Nissan on the Rise with New 2016 Altima Facelift

2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

Nissan seeks to top the field with their re-touched 2016 Altima. It’s hard to imagine how Nissan can improve on the already top selling model, however, the company announced plans to make mid cycle changes and improvements to their 2016 midsize sedan.

“We’re going to do something significant for the Altima for the midcycle,” said Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning. Although Nissan will not disclose the specific changes planned, styling improvements and technology upgrades were assured to be part of the new 2016 Altima facelift.

Nissan must be doing something right! In the past two years, the Altima has gained momentous sales by selling 335,644 new cars in 2014, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year.  They outsold Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys in December of 2014 – which must be due to the base model’s NASA inspired seats, NissanConnect audio visual display, premium finishes, and improved fuel economy.

Come visit us at Nissan of Lake Charles, where we will be happy to show you why the Nissan Altima is one of the top selling cars in its class!

Unusual Car Colors Provide Better Value

We have good news for all you risk-takers who like to stand out in a crowd. It turns out that you could save serious money by opting for a unique, unusual, or crazy car color.

According to a new study by, not only can you save money when you purchase the car new, but they also tend to retain their value better, so you can cash in when it’s time for you to sell it. The study analyzed over 20 million used cars of all colors from 1981 to 2010, and the findings were conclusive: unusual colored cars retain their value better over time. For example, yellow cars lost about 26.2 percent of their value over five years, while white cars depreciated 33.7 percent, regardless of car type.

“While a popular car color like black or silver may get more interest and sell faster, our