The Tokyo Motor Show has so far been the location of many wild reveals, from surprising updates of current models to innovative new projects and technologies. One such unusual concept has been that of Nissan’s Teatro for Dayz concept model.
The Teatro for Dayz concept is essentially a hybrid of an automobile and a tablet, with an interior that is almost entirely covered in screens. As a passenger, you’re able to watch movies, play video games, and more – with the screens all around you.
While the Teatro for Dayz model isn’t going into production anytime soon, it certainly offers an exciting look into the future of what’s to come with tablet technology in automobiles.
According to Interbrand, a global leading brand consultancy since 1974, Nissan is the fastest growing car brand in the world.
This year, Nissan reached the 49th spot for all brands, which is a seven-spot hop from their ranking of 56th in 2014. Think seven spaces is a big deal? It is, but then Nissan’s giant leap from 90th to 56th since 2011 is the biggest of all the big deals in international brand tracking.
Nissan’s ranking is based on a lot of things, one of them being the value of the Nissan brand. What’s that shockingly large number? It’s a 19% gain from last year to a whopping $9.082 billion.
Nissan’s success as the fastest growing car brand in the world is also, thanks to the carmaker’s popularity with millennials. By sponsoring topics popular with the younger market, like NBC’s hit TV show, “The Voice,” Nissan is quickly endearing itself to the world’s most prolific spender category.
All this gain in the past five years makes all of us at Economy Nissan very excited to see what Nissan does next.
Fall is upon us out here in the west, and it’s already showing us some stunning, breathtaking colors and sights. There’s plenty to do and see throughout the state of Colorado, but even right here in great town of Durango, there’s more than enough to keep the whole family entertained with autumn affairs. Here’s our quick list of the best fall fun in Durango :
Peanuts the Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Take the family on a beautiful, relaxing train ride that the kids won’t soon forget (and not just because they get to meet the one-and-only Snoopy)! The Pumpkin Patch Express departs from the Durango Train Depot at 9:00 am, Sunday, Oct. 18th and Sunday, Oct. 25th.
Pumpkin Painting Contest
On every remaining Thursday of October from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., come on down to The Clay Room to pick up a ceramic pumpkin and paint it however your heart desires! Bring it back by the 29th to be judged.
Durango Nature Studies Full Moon Hike
Learn more about nature while you’re in nature this fall – and do it in true Halloween style under the light of a full moon! Let Durango Nature Studies teach you all about everything nocturnal and know a little bit more about the moon by the end of the night.
It’s hard to say what the best fall fun in Durango is when the city offers so many unique and exciting events, but wherever you end up, we’re sure you’re looking at a really good time. After trying some of these events out, let Economy Nissan know how it was!
The refreshed 2016 Nissan LEAF has arrived featuring improvements in range and technology. With the incoming LEAF, Nissan has shown the same kind of ingenuity and design prowess that brought us the original LEAF back in 2010.
Pick up the LEAF SV and LEAF SL models this time around and you will enjoy the best range in the EV class. A new 30 kWh battery permits a range of 107 miles, thanks to an 80 kW A synchronous motor. In total, the LEAF delivers 107 horsepower, making for a “highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience,” according to a press release from Nissan.
Not only will you be able to travel further in the new LEAF, you will be able stay better connected. For the LEAF S models, the automaker is making standard the NissanConnect infotainment system with Mobile Apps feature included, all displayed in a high-resolution 5-inch color display. For the upper trim levels, SV and SL, the display screen grows to seven-inches, adds Navigation and Nissan Voice Recognition.
Regardless of the trim level, you receive a terrific, eco-friendly vehicle with the 2016 Nissan LEAF. Stop in to Economy Nissan to learn more about the Nissan LEAF at Economy Nissan today!
In the movie Back To The Future II, released in 1989, the filmmakers depicted the year 2012. In their estimate, all cars would have the capacity to fly. As we all know, 2012 came and went and no flying cars. It doesn’t look like we will see flying cars anytime soon, if at all. But here is some futuristic car technology that you might see soon!
Energy-Storing Body Panels
In the Future Car Tech may not have a battery. That’s because a group of automakers have been experimenting with body panels that store energy. They can even charge faster than conventional batteries, according to HowStuffWorks.
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is a technology that does just what you think it does. It allows vehicles to talk to one another, telling each other things like if there is an obstacle in the road ahead. One study suggested that this technology has “the potential to reduce 79 percent of target vehicle crashes on the road.”
For anyone who saw Terminator 2, from time to time the audience would see what the Terminator sees, and we could see how the computer would identify and label all of the objects in the environment. Soon, dashboards may very well look like this. They are called Augmented Reality Dashboards.
Nissan is certainly no stranger to futuristic car technology. The automaker recently experimented with glow in the dark paint and their Around View Monitor technology is even being used for deep-sea exploration. There’s no doubt that you get futuristic car technology when you purchase one of our many Nissan vehicles at Economy Nissan in Durango, CO.
