The all-new 2013 Nissan LEAF, available here at Nissan of Lake Charles, has been creating quite the buzz in recent months. Its newest accolade is the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which recognized the LEAF as one of the safest vehicles on the market after four passenger safety tests—front, side, rollover, and rear crash simulations.
“Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the ‘Top Safety Pick’ designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle,” reported Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicle sales and marketing. “The new, U.S.-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered cars in a fun-to-drive package.”
This recognition comes shortly after a string of other successes for the LEAF. For example, the Nissan LEAF recently received standout fuel economy and range ratings from the EPA. On top of that, it was the second best-selling vehicle in all of Norway in April; U.S. sales reflected this success, as domestic sales also surged last month. Very recently, a UK police force ordered 30 brand new LEAFs, which was the largest LEAF order in the UK to date. And perhaps most exciting for consumers is the recent (and considerable) drop in price for the LEAF both here in the States and over in the UK, making electric driving even more manageable for drivers looking to make the switch.
For more information on the 2013 Nissan LEAF, swing by Nissan of Lake Charles today!
It’s pretty easy to tell by now that we here at Nissan of Lake Charles love to talk about our favorite green car, the Nissan LEAF of course! Thanks to the partners we’ve been closely working with we’ve made some pretty big leaps and bounds when it comes to make our planets a greener place for future generations. From continuously improving our electric and hybrid models, all the way to creating more fuel efficient public transportation vehicles to help lower CO2 emissions in big cities, we’re proud of the impact Nissan is having on the world. And today, we’re going to brag just a little bit more!
Not too long ago, the EPA officially finalized its 2013 Nissan LEAF numbers. The LEAF was rated at 115 miles per gallon equivalent (increasing from 99 in previous years) and a single charge range distance of 75 miles! Coming in higher than Nissan had estimated, this is just another chunk of good news for the 2013 Nissan LEAF which has had outstanding sales numbers during the first quarter of the year. These new improvements on top of the top safety rating the 2013 Nissan LEAF received will only increase the popularity in the future months! That means what we have in stock here in Lake Charles will go quick so stop on in today to test drive one today!
We here at Nissan of Lake Charles take our customer service very seriously, especially when it comes to our customer’s safety. Although we feel Cadillac provides the best vehicles out there, we’re never to proud to admit when we need to make sure a possible issue is properly inspected and fixed in order to make sure that our valued customers and their families are completely safe in their favorite Nissan Vehicle.
Nissan will be issuing recalls for the Nissan Micra and the Nissan Cube models ranging from the 2002 through 2006 model years. This recall will span multiple continents and involve a very large number of units. The recall will be to replace the steering wheel bolt, with the affected models being built in the UK and Japan. Although the recall has not yet begun, Nissan will be contacting customers shortly and begin repairs shortly after.
Nissan scored a big win not too long ago when they sealed the deal to make the NV200 the “Taxi of Tomorrow” for the city of New York. This would make the newly designed Nissan NV200 the primary Taxi vehicle for the entire city. Although this new NV200 model took some major strides in redesigning the taxi cab in fuel economy, driver safety, and customer comfort, there’s a big problem facing the change now. The New York Supreme Court is fighting against this new deal stating that the deal is “null void and unenforceable”.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg “Taxi of Tomorrow Plan” originally stated that the new Taxi design would need to be a hybrid vehicle. This plan was to continue striving towards a greener public transit system. Due to the fact that the NV200 is not a Hybrid, despite the previously agreed upon deal, the New York Supreme Court is ruling against the new Nissan vehicle. Despite these setbacks, many believe Nissan will be able to overcome the objections and still be the official taxi of New York City.
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!
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.