Jag and Kal were great to deal with! Both were professional and helped me every step of the way when I purchased my new vehicle. I would recommend these guys for sure.
Great helpful personel
Everything went like clockwork from the pickup at ferry terminal to meeting with pete olson at dealership and finalizing the deal
Best experience with a dealership
Best experience ive had with a car dealership, i felt connected with the people i had the pleasure of working with, very kind and accommodating really felt like they wanted to help me get a good deal.
Outstanding Dealership and People
Top notch Professionalism and Courtesy displayed by everyone involved in my deal, would recommend to anyone without hesitation, could not be happier with this Outstanding Dealership and People!!
First Time Purchase
As first time new car purchasers, my fiancé and I were delighted with the experience of purchasing our new 2018 Ford Escape. Peter made us feel at ease, and let us see a variety of vehicles, even going as far as pulling them out of their parking spots to let us see each and every car in a bit more open area.
Peter was kind, light-hearted and didn’t make us feel pressured into making any decisions. He was up front about the previous ownership of the vehicle we decided on, and even printed off the reports for us to keep. When we had further questions, he brought Wes over to meet with us and discuss the vehicle further.
It was so nice, being first time buyers, to have a pressure-free and up front conversation about our new purchase.
We highly recommend Peter, and the entire Key West team, to help you find your new vehicle!
Best Deal Ever
Friendly people,they set me up with a very nice deal! I‘m able to get everything done in one day!I would go to these guys again
Great Experience, Great Deal!
We arrived just before the dealership was to open and Jag came out and welcomed us in and helped us immediately. He quickly located the vehicle we were looking at and brought it to us. Jag was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
We decided on the vehicle and we worked out a great deal.
I also wanted to send a thank-you to Ivan and Gurj!
Overall we are very happy with our vehicle, very happy with our deal and extremely satisfied with our overall experience. I would have no problem recommending Jag and Key West Ford!
Exactly the vehicle we were looking for
Robert was extremely knowledgeable and personable from the first phone call to his most recent follow up call. We had done our research and were looking for a specific Ford F150 that could pull our fifth wheel trailer. Robert listened carefully and suggested that we come in and see the one used vehicle that met our criteria. Never pushy but friendly and excellent at his job. Wanted to make the deal but willing to negotiate and make sure that we satisfied with the process. Highly recommend Robert to any of my friends and thanks for making the buying experience pleasurable.
We recently purchased a new Ford Escape and were impressed with the friendly and courteous service. Lino and Wes were very helpful and knowledgeable. They patiently and confidently answered our many questions and guided us through the process with ease. Thank you also to Jeff who promptly assisted us when we returned the next day with a couple of questions when Lino and Wes were not available. Overall, we appreciated the attentive service from all staff from our initial visit through the financing and insurance.
Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 07:33AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan reached an incredible milestone today! The automaker announced that the Leaf all-electric vehicle has surpassed 400,000 sales since its release as a mass-market platform in December 2010. This news makes the Leaf the best-selling electric car of all time across the globe!
Once a vehicle for early adopters, the Nissan Leaf is no longer niche. A growing number of consumers are choosing the car for its sustainability, agile performance and advanced technologies, including ProPILOT Assist. According to Inside EVs, sales of the Leaf have steadily climbed in recent years, jumping from 200,000 models in 2015 to 300,000 models in 2018. Surpassing the 400,000 sales milestone in less than a year solidifies the platform’s role in the global shift towards more sustainable transportation.
And, in terms of sustainability, Nissan estimates that 3.8 million barrels of oil have been saved each year since the Leaf’s release in 2010. In that time, Leaf owners have also driven more than 6 billion miles, which is the equivalent of 248,000 trips around the globe. How’s that for perspective?
Currently, the Leaf is available in more than 50 markets worldwide and will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America and seven in Asia and Oceania this year. If you ask us, it won’t be long before the EV surpasses the half-million sales mark.
(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.
(Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 07:03AM by Michelle Bogle)
According to a recent Nissan Europe press release, a new three-megawatt storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries is now live in the Johan Cruijff Arena, which is the Netherlands’ largest stadium. The project is a collaboration between Nissan and the arena, as well as Eaton, BAM, and The Mobility House. Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg are also supporting the venture.
The three-megawatt storage system combines power conversion units provided by Eaton – a U.S.-based power management company – along with the equivalent of 148 Nissan Leaf batteries. It works in tandem with the 4,200 solar panels on the roof of the stadium to provide back-up power. With this new technology, the arena is able to relieve the energy grid by flattening the peaks that occur during large-scale events and performances, as well as reduce their use of diesel generators.
“Thanks to this energy storage system, the stadium will be able to use its own sustainable energy more intelligently and, as Amsterdam Energy Arena BV, it can trade in the batteries’ available storage capacity,” said Henk van Raan, Director of Innovation at the Johan Cruijff Arena, in an interview. “The arena is assured of a considerable amount of power, even during an outage. As a result, the stadium will contribute to a stable Dutch energy grid.”
