoothly. You should also check the coolant levels and consider whether it might be time to do a coolant flush. Coolant lasts much longer than motor oil, though, so it may not be necessary.

Check your belts and hoses for leaks, cracks, and fraying, and measure the width of your brake pads to see if they need to be replaced. Finally, keep your battery clean. Disconnect the battery cables and wipe the terminals down. This will keep the battery from overcharging.

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.

Nissan’s Self-Parking Chair Is Way Cooler Than It Sounds Even Though It Sounds Way Cool

Nissan was so impressed with its own innovation, their super-intuitive Intelligent Park Assist system, they began to wonder what else they could invent to park itself besides the good ol’ automobile. Thus, Nissan’s self-parking chair was born.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid - Nissan's Self-Parking ChairNissan’s self-parking chair is more of an exciting innovation in the realm of office organization than in the realm of sitting. With one simple clap, every self-park-equipped chair in the room turns itself to face its desk or table of origin and tucks itself it. Say so-long to tripping over chair legs and shimmying through a sea of seats.

The technology was adapted directly from the European model of the X-Trail Hybrid. It combines a sensor in the chair and information gathered from four strategically-placed cameras in the room. The cameras generate a clear birds-eye map of the room, which is then transmitted to the chair, giving it the easiest path to its final park position.

Is this the technological revolution we’ve been waiting for? The biggest innovation to come to sitting since the lever-activated recliner? We think it just might be.

CEO Says Self-Driving Nissan Models Will Definitely be Available by 2020

self-driving NissanWhile most major automakers have some sort of plan in place to eventually get autonomous, self-driving vehicles on the road, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn isn’t worried that he will be beat.

In a new interview, Ghosn expressed his firm belief that not only will commercial autonomous vehicles his the road for the average driver by 2020, but most people can expect to slowly see autonomous features phased into their new cars.

His statement, “by 2020, we’ll have fully autonomous driving cars,” comes during a time when self-parking cars, self-braking cars, and cars equipped with 360-degree cameras are starting to be come the norm with each new year’s line-up.

In fact, the automaker recently debuted a self-driving Nissan LEAF prototype. While it’s not about to appear on dealership lots anytime soon, it shows you just how close Nissan is to this promised tech.

In the meantime, we’ll have to continue to drive the old-fashioned way. To check out some of Nissan’s many innovative current models, visit us anytime at Lewis Nissan.

Nissan Wireless Charging Aims to Improve EVs

At the recent Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the new IDS concept car, which included a number of innovative and futuristic technologies, such as a mobile app that syncs car owners with the vehicle and autonomous driving. Among these innovations was a Nissan wireless charging feature, which allows the IDS concept to charge without cables.

Nissan wireless chargingThe technology works by the use of a designated parking spot. Once the IDS is parked in the spot and aligned with the receptors, the vehicle begins charging wirelessly. This technology is still being developed by Nissan and carries the possibility of being implemented in future vehicles, eventually spreading to production models in the company’s EV lineup.

Nissan wireless charging is just one of many innovative systems being researched and developed by the company’s engineers. Another feature being worked on is the EV lanes feature, which will allow electric vehicles to charge in small increments while they are on the road. Nissan predicts that these features may be available as soon as a decade from now.

Nissan Titan XD named the 2015 Truck of Texas

2015 Truck of Texas - Nissan Titan XDTexas is a pretty tough place. Therefore, you need a pretty tough truck to be named the official truck of Texas. Evidently, Nissan has just the right vehicle for the job.

According to a Nissan press release, the Nissan Titan XD was named the 2015 Truck of Texas.

It really comes as no surprise when you consider the endurance and durability of the Nissan Titan.

The new Nissan Titan XD has an impressive towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, able to haul pretty much any load.

The Titan XD also received awards for the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas and the Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas, proving how versatile the vehicle truly is.

“This prestigious Truck of Texas award gives us tremendous validation heading into the TITAN XD launch in December,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. “We are humbly honored to accept this award.”

Be on the lookout in December for the official truck of Texas: The Nissan Titan XD.