Nissan Frontier tops customer satisfaction survey

Today Autobytel and AutoPacific announced the winners for the 16th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Award, and the Nissan Frontier took top honors in the compact pickup category. With more than 75,000 survey respondents rating 48 attributes related to vehicle satisfaction, this award is a big one for consumer vehicles.

The 2012 Nissan Frontier has earned numerous accolades for its dependability and affordability, and this survey shows that customers are appreciative. The Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment.

The Nissan Frontier emulates many of the Nissan Titan’s full-size features, including its bold, expressive and adventurous exterior styling, with a smaller frame. It is available in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, and customers can choose from dozens of optional features.

2012 Nissan Frontier King Cab

Nissan Partners with British Gas to Pioneer Electric Vans

Nissan recently completed tests of its prototype electric van, the e-NV200.  The e-NV200 traveled over 1,200 miles with a full payload, and was tested against the same regulations as standard vans.  The results of the trials were thought to be positive by both Nissan and British Gas.  For a full breakdown of the e-NV200 trials, visit http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-/2173950/nissan-british-gas-power-electric-vans.

The goal of the e-NV200 is to revolution shipping by eliminating the need for large, gas-powered vehicles.  This overall goal is not attainable in the immediate future, but the promising trials of the e-NV200 have the British Gas Fleet right on track to accomplish their more immediate objective.  The British Gas fleet hopes to switch 10% of its 14,000 light commercial fleet to electric vehicles over the next three years, which would be beneficial to them and the environment.

“With fuel prices continuing to rise, one of the biggest benefits of e-NV200 is the breakthrough in long term running cost savings,” said Colin Marriott, general manager of the British Gas fleet. “Over the course of the trial, our e-NV200 test car drivers have told us they are happy to do away with diesel and go electric.”

Nissan e-NV200 Concept

 

Nissan confirms all-new Rogue in 2013

Amid hype about the launch of the 2013 Altima, Nissan has confirmed that an all-new version of the Rogue compact crossover will be released next year. The Rouge has been the third redesign announced during Nissan’s plan to remodel five of its top-selling vehicles in fifteen months.

Little information about the new Rogue has been released, but the crossover is expected to be influenced by this, the Hi-Cross concept Nissan debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept was a compact crossover featuring a gas-electric hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter, direct-injection gasoline four-cylinder mated to a new-generation continuously variable automatic transmission. The style of the concept, including the sloping hood, blunt front end, and roof spoiler, are expected to come into play on the production Rogue.

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept

TrueCar.com IDs the most popular rides for moms

Just in time for Mother’s Day, TrueCar.com has identified the ten most popular cars for moms – and three Nissan vehicles make the list. It looks like the stereotypically dorky soccer-mom van has gone by the wayside! Today’s moms are driving stylish sedans and crossovers, offering both power and family-friendliness.

According to data from last year about women with children and the cars they drive, the Nissan Altima is among the top rides for moms. The midsize sedan has a sporty exterior and a roomy interior, with room for five and over 25 feet of cargo space in the truck. An amped-up engine and great gas mileage also make this an ideal family car. Newly remodeled, the 2013 Altima is sure to be a win with moms (and everyone else) in the coming year.

The five-passenger Nissan Rouge also made the list. With a 50star crash safety rating and accolades from experts and drivers alike, the crossover has been a big hit since its debut five years ago. The midsize SUV can maneuver into tight parking spaces while providing huge cargo space and 170 horsepower.

Rounding out Nissan’s mom-pleasing fleet is the Nissan Sentra, a compact car priced under $20,000. With gas mileage over 30 miles per gallon and seating for five, the Sentra offers great economy for small families.

Nissan of Lake Charles is proud to offer all of these vehicles and many more. And, perhaps a test drive in a new or used Nissan is just what Mom is looking for this Mother’s Day!

Every Minute Every Day Sales Event – now at Nissan of Lake Charles

How many Nissan vehicles are sold every year? Every day? Every minute? The answer may be higher than you think: last year, 1.8 Nissans were sold every minute!

To celebrate, Nissan of Lake Charles is proud to announce the Every Minute Every Day Sales Event, as part of the national Nissan Sale-A-Minute event. Right now, several new Nissan models are available to lease or buy at a great deal.

During the Every Minute Every Day sales event, Nissan of Lake Charles is offering the bestselling, Nissan Altima, the rough-and-tumble Nissan Rouge, and the work-ready Frontier for $189 per month on a 39 month lease. In addition, almost every new Nissan on the lot is available with a great 0% financing offer for up to 60 months – from the sporty 370Z to the all-purpose Pathfinder.