If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid a traffic collision so far, this can lull you into a false sense of security. It’ll never happen, you start to think. But if you maintain certain dangerous driving habits, you are really only increasing your chances. Here are a few dangerous driving habits that you should stamp out immediately should you find yourself practicing them!
Following the vehicle ahead of you too closely dramatically reduces your reaction time. Leaving space between you and the car in front of you opens up your perspective and allows you to better judge the changes in speed.
Use the two-second rule at all times. Pick a stationary roadside object. Once the car in front of you passes the object, start counting. By the time you have reached the object, your count should have reached at least two seconds.
Go with the Flow
The last thing you want on the road is unpredictability. To do your part in maintaining a predictable situation, go with the flow of traffic. This means slowing down or speeding up, depending on the situation.
There are a lot of ways you can use technology to help your commute. An app like Waze can alert you when you are approaching a traffic jam and even help you reroute. But you can also use apps to make your commute more enjoyable, which makes you less apt to practice dangerous driving habits. Podcasts and music streaming apps are great for passing the time.
As life gets hectic, and you seem to have less and less time to get where you’re going, it can be easy to develop dangerous driving habits. Use these tips to stay safe and if you need a car with extraordinary safety built into it, come see us at Economy Nissan.
There are certain qualities college students need in a vehicle. The most important is fuel efficiency. Beyond that, you need a good amount of interior space, lots of great tech features and a certain “cool” factor to make all other kids on your dorm floor jealous.
Technically, to make the list a car must be $20,000 or less. KBB also demands a recipient be “practical, functional, safe and affordable,” not to mention, “fun and stylish.”
All in all, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note features 112.9 cubic feet of interior volume—plenty of room for textbooks. The Note seats five passengers, while also offering an attractive fuel economy of 40 mpg/highway. Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System is standard as are heated front seats.
This isn’t the only award the 2015 Nissan Versa Note has picked up. It also made the 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000 for 2015 and 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 last year.
The Nissan Maxima is truly a vehicle that offers customers the best of both worlds—it’s a “four-door sports car” that combines the greatest conveniences of a sedan with all the fun and performance of a sports car. You might not realize it, but the Maxima is the second-ranked car in the whole Nissan lineup when it comes to performance. It trails only the supercar GT-R.
For the new Nissan Maxima model, the brand cooked up some extra special trims. For example, the Midnight SR trim is basically a cool blacked-out version of the Maxima sedan. The Midnight SR was first showcased at the BET Experience, highlighting the black accents on the wheels, mirrors, and wings. These black accents all combine to create an intimidating and impressive-looking vehicle.
The Nissan Maxima, available now here at Economy Nissan, comes with a V6 engine that gets you 300 horsepower, 261 lb-ft of torque, and can go from zero to sixty in just six seconds. With a top speed of 155 mph, the Maxima is ready to rule the roads. But don’t worry, it’s also a four door sedan, so you can fit the family in for all that road conquest.
The Nissan LEAF is already the most popular electric vehicle in the world, but if the reports about the next-generation model are true, the LEAF is just getting started. The Nissan brand is now reporting that the next-generation Nissan LEAF could get over 300 miles on a single charge, a range that would give it an incredible competitive advantage.
However, we don’t even have to wait that long to see a more efficient Nissan LEAF hit the market. While the outgoing model has a 24 kWh battery that gets 84 on a single charge, the new 2016 model LEAF has a 30 kWh battery that should get up to 105 to 110 miles on a single charge. That’s already a pretty marked increase, though seems small when you imagine an electric car with a 300 mile range instead.
The next-generation Nissan LEAF model will also include general powertrain updates, a regenerative braking system, and plenty of other features that are all designed to increase the vehicle’s efficiency.
While we don’t yet have the 2016 model in stock yet here at Economy Nissan, you can easily get behind the wheel of a 2015 model today!
According to J.D. Power, not to mention millions of happy drivers, the 2015 Nissan Sentra is worthy of the Initial Quality Award this year. The Initial Quality Award is determined by the Initial Quality Study, which has been conducted by J.D. Power for the past 29 years.
“In the very competitive segment of compact sedans, Sentra continues to separate itself with a strong combination of quality, safety, value, style and more,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations in a Nissan press release. “Driven by owner feedback, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study serves as an important benchmark for new vehicle quality, further demonstrating the worth of Sentra and Quest as top contenders in their respective segments.”
2015 Nissan Sentra
As Diaz stated, the 2015 Nissan Quest also earned top marks with the lowest problems experienced per 100 vehicles in its segment. This PP100 metric takes into account various factors of satisfaction including but not limited to safety, style, technology and quality. To be at the top in the ultra-competitive compact car segment with all those factors in play puts the impressiveness of the 2015 Nissan Sentra on full display.
To get the newly award winning 2015 Nissna Sentra for yourself, be sure to come see us at Economy Nissan. After all, you won’t find a compact car with better initial quality!
+Monte Roder is the president of Economy Nissan and strives to meet and exceed your customer service expectations during your car buying experience. With years of automotive sales and customer service experience, Monte offers a wide selection of new and used Nissan's, good price, and peace of mind.