Shopping a used sporty SUV for my wife met with Robert Klaus who did a great job on intro and test drive. Came back next day and completed the deal with Micheal and Michelle in finance. Peter Olson worked with Robert behind the scenes coordinating the whole adventure. Painless process, friendly low pressure easy to deal with folks. the whole team came out to see my wife off in her new car including all the management team and the owner himself, all stood there in the pouring rain to watch her drive away! Highly recommend Robert and Peter if youre out car shopping. old fashioned personal service gets it done.
My experience at Key West Ford
I will share here my experience with Key West Ford. I have spent more than 7 hours with Mr. Peter olson (salesman), he was incredibly patient with me, showed me more than 12 possibilities of vehicles (in my budget). After we pick some cars he took me to do 5 test drives with the vehicles what really helped me so much on my choice.
Today I just pick up my car at Key West Ford just all clean (little issues on the vehicle were fixed just as promissed to me) and with fuel only for me to drive. I would like to thank Mr Peter Olsen and Key West Ford Team.
Thank you so much.
Great service and price
Jeff spent a long time with us and was very friendly and patient without being pushy. We purchased a used car, and on delivery he noticed a warning light in the dash. The dealership took care of it promptly. After driving for a few weeks we’re very happy with our car. Highly recommended!
Friendly, honest and fast.
Sasha was great to deal with. He was informative, friendly and fun to deal with. He wasnt pushy at all. They were fair about pricing and the whole process was easy and quick. Nicholas who did my fianancing was a pleasure to deal with and I would have to say overall this was the best experience buying a new vehicle I have had.
Outstanding Customer Service & Popcorn
From the second I pulled into the parking lot the experience started... I was greeted as soon as I exit my vehicle and was shown vehicles that I was interested in... Customer Service is key for me and when I didn't received it to my standards at another dealership which was closer to home, I decided to try Key West Ford... I am happy to say that I made a smart decision and needless to say I left with a new vehicle that I'm very happy with... If you are looking for a new vehicle I highly recommend Key West Ford...
Organized and Quick
Second time buying a new truck with the guys at Key West Ford. I'm a busy person and they worked hard while I was unavailable to finalize my truck purchase. Peter Olson worked especially hard for me and I received what I asked for. Thank you!
The salesman was nice
I was so pleased with my experience here. I had my kids with me and it could have been worse. Arash was lovely to deal with. I didn’t feel like the manager really got us.
Great Better then before. Keep the good work up.
It was a great pleasure to have a sales person care about me as a client. The other workers at Keywest Ford were very present to deal with too. In the past the after care service was not good. Keywest has change for the the better. Sales people like Peter Olson are need in the car sales industry. Peter went above and beyond to make my experience to be a great one. I would recommend if you are look for a vehicle to go see Peter at Keywest ford. The team members At Keywest ford were very different to deal with compared to my last few experiences. The new team were great. Keep the good work up.
Excellent customer service!
Highly recommend Peter Olsen for sales. Super helpful and very authentic. Definitely one of my best experiences thus far.
Thank You, Peter!
Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Jan 21, 2019 at 01:02AM by Michelle Bogle)
At CES 2019 in early January, Nissan unveiled its latest technology concept called Invisible-to-Visible (also known as I2V). And, at the recent 2019 North American International Auto Show, things came full-circle when the audience got an even closer look at the equipment with the release of the IMs concept vehicle.
Merging real and virtual worlds together, I2V uses a 3-D interface in the IMs to provide drivers and passengers with the ability to “see the invisible”, as Nissan describes it, thus adding confidence and excitement to their vehicle experience. This is made possible by Omni-Sensing technology, which tracks the IMs’ surroundings and anticipates what's ahead – even showing objects hidden around a corner or behind a building.
Guidance is given in an interactive, human-like way for a rich mixed-reality experience. The technology will also allow people to connect with each other through the virtual world and Omni-Sensing. Feeling down on a cloudy day? I2V can cheer up occupants by projecting sunny weather inside the vehicle. Drivers can also use local guides to get information about surrounding areas, tap into the skills of an instructor to improve their driving abilities or receive warnings about potential hazards or traffic jams for a better on-road experience.
Curious to learn more about the IMs and its IV2 technology? Contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to discuss with our team.
Nissan was going for an “elevated sports sedan” design with the new IMs concept and, boy, does it show. This is an attention-grabbing, conversation-starting exterior that is athletic-looking and dynamic. It would definitely complement the existing lineup awesomely!
