Nissan GT-R Hybrid Powertrain Could Power Future Gen of Sports Car

Nissan GT-R Hybrid

Nissan GT-R Hybrid

While official details concerning the next-generation Nissan GT-R have been sparse, sources are now saying that the model will, in fact, switch to a hybrid powertrain sometime in the very near future.

AutoGuide broke the story in an interview with an absolute expert: Matt McCulloh, co-founder of the North American GT-R Owners Club. McCulloh believes that the next gen GT-R will have a hybrid engine and may even look something like the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

Of course, the switch to a hybrid powertrain would mean untold savings and even higher levels of fuel efficiency for the Nissan GT-R, already a sleek, efficient model. Just how impressive its fuel economy could be remains unknown.

Hopefully, more information will be revealed about this next-gen Nissan GT-R hybrid, which is expected to be a 2020 model, sometime in the near future. Economy Nissan in Durango, CO will keep you up to date on the latest Nissan models.

The Best Fall Fun in Durango, CO

fall fun in Durango

Fall Is A Beautiful Time of Year

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!

Nissan Honors Families in New #WithDad Campaign

Were you watching for the best commercials on Super Bowl Sunday? For the first time in nearly 20 years, Nissan aired an extended commercial during the big game as part of its new #WithDad campaign. If you missed it, that was your only chance to see the commercial on television.

But don’t worry. That’s why we have and YouTube.

This “Playtime #WithDad” one is our personal favorite here at Economy Nissan.

The 90-second commercial tells a story to which many American families can relate as a father and up-and-coming racecar driver strives to balance time spent with his family and time spent working.

“The spot depicts a journey that moms, dads and children face in trying to make family a priority while striving to balance work demands. Like many women and men in America, our dad cherishes the time he spends with his family, but the requirements of his job continually call him away,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S. for Nissan North America. “But as we see, both parents share equally in the courage, hard work and sacrifice required to keep the family strong as they raise their son.”

Nissan is honoring families seeking to find that balance as well as those searching for affordable housing and those working to bring the family back together after a member returns from military service through a $1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warrior Project.

We at Economy Nissan were excited to see the television debut of Nissan’s new GT-R LM NISMO and line of production models, but even more than that, we appreciate the message of the commercial and Nissan’s commitment to assist families across the country and the world.

We’re excited to represent a company that aired one of the best commercials of the big game.

Nissan Shows It Can Have Fun with Nyan Cat GT-R

The internet is filled with all sorts of bizarre things that seemingly defy explanation. One of these is the immense popularity of a pop tart-bodied animated cat, called Nyan Cat. Since 2011, the YouTube video of this cat steaming a rainbow across the sky has garnered more than 100 million views! See how long you can make it through the 3 and a half minute video (less than a minute over here).

Since then, pictures of the cat and its accompanying animated GIF can be found all over the internet.

Nyan Cat GT-R

We couldn’t find video of the Nyan Cat GT-R so we settled for watching the original video instead.

With this in mind, electronic music star and music producer, Deadmau5 (that’s pronounced “dead mouse”) had a custom Nyan Cat wrap created for his 458 Italia Ferrari, which he lovingly named “Purrari.” Ferrari wasn’t so happy about it and sent him a cease and desist letter to remove the custom wrap. He eventually removed the wrap because he was selling the car.

Now, Nissan wants to show it knows how to have fun by creating a Nyan Cat GT-R to replace the 458 and even put a custom “Spec” badge with the Deadmau5 logo beneath the GT-R insignia. The image of the modified Nyan Cat GT-R appears to only be a Photoshop job, but it’s a pretty good one and shows off Nissan’s sense of humor.

Here at Economy Nissan, we’ll definitely have to side with Deadmau5 on this one. It would seem that once you purchased something like a car, you would have the freedom to do whatever you wanted with it. Great job, Nissan on showing Ferrari how to have a little fun.

How the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Changed SUV’s Forever

Nissan Pathfinder Changed SUV’s ForeverWhat do you love most about cars, trucks and SUV’s these days? Is it their versatility? Their technology? Their ability to multitask? New safety advancements? We have gotten so used to the luxury of cars and vehicles that we sometime take them for granted. We haven’t always had these luxuries and the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder is to thank for innovative electronic off-roading.

In 2001, Nissan released the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder model that offered a never before seen electronic ascent and descent control to eliminate human error and driving skills needed to master the Pathfinder during off-roading. Not only had this Nissan Pathfinder Changed SUV’s Forever advancements like the breaks were tuned to the driver only needing to use the ABS break system when moving downward on hills. Many people do not realize that before this system, off-roading was a lot more complicated combining earth components like dirt and a skilled touch of the throttle.

Currently at the Economy Nissan dealership in Durango, find great deals on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid.  For qualifying buyers, the Nissan Pathfinder is available at 0% APR for 36 months + $500 NMAC Cash. In addition, find up to $2,000 in total savings or a low lease price of $279 for a 36 month lease (including a $2,399 initial payment).

Take a test drive in one of our new or used Nissan Pathfinders today to only find that Nissan Pathfinder Changed SUV’s Forever and their on and off-roading capabilities have improved.

Veterans Day Discounts Going on at Economy Nissan Dealership

This Monday, take advantage of the Veterans Day Discounts and savings happening at Economy, Nissan in Durango, Co. Until December 5th, 2013, you local Nissan Dealership would like to honor the courageous med and women who defend our nation and have sacrificed their lives.

