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Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 11:39AM by Michelle Bogle)
Ever wish you could hire a robo-vehicle to drive you to work or pick your kids up from their activities? That dream could be a reality – and soon.
This week, Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. and DeNA Company, Ltd. unveiled their new robo-vehicle mobility service dubbed Easy Ride. The two companies began developing the innovative autonomous driving technology in January 2017 and have plans for public field testing in March 2018 in Japan’s Minatomirai district of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The idea behind the technology is simple: to bring more freedom of mobility to anyone that wants to travel freely to their destination by way of a robo-vehicle. The aim is to provide customers with a mobile app where they can set-up destinations, summon vehicles and pay fares.
While an official release date is still unknown for Easy Ride, Nissan and DeNA are currently recruiting field test participants for the spring. If you are traveling to Japan and are interested in applying for the public testing, please visit the Easy Ride website for details.
Easy Ride is just another example of how Nissan is revolutionizing the automotive industry and changing the way that people live their lives around the world. For more information, please contact our dealership in Seattle, Washington to speak with a member of our sales team.
The GT-R is already one of the most celebrated cars of all time, and now Nissan’s achievement has taken home another award courtesy of the many enthusiasts attending the past week’s blowout vehicle exhibition in the Middle East. The Dubai International Motor Show has crowned the speedster the “Best Car Ever.”
The award came during the “Ignition Live Talks” open session, wherein the GT-R was pitted against 30 different car models across the brand spectrum. The crowd of eager spectators and participants eventually whittled the field down to only three. Nissan’s gem took top honors, with the Porsche 911 and Ford Mustang taking second and third, respectively.
The model on display—the MY17 GT-R—offers the latest, most progressive Nissan aesthetic available. This includes a new hood with a wind-cutting shape, side sills designed specifically for improved airflow, and, of course, the standout chrome “V-motion” front grille. Notably, the car also sports a 3.8L, 24-valve twin-turbo V6 that stuns with 565 horses and 467-lb.-ft. of torque. Insane!
The adventurous, well-equipped 2018 Nissan Frontier recently ushered journalists and guests on the second leg of a fascinating archaeological and driving journey. While the first stage of the massive expedition began last September in Brazil’s Serra do Cipó, the adventure now continues in Piauí, the site of one of the world’s greatest prehistoric rock art locations.
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, Piauí is a natural wonder and the perfect candidate for Nissan’s expedition. The 2018 Frontier safely ferried all guests across the backcountry, or “Sertão," directly to where prehistoric rock art was created by South American inhabitants roughly 29,000 years ago. In total, the general area of Serra da Capivara National Park features 940 archaeological sites holding the aforementioned majesty, including a 50,000-year-old fire pit that represents the earliest traces of human activity in the region.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is particularly equipped for this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. The rough-and-tumble truck is refreshed and enhanced for this new model year, offering all-wheel drive and a spectacular motor. The available 4.0L V6 engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and works to produce a stellar 261 horses and 281-lb.-ft. of torque.
We’ve spoken on the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks’ myriad of interior technologies, but what about the exterior and the engine’s prowess? Let us ease your mind—the upcoming crossover is set to both look good and speed mightily along Seattle’s streets.
As Nissan says, the 2018 Kicks’ styling is a combo of “emotion and practicality.” The familiar, celebrated V-Motion grille makes anappearance on the front, of course, but there’s so much more. There are aggressive boomerang headlamps and taillights, with LED technology available. The distinctive floating roof is eye-catching, too, and a total of seven body colors with five two-tone combinations really give consumers options. As far as design goes, this vehicle is exceptionally forward thinking.
All Kicks models come with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine rated at 125 horses and 115-lb.-ft. of torque. This is set to be mated to a continuously variable Xtronic transmission that has a limitless number of effective gear ratios for an impressively smooth ride. And MPG is expected to be stellar at 33 MPG combined, which compares favorably to everything in Nissan's line, including the Pathfinder and Murano.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday, the 2018 Kicks made its North American debut. The automobile is the latest in Nissan’s award-winning crossover and SUV lineup and looks to add to that segment’s record sales.
Due to arrive at dealerships including Kirkland Nissan beginning in June 2018, the Kicks is an all-new crossover set to shake up the automotive world thanks in large part to its incredible in-cabin technology. There’s a 7-inch full-color dashboard display that is both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. Standard on all trims is a back-up camera, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. A grand total of seven airbags further ups the ante when it comes to safety. Also, upper-trim variants include the class-exclusive Bose Personal Plus sound system, which boasts dual 2.5-inch UltraNearfield neodymium speakers nestled within the driver’s headrest. Swanky!
The Kicks S, KicksSV, and Kicks SR models will bolster Nissan’s SUV lineup, acting as a gateway to the rest of the automaker’s similar offerings—the Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, and Murano.
