The Nissan GT-R has been a fan favorite when it comes to roadsters. There’s not a lot that will keep our Nissan GT-R fans from running out and picking up the next year’s model, but this year their pockets might take a slightly bigger hit than usual. Nissan announced it’s pricing for the model year 2014 Nissan GT-R not too long ago. The 2014 Nissan GT-R Premium will hit a new high MSRP of $99,590 with the GT-R Black Edition reach upwards of $109,300 and the Special edition, limited production, track edition maxing out at $115,710.
Although these price increases may seem steep to some, Nissan considers the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is the most exclusive model, with its limited production only reach 150 models for the U.S. market. With solid black 6spoke tires, Damp Tronic shocks, carbon fiber rear spoiler, and a slew of other top of the line updates, our experts at Nissan of Lake Charles have no trouble believe the limited edition2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is well worth the price increase. If you’d like to learn more about the Track Edition, possibly in hopes of getting your hands on one, feel free to check out the brief overview at autoblog.com!
Everyone knows Nissan is working hard on build more and more charging stations to support the growing number of Nissan Leafs on the roads. These numbers are being supplemented by new programs to introduce the Nissan Leaf into public transit systems to help congested cities such as L.A. and Portland (just to name a few) reduce on carbon emissions. Well, Nissan has constructed numerous new plug in stations although these might be a little harder to get to, unless you live in a video game!
Earlier this month, Nissan teamed up with the developers of SimCity and created the “Nissan Leaf Charging Station” downloadable content (DLC for short) available for download for the game! These new in game charging stations are detailed to look exactly like a real life station (including the iconic blue Leafs “fueling up”) and even come with a little Nissan Leaf billboard for advertising. These stations will be available to SimCity gamers for the next six months.
Although this isn’t the first time car companies have teamed up with video game developers to throw in a little hidden advertisement. But the Nissan Leaf charging station is by far the most interactive guerilla marketing tactic yet! Learn more at Nissan of Lake Charles!
We here at Nissan of Lake Charles know that one of the best things about our Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs is the interior. With their spacious cabins, convenient storage compartments for both the driver/passenger and the riders in the rear, and comfortable interior what’s not to love? But we know that not everyone loves our Nissan’s as much as we do, but this year, the judges agree with us!
WardsAuto held their third annual competition for car makes and models that sport the best interior in the industry. This year, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder made the top ten! Going up against some tough competition from luxury makes and models like the Cadillac XTS and the Lexus GS450h to name a few of the other winners, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder stood tall above most of its competitive similar models.
With its EZ Flex Seating System, Latch and Glide Technology, and three zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) is no wonder the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was chosen for having one of the top ten interiors for both the driver and their passengers. If you’d like to learn more about the Nissan Pathfinder, check out our website or feel free to contact us at Nissan of Lake Charles!
The Nissan Leaf would probably be the first car to pop into you head if we asked you to name an all-electric car. It was first introduced for the 2011 model year and quickly became the world’s best-selling all-electric car. In March, the Leaf made a new record, selling 2,236 units! The next closest record was in June 2011 with 1,708. And, sales in both January and February stayed steady around 650 units for each month. So, what made March so great for the Leaf? Nissan introduced the 2013 Leaf, which is less expensive, more capable, and American-made (in Tennessee). All-in-all the 2013 Leaf is an improvement over the 2012 model. The 2013 Leaf has a shorter charging time and is more affordable with a new S model. With all of these improvements, 2013 looks promising for Nissan’s initial goal of 20,000 units per year. But you don’t have to take my word for it. The latest Nissan Leaf is available for a test drive right now at Nissan of Lake Charles.
It’s its short history, YouTube started out as a small movie sharing website that exploded into one of the most viewed sites in the world. Pulling in close to four billion viewers online every day, and those viewers watching over 4 billion hours of video every month, there’s no denying the power house that is YouTube. To add another aspect to their channel, Nissan and their motorsport division (Nismo) have decided to add a little flare to their channels.
Nismo.TV launched on YouTube not too long ago and offers a new way of viewing the racing world to Nissan fans. Nissan.TV allows its viewer’s early viewing of new Nismo branded products, live broadcasting of Nismo races and motorsport stores, and a behind the scenes look at Nissan’s motorsport’s activities! Nissan also stated that the new and improved channel will closely follow their “GT Academy” videos, which puts a handful of hopeful race car drivers competing against one another in order to race professionally for the Nissan.
This is a big step for Nissan, Nismo, and YouTube alike! Allowing YouTube to continue to grow in the content they provide to their viewers as well as allowing Nismo to give their viewers exactly what they want, a closer look at all the action of motorsports! The Nismo.TV channel went live as of the 22nd, so swing by YouTube and check out their channel or contact us at Nissan of Lake Charles for more info, so you don’t miss out on any of the action!
Rumors are circulating that the 2015 Nissan GT -R will receive an upgraded seven speed dual clutch transmission instead of the standard six speed dual clutch. As stated these are simply rumors as of right now, but an “inside source” at Nissan revealed the new Nissan GT-R concept to a GT channel early last week.
