The all-new 2014 Versa Note is the fourth of five all-new vehicles Nissan launched in the last year and a half. The Versa family has been the top selling car in this segment for 38 of the last 42 months. Nissan executives say this new model is designed to keep it there.
“This car has the features and the value to continue that momentum, absolutely,” said Nissan Senior Manager of Product Planning, John Curl.
The car has class-leading fuel economy at 40 miles per gallon highway. The 2014 Versa Note also offers best-in-class 31 city MPG & 35 MPG combined city/highway fuel efficiency. Part of how the car accomplished an improved fuel economy is the new Versa Note weighs about 300 pounds less than the earlier model.
“Total cost of ownership is very important for these buyers. When you buy a car in the entry class you don’t want to spend a lot of fuel,” said Curl.
Nissan’s 2014 Versa Note is the only car in its class with an option called Around View Monitor. It gives a virtual 360 degree “bird’s eye” view of the surroundings. Around View Monitor allows drivers to see the lines on either side of a parking space and the wall behind them, so they can park more quickly and more accurately.
“There’s no car anywhere close to this price point that has the Around View Monitor. It’s class exclusive for a couple classes above actually,” said Marcy Maguire, Dealer Principal of Windsor Nissan in NJ.
Four cameras, one on each side of the vehicle, are processed to create this 360-degree view. The feature is available with the SL tech package.
Another new feature available on the Versa Note is something called Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor. The system’s large split-folding floor can be used to create a flat cargo area or to provide a hidden cargo storage area.
“With the fold-down seats we have a class-leading over 20 feet of cargo space, so yes, the Divide-N-Hide helps you utilize that to its full advantage,” said a Nissan Sales Executive.
Nissan executives say this new Versa Note will help keep Nissan’s overall Versa lineup number one in the entry-level segment in terms of sales. The 2014 Versa Note has a manufacturer’s suggested retail starting price of $13,990.
General Motors is entering the next-generation small van competition with a new version of a commercial vehicle made by Nissan, both companies announced Tuesday.
The Chevrolet City Express, as it will be called, will be a revised Nissan NV200 and will come to market in fall, 2014. Nissan has been trying to aggressively find new uses for its small NV200 van, including adapting it as the “taxi of tomorrow,” the mainstay of New York’s cab fleet.
In creating a Chevrolet version, Nissan solves a problem for GM. With the success of Ford’s small Transit Connect, the pressure has been on GM to find a match. By partnering with Nissan, GM cuts years of development time and expense.
GM officials know exactly what they want the van to accomplish.
“It’s designed to go head-to-head against Transit Connect — and win,” Ed Peper, GM’s fleet sales chief tells USA TODAY. “Speed (to market) was a very important asset we had to have here.”
The van will be for sale to individual customers as well as fleet buyers, the businesses that buy their vans in bunches for flower deliverers, plumbers and myriad other enterprises.
The small van segment is new to GM. Ford basically created the segment in the U.S. with its Transit Connect, which sort of a combination car and truck. Now, Peper says GM’s vehicle will stand out from the Nissan with an entirely new front-end design that looks distinctively like a Chevrolet and a five-year, 100,000-miles powertrain warranty.
The van, to be built at a Nissan plant in Mexico, is yet another example of how Nissan partners with other automakers to try to get enough production volume at its plants to make vehicles successful.
“Working with partners to expand markets for our innovative products enhances Nissan’s growth and manufacturing efficiency by leveraging our capacity to meet growing demand in this space,” says Joe Castelli, a Nissan vice president, in a statement.
Now it yet to be seen whether GM will try to enter the large, new-generation van market. It is dominated by Mercedes-Benz’ large Sprinter, and both Ford and Chrysler have their own large vans planned based on European designs.
Handsome, flowing lines; two great engine choices; standard continuously variable transmission; excellent fuel economy from 2.5L; available amenities to suit every taste
Nissan has redesigned the popular Altima sedan inside and out for 2013. The new car boasts a more rigid body than its predecessor, with sleek, flowing sheetmetal and improved aerodynamics. The interior is fitted with premium touches, including plush leather, wood and metallic accents and attractive ambient lighting. Powering it all is a choice of a 182-horsepower 2.5L inline-4 or a potent 270-horsepower 3.5L V6. Each comes standard with a silky smooth continuously variable transmission and 2.5L cars offer up to 38 mpg on the highway. The redesigned Nissan Altima starts at $22,500.
The 2013 Nissan Altima offers plenty of choices for buyers looking for a smart, affordable midsize sedan. With a focus on building premium attributes into every facet of the new Altima–inside, outside and under the hood–buyers will find a car that punches above its weight in this hotly contested segment.
