I got a good deal on my Elantra gt hatchback. Jag was super nice and showed me everything about the cars I liked. Got a good car on my budget. Also all the staff were super nice. I highly recommend key west ford.
Went in looking for my first car, came out with an awesome deal today. Peter took the time and effort to help me out to make sure I got the car that I wanted. Michelle did a great job with the financing of the vehicle. Both of you two did an amazing job and I thank you for you help today!
Easy going, not pushy and personable
Allan was great! He knew that my wife and I were interested in purchasing a Pre owned vehicle and was instrumental in helping us find what we were looking for. He listened to our needs, instead of telling us what we wanted to hear. He was personable and friendly. We never felt pressured into purchasing something that didn’t fit our needs. I would highly recommend Allen to anyone who is looking for a great experience during a car search. His knowledge is second to none and his attitude is great!
Bought my first car today with, Jeff Upton. He answered all my questions and helped me find the perfect SUV. Michael Nokes was also there helping Jeff out and explaining what to look for in a used car and the pros and cons that come with it. Great to deal with, very friendly and kind,
Michelle and Nick helped me with financing and they were great, and patient with me. Answered all my questions and concerns with detail. Loved them, so kind and so friendly.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with my first major purchase!
Jag was super help full and well knowable of the cars
he did great job to explain everything and at the end help to set up Bluetooth and navigation system I am really thankful to Jag for this experience
Great service and for sure will come back afin
Great sales and communication
I bought a used 2016 mustang gt just recently from Lino. He was very helpful, friendly and answered all my questions. I also spoke in great length with Michael Nokes the sales manager. He was easy to get along with and a general overall nice guy. I would definitely recommend key west ford to anyone looking for a brand new or used ford. Lino didn’t pressure me into buying that first day I arrived. You will feel comfortable dealing with him and Michael nokes.
Excellent service and follow through
We were window shopping for a new vehicle in the near future. Tom showed us exactly what we wanted and made the deal happen today. We are exceptionally happy with his service and would recommend friends and family go see him at Key West Ford!
Very helpful, knowledgeable staff that made it easy to decide on a vehicle. We are happy with the experience and would definitely recommend this dealership.
Change is a good thing
Best attention to my needs & very respectful 😊
Jag and the team are very hospitable. They all made me feel as tho’ I was their guest. I was lucky that they had exactly what I needed in the lot and I was given the best deal I could have hoped for. Thank you, Jag !
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(Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 06:44AM by Michelle Bogle)
The all-new Nissan Leaf NISMO launched in Japan yesterday and industry insiders and EV fans have been buzzing with chatter about the vehicle’s sporty looks and higher performance. It has many hoping to see one on North American soil soon; but, that hope is far-fetched since Nissan doesn’t have plans to roll-out the Leaf NISMO to international markets.
However, the automaker has released more footage of the all-electric supercar, giving fans a closer glimpse at its artful design and on-road performance. Have a look here:
The Leaf NISMO rides on sparkling 18-inch aluminum wheels, which have been custom-designed to limit air resistance, while the characteristic layered double wings improve the vehicle’s downforce without compromising drag coefficient. Inside, slick red accents and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel give the Leaf an athletic feel, along with the custom carbon and chrome finishes on the instrument panel.
Nissan also updated the Leaf NISMO’s ride quality with a custom suspension system, which has been tuned for comfort. An internal computer also allows for stronger acceleration responses, which is supported by an electric power steering system and Intelligent Trace Control for better stabilization while cornering.
Wish you could test drive the Leaf NISMO? We wish you could too. Alas, the closest experience you can get on Seattle ground is the 2018 Leaf. To schedule your test drive, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan today.
(Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 08:55AM by Michelle Bogle)
Earlier this year, we shared a story about a Polish traveler named Arkady Paweł Fiedler, who took a Nissan Leaf on a first-ever EV expedition across Africa. The trip was documented as part of the Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018 with photography by Albert Wójtowicz, who joined Fiedler on his trip.
Just this week, Nissan shared another story of a globetrotting Leaf EV. This time, Polish adventurer, Marek Kamiński, recently completed a two-month journey in the plug-in vehicle, driving 13,000 kilometers from Poland to Dongfeng Nissan's Intelligent Mobility Experience Center in Beijing. He made stops through Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Russia and Siberia, Mongolia, China, and South Korea.
Kamiński's project, known as the No Trace Expedition, was created as a way to bring awareness to electric vehicles and how they are well-designed to travel long distances beyond their traditional urban confines. As an environmentalist, the adventurer’s project also highlighted the benefits of all-electric powertrains and their positive effects on the earth.
The 2018 Leaf’s extended range of 150 miles made it easier for Kamiński to complete his passage, along with the vehicle’s latest tech, like ProPILOT Assist, which is an advanced autonomous driver assist feature.
"I've been using ProPILOT on new Nissan Leaf, and it worked perfectly under all kinds of driving conditions during the expedition," said Kamiński in the press release. "The Nissan ProPILOT is energy-saving for long-distance driving. Of course, I still prefer to drive on my own, so I only activate the Nissan ProPILOT when I need some rest."