For more information on how Nissan is changing the way we power our world, please contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 03:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
According to an article from Inside EVs, the Sylphy Zero Emission vehicle is now available for order in China through Nissan’s joint venture subsidiary, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company.
The Sylphy Zero Emission first debuted at the Auto China 2018 show and is Nissan’s first mass-production electric vehicle designed and produced specifically for the Chinese marketplace. It is built on the same platform as the world’s best-selling electric car – the Leaf – and shares many of the same core technologies, including a fully electric powertrain.
But where it differs is its styling – specifically the Sylphy’s full-size wheelbase, which offers greater stability and class-leading interior legroom, as well as multilayer ergonomic seating with heating options. A connectivity feature will also allow the Sylphy’s audio and video to be remote-controlled from a mobile phone.
According to the article, the starting price for the Sylphy Zero Emission (after subsidies) is approximately 166,000 yuan ($25,000 USD). There is also no word if Nissan plans to extend the launch beyond China to include other global markets, such as North America, but that would certainly be exciting news if they did.
To learn more about Nissan’s all-electric powertrains, contact our team in Seattle, Washington today.
(Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 07:10AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan has added another accolade to its growing list of honors. The automaker recently won an Excellence in Climate Solutions Award for its ground-breaking work to develop electric vehicle technology and energy services systems. The distinction is part of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, which is given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation.
Nissan was specifically recognized for its Vehicle-to-Grid technology, which enables energy from electric cars to be fed back into the electricity grid. This pioneering innovation not only makes the grid more stable, but it also helps consumers better manage their energy supply and costs.
But, that’s not all. Nissan’s second-life energy storage systems were also recognized by the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards. This cutting-edge invention re-uses batteries from Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 electric vehicles and turns them into energy storage units for homes and other buildings. Most recently, the technology was tested in Namie, Japan, which is a city that was abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear disaster following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. Old Nissan Leaf batteries were used to power LED streetlights to make roads safer for vehicles and pedestrians.
"This recognition validates Nissan's continuing efforts to integrate EV technology into society," said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci in a press release. "From launching the first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, to developing Vehicle-to-Grid technology, we will continue leading the way toward a zero-emission future through Nissan Intelligent Mobility."
To learn more, stop by to visit our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 06:45AM by Michelle Bogle)
According to a recent Automotive News Europe article, Nissan Motor Corporation is considering an expansion of its ePower hybrid drivetrain to additional global markets within the next few years. The technology is currently available on the Nissan Note and Serena in Japan with the Juke soon to follow.
The extension of ePower to European markets is in response to more stringent CO2 targets and a reduced dependency on diesel fuels, which are set for 2020-2021. There is also talks of rolling out a range of fully-electric vehicles similar to the Leaf EV, but Nissan is studying other methods that would allow for partial electrification.
“We can do a 48-volt mild hybrid, or we can do a plug-in hybrid, but what is most interesting right now is the success we have had with ePower technology,” says Ponz Pandikuthira, Vice President of Product Planning in the interview.
ePower uses a small gasoline engine to act as a range extender to charge a battery, which is especially useful in markets where charging infrastructure is weak or not widely available. It is also cheaper to produce when compared to plug-in hybrid technologies, partly because the engine is not connected to the driveline and the vehicle doesn’t require 400 kg of additional battery weight. It’s a great solution for the automaker, bridging the gap between traditional diesel fuels and complex plug-in powertrains.
In the article, it was stated that Nissan plans to bring ePower to the U.S., but more likely as an option on higher-end vehicles. The technology will play a larger roll in the Infiniti lineup, come 2021.
To learn more about Nissan electric vehicles or to schedule a test drive in the currently available Leaf plug-in, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, for more.
(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.
(Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:26AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan is known across the globe as a preeminent innovator and engineer of cutting-edge automotive technologies – and now, they are leading the world in a project that re-uses electric vehicle batteries. Dubbed "The Light Reborn," this initiative is utilizing old Nissan Leaf batteries in a new way by powering LED streetlights with no external electrical connections.
Nissan, along with their affiliate 4R Energy Corporation, is currently testing the technology in Namie, Japan, which is a city that was abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Once this pilot project gets underway, there are plans to do a full-scale installation in the town later this year.
According to an Engadget article, Nissan also has a strategy to convert batteries from old and destroyed EVs in residential homes and buildings that use solar or wind power. The batteries will be used to store energy during the day for use in the evening or during a failure. Another project is to use the recycled batteries in "smart booths" to power cellphones and other devices. Quite revolutionary!
To learn more about how Nissan is modernizing the way we live and enjoy our daily lives, including innovative ways to re-use Leaf batteries, stop by to visit our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.