Nissan Surges on Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands 2013 List

Nissan A Best Global Green Brand

Nissan Becomes A Best Global Green Brand

Here at Economy Nissan, we understand that you have a lot on your plate.  With summer right around the corner, you’ve got soccer and baseball games to worry about.  There are birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and any number of outings to keep organized.  There are road trips and “staycations,” which come with the ever-present need to make certain that the kids are having fun and staying safe.  All of this, paired with the responsibilities of maintaining your home, garden, and workload, can make for a lot of undue stress.  And then there’s that summer heat to worry about…

Fortunately, one thing you won’t have to sweat is how your Nissan affects the world around you.   That’s because Nissan was recently named the biggest riser on Interbrand’s  Best Global Green Brands 2013 list.  Interbrand, whose annual list ranks companies by the environmental awareness of their practices and by customer opinion, ranked Nissan fifth out of fifty global brands.  This is a 16 spot increase for Nissan over 2012’s figure.

In its overview of Nissan, Interbrand cited Nissan’s all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, as a primary reason for the high ranking.  The 2013 Nissan LEAF, which recently topped Kelley Blue Book’s list of best “green” cars, is an industry-leader for all-electric technology and boasts an impressive EPA Average 75 mile range.

Interbrand also cited Nissan’s commitment to further reducing the environmental impact of their models: Nissan intends to reduce the weight of their vehicles by 15 percent starting in 2017 by utilizing cutting-edge 1.2 gigapascal steel technology.

What does this mean for the future?  Smarter, safer driving and fewer worries in the watches of the night.  That is important for the Nissan driver who is always on the move.  And at Economy Nissan, we look to be there with you for every mile of the way.

Save Money and Get Better Gas Mileage

As gas prices climb higher and higher, it gets harder to keep a positive outlook on driving. But being a car-driving nation, we have to put up with the prices. That doesn’t mean you can’t save a good amount of money while doing that, though. Here are some tips and tricks for increasing your car’s mileage and making sure you get the most out of your car for the least out of your wallet:

  • Drive at a reasonable speed
    • About 5 miles per hour over 60 mph you go, you are paying approximately 24 more cents per gallon for gas (according to fueleconomy.gov)
  • Use the air conditioner sparingly
    • Air conditioning gobbles up fuel economy like crazy – use the recirculation option or “maximum” setting if you have to, though. Your car will have to cool less hot outside air that way.
  • Remove excess items in your car to lighten up the weight
    • The more weight your car carries, the worse its mileage will be. Lots of little things add up to a lot of weight!
  • Replace your spark plugs and air filters as soon as they start to wear out
    • These can cause drastically better mileage if kept fresh and in good condition
  • Keep your tires inflated and aligned
    • Refer to the owner’s manual for your car or the data plate on the door jamb for proper tire pressure.

If you follow these simple steps, you should be able to increase your gas mileage and your savings. Nobody likes an empty wallet, so take care of your car!

Nissan’s 2014 GT-R Track Edition Debuted in Chicago Auto Show

Nissan GT-R

If you’re an avid fan of fast cars and the companies that make them, chances are you’re familiar with Nissan’s 2014 GT-R, a speedy sports car designed to compete (and even beat) the likes of Porsche, BMW, and even Lamborghini. Well, hardcore fans and casual fans alike can get excited about the new GT-R that was debuted at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

The Track Edition is one impressive vehicle, delivering a whopping 545 horsepower with 463 lb-ft of torque. Sporting a lack of backseats for weight reduction and heavily upgraded front bucket seats, the Track Edition also comes with a carbon fiber front splitter with brake cooling ducts and a finely-tuned suspension.  Stock springs have been replaced with Bilstein DampTronic shocks.

Some specs for the 2013 GT-R base model:

  • 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6, 545 horsepower at 6,400 rpm
  • Dual clutch 6-speed transmission with three modes: normal, R-Mode, and Save
  • Fully automatic or full manual shifting via steering column-mounted paddle shifters
  • Hollow front and solid rear stabilizer bars to maintain maximum tire contact at all four wheels during cornering
  • Nissan/Brembo braking system, 4-wheel disc brakes

Find the Nissan GT-R at Nissan dealerships this year, but only 150 will be made of the Track Edition.