Where will the Leaf travel to next? Anywhere is possible! If you’d like to hit the open road in the world’s best-selling EV, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, for a test drive.
(Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 08:23AM by Michelle Bogle)
Ever wish you could ditch your bike or the long walk home from the store and hop into a Nissan Leaf all-electric vehicle for a short ride? Well, if you lived in Japan, this is now a possibility.
According to a recent Nissan Global press release, the automaker is expanding their e-share program, known as Mobi, to 100 new locations in Japan through a partnership with home goods retailer, Kohnan Shoji Co., Ltd. This service allows customers to order and rent a Nissan Leaf or Note e-Power vehicle for short periods of time – as little as 15 minutes.
This expansion of the e-sharing program is designed to provide consumers with added convenience, especially if they do not own a vehicle to transport larger items home. It’s also a way for the automaker to promote their all-electric powertrains and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to new customers, including ProPilot Assist, which is a semi-autonomous driving system.
For now, Nissan doesn’t have plans to extend its e-share program to global markets, but they do intend to expand Mobi to 500 locations across the country by the end of the current fiscal year, as part of their M.O.V.E. plan for 2022.
Curious to learn more? If you are traveling to Japan in the near future, you can take the e-sharing program for a spin. Otherwise, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to schedule your test drive in a 2018 Leaf.
Is this the next-generation of electrification? Nissan has just revealed its 2018 LEAF Nismo - a battery-powered hatchback that will bring sport-tuned performance to the highway. Prepare, Tacoma, for a new kind of EV.
As CNET explains, the 2018 LEAF Nismo fuses everyday efficiency with staggering power. Anchored still by Nissan’s signature 40-kWh lithium-ion battery (which yields 147 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque), this spry platform races from 0 to 60 in a mere 7.5 seconds. It now rests on 18-inch alloy wheels, with Continental ContiSportContact tires delivering wide treads that grip curves; while new advanced shock absorbers promise a smooth ride, effortlessly countering friction through their hydraulic-pressured designs. The traction control system has been subtly tweaked to provide greater force distribution for the FWD (this eliminates under-steerage, allowing drivers to maintain a seamless highway arc); and the low center of gravity promotes athletic responses. The car measures a lean 176-inches long, 71-inches wide, and 62-inches high: promoting rally-worthy handling on every turn.
Through this the 2018 LEAF Nismo proves a dynamic force in Tacoma. Don’t fret, though, EV fans: this platform will still deliver economy, with its battery system generating 125 MPGe in the city and 100 MPGe on the highway. An estimated drive-range of 151 miles is also anticipated.
With the release of the 2018 LEAF Nismo Nissan brings peerless power to the hybrid market. To learn more about this platform contact our team today!
(Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 05:59PM by Michelle Bogle)
According to a recent online article on CleanTechnica.com, Nissan has released unofficial details about the upcoming 2019 Leaf.
While speaking at a press event regarding the brand’s involvement in Formula E racing, Brian Maragno, Nissan’s Director of EV Marketing and Sales, was quoted as saying that the forthcoming 2019 Leaf will feature a larger battery and a more robust 200 horsepower motor.
He added, “When you have a bigger battery with more capacity, it just opens up the door to be able to have more output. A larger capacity battery lends itself towards two things. One is obvious: more range. The other one, which is maybe a little less obvious, but equally as true, is additional horsepower and output.”
An official range for the 2019 Leaf has not been released, but some EV speculators have commented that it should drive for at least 200 miles on a single charge – if not more.
Nissan is also being coy about an official release date; however, our team at Kirkland Nissan expects that a launch date will be shared as early as this fall or as late as next spring.
Until then, why not visit our dealership in Seattle, Washington, for a test drive in a 2018 Nissan Leaf? With its current 40-kWh battery, 142-horsepower motor and an 150 mile range, it might be all that you need in an all-electric vehicle.
(Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:40AM by Michelle Bogle)
According to an Automobile World article, the Nissan Leaf NISMO will go on sale July 31, 2018, in Japan. This latest vehicle will marry the advanced technologies of the world’s best-selling all-electric car with the sporty styling and performance of the NISMO series.
On the exterior, the vehicle features the characteristic layered double wings of the NISMO, which is expected to improve downforce without compromising drag coefficient. It rides on custom 18-inch aluminum wheels that minimize air resistance, while the body of the Leaf NISMO signals high-performance with a low center of gravity.
Inside, the sporty interior appeals to the tuner-at-heart with slick NISMO’s custom red accents and a three-spoke steering wheel with a red center mark. The instrument panel also boasts a custom carbon-like finish, and the electronic shift has a gun-metal chrome finish.
On the road, the Nissan Leaf NISMO handles with gusto thanks to the custom suspension system, which has been fine-tuned for comfort, and an internal computer that allows for strong acceleration responses. As the vehicle whips through twists and turns, the electric power steering and Intelligent Trace Control provide stabilized cornering and lane-tracing abilities for added support.