The 2013 Nissan Altima has been rethought from bumper to bumper, and the result is a sedan infused with the perfect blend of economy, sophistication and performance. The new body is not only attractive, it is structurally stiffer than the car it replaces. Add to that a redesigned multi-link rear suspension and Nissan’s Active Understeer Control, which brakes the inside wheels in a turn to increase control and the Altima delivers a spirited drive. In keeping with the rest of the Nissan lineup, the 2013 Altima is available in S, SV or SL trims, and each trim is available with either 2.5L or 3.5L power. The 2.5L delivers an impressive 38 mpg on the highway. The 2.5L inline-4 offers 180 horsepower, while the 3.5L V6 produces 270 horsepower and 251 ft-lb of torque. Both engines feature variable valve timing and drive the front wheels through Nissan’s Xtronic Continoustly Variable Transmission. In the 3.5, paddle shifters and manual shift mode offer precise driver control. In 2.5 S guise, the Altima offers standards like 16-inch steel wheels, power windows and locks, climate control, an AM/FM CD stereo with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio, a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, keyless ignition and an advanced Drive-Assist Display, which puts important information in a prominent position amid the gauges to allow for better ease of use for the driver. With the 3.5L engine, in addition to the generous bump in power, S trim includes paddle shifters with manual mode and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The 2.5 SV includes 17-inch alloy wheels, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 5-inch color display with the latest version of NissanConnect, which provides drivers and passengers with access to select Google search features. The 3.5 SV adds a power moonroof, folding outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators and fog lights. Finally, the Altima 2.5 SL features goodies like leather-appointed seats, a heated steering wheel and Bose premium sound system, while the 3.5 SL adds xenon headlights. Several packages are available on the 2013 Altima. The Convenience Package for 2.5 SV offers the power moonroof, fog lights and special interior ambient lighting, while the Navigation Package for both SV models includes Nissan Navigation with a 7-inch touchscreen display and voice recognition, steering-wheel-mounted navigation controls, real-time traffic and weather and Google technologies via NissanConnect. The Technology Package for SL models includes all the features of the Navigation Package plus a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning system and moving object detection. Safety is engineered into the 2013 Altima, and standard on every model are several airbags to protect front and rear passengers alike, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability and traction controls and a tire pressure monitoring system.
When you think car maintenance, it’s possible you’re considering the work that takes place under your car’s hood. That’s important, but drivers must also remember to have their vehicle’s tires regularly rotated and aligned.
These two processes play an important role in extending the life of your tires and keeping you safe on the road. Front tires wear out more quickly than rear tires because pressure is applied to them every time the steering wheel turns. Rotation helps even the wear on the tires.
Generally, tires must be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Check the owner’s manual for more specific recommendations or see your mechanic for additional expert advice.
Tire alignment means your car’s tires are perfectly positioned parallel to one another and perpendicular to the ground. If they aren’t, your vehicle could have trouble moving down the road smoothly and safely, and you’d have difficulty steering. Misaligned tires pull in the direction they’re pointing, working against the other tires on your car. Fuel economy will be reduced, and suspension and other components on your car may be damaged.
You’ll need to be especially aware of your car to know if you need alignment. If you notice an uneven wear pattern on your tires, if the vehicle pulls to one side when you take your hands off the wheel, or if you have had an accident, you may need to have an alignment performed.
Once your alignment is complete, take your car for a drive on a level, straight road. See that your steering wheel is positioned correctly and that the car moves in a straight line. If it doesn’t, return to the automotive shop for additional tweaks to get the alignment correct.
At Nissan, we know our loyal customers have different driving needs and desires. That’s why we have outstanding specials on our full line of vehicles, including our reliable sedans, versatile crossovers, capable trucks or dependable SUVs. There is truly something for everyone.
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Featuring bold, motorsports-influenced styling inside and out, the aggressive new 2012 Nissan JUKE sport cross is built to thrill combining agile handling, boosted power, and advanced technology that synchronizes driver to machine. Factor in its versatility along with affordable pricing, and you’ve got a vehicle unlike any other in its class.
Nissan’s jazzy new JUKE offers bold styling, unexpected levels of performance, and an available advanced torque vectoring AWD system with performance technology typically reserved for only premium vehicles. With its new 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, Nissan’s bold urban sport cross provides plenty of scoot to boot while earning up to 32 mpg on the highway.
JUKE features Nissan’s sophisticated 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo engine and advanced torque vectoring AWD system. Grip and rip with JUKE’s standard DIG™ Turbo engine delivering the power and energetic performance of a larger engine while maintaining the better fuel economy of a smaller one. Two transmissions are offered in the sporty JUKE — Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with S-Mode and a 6-speed manual transmission (SV FWD and SL FWD models only).
Available in eight well-equipped models, Nissan’s distinctive sport cross delivers an unmistakable bold presence and sculpted athletic design inside and out. It’s aggressive and lean, with form-fit skin pulled tight around its muscular frame. The expressive JUKE delivers 5-door functionality of a compact SUV, with the curves and lines of a 3-door sport coupe.
Providing drivers with a unique connection with their ride is JUKE’s innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. Explore the I-CON system’s functions in one setting as a controller for the automatic climate control system, and in the other it offers a Driving Dynamics Mode (D-Mode) selector with three different throttle/transmission (CVT)/steering response settings — Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel, and Eco for maximum efficiency.
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