Nissan Brings Bose Sound System to the All-Electric 2013 LEAF

2013 LEAF

When you hear about all-electric vehicles, chances are that the word “luxury” doesn’t typically come to mind. That’s because at first, all-electric vehicles were meant to solely be energy efficient and barebones. With new technology, Economy Nissan is excited to announce the 2013 LEAF’s energy-efficient Bose sound system.

Now that the market for electric cars is expanding to be more mainstream, the demand for a more well-rounded and comfort-equipped vehicle is higher than ever. The sound system featured in the new 2013 LEAF is the same powerful, high-quality audio that people have come to expect, but with a much smaller footprint and about half the energy consumption of typical systems.

This new Bose system has a 4.5-inch Nd Richbass subwoofer inside of an Acoustic Waveguide bassbox, which uses special Bose technology to create powerful bass within small spaces. The mid- and high-frequency didn’t get the shaft, though – two 1-inch neodymium tweeters, two 6.5-inch neodymium speakers, and two 5.25-inch speakers combine to make a quality sound experience that doesn’t contradict the 2013 LEAF’s efficient nature.

What do you think – would you be more likely to buy and drive an all-electric vehicle if it had some more comfort features?

Nissan Trivia! – Presented by Economy Nissan

Resonance ConceptNissan may be a major automobile brand, but it’s likely that not many people know all the interesting details of the company’s long history. Today, we at Economy Nissan thought that we would bring you some cool facts to check out. Did you know:

  • Nissan was first incorporated as an automobile parts subsidiary of Tobata Casting in 1934.
  • After becoming incorporated that year, they effectively became owned by Nippon Sangyo and Hitachi.
  • Nissan automobiles were known as the brand ‘Datsun’ until 1982.
  • Carlos Ghosn is the current CEO and Chairman of Nissan.
  • Beginning in 1952, Nissan Motor Company (NMC) entered an agreement with Europe’s Austin Motor Company, in which Nissan would build cars locally for Austin, but NMC would have access to Austin patents for their own cars.
  • NMC partnered with Ford from 1993 until 2002 to make the Mercury Villager and the Nissan Quest.
  • In a plan to bring more upmarket cars into its selection, NMC merged with the Prince Motor Company in 1966.
  • In order to bring productions into the United States, Nissan opened a plant in Smyrna, Tennessee in the early 80s.
  • When NMC ran into financial difficulties in 1999, they decided to create an alliance with the French company Renault.

I hope you learned a little about one of the most interesting car companies around today. And don’t forget to stop in and check out some of our Nissan models on the lot. Until next week!

Nissan Introduces the Resonance Concept, a Bold Look to the Future

This year’s North American International Auto Show has brought many new and innovative concepts from all different auto makers, but Nissan’s offerings have been the most intriguing by far. Look no further than the Nissan Resonance concept car that was unveiled at the NAIAS. Showing off a bold vision for the future, Nissan treats us all to a look at some of their ideas.

The Resonance doesn’t pull any punches with its outer design clearly going for a spaceship look – very smooth and aerodynamic.  It’s obvious that with this concept Nissan wants to make strides in fuel efficiency, cutting down on air drag and including a fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain.

The interior is meant to conjure the image of a futuristic VIP lounge, being more spacious and comfortable than is usually, if ever, seen in crossover vehicles. The seats are covered in “light, buttery leather” and premium-stitched seats.  The instrument panel is situated in a large, spacious console and has layered screens to give the interface a holographic look and feel, with more important information being in the forefront of the layers.

Below are a few picture of the concept car. If you’re interested in checking out any current Nissan cars, be sure to head over to Economy Nissan or online at http://economynissan.com.

 

Nissan Resonance Nissan Resonance Rear Nissan Resonance Dashboard

The 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 is going to be a great year for cars, and Nissan is leading up the pack with the 2013 Nissan Maxima, the “4-Door Sports Car”.

This attractive vehicle comes in 4 different trim levels, each offering something for everybody, so you’re sure to find something that fits your style. Your four package choices are 3.5 S, 3.5 SV, 3.5 SV Sport Package, and 3.5 SV Premium package.

