Gas prices may be declining in most places nationwide, but the fact is people are growing tired of paying for gas. Either because it is the fact they don’t want to pay for it, and in some cases, some people just want to go home after work and not bother stopping to pump gas.
Solution to the problem? One of the major solutions to this problem is the electric vehicle, which are sweeping the country, and have grown in great popularity over the past few years. One major contender for best electric is the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf was one of the first of the next-gen models to really bring forth a fully electric model, and it seems to be doing incredibly well for the Nissan brand.
The perks of owning an electric car goes much further than not having to fill up on gas again. One major perk to owning a 2015 Nissan Leaf, it means less parts—and less maintenance. This means oil changes and tune-ups are now out the window. But that doesn’t mean you will escape normal maintenance on electric components, and there is likely going to be other maintenance issues you may face owning an electric model.
The 2015 model will be offering a lot more in terms of interior luxuries, like heated and leather interior, a remote start with the Nissan Intelligent Key and a very unique Display Drive Computer which allows you to track your Leaf’s performance and range. So the next time you find yourself at the gas station, it won’t be to fill up on gas, it will be either because you need to pick up some lottery tickets, or need to fill your tires with air.
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The latest big news for Nissan is quite an achievement. Their Smyrna TN factory just recently rolled out the facilities 10 millionth vehicle. Not only that, but the vehicle happened to be the 2014 Nissan Rogue. This is the very first Rogue to be produced in the U.S. The totally redesigned 2014 model features a stylish right-sized exterior along with flexible, roomy and inviting interior with optional 3-row/7-passenger seating.
The Smyrna facility has been producing Nissans for more than three decades. Nameplates to roll off the assembly line include the Altima, Pathfinder, Xterra, Frontier and Sentra. Nissan’s Smyrna Plant now employs more than 7,000 people with an annual payroll in excess of $275 million. The plant is currently the home of the award-winning Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, LEAF and Infiniti QX60, as well as the country’s largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant supporting production of the all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF.
Under the hood of the Nissan Rogue is a 2.5 liter DOHC 16 valve 4 cylinder engine. This engine gets 28 miles per gallon highway. The Nissan Rogue has 175 pound-foot torque and 170 horsepower engine.
This Nissan Rogue engine is coupled with Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). This system has fully variable gear ratios and always delivers the perfect engine speed whenever you accelerate. The Nissan Rogue also has intuitive all-wheel drive. This system recognizes the difference between cruising and cornering, on-road and off-road and it responds accordingly.
The Nissan Rogue has available a Special Edition Package Deal, which noted by the staff at Team Nissan in Manchester, has been a very popular option so far this year among Rogue buyers . The Special Edition Package Deal comes with 16 inch aluminum-alloy wheels and fascia-mounted fog lights. Inside the Nissan Rogue Special Edition you have premium AM/ FM/ CD audio system controlled by either the 4.3 inch color display or the illuminated audio controls on the steering wheel. It is also equipped with a rearview monitor, Bluetooth hands free phone system, a USB connection for your IPod and other devices, and tinted rear privacy glass.
The Nissan Rogue SV Value Package Deal is a step above the Rogue S. The SV’s exterior style is enhanced with 17 inch five spoke aluminum alloy-wheels. There are comfort and technology options on the inside. The SV comes equipped with a six way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, rearview monitor, Bluetooth, hands free phone system, Sirius XM satellite radio, and a USB connection port. Also included in the Nissan Rogue SV Value Package is Intelligent Key. This lets you unlock the doors and start the engine, without taking the key out of your pocket.
Some of the safety features of the Nissan Rogue are Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
The 2013 Maxima from Nissan is yet another successful and very high-quality vehicle from its hard-working company. The features that will make the Nissan Maxima a strong contender on the US market in 2013 are its strong engine and its perfectly accomplished design on the inside.
We recently took a test drive with the Maxima, thanks to our local Manchester dealership, Team Nissan. The equipment of the Nissan Maxima is powered by a V6 engine, and on the road, both highway and city, we found the steering easy and completely problem-free.
