Unbox Therapy Unwraps Nissan Rogue One Special Edition

Nissan Rogue One Special Edition

Nissan Rogue One Special Edition

Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy, a promotional YouTube account that tests a wide range of new products, unwrapped a Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition on his channel. In the video Lewis highlights the Star Wars-themed aspects of the Rogue One Edition and explores its features.

Along with the Nissan Rogue, Lewis also unboxed an included Death Trooper helmet, a life-size replica that is also limited edition. Lewis first noticed the Rogue One’s white paint job with black grille, wheels, and accents, which echoes the design of Stormtrooper armor, along with the various exterior Star Wars logos and designs. Inside, the Rogue One’s interior has special floor mats, badging inside the cupholders, and even limited edition keychains.

Lewis also took note of the Rogue’s features. In addition to the Star Wars emblems and memorabilia, the Rogue has a range of features from steering wheel controls for the infotainment system to an advanced driver information display. The moonroof, which retracts all the way to the back of the vehicle for a true open air experience, and the ample cargo space with extra under-floor room particularly impressed Lewis.

At the end of the video Lewis encourages anyone with family or friends who are Star Wars fans to share with them, saying the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One edition is the ultimate vehicle for any fan.

Durango Tech Center to Host Early Childhood Council of La Plata County Teaching Strategies

Early Childhood Council of La Plata County

What’s The New Teaching Strategy?

Teaching Strategies, a company supported by the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County that provides educational solutions to teachers, will present the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers at the Durango Tech Center on Saturday, January 7 from 9am to 4:30pm.

The Creative Curriculum is Teaching Strategies’ innovative curriculum that uses the latest research and best teaching practices to develop education for students from toddlers to kindergartners. The Creative Curriculum focuses on taking the needs of every kind of learner into account and is available in Spanish as well as English.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers includes a variety of resources and materials that encourage children to test hypotheses, use technology, and engage creative thinking, among many other skills. The curriculum also comes with research materials for teachers to read that will help them better utilize the resources in the curriculum.

If you’re a preschool teacher, school administrator, or parent interested in implementing a new way of learning for your children, consider attending the Teaching Strategies presentation hosted by the ECC of La Plata County. Registration costs $30, and space is limited, so advanced registration must be completed by January 2. You can register on the ECC website here.

Let all of us Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO what you think, in the comments below.

The Department of Transportation is Building EV Charger Corridors for Long Distance Trips

EV Charger Corridors

Forget Gas Stations. EV Stations Are Coming

The range of electric cars gets more impressive every year but, with limited charging stations and reasonable worry, few drivers are willing to attempt particularly long trips without relying on gasoline.

Thankfully, the Department of Transportation (DoT) has big plans to make driving electric vehicles for long distances a bit easier, by creating 48 electric vehicle charger corridors on U.S. highways, in 35 different states.

Each of these charging corridors are scheduled to be about 50 miles from each other, and the DoT plans to erect official signs on the highways to alert you of their location.

Automakers are making note of this opportunity, including Nissan, whose much-loved Nissan Leaf model is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the road. GM and BMW are also working with the DoT, just like Nissan, to make the corridors happen.

Unfortunately, we don’t know when the EV charger corridors could be completed, and it may even take years. But with so many auto companies behind the technology, including Nissan, we are confident that it won’t be too long.

For more information on electric vehicles, or to take the new Nissan Leaf out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime at Nissan of Durango, near you in Durango, CO!

Start a New Holiday Tradition with the Durango Polar Express Train Ride

Durango Polar Express Train

If You Have To Catch a Train, Catch This One

The Durango Polar Express Train Ride – inspired by the award-winning Polar Express book and popular Tom Hanks film – has made it easier than ever to bring Christmas magic for the whole family to your holiday season.

You can live the story for yourself on a real round-trip train journey to the North Pole and back on the historic Durango and Silverton Train.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend and everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas, just like in the story. Once the trip begins, there will be hot chocolate, cookies, and the book will be read over the sound system.