Despite the far off release date, increased speed transmissions are becoming the new trend for new models. Models like the Range Rover Evoque recently debuted with a ZF 9-Speed transmission. Also, Chrysler will be introducing the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee at the New York Auto Show later this week which will sport the first ever nine speed automatic transmission in the US market.
Will the new transmission, Nissan is hoping the new 2015 Nissan GT-R will top off at 2.7 seconds going from zero to 60 miles per hour. Many of the top engineers are also expecting to top their old lap time at the Nurburgring, hoping for a 7 min 15 sec start to finish time.
We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are excited for the new changes coming to the Nissan GT-R. With new changes come stronger competition and a continued effort to make Nissan cars the best cars out there! Check out our website for more information on any of our fantastic Nissan models!
There are many amazing activities and wonderful sites to see when you live in, or are visiting Lake Charles, LA. From national parks, five star golf courses, sandy beaches, and even a couple of casinos for mom and dad to squeeze in some grown up (and responsible!) fun! There is one museum that stands above the rest and requires and day set aside during any family’s trip to Lake Charles, and that’s the Children’s Museum!
Located right off Broad Street in Downtown Lake Charles, The Children’s Museum has combined learning, fun, excitement, and active exhibits and experiments that keep kids active in mind and body! From creative arts and crafts that nurture their young minds to grow, the “Big Mouth” and “Lake Charles Fire Safety Station” which teaches kids about proper dental hygiene (don’t forget to floss!) and proper fire safety techniques, and the Horizontal Rock Wall which helps kids stay physically active, there are activities for children with any interest…and their parents too!
As cliché as it may sound, the children are our future. We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are happy to know there is a place like the Children’s Museum for kids to learn, grow, and have fun in a safe environment! If you’d like to learn more about the Children’s museum, feel free to visit their website!
Nissan is constantly trying to bring better innovation to the fleet of models they offer, constantly making themselves more competitive and an overall better vehicle provider for our customers. We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are happy to announce the next big thing to happen to the 2013 Nissan Frontier, a price drop! Now that’s not the only thing to get excited about when it comes to the new 2013 Nissan Frontier, but a little extra in everyone’s pocket is definitely something we love to talk about!
In order to attract new truck buyers to Nissan and help snag some of the market share coming off of the ever dwindling compact truck segment, Nissan has dropped the King Cab and Crew Cab models of the 2013 Frontier by $1,270 each. This brings the starting prices to $17,990 and $22,030 respectively. This price drop is the biggest drop over the past few years, and deal you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on!
Additionally, most configurations (all except the base-model) have seen decent increases in city/highway fuel economy. By adjusting the aerodynamics of these configurations these models have see increases of 1-2 miles per gallon, a little increase but over the life of the car really adds up! Looking for a Nissan Frontier and live in the Lake Charles metro area? Contact Us or stop on by Nissan of Lake Charles to test drive one today!
Nissan has always been a strong supporter of amazing programs like the United Way, and we here at Nissan of Lake Charles would like to give thanks to our Nissan family members at the Canton, Mississippi plant. Together, along with Nissan’s help, they have pledged more than $354,400 to the United Way!
Vice President of Manufacturing for Nissan’s Canton plant said “One of the privileges of being on the Canton team is the opportunity to support United Way and other community betterment organizations. We do that through our contributions as well as employee volunteerism and it makes me especially proud to work with a group of employees that are so generous and supportive of helping others in the community…”
It warms our hearts at Nissan of Lake Charles to hear about the amazing efforts our fellow Nissan teams are striving for in order to better their communities and our world as a whole. If you would like to donate to the United Way, you may contact them on their Take Action page. Again, Nissan of Lake Charles would like to offer our thanks and congratulate Nissan Canton assembly plant for their continued efforts and for leading all of us by example in making our world a better place!
Environmentally efficient vehicles have always been important to us here at Nissan of Lake Charles, which is why we tend to talk about our Nissan LEAF a lot. And today, we’re proud to announce the 2013 Nissan LEAF reached 130 MPGe City and 102 MPGe Highway with a 75 mile range! Although receiving a slightly lower mile range than expected, due to the new EPA testing methodology, tested on the 100-precent charge the LEAF resulted in an 84 mile range.
These new EPS testing give a more accurate evaluation of electric cars, but, Travis Parman, Director of corporate communications for Nissan of the Americas is quoted saying “This new EPA testing methodology means this is not an apples-to-apples comparison”. Parman goes on saying that the jump in mile range is caused by “”refinements made to the MY13 Leaf’s regenerative braking system, reduction in vehicle weight and enhanced aerodynamics.”
We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are proud to stand behind Nissan and their continuing efforts to make even better Eco-friendly cars for a better future. If you’d like to get more information on the 2013 Nissan LEAF check out Nissan’s webpage for all the information! Or, you can come on in to Nissan of Lake Charles and test drive one yourself!