On the whole, the exterior of the Nissan IMs drops sculpted surfaces and instead adopts simplicity, opting for vertical and horizontal lines and eschewing the recent “floating roof” company-wide theme. Instead, a focus on the extended C-pillar and A-pillar areas results in a sleek design that lowers the drag coefficient. Minimal lift at higher speeds is achieved through the front spoiler, rocker panels, and a full-length undertray. Meanwhile, the roofline’s gold-colored anodized brushed aluminum rails are evocative of an eclipse-created ring of moonlight.
The V-motion design language is here—you can see it present in the grille-less front fascia via the headlamps’ shape and placement. The lighting design is thin yet bold and v-shaped, resulting in a progressive look. Additionally, the 22-inch wheel rims are eye-catching and wow-worthy, making the concept all the more sporty.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility’s efforts with the IMs represent a future wherein we move toward a sustainable mobile society that is driven by all-electric vehicles that specialize in autonomous capabilities. In fact, the IMs can go into a fully autonomous mode itself, although the manual mode’s attractions are nothing to sneeze at, either.
First, let’s discuss that manual mode. It enables the driver to go hands-on in a traditional fashion; however, there’s a boatload of advanced driver-assistance technologies at work here. All components and information are smartly integrated into a two-layer floating instrument-panel display that shows off all pertinent vehicle information while also giving a full, camera-fueled view of the world around the concept car whenever you call upon it. You’ll always know what’s going on around you!
Of course, things get really interesting when you switch over to the autonomous driving mode. The Nissan IMs’ steering wheel retracts, as do all the powertrain-related components, opening up the cabin and offering greater passenger area. The front seats pivot inward to face the back seats—smart! Additionally, the headlamps and taillights on the exterior turn blue and begin blinking, thereby notifying pedestrians of your vehicle status.
The game has been changed, Seattle! Earlier this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Nissan stunned attendees with their Nissan IMs concept. While everyone in the audience knew the concept would be shown off, they still weren’t prepared for the enormity of what the innovative vehicle represents--it's like nothing else in our inventory. While we’ve done a bang-up job of bringing the initial details and specifications to you thus far, today we wanted to focus solely on performance.
This is an electric vehicle that is dead serious when it comes to generating power. The IMs is comprised of dual electric motors and a quick-charging 115 kWh battery. All told, 483 HP (360 kW) and 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm) of torque are created, ensuring that there’s blow-your-hair-back performance to tap into despite the lack of gasoline. Also, a whopping 380-mile range is included.
The Nissan IMs concept also benefits from an all-wheel-drive system. This means that it’s poised across a variety of road surfaces and conditions, even if there is inclement weather. Traction and cornering performance are assured; plus, the advanced air suspension can adapt on-the-fly to driving situations. Impressive!
(Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 07:13AM by Michelle Bogle)
One of the coolest features in Nissan’s latest concept vehicle, the IMs, is its seamless, simple graphic user interface. It really is an excellent example of the automaker’s quest for duality, boasting advanced commands and flexible upgrades, but with minimal controls and switches to operate the system.
The design of the graphic display is streamlined and logical and houses the vehicle’s autonomous driving technology. However, when in manual mode, the interface also allows the user to experience the high level of performance provided by the IMs' all-wheel-drive electric powertrain.
According to Nissan, the large, thin instrument panel with four compact screens uses a horizontal information architecture to enhance the interior space of the IMs. The design has also been engineered to follow the natural movements of the eye for the most efficient operation. Situated in front of the driver is a layered instrument cluster that remains unobstructed by the retractable steering wheel. There are two levels of display – the primary shows key information to the driver, while additional data is displayed in a secondary layer to minimize distractions.
The IMs also boasts another feature called the "interior sensing platform," which uses sensors and cameras to monitor the driver's condition by deciphering facial expressions and body posture. This feature works in both manual and autonomous driving modes and if it senses that the driver is incapacitated or unable to pilot the IMs, it will bring the vehicle to a stop.
Intrigued about this latest concept vehicle? To learn more about the IMs interface, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 06:45AM by Michelle Bogle)
Now that’s we’ve explored the IMs’ exterior, it’s time to look inside the interior of Nissan’s latest concept car, which is described as a timeless reflection into futurism and a new way of visualizing how commuters will travel in an autonomously driven world.
According to Nissan, the IMs’ interior draws its inspiration from a modern Japanese home, highlighted by examples of high-level craftsmanship with a high-tech expression. The colors and materials set an intimate mood that can be customized with light, plus the shapes of the instrument panel and door trim use dark fabrics and hues to mimic moonlight and shadow.
When in manual driving mode, the IMs' interior offers a driver-centric cockpit with advanced assistive technologies and multi-level information displays integrated into a simple interface. However, once switched into autonomous driving mode, the steering wheel retracts and the front seats pivot inward to face the innovative rear seating arrangement, characterized by the special "Premier Seat". With this formation, passengers can relax and engage with each other in lasting comfort, while the IMs commands the road.