There will even be a chance to receive a special gift from Santa himself, once the train gets to the North Pole. Santa will also lead the way in a group caroling session inside the train.

There are multiple packages for different types of seating on the train, including standard class, deluxe class, and first class, and you can even plan a private car for a large group.

To make reservations, call 866-675-6900 or go to www.durangosilvertonrailroad.com, where you can also find more information on the event. And to learn more about holiday opportunities in the area, visit us anytime at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO!

Setting New Standards: 2017 Nissan Titan Design

2017 Titan design

Titan Twins

The new 2017 Nissan Titan design is unlike ever before. You’ll find a rugged exterior, comfortable interior, plenty of seating, and the latest gadgets. This pickup also comes with improved capabilities thanks to a powerful engine and lightweight design, while an innovative transmission and suspension make your ride smoother than ever. Learn more about the 2017 Titan today.

According to Burlington County Times, the new 2017 Titan comes with a range of features. This full-size pickup has an available Cummins V8 engine with plenty of power, helping you to tow heavy loads and drive in harsh conditions. The model also comes with a shorter length and lower ride height, giving it a more stable center of balance.

Design improvements include a unique grille, with active shutters to improve airflow and aerodynamics. A spray-in bed liner protects your truck from cargo, and a number of tie-down hooks and a lockable storage box are perfect for hauling equipment and other supplies.

The interior has it all, with available features like vinyl flooring, stain-resistant cloth seating, and more. You can also opt for heated steering and seats, wood trim, and chrome accents. Plus, with an Around View camera you can easily maneuver tight parking spots.

Check out the new 2017 Nissan Titan at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO. This rugged model comes with a revamped exterior, comfortable interior, and the latest gadgets. Plus, with a new powertrain option, this truck is perfect for any job.

Best Place to Visit in Colorado? Check out Dinosaur, CO

best place to visit in Colorado

Dinosaur, Colorado

Hop in your car and take a trip around Colorado. There are a number of locations to visit, from out in the boonies to the best stretches of road in the region. In fact, one small town named Dinosaur is well worth the trip for any native or visitor. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat once you stop by the best place to visit in Colorado.

According to OnlyInYourState, you can stop by Dinosaur, Colorado in the northwest corner of the state. This city is known for its surprising name, which it received in 1966 thanks to a unanimous vote by the citizens. There are a number of dinosaur replicas to see around town, as well as creative road names and quaint signs. Plus, the city is close to the Dinosaur National Monument, home to over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. If you’re a dinosaur buff, you’ll love to drive around in this city.

This national park is a whopping 210,844 acres, with steep cliffs and a number of attractions. You can touch real dinosaur bones that jut out from the canyon walls, or you can take a hike through the grassy plains. Uinta Fremont petro glyphs also tell a fascinating story about our primitive ancestors, while the scenic overlooks in the area are truly breathtaking. Stop by Dinosaur, Colorado today—this is one road trip you won’t forget.

If you have been to these place, let all of us at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO know how you liked it.

Nissan Trike… Not Bike

Nissan trike

It’s Not A Bike. It Is A Trike

Nissan doesn’t only make cars. They’ve taken their skills and knowledge to make something even cooler with the Nissan name on it: a Nissan trike!

The English Institute of Sport and Nissan GB worked together to design and construct a titanium trike. It’s a modified version of a bicycle that fits the needs of David Stone, London 2012 Paralympic champion. The process started in 2014 with a laser scan of Stone’s former bike. The Nissan Innovation team then analyzed how they could make improvements from that bike to create one that worked even better for Stone.

A titanium material was chosen that made the new trike a whopping 18% lighter than its predecessor. Because the trike dropped this weight, it means that Stone will have quicker acceleration and better handling around corners.

Just as there’s a lot that goes into making a car, there’s a lot that goes into making this specialized trike, too! Nissan used a process to build and test the trike that was very similar to building and testing their cars.

“The David Stone trike project was chosen as it offered potential for significant improvement and could directly benefit from our in-depth experience of vehicle design and manufacture,” said Alec Patterson, R&D Project Manager.