As far as it goes for the interior design of the car, the materials from which it is constructed are all high-class and in touch with the most modern of trends. All the seats, particularly the front ones are highly comfortable with plenty of room for everyone and everything in the car being available. When it comes down to the tools in the car, you will be fascinated by the GPS system, the advanced temperature regulation system, the touch panel, the sound and video installations and many others. In short, if the Maxima model fails to win your heart on the outside it will certainly do so when you get in it.
Truth is that Nissan is doing so well in 2013 that it almost feels like the competition will be between several models of the company, rather than Nissan and some other company. Regardless, make sure that you take a look at the Nissan Maxima – a car which will certainly impress.
In 1914 the beginning of the Nissan Company began. Four men put their ideas and resources together to create the Nissan Company. They were Yoshisuke Aikawa, Rokuro Aoyama, Kenjiro Den, and Meitaro Takeuchi. There was a limited market so the company struggled in the early years of its conception. Then in the 1920s they produced military vehicles under the name DAT Motors. In 1933 DAT Motors merged with Jitsuyo Motors and became Nissan. Nissan is the Japanese abbreviation of the merged Companies. In 1934 the Company’s name was changed to Nissan to conform to the rest of the world.
The initial product of Nissan was a small Datsun. In the 1930s and 1940s the main production of the Nissan Company shifted to military vehicles for the war. Nissan produced military trucks, torpedo boats, and engines for fighter planes.
The Nissan Company had rapid modernization in the 1960s. The Nissan Company became a major United States player in the automotive industry in the 1970s. In the 1980s the Nissan Company began to manufacture its vehicles in the United States. The Nissan Company launched a luxury brand of vehicles in the 1990s. In 1999 the Nissan Company signed a major deal with the French auto company Renault. Today it is a major global auto manufacturer with cutting edge one hundred percent electric automobiles. The Nissan Company is a solid player in the international market with a close relationship to its European ally, Renault.
Today you can visit any Nissan dealership, such as our local store in Madison WI, Kayser Nissan, and you will see just how far the automaker has come. Look at the wide variety of cars the Nissan Company produces. The Nissan Company Cars include the 370Z Coupe, 370Z Roadster, Altama Coupe, Altama Sedan, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Sentra, Murano CrossCabriolet, Pathfinder, Versa Sedan, Armada, Cube, Juke, NV Passenger Van, and Quest.
The Japanese seem to have a remarkable reputation for building high quality products. They have an equally matched stature for being able to successfully market their goods around the world. One of their brands that fit into both of these categories is Nissan. They are the sixth largest carmaker on the planet.
Nissan began making automobiles in 1914 and their first vehicle was called DAT. The acronym was taken from the first letters of the three main investors’ last names. They built mostly trucks in the beginning and then manufactured passenger cars under the name Datsun. The company didn’t formally use Nissan until the 1930s, when the firm grew into a conglomerate of over seventy businesses.
Nissan Motors was officially founded in 1934 and they produced trucks, cars, airplanes and engines. After the Second World War, Nissan began to streamline its manufacturing plant operations in order to manufacture cars more efficiently. They succeeded in this and besides selling thousands of autos in Japan itself, they branched out into the worldwide market.
Success in the world market was achieved early on when Nissan premiered the Datsun 510 and the Datsun 240 Z a little later. These cars were incredibly popular in the United States and elsewhere. By 1970, Nissan was one of the largest automobile exporters in the world. One of the top sold brands in North America at dealerships like Team Nissan of NH.
The 1973 oil crisis forced consumers around the globe to consider smaller, more economically viable cars to purchase. To keep up with the demand for their cars, Nissan built factories in Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, South Africa and Mexico. Soon, Nissan opened up new plants in the United States and became one of the most productive auto companies in history. After that, Nissan opened a plant in China and began producing even more cars.
Nissan works at improving itself every year. When it brought out the full sized pickup truck, the Nissan Titan, it was acknowledged by Edmunds.com as the best full-size truck of the year.
Nissan, in its quest for improvement and a larger share of the world market, has partnered up with several well-known automakers. They allied themselves with the French company Renault and then with Daimler-Benz, the German carmaker. The three companies share technology and research information, which allows all of their cars to be the best they can be.
Nissan has developed its own hybrid technology for its cars and some of its cars get up to ninety-nine miles to the gallon of gas.