Nissan 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!
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.
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):
3.5L 24-valve V6 engine – 290 hp at 6400 rpm
Power sliding moonroof
UV-reducing solar glass
Push button ignition
Auxiliary audio input jack
HomeLink Universal Transceiver
Heated front seats
Optional DVD playback
Auxiliary audio input and USB connection port for iPod
8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
3.5 SV w/ Sport Package
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 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!
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!
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!
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
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!
+Chris Cashdollar is the Internet Manager of Nissan of Durango and strives to meet and exceed your customer service expectations during your car buying experience. With years of automotive sales and customer service experience, Chris offers a wide selection of new and used Nissan's, good price, and peace of mind.