What will Nissan build next? Let us know what you think in the Nissan of Durango blog comments below, or visit us in Durango, CO today.

Haunted Places in Durango, CO

Haunted places in Durango

Scary Fun in Durango, CO

Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to enjoy some of the creepiest, crawliest places in Durango. There’s lot of things you can do to get in that spooky mood, so how about you head out to see some real spooks? Here are some haunted places in Durango.

Strater Hotel

Built originally on a railroad in 1880, guests and employees of this hotel have reported sightings, so don’t be surprised if you see a man in period clothing hanging out in the halls. If you stay here, you can check out the “Ghost Diary” in every room, where people write down their experiences.

Leland House Bed and Breakfast

There’s something about bed and breakfasts that feel eerie… especially this one! Guests have said that they’ve woken up early in the morning to find an elderly man in a white hat standing over the bed. Room Six is as ominous as its number, many guests reporting hearing laughter in their room with no one else there and feeling somebody sit down on the bed next to them.

Rochester Hotel

This hotel is right across from the spooky bed and breakfast. Rumors are it’s just as haunted and that a woman in an old-fashioned dress wanders the hotel at night.

Have you had any haunted experiences in Durango? If not, check out these places and let all of us at Nissan of Durango in Durango, CO how it was.

Nissan Bladeglider Symbolizes Nissan Intelligent Mobility Strategy

Nissan Bladeglider

Nissan Design of the Future

The high-performance electric Nissan BladeGlider, which debuted last month in Rio de Janeiro, brings together cutting-edge technology with performance-oriented sport design to create the most innovative electric vehicle ever.

The BladeGlider prototype was developed from concept cars Nissan showed at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013 and now “epitomizes Nissan’s drive to expand its Intelligent Mobility strategy,” according to president and CEO Carlos Ghosn. The BladeGlider is the first car to achieve sports car-like performance while producing no emissions, and Nissan is aiming for an all-electric future for sports cars.

Named for its ability to “glide” silently along the ground thanks to its incredibly quiet electric motor, the BladeGlider features wheel-mounted controls that feed into a display showing data such as speed and battery life. The power is courtesy of UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering, who designed the motors to go 0 to a 100 km in less than 5 seconds and reach speeds up to 190 km.

Designed to look as innovative as it is, the BladeGlider is a long, narrow car with one seat in front and two in back, the shape reminiscent of a rocket ship. With bright color options in green and orange, the BladeGlider stands out like no other vehicle.

You can see the same amazing design in all of the Nissan vehicles at Nissan of Durango in – of course -Durango, CO.

Best Durango Off-Road Trails

Durango off-road trails

Driving Where The Roads End

Colorado is the place to go for off-roading, and some of the best trails you can find are right around Durango. Take your 4×4 out to one of these awesome Durango off-road trails.

One of the most exciting, and definitely the most famous, is Black Bear Pass, which is the perfect trail to drive in summer. With tons of sharp turns and steep drops, this narrow trail has loose shale that makes it difficult to stay on the road. If you want a real challenge, check out Black Bear.

La Plata Canyon is less treacherous, but you trade all that dangerous fun for some truly beautiful views. Plus, the main trail branches off into mines and milling sites that offer more 4×4 adventure. Ophir Pass Road is another easy trail, so if you’re new to off-roading, start with this one. Like La Plata, it has beautiful views of San Miguel Valley and Lizard Head Peak.

Stony Pass is a little tougher, a seemingly endless 62-mile trail that also gives you access to plenty of hiking trails and camping sites. Finally, there’s Animas Forks, which is accessible by normal car but the easiest to take in a 4×4. Not the hardest trail, but you get to see the 12-building ghost of the town that was once the biggest town in the county. It’s a cool place to visit, and there are even guides who can take you on a tour!

Whether you live near Durango, CO or you’re an off-roading fan hoping to visit Colorado soon, these are some of the most fun and diverse trails you’ll find in the state, so check them out and tell all of us at Nissan of Durango!