This year’s Dubai International Motor Show offered car enthusiasts in the Middle East the opportunity to witness the future of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility initiative. Two of the all-electric wonder cars on display were the 2018 LEAF and the prototype BladeGlider.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility is set to make the world safer and more efficient through self-driving technology and all-electric design, and the next-generation 2018 LEAF represents the initiative perfectly. Unveiled for the first time in the Middle East, the vehicle has been selected as the Official Automotive Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai and has been branded accordingly. When it releases early next year in Seattle and elsewhere, the car will come packed with an engine capable of 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque.
Alongside the LEAF was the futuristic BladeGlider. While only a prototype, it exists to provide the public with an idea of where Nissan Intelligent Mobility is going in the future, whether you live in Seattle, Dubai, or elsewhere. Donning a sports car design, the fascinating vehicle merges an exhilarating open-top structure with the safety of a coupe. Early models have been powered by a five-module lithium-ion battery rated at 220kW.
Nissan is busier than ever these days. The automaker has long been dedicated to advancing all-electric technology through their LEAF line, but now the company has its sights on reinvigorating and revolutionizing the conventional gasoline engine with their VC-Turbo motor.
The incredible VC-Turbo is first set to debut in the Nissan-owned 2019 INFINITI QX50 mid-size crossover, although it’s likely the tech is planned for eventual inclusion on future Murano and Pathfinder models, among others. The new 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine delivers the kind of torque commonly associated with a four-cylinder diesel, yet with the efficiency of a hybrid.
The VC-Turbo achieves the aforementioned feat through a multi-link system that lowers or raises pistons to reach the desired goal. A high compression ratio boosts efficiency, while a lower one increases performance. In fact, the engine outperforms the previous, conventional V6-equipped QX50 by as much as 35-percent. Fuel economy in that vehicle is now expected to come in at 27 MPG combined (highway and city), while power and torque will be a best-in-class 268 HP and 280-lb.-ft., respectively. Nissan fans can expect similar gains once this exemplary new motor trickles down to other car lines.
Nissan is enjoying a sensational run of success in North America. The future already looks bright with the myriad of self-driving and all-electric technologies on track for 2020 and beyond, but the present is pretty amazing, too. The Japanese automaker’s messaging is resonating with fans everywhere, and accordingly, Canada’s Strategy magazine has honored the company with its “Brand of the Year” award.
The honor from Canada’s national publication examining the marketing community specifically recognizes Nissan’s long-term “Conquer All Conditions” campaign. Debuted in 2014, the adverts highlight the sophisticated power and prowess of the Rogue to handle anything the winter can throw at it.
Specifically, the television spots emphasize the Nissan Rogue’s uncanny ability to navigate potentially treacherous conditions such as icy back roads, slush-filled highways, and mudslides thanks to its myriad of safety and security features. The ads use a cinematic approach to detail the import of the automaker’s sophisticated Active Trace and Ride Controls, Active Engine Braking, Forward Collision Detection and, of course, all-wheel drive.
(Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 07:30PM by Michelle Bogle)
Attention Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R owners in Seattle, Washington! If you are in desperate need of replacement parts for your vintage vehicle, but are tired of unreliable and risky supply chains, do we have good news for you. Nissan has just announced a new spare parts supply program for their heritage cars.
Dubbed Nismo Heritage, the company plans to launch approximately 80 remanufactured parts for the 1989-1995 R32 Skyline. This includes in-demand components, such as wiring harnesses, badges, bodywork, and hoses. Should the project prove successful, Nissan may extend the program to other models, including the R33 and R34 Skylines.
You can learn more about Nismo Heritage by watching this Nissan press conference (skip ahead to 14:00 to hear specifically about the program):
Nismo Heritage is fantastic news for Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R owners who previously had to rely on eBay and enthusiast forums to buy used parts. It should bring forth a rebirth of refurbished models – ones that we can’t wait to see on Seattle area streets!
A launch date for the spare parts program has not been set yet, but as soon as we have information, we will be sure to update Kirkland Nissan customers, right here on our blog. Stay tuned!
(Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 06:53PM by Michelle Bogle)
This past weekend, the 20th running of the Nismo Festival took place in Japan and showcased the fan favorite Nissan GT-R and the Nismo. More than 28,000 enthusiasts were in the crowd, along with thousands more tuning into the Nismo.tv live stream on YouTube.
Along with the usual Nismo Grand Prix race, which featured entries from Super GT, Super Taikyu and Europe's Blancpain GT Series championships, the event also included a Racing GT-R Heritage Run – a track run that featured 16 iconic GT-Rs from Nissan's illustrious racing past, going all the way back to the Skyline HT 2000 GT-R from the late 1960s.
Here's a taste of the action:
Talk about a blast from the past!
Other cars on the track included the Group A-spec Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 with the Calsonic version driven by Nismo legend Kazuyoshi Hoshino. The R32 won an unbelievable 29 consecutive races in Japan and was recently voted the greatest Nissan/Nismo race car of all time. Certainly well-deserved!
Want to experience the raw power of the 2017 GT-R for yourself? If so, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to schedule a test drive or click here to browse our in-stock models.