Some highlights (not all-inclusive):

3.5 S

  • 3.5L 24-valve V6 engine – 290 hp at 6400 rpm
  • LED taillights
  • Power sliding moonroof
  • UV-reducing solar glass
  • Push button ignition
  • Auxiliary audio input jack

3.5 SV

  • HomeLink Universal Transceiver
  • Heated front seats
  • Optional DVD playback
  • Auxiliary audio input and USB connection port for iPod
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support

3.5 SV w/ Sport Package

  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Rearview Monitor
  • Bose audio system with 9 speakers
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Vehicle Information System with 7” QVGA color monitor
  • Dark-finish sport grille and smoked headlights

3.5 SV w/ Premium Package

  • Heated and cooled driver’s seat
  • Premium mood lighting
  • Dual panel moonroof with power retractable sunshades
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights
  • Atlantic Cherry wood-tone trim
  • Auxiliary audio/video input jacks

If you haven’t gone to see the 2013 Nissan Maxima yet, get down to Economy Nissan today to see the 4-Door Sports Car for yourself.

Economy Nissan Offers Customers in Durango the Opportunity to Drive for $2 Down

Economy Nissan has a big event this weekend, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Economy Nissan is offering customers a chance to get on the path to a nicer, newer car with only $2 down! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty amazing deal to me.

Economy Nissan is offering this deal because they have lots of trades that they want to get moving – after all, space is valuable at a dealership! Take advantage of this and go put your two dollars down on one of those cars you’ve had your eye on. Even if your credit isn’t the best, Economy Nissan has a “For the People” credit approval process that can work some magic to help you get what you want.

Make plans to stop by, because this deal only lasts during this weekend from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To take advantage of the best selection possible, make an appointment by calling 800-846-0205. We hope to see you here!

Nissan New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year! 2012 has been a big year. Nissan released some awesome new technology, made the world greener, all while producing amazing cars. How is that for keeping a resolution? What about you did you manage to keep your 2012 resolution? If you are like us, the answer is sorta. We kept some, and well “forgot” others.

But this year what if we tried something different? Maybe we won’t make a resolution the changes us, maybe rather something that just makes life better for us. Plus it doesn’t take much work, which honestly who doesn’t like that. So this year, maybe resolve to take care of your car!

It doesn’t take much its three easy steps that we think anyone can manage without any trouble!

  1. Get your car looked at twice a year. Take a day out and just have a mechanic look over your car. Nothing may be wrong but it’s easier to pay for an oil change then and new engine!
  2. Clean it up. Make sure you take time to wash the outside, and clean the inside of your car! This will not only help keep it looking sharp, but the clean inside will help you save money on gas and help avoid break-ins
  3. Leave a paper trail. Be sure to document everything you have done to your car. This will not only help when you go to buy a new Nissan ( hint hint) but it could also help you save on your car insurance!

So while it may not help you lose the few extra Christmas pounds, or even get the basement cleaned, these tips will help save you money and hassle making your year great no matter what other “resolutions” slip!

Trick or Treat Deal!

October DealSpooks are on the prowl and little kids are excitedly preparing costumes! But for the car industry October can be a slow month.  But Economy Nissan has come up with the perfect trick that works out to be a treat for their customers! All this month you can drive away in a new car for just 5 dollars down! Now thats a spooky deal!

This is all thanks to an inspiration that struck Economy Nissan’s Fearless Leader, Monte, while he was stocking up on his Red Bull and pork rinds! When he put down his 5 dollars to pay for these delicious snacks, he was assaulted with a spooky inspiration! He calls it the R.I.P  trick.

R. = Rid yourself of your old beast! Bring your old car in to trade in! Dead or alive it doesn’t matter; let us remove your old monster!

I. = Invest just 5 dollars. All you have to do is give up a Starbuck coffee for one day! A deal like this is excitement enough for anyone! Dive away with a new car for $5!

P.Pick out a car and drive it home the same day! ( This is the most important step!)

Why is Economy Nissan offering deals like this? You may be asking what the trick is! Well there is no trick, it’s just a treat!  This deal is for everyone! Good or bad credit!

“As a Dealer For The People® we put our customers first, before everything else. We believe that everyone deserves to drive a nicer, newer car today. Our business is not selling cars. Our business is finding solutions to the everyday problems that keep most people stuck in a car they hate.” Monte said in an interview.

So be sure to check out this Treat before Halloween is over! The only trick going on at economy Nissan is that you actually have to show up for this great deal!