Sounds magnificent, doesn't it?
Currently, Nissan doesn’t plan to roll-out the Leaf NISMO to international markets, but one can hope. In the meantime, stop by Kirkland Nissan to test drive the 2018 Leaf EV to experience its zero emissions performance.
It’s an age of electrification - with the 2018 LEAF roaring down highways and up sales charts with equal ease. This Nissan EV has proven its worth, securing an impressive year-to-year growth and bolstering the brand’s Des Moines’ presence.
Are you ready for next-gen performance?
According to the Globe Newswire, Nissan experienced a sales boom in May - with its 2018 LEAF generating 1,576 total units. This represents a staggering 13.2% growth, and it showcases the viability of the electric market. Despite North America’s preference for crossovers and half-ton platforms, a lithium-powered vehicle can still find success.
We, of course, never doubted that. With the release of the 2018 LEAF Nissan introduced dynamic performance to Washington - pairing a 110-KW AC synchronous electric motor with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery. Active Ride Control technology refines every curve, utilizing intuitive sensors to realign both trajectory and traction; while a torsion rear beam suspension yields superior balance. All-season tires deliver enhanced responses on slick pavement; and a single-speed reduction gear promotes crisp navigation, eliminating conventional down-shift woes.
This all combines to ensure a potent powertrain - with the new LEAF generating 147 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque. This EV can easily keep pace with its mid-size counterparts and it proves a perfect everyday ride.
To learn more about the top-selling 2018 LEAF contact our dealership.
(Posted on May 31, 2018 at 09:34AM by Michelle Bogle)
With the rise in popularity of all-electric vehicles, it’s only a matter of time before auto manufacturers extend their product lines to include various body styles and configurations. But, Nissan, they are ahead of the pack since unveiling their latest concept car called the Leaf Open Car.
Sporting an open-air design, the roofless Leaf EV was just released in Tokyo at a zero-emissions forum earlier this month. The electric car was displayed at the event to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 sales of the Nissan Leaf in Japan since the model was first introduced in 2010.
Based on the second-generation Leaf, which was released this year, the Leaf Open Car retains its two-row design, but sports an entirely new body with only two doors, a swept-back windshield and a tall C-pillar with no roof to be found – not even a convertible. It’s quite a sight – no wonder it garnered great fanfare at the forum!
Unfortunately, there are no immediate production plans – if any – for the Leaf Open Car, but it may prove to be a good testing ground for future Nissan models and body styles.
In the meantime, you can enjoy your summer with zero-emissions performance in a conventional four-door Leaf EV. At Kirkland Nissan, our inventory is stocked with new and used models, providing you with the best all-electric selection in one lot. Call us today to schedule a test drive!
(Posted on May 16, 2018 at 09:36AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you drive an older model Leaf all-electric vehicle and are looking to replace the battery pack, you’ll be pleased to hear that Nissan will be offering rebuilt packs this month.
Currently, the refurbished power cells are only available in Japan; however, Nissan is investigating whether or not they can expand the program to the United States. Based on data from Green Car Reports, the cost for each rebuilt pack is $2,850 in Japan, which is more economical than replacing with a new battery at $6,500.
At the moment, Nissan’s program only covers 24-kWh batteries, but the automaker does have plans to begin recycling 30- and 40-kWh batteries, which are found in newer model year Leaf EVs and boast a longer range.
According to Nissan, their new battery recycling plant in Naime, Japan, is the first such factory recycling lithium-ion batteries. Naime is the region devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that melted down nuclear reactors in Fukushima. The plant will also recycle batteries from forklifts and large-scale storage systems and turn used electric car batteries into power plants for other industrial uses.
To learn more about how Nissan is changing how we power our daily lives, stop by to visit our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
Slow and steady wins the sales race - with the 2018 LEAF moving ever-closer toward the top of the charts. Despite entering a market defined by crossovers and half-ton monsters, this hatchback has managed to secure impressive gains in Seattle; and its performance has proven impossible for the critics to ignore.
As Electrek explains, the 2018 LEAF jumped from 895 units in February to 1,500 in March. While these tallies may at first seem underwhelming, critics are quick to remind that they represent a 10% year-to-year growth for Nissan; and they also follow the recent hybrid trend (global sales have been kind to this platform, with The Drive noting that it ranks among the top models in Japan and Europe).
What does this mean for the LEAF’s stateside future? The Kirkland team believes that drivers are beginning to appreciate its value - recognizing both its potent performance (147 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of a powerful 40-kWh lithium-ion battery) and superior efficiency (151-mile electric range). This hatchback proves perfect for everyday commuting, with its aerodynamic side panels and rear diffuser countering friction. This ensures a 0 to 60 run of 7.5-seconds, and it yields spirited CVT handling down every Seattle street.
To learn more about the 2018 LEAF contact our team today!