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
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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.
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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.
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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 Mar 14, 2018 at 08:12AM by Michelle Bogle)
Last week at the Geneva International Motor Show, Nissan dropped the curtain on its newest concept vehicle – the IMx KURO. If this electric crossover looks familiar to you, it’s because it is – Nissan originally revealed the IMx at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Since then, the automaker has made some exciting enhancements to the IMx KURO. This mighty machine now boasts an all-new look with black trim and wheels, an updated grille, and a new dark gray body color, which is generating a great deal of buzz.
But, more importantly, the IMx KURO is also providing consumers with a glimpse into Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the company's vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. According to Nissan, the concept vehicle is designed to strengthen the link between car and driver as a close, reliable partner that delivers a safer, more convenient and exciting drive.
The tech-inclusions in the IMx KURO reflect this viewpoint. For one, it features Brain to Vehicle (B2V) technology, which interprets signals from the driver’s mind to assist in maneuvering the IMx. The Kuro concept also builds on Nissan’s ProPILOT technology by offering fully autonomous operation. When in ProPILOT mode, the system stows the steering wheel inside the dash and reclines all seats, giving the driver more space to enjoy their commute.
Like all Nissan concept cars, the IMx KURO won’t be available for purchase. However, many of the concept’s cutting-edge technologies will make their way to the market for mass consumption. To learn more about autonomous driving and how it’s changing the future of driving, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to chat.
(Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 01:28PM by Michelle Bogle)
At the end of 2017, we shared news about one of Nissan's latest concepts called Easy Ride. Together with their partner, DeNA Company, Ltd., the innovators have been working tirelessly to launch a new robo-vehicle mobility service that uses autonomous driving technologies.
Well, it appears that Nissan and DeNA are getting closer to having their dream become a reality. Just last week, it was announced that field testing of the Easy Ride concept is set to begin on March 5, 2018, in Japan's Minatomirai district of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
During the trial, participants will be able to travel in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technologies along a set route, which runs 4.5 kilometers between Nissan's Global Headquarters and the Yokohama World Porters Shopping Center. Using a dedicated mobile app, participants will be able to input their desired activity using text or voice and choose from a list of recommended destinations. An in-car tablet will show selections of nearly 500 recommended places of interest and events within the vicinity, and provide exclusive money-saving coupons.
In return, participants must complete a survey about their overall user experience, thoughts about the content and coupon offerings, as well as preferred pricing for the Easy Ride service. Nissan and DeNA will then use these results to further develop the concept for additional field tests or launch time.
There's still no set date as to when Easy Ride will hit the global stage, but as news is released, we'll be sure to share more on our blog. In the meantime, should you have questions about Nissan's autonomous driving technologies, contact our dealership in Seattle, Washington to speak with a member of our sales team.
(Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 06:08PM by Michelle Bogle)
We're just two months into 2018 and the all-new next-gen Nissan Leaf keeps raking in the hardware!
Last week at the Chicago Auto Show, it was announced that the best-selling EV in the world is now a winner of Kelley Blue Book's Five-Year Cost to Own Award in the electric vehicle category. For cost-conscious, enviro-aware Seattle area drivers, this is excellent news!
According to KBB, the Five-Year Cost to Own Awards honors new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on data for new cars for the initial five-years of ownership. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models within that time period.
Redesigned for 2018, the Leaf now offers a 40% greater range than the original, as well as a more appealing exterior styling. It also incorporates Nissan's Intelligent Mobility suite, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more.
"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is about applying the latest technology to set a new benchmark for exciting and safe driving and the all-new Nissan Leaf delivers on that in every way," said Brian Maragno, Head of Nissan's EV Marketing and Sales Team. "In addition to the exhilarating drive, EVs are inherently less expensive to operate than gas-powered cars and the 2018 Nissan Leaf provides more range, content and technology at a lower MSRP than the previous generation, offering customers more value at a lower price."
To learn more about the 2018 Leaf and its low cost of ownership, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to compare pricing and specs.
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 07:10AM by Michelle Bogle)
Recently, Nissan unveiled its Xmotion concept car at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, receiving rave reviews from industry insiders and automotive enthusiasts alike. But, that's not all the Xmotion received - it was also awarded the EyesOn Award, which recognizes innovative use of colors, graphics and materials.
The Xmotion concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and next-generation Intelligent Mobility technology. The exterior features a dynamic presence with an understated sculptural body, which includes flared fenders, U-shaped headlights, and a bold evolution of Nissan's signature V-motion grille. All of this is contrasted by the rugged metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design.
Two colors were selected for use on the exterior - most notably is the silver pewter-like color, which is a metal traditionally found in Japanese fine art. This color flows beautifully with the dark black accents and red headlights, and showcases the various body shapes and contours found on the car.
Inside, the Xmotion's crafted interior design also pays homage to Nissan's roots with a Japanese landscape that incorporates advanced graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies. The use of color was carefully considered in an effort to bring together tradition and modernity. Automotive enthusiasts are still talking about the virtual koi fish, which swims between the console and middle-mounted armrest touchscreen.
And while the Xmotion is not set to hit the production line anytime soon - or at all - it continues to highlight how Nissan is always on the cutting-edge of technology by bringing leading innovations to the masses.
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 06:57AM by Michelle Bogle)
The folks over at Nissan have been up to a little fun. This week, they unveiled how their semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist technology isn't just for cars.
Set in a traditional Japanese inn known as a ryokan, the automaker previewed self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions much to the surprise of the hotel's visitors. As you can see in the video below, when these items are not in use, they automatically return to their designated spots with the push of the button. This is similar to how Nissan's ProPilot Assist is capable of using the steering, brakes, and throttle to maneuver a vehicle into a space without the brain power or physical input of a driver.