Veterans Day Discounts

Veterans Day Discounts

Find three great coupons just in time for winters harshest weathers. Take $15 off a coolant service for your vehicle! This includes drain and refill cooling system with new coolant as per manufacturer specs. Also, receive $10 off front end alignment tire services. If that is not enough, the Nissan Dealership is also offering oil change coupon discounts. For only $33.95, receive and oil and filter change, multi-point inspection and fluids top off! To be sure to not miss any specials and discounts, like Economy Nissan on Facebook at .

Since these Veterans Day Discounts offers are only valid at the Economy Nissan Dealership near Aztec, NM! Make sure to bring these maintenance coupons in to your next service! Opened Veterans Day call 1- 800-846-0205 or schedule an appointment now. Economy Nissan is happy to serve Durango, Colorado and the surrounding areas including Hesperus and Bayfield.

Nissan’s Next Generation of High-Performance Cars is Hybrid

The performance of a racecar with the emissions of a hybrid: impossible? Not in 2016. Nissan is collaborating with Williams Advanced Engineering to combine high-performance with hybrid technology in the 2016 Nissan GT-R.

Nissan Hybrid

nissan Hybrid Cars

You may have thought a road car with such high-performance and low emissions was only possible with your childhood Matchbox cars. However, the announcement of the production of this 2016 Nissan GT-R, model R36 will have you driving in the fast lane in no time.

“This collaboration will see us work closely together to develop cars that will be at the forefront of automotive technology,” Sir Frank Williams, Williams Advanced Engineering Founder and Team Principal stated.

After announcing the partnership, Nissan Motorsports (NISMO) president, Shoichi Miyatani said, “Williams have a proven history of making racing technology benefit road cars, and we look forward to starting this relationship during a period of intensive product development for NISMO.”

While speculation still surrounds what exactly this new 2016 Nissan GT-R will be packing, Williams Advanced Engineering is known for results and Nissan is known for leading the way in providing innovative solutions to consumers.

Stick with us at Economy Nissan as we track the development of this next-generation car, but you can leave the toy cars at home.

Red Voted as Color of the Year

Nissan Cube

2013 Nissan Cube

It started with the scarlet lips making a comeback and it wasn’t long before red was all over the runways. With red grabbing the color of the year for 2013, it is no surprise we are seeing more of the color in, shoes, clothes, paint and accessories. This added pop of color has been named the most fashionable color of 2013.

Different tones of red have also started popping up from dark, light, bright to almost an orange or pink. These different hues also bring out a variety of emotions in people including love, anger, warning, strong, bold and more. The hue frenzy has hit all markets this year, including the auto industry. With lots of red vehicles being sold, Nissan has made sure to provide the colors people are asking for.

This year, Nissan has many shades of red vehicles including the popular Red Brick, Cayenne Red, Tuscan Sun, Solid Red, Magma Red, Black Cherry and Lava Red. With so many different tones to choose from, buyers are able to pick exactly what they want and also look stylish for the year. What color are you hoping for next year?

Economy Nissan in Durango, CO sells all of these different vehicle colors. Stop by to see what other colors are available so that your car can look as stylish as you are!

Does your Car Color Match your Personality?


Have you always wondered what your car color says about you? Do you think you can tell a lot about a person based on their car color choice? Have you ever really thought about it before? Many people believe that a car color can tell a lot about a person’s personality and why they chose the color they did. Below is a list of different car colors and what they say about the person buying it.

What different car colors mean:

  • Light Blue: calm and quiet
  • Yellow: joyful and young-at-heart, lively, whimsical
  • Dark Green: traditional, trusty, well balanced, thrifty
  • Purple: creative, individualistic, original
  • Black: empowered, not easily manipulated, love elegance, appreciate classics, mysterious, two sides to your personality
  • Dark Blue: credible, confident, dependable- car pool
  • Gray: sober, corporate, practical, boring, brilliance, charisma
  • Orange: fun loving, talkative, frickle, trendy
  • Tan: timeless, basic, simple, something to hide
  • Gold: love comfort, intelligent
  • Brown: down-to-earth

Do you agree with these different car color choices? Did they describe your personality correctly? At Economy Nissan, in Durango, CO, there are many different car colors to choose from. Find different shades of silver, metallic’s, blues, blacks, reds, pearls and many more. The day has finally arrived for you to not only pick out your favorite car, but find a color that best describes you. Find an assortment of available vehicle colors at Economy Nissan’s Website.

Steps to Take After an Auto Accident


Just how common are car accidents? You may be surprised! The National Highway Traffic Administration claims that every minute of the day there is an auto accident in some part of the world. In 2009 there were over 10,800,000 accidents in the USA alone and that number has only risen. Are you prepared if you were to get into an accident? Do you know the steps to take?

Economy Nissan of Durango, CO would like to make sure you know what to do in case you are ever in an automobile accident.

Step 1) Check for injuries on yourself and others and call 911.

Step 2) Exchange contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, vehicle, license number and plate)

Step 3) Try to draw to recreate the scene while it is still fresh in your head. Take pictures of the cars, damage, license plates to help later with your claim.

Step 4) Once a police officer arrives, complete a report and don’t forget to ask the officer for a report number.

Step 5) Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to let them know about the accident and if any damage occurred.

After a wreck there are a lot of things to consider and it things can become very hectic. By following these helpful tips, you will know what to do and be covered after an accident. The most important step is to stay calm and know help is on the way. If damage should occur, Economy Nissan has a full service repair shop and can fix any damages on any make in stock from Nissan, Chevy, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes and many more. Fill out a service request for specific inquires or call 800-846-0205 for more information.