Nissan’s latest concept car is another fine example of how the automaker is changing the way we integrate technology into our daily lives. To learn more about the IMs' interior and how it relates to our current line-up of vehicles, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 12:28PM by Michelle Bogle)
With news of Nissan’s IMs concept this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, our team at Kirkland Nissan wanted to delve deeper into the exterior looks of the vehicle, which is being categorized as an elevated sports sedan. And to be clear, this is not your granddad’s sedan or your pops’ sports car. The IMs follows an entirely new design language, boasting provocative proportions and unseen aerodynamics.
With sleek, sexy and seamless horizontal and vertical lines, the IMs forgoes a traditional sculpted body in favor of forward A-pillar and extended C-pillar locations, as well as a shape that creates a lower drag coefficient. Various body panels also appoint the concept to provide effective downforce and minimal lift at high speeds, including specially engineered fenders, a front spoiler, rocker panels and a full-length undertray. With a roofline inspired by the shape of the moon, the gold-colored anodized brushed aluminum roof rail accents mimic a ring of light that looks like an eclipse. Riding on aggressive 22-inch wheels and complemented by the IMs grille-less front fascia, the concept also features special headlights that are activated when the vehicle is in autonomous mode.
The IMs is truly unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – futuristic, yet simple; racy, yet pure. To learn more about the concept’s design language and how it relates to today’s Nissan vehicles, contact us in Seattle, Washington, to discuss.
(Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 11:50AM by Michelle Bogle)
Brace yourself, Seattle – just when you think you’ve seen it all, Nissan blows the cover off its latest concept vehicle that has taken the automotive industry by storm! Unveiled yesterday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the Nissan IMs ushers in an entirely new type of vehicle – and perhaps even a segment – that the automaker is calling an elevated sports sedan.
Closer in composition to a sedan than a crossover, the IMs sports a higher cabin height due to the battery’s location under the body of the electric vehicle. With an extended wheelbase, the length of the concept is also stretched and houses a unique “2+1+2" seating architecture, which boasts pivoting front seats and a rear seat that can fit three across, or customized to an indulgent "Premier Seat" when the rear outboard seats are folded.
Offering an autonomous driving mode and a manual driving mode, the IMs is a study of contrast that straddles the worlds of relaxed hands-free operation with exciting high-performance. The advanced powertrain is comprised of dual electric motors (front and rear) and a fast charging 115 kWh battery that generates 483 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is enough power to compete with (and surpass) most modern-day sports cars. The concept vehicle can also travel a full 380 miles on a single charge, which is a huge achievement in and of itself, plus it features all-wheel drive for better weight balance, traction and cornering.
Intrigued? To learn more about the IMs concept vehicle, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan near Tacoma, Washington.
Kirkland, Nissan really had something to crow about this past December and you’re a big part of it.
Nissan Group this week announced their total U.S. sales for December 2018, and the results were staggeringly positive. The automaker sold a total of 148,720 units in that month alone—an increase of 7.6-percent over the prior year during the same time period. Overall calendar year sales in the U.S. hit 1,493,877 cars.
As we dial down more, there’s additional positive news to cover. Nissan Rogue sales also saw improvement, setting an all-time monthly record in December by moving 42,523 units (a six-percent increase over the same period in 2017). The exciting Kicks crossover also saw its best month since its launch, selling 5,704 units. Plus, the Murano saw a boost in sales (7 percent), while the Frontier truck found a new home in 7,492 garages in December—a 27-percent increase over the prior year’s sales. Rounding it all out was the company’s exciting all-electric vehicle, the LEAF, which saw an increase of a whopping 31-percent!
Nissan Intelligent Mobility is set to shake up the world at the upcoming 2019 North American International Auto Show. The future is about to arrive, Tacoma!
While every major car show tends to be a special occasion for Nissan, this one is a bit different. The next evolution of their Intelligent Mobility platform is set to debut, gifting customers around the globe a look at exciting concept cars as well as the latest production vehicles currently in circulation at dealerships around the country. Innovations will be in full effect, as they follow up on recent releases and reveals that include the tremendous Leaf e+ and Invisible-to-Invisible technology concept (you can check our latest posts on this page for more on each of those).
We’ll have a full report for you after the event concludes; however, if you’re determined to catch all the exciting news yourself, you can watch the conference live. Nissan is hosting a stream of their presser on their YouTube channel as well as via their Twitter. The 2019 NAIAS starts its engines on January 19 and runs through the 27th at Detroit’s Cobo Center.