This isn't the first time that Nissan has applied their technology to inanimate objects. Just last year, they innovated an autonomous chair to help alleviate the strain of waiting in line. When the person at the front of the line stands up to be served, the now-vacant chair moves to the back of the line, so another person can sit down and wait in the queue. Imagine having these chairs at the DMV? Talk about a game-changer!
From automated slippers and pillows to self-parking vehicles, ProPilot Assist strives to take the tedium out of daily life. To experience this technology for yourself, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to schedule a test drive in a 2018 Rogue or Leaf all-electric vehicle.
(Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 08:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
Yesterday, Nissan unveiled a brand new concept vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, called the Xmotion (pronounced “cross-motion”). And just 24 hours later, the six-passenger three-row crossover SUV is already receiving rave reviews for its sleek exterior lines and sharp angles, as well as its unique interior, which blends touchscreen displays, innovative control mechanisms, and a futuristic look that’s clean, modern, and expressive.
According to Nissan, the Xmotion concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-styling and next-generation Intelligent Mobility technology. The exterior features a dynamic presence with an understated sculptural body, which includes prominently flared fenders, wedge-shaped headlights, and a bold evolution of Nissan’s iconic V-motion grille. It’s an expression of dramatic simplicity, which is wonderfully contrasted by the rugged metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design. Some automotive journalists have likened the concept vehicle to that of a futuristic version of the cult-classic Nissan Xterra, which they claim is a good thing.
And while the exterior of the Xmotion is incredibly interesting, the interior of this concept vehicle is what’s truly astounding. Inside, it features a crafted design that pays homage to Nissan’s roots by combining a symbolic representation of a Japanese landscape with an advanced user interface and autonomous driving technologies.
This includes a digital assistant that’s personified as a virtual koi fish on the in-car displays. It swims between the console and a middle-mounted armrest touchscreen, and can intelligently program interior cabin conditions based on the destination and user preferences. The virtual koi also assists the Xmotion when in autonomous mode, providing key information about the current route and potential slowdowns, while also handling driving duties.
As for what’s under the hood, Nissan didn’t specify powertrain specs since the Xmotion is an expression of design and technology, versus power and performance. And seeing that it is a concept vehicle, it isn’t intended for production, however, many industry watchers expect that the Xmotion's design cues may find their way to future Nissan SUVs, like the rumored Xterra. Time will be the judge of that.
To learn more about Nissan concept vehicles and how the automaker is bridging the future with its Intelligent Mobility technology, contact our dealership today in Seattle, Washington to speak with a sales associate.
(Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 07:49AM by Michelle Bogle)
The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicks off tomorrow in Detroit with The Gallery. This exclusive event gives attendees an up-close look at the most exquisite and acclaimed collection of automobiles in the world, totaling $10 million.
In preparation for the 2018 NAIAS, Nissan has released a subtle teaser, which is generating a great deal of buzz. Speculation is growing amongst industry insiders as many wonder if Nissan will be unveiling an autonomous concept car at the motor show.
The 42-second video features modernistic artwork, which demonstrates how Nissan is using tradition to bridge to the future of mobility. The message is rather cryptic, but automotive watchers have suggested that the automaker is hinting at an upcoming concept car that combines Nissan’s familiar design cues with all-new self-driving safety technologies.
Many suspect that the concept car will also feature a hybrid or all-electric powertrain, given Nissan’s recent launch of the next-gen Leaf EV, as well as other electric concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. At the recent 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the automaker also showcased its “Brain-to-Vehicle” autonomous technology, which uses brainpower to perform maneuvers quicker than the human body can react.
Needless to say, Nissan has been cooking up an amazing array of innovative technologies that have the automotive industry buzzing with excitement. To learn more, be sure to follow our blog as we cover news and highlights from the 2018 NAIAS or stop into Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to speak with a product advisor.
(Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:42AM by Michelle Bogle)
In early January, global innovators and pioneering thinkers will gather together at CES 2018 to showcase groundbreaking consumer technologies that promise to transform the lives of people around the globe.
One of those business leaders is none other than Nissan. The automaker will be present at the Las Vegas trade-only conference to highlight Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the brand’s approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
At their booth, attendees will get a glimpse of Nissan’s IMX Concept Vehicle, which was recently revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show. The all-new 2018 Leaf and Rogue will also be on display, in conjunction with compelling presentations highlighting ProPILOT Assist – an autonomous driving technology that is available on both models.
It promises to be a very fascinating and informative convention! At Kirkland Nissan, we’ll be closely following CES 2018 all the way from Seattle, Washington, and will be sure to keep you updated on the conference. For more news and highlights, check back to our blog between January 9-12, 2018.
In the meantime, we currently have 2018 Rogues in stock. To schedule your test drive in one, call us today to book your appointment.
(Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 09:01AM by Michelle Bogle)
Last year, Nissan created a stir at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show by debuting a custom Rogue decked out like an X-Wing for the launch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
This year, Nissan is at it again, but this time they turned to the dark side for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens nationwide on December 15. And instead of one vehicle, Nissan unveiled seven Star Wars-themed concept vehicles. The Force is definitely strong at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show!
The lineup of Nissansincludes the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Maxima and Titan. Each vehicle showcases its own distinctive design, which was created in collaboration between Lucasfilm and Vehicle Effects – a California-based company best-known for their custom cars in the latest Fast and Furious movies.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the Lucasfilm brain trust, which was influential in creating these Nissan show cars, which are drawing massive crowds in LA:
Unfortunately for Seattle area Star Wars fans, these concept vehicles are not for sale. However, they do celebrate a new world of technology, which are attracting consumers to many of Nissan’s latest models, like the highly-anticipated 2018 Kick or the next-generation Leaf.
To learn more about any of these vehicles and their cutting-edge technologies, please contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to speak with a member of our sales team.
(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.