Nissan releases teaser of New Sentra

Nissan released an all-new global sedan concept at the Beijing Motor Show recently, and just announced that this concept will be the basis for an all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra.

The all-new 2013 Sentra will be launched as the nameplate celebrates its 30th anniversary in the U.S., promising to carry the “innovation for all” theme of recent Nissan renewals. It is set to be released later this summer.

The Sentra is the third of Nissan’s “five in fifteen,” five redesigned models set to be released in 2012 and 2013. The all-new Altima goes on sale this summer and will be followed closely by a redesigned Pathfinder, then the Sentra. The last two redesigns have not yet been announced. The next two models will launch in 2013. Nissan officials have said that, at that time, the OEM will have refreshed 75 percent of its volume, rewarding our loyal owners and attracting new customers into Nissan showrooms

Nissan supports Habitat for Humanity projects in Gulf Coast

Nissan is now in its sixth year of contributing to Habitat for Humanity, the international non-profit organization focused on building affordable housing for those in need throughout the United States.

Nissan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity began five years ago, following the devastation of the 2005 hurricane season. It started with an annual donation of $1 million dollars. By 2011 that dollar amount had more than doubled, with the company giving $2.5 million to support sustainability, building efforts, training and awareness. To date, Nissan has given a total of $7.5 million to Habitat projects and sponsored the construction of 50 homes.

In addition to monetary donations, Nissan assists the organization by donating vehicles and encouraging Nissan employees to volunteer. 5,000 Nissan employees have helped with construction projects since the partnership began; last year, Nissan donated 50 Titan trucks to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

To find out more about the project or to volunteer, visit www.habitat.org or http://www.nissanusa.com/habitat-for-humanity.

Nissan Unveils “Taxi of Tomorrow”

Nissan unveiled New York’s next generation of yellow cabs at the New York Auto Show last week. The vehicle, commissioned by New York City officials, will be a minivan featuring sliding doors, antibacterial seats, airbags throughout the cabin, and outlets to charge mobile phones.

Nissan promises the cab will be durable enough to handle New York’s potholed streets and fuel-efficient even during start-and-stop driving.

The Nissan cab will be equipped with a transparent roof, flat foors with no hump, massive amounts of legroom (25 centimeters more than a Crown Victoria) and more luggage space than most current cabs.

The NV200 minivan will replace older cabs in the fall of 2013, replacing 16 current taxi models built by nine different manufacturers.

2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi

2013 Nissan Altima Unveiled

One of Nissan’s best-loved rides is getting a facelift. The 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan was unveiled Friday at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, and the vehicle – totally redesigned and boasting a host of updates – will launch in July. The 2013 Altima is the most innovative yet, with best-in-segment fuel economy of 38 miles per gallon, new safety features, and updated interior comforts.

The new Altima offers standard Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®. Newly standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display integrated key technology, including available navigation, text messaging notification and audio data, and places it right in front of the driver. Also available are NissanConnectSM and NissanConnectSM Navigation with Bluetooth® phone connectivity features, including hands-free text message integration, Pandora® playback, real-time Google® POI search and more.

Safety features include Easy Fill Tire Alert, and Safety Shield Technologies, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.The interior design includes new “zero-gravity” front seats for maximum comfort.

A redesigned 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, comes standard, and 270-horsepower (est.) 3.5-liter V6 is also available.

2013 Nissan Altima Sedan