Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Erick, Ian, Gurj, and Kal were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
I would definitely refer family and friends to shop here for a vehicle.
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We did our online research first before we went into the dealer. The sales were very attentive and friendly. We made the purchase on the same day!
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These guys are the BEST! My Salesman, Peter was very helpful and not pushy, made my experience so great and easy. 20/10 recommend them to anyone!
2015 Ford Mustang
Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Peter Olson, Wes Upton & Nicholas Terezakis were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
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My boyfriend and I were on the hunt for a new SUV, and we ended up being helped by Rob Vanoverschot. I was nervous about going to a dealership as I'd never purchased off of a lot before - and Rob made the process a breeze! He answered all of our questions and never made us feel pressured at all! We test drove about 6 different makes and models and fell in love with a 2019 Ford Escape. I would highly recommend Rob and Key West Ford, even the financing department and insurance department made this process enjoyable!
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It was an awesome experience from the time we walked on the dealer lot to the time we drove home our car. Super friendly Ivan, super helpful Gurj and super salesman Peter!
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I was extremely happy with most of the folks I spoke with during my time at Key West. It took me 3 days of visiting the dealership to make sure I was making the right decision on the vehicle for my needs and my budget. All staff but one understood that this purchase wasn't an easy one to make within my budget. Peter Olsen, Michael Nokes and Robert Klaus really understood why I needed to take my time and research all my options. I appreciated their kindness and patience and didn't feel at all pressured into the sale.
Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
For years, the high cost of parts and development associated with large electric vehicles has stagnated that field. However, beginning in Japan, Nissan is now working to use LEAF technology to jumpstart an EV bus project that may eventually bring affordable zero-emission public transit worldwide.
Part of a Kumamoto University joint project with the local Ministry of Environment, the endeavor hopes to reduce or eliminate CO2 emissions from large vehicles. The “Yoka ECO Bus” is slated for real-world testing in western Japan beginning in February and will use an inverter pulled straight from the Nissan LEAF. A specialized gearbox is also being developed by the automaker.
Of course, the implementation of LEAF technology into this ambitious project is a no-brainer. Nissan’s car has shipped more than 300,000 units worldwide since its inception and is renowned for its progressive design. The upcoming 2018 model will bring consumers a 150-mile driving range, as well as 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. Further, the zero-emissions EV will be run by a 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that’s capable of a tremendous 124 city / 101 highway MPGe.
With such technology under its belt, it seems that the EV bus project is bound for great success not only in Japan but, eventually, globally. Call us at Kirkland Nissan today to discuss the manufacturer’s all-electric endeavors, including the upcoming 2018 LEAF!
What a huge week it’s been for Nissan. The Japanese manufacturer just revealed their tremendous Xmotion crossover concept yesterday, and now their all-electric LEAF EV has been named the “2018 FIPA Green Car of the Year” at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.
The distinction comes courtesy of the Inter-American Federation of Automobile Journalists (FIPA) and puts the 2018 LEAF in high regard, scoring the zero-emissions vehicle higher than all nine other award candidates. The announcement comes on the heels of the "2016 4-Wheel Drive Electric Car of the Year” honor that the previous generation EV secured.
Nissan’s LEAF recently reached the 300,000-units-sold milestone and the 2018 version seems poised to add tremendously to that number. The next-generation car, due for North American release in mere months, offers a new battery that provides a 150-mile driving range. This increases the outgoing capacity by 43. Further, the motor generates 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque, while fuel efficiency is outstanding at an MPGe of 124 city / 101 highway.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 is set to kick off in Las Vegas today, and Nissan is ready to make a serious splash. Among other announcements and reveals, the revered automaker is excited to show the all-new, zero-emissions 2018 LEAF to attendees.
The 2018 LEAF has been thoughtfully redesigned from the ground up. The engine and 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery combine for sensational results. Power is in no short supply, as the car is capable of outputting 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. There’s an increased driving range of 150 miles on a single charge—a significant boost over the outgoing model by a total of 43. And the MPGe of the hatchback is a wicked 124 city / 101 highway.
Let’s take a moment to talk about ProPILOT Advanced Driving Assistance, too. It senses where surrounding cars are and makes automatic measures to control the distance between them and your LEAF. The system will also keep you centered in your lane. Further, e-Pedal technology lets you operate the vehicle using only the accelerator—you can start, stop, and increase or decrease speed through that one input.
Hey, Seattle! The 2018 Nissan LEAF is almost here—it’s due to arrive early this year—and it’s bringing smart technology along with it. ProPILOT Assist functionality is set to change the way you drive.
The all-electric, zero-emissions 2018 Nissan LEAF utilizes the aforementioned ProPILOT Assist’s driving functionality to advance the way Seattleites and those the world over commute. Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) detects cars traveling to the front of your vehicle once you pick a speed, and then intelligently adjusts your setting up or down as necessary to compensate for the automobiles around you.
TACC is superb, but that isn’t the only clever trick ProPILOT Assist has up its sleeve. Because it’s semi-autonomous, it will keep the LEAF centered within its lane when the feature is activated via the handy blue button on the steering wheel. And although Nissan still considers it a “hands-on” system, it will even handle stop-and-go traffic for you. What a boon for those dealing with pesky morning commutes!
Nissan today announced an incredible global milestone—the shipment of their 300,000th LEAF since the vehicle first went on sale in 2010. It’s a fantastic achievement for the world’s best-selling all-electric car and sets the table for the amazing advancements the next-generation EV has in store when it releases later this year.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF will surely quickly add to the success of the line when it hits showrooms across Seattle and North America in the months ahead. It’s powered by sensational technology, including an engine that generates 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque, an increase of 40 horses and nearly 50-lb.-ft. over the 2017 model. And with a new 40-kWh lithium-ion battery, drivers will benefit from a 150-mile range on a single charge.
The new LEAF is a looker, as well. The familiar “V-Motion” chrome front grille is featured, although it’s finished by a striking blue geometric pattern that’s decidedly futuristic. The hood of the car now offers greater curvature for enhanced aerodynamics, too.
Nissan’s always up to something that involves pushing boundaries and gradually evolving the world we’re living in. Sometimes that purely entails a new automobile-exclusive technology, but at other junctures, it’s something a bit grander in scope. This is the latter case, as the manufacturer is working to nurture a clean energy initiative in Japan and globally.
The initial focus comes in the Land of the Rising Sun. Nissan announced today that 2018 LEAF owners in that country qualify for the free installation of solar panels. The unique offer comes via a partnership between Ecosystem Japan and the automaker, with the goal of achieving the use of 100% clean energy to power the all-new electric vehicle. Anyone that signs up for a qualifying plan will receive the system, which can then be leveraged to juice up their EV.
The 2018 LEAF itself brings the prospect of clean energy usage outside of Japan and to the rest of the world, including within Seattle when the car releases early next year. The new vehicle adopts a maximum driving range of 150 miles on only one charge. Additionally, the all-electric engine produces a healthy 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque.
Contact us today to hear more about the LEAF and any clean energy initiatives Nissan may have cooking for the United States!
The all-electric Nissan LEAF is an incredible zero-emissions vehicle that’s been completely redesigned for 2018, offering brand new performance and intelligence features. Accordingly, consumers are voting with their wallets. A total of 10,000 customers have already pre-ordered the car ahead of next year.
Since its unveiling in October 2017, the 2018 LEAF has received unprecedented interest. Orders for the first EV in the line back in 2010 only numbered in the hundreds. It was, after all, unproven technology. However, there has been a five-fold increase in purchases since 2012, with 83,000 drivers now on the road.
The 10,000 orders in Europe alone come ahead of the LEAF’s release in February 2018. Consumers in Seattle will be eager to get in on the fun, too, as the new car features a number of advancements. Included among these is ProPILOT Advanced Driving Assistance, which monitors vehicles traveling ahead and automatically breaks and centers itself within the lane as necessary. Additionally, the EV boasts a 150-mile range and the convenience of ePedal technology. This system enables owners to stop, start, accelerate and brake using only one input.
Get ready, Seattle and North America! The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is almost here, scheduled for a release early this year in this territory. However, in the interim, aficionados on our side of the pond can look on eagerly as production has kicked off on the zero-emissions wonder car in the United Kingdom.
Nissan announced this week that the very first LEAF EVs are coming out of the plant in Sunderland, UK. The initial vehicles will be delivered to European customers in February. Each will be imbued with the latest technology, including improvements over the 2017 model in regards to design, driver assistance, and range.
The new LEAF delivers a range of 150 miles on a single battery charge, with performance increased to a total of 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. There’s also intelligent design throughout. ProPILOT Advanced Driving Assistance monitors surrounding vehicles and automatically controls the distance to the automobile traveling ahead, as well as centering the car within the lane. Additionally, the new e-Pedal is standard on all models. It enables operators to start, stop, increase and decrease speed by using only the accelerator, simplifying the experience.
While many of us look to Nissan for our automotive needs—roomy crossovers such as the Pathfinder and all-electric wonders such as the LEAF—occasionally, the Japanese automaker can touch lives in far more integral ways. This can be evidenced most recently in their work in South Africa, as the company helped deliver a new water system to a secondary school.
The backstory: Several months ago, Nissan received a special request from the Bahlaloga Secondary School in Lonsdale, Limpopo, South Africa. They needed a new water tank—a truly functional setup. The Japanese manufacturer wasted little time in conducting an analysis and snapping into action, replacing the old borehole system and introducing the fresh alternative to the community.
The new water system was recently unveiled to the gathered local leaders, teachers, and students at Bahlologa. While previously only one tap at the school was working, there are now four working at full capacity. This marks a monumental improvement, as hundreds rely on the setup for their needs each day.
If you’re interested in hearing more about the automaker’s involvement in the community—or regarding their commitment to the environment with the LEAF—don’t hesitate to call us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle!
Nissan has announced a partnership with TEPCO to begin a virtual power plant study. The project will first take place in Japan, although the company hopes to bring the initiative worldwide in the future.
TEPCO employees will utilize the e-NV200 electrical commercial van for the project, while Nissan’s own staff will turn to the zero-emissions LEAF. Starting this past week and running until the end of January, participants will be instructed to only charge their EVs when demand on the local power grid is low. The study will then assess how closely each individual alters their routine when they choose to “juice up” their cars.
The project will utilize existing infrastructure and leverage Nissan’s telematics system, a service that caters to LEAF and EV owners by enabling the remote monitoring of their vehicles via a smartphone app. The hypothesis is that power demand fluctuations on the grid will be mitigated if participants adhere to the charging instructions. All data collected will help to ascertain the most efficient electric car usage, with the intent to eventually create virtual plants worldwide as part of a smart-energy society.
As a reminder, the 2018 LEAF is poised to advance all-electric design when it releases in North America later this year. The new 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery provides 150 miles of driving range, and the motor generates 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque.