Nissan of Lake Charles Salutes Nissan Canton Plant’s Donations to United Way

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!

2013 LEAF goes up against the new EPA testing system

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!

Nissan Pathfinder Takes Home Best Large Utility Award

We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are always happy to hear that one of our amazing Nissan models is acknowledged for its superiority. This year, during the Chicago Auto Show, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was award the “Best Large Utility” award by MotorWeek’s Driver’s Choice. Judged on price, practicality, performance, and fuel efficiency, the Nissan Pathfinder was selected over dozens of other Full Size Utility vehicles.

Sporting several best-in-class ratings from its 5,000-lb towing power, passenger volume, and fuel efficiency, none of us at Nissan of Lake Charles are surprised by MotorWeek’s choice.

Pierre Loing, Vice President of Product Planning for Nissan Americas, was quoted saying “The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder was completely redesigned to provide best-in-class standard towing capacity with cargo space for the entire family, and neither were compromised in pursuit of class-leading fuel efficiency…This honor solidifies the Pathfinder’s unparalleled versatility, and we sincerely thank MotorWeek for their recognition.”

We here at Nissan of Lake Charles pride ourselves in offering the best vehicles to our valued customers, and recognitions like these just prove the value you receive when choosing a Nissan. If you have any questions on the Nissan Pathfinder, or any of our other fine new and used vehicles, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Nissan trucks knuckle down for the long haul

The full size truck segment has always been filled with tough competition, and this is no surprise for Nissan or us here at Nissan of Lake Charles. With competition becoming even fiercer over the next two years with new models from key competitors, Nissan is prepared and vowed, to dig its heels in and field an all-new full size truck model of its own.

Pierre Loing, vice president, Product and Advanced Planning and Strategy, Nissan Americas was quoted saying, “As a full-line manufacturer, we aim to be a player in every part of the truck business…our truck teams in Michigan, Arizona, Tennessee and Mississippi are hard at work on a next generation full-size truck line that will expand Titan’s appeal to a broader spectrum of truck buyers, including the all-important skilled trades-buyers. Our new truck will be filled with Nissan innovation and expertise without compromise.”

Although no timelines or details about the new model are being released currently, we here at Nissan of Lake Charles believe that with the increasing popularity of the Titan, since its release in 2003, Nissan will be fielding a strong full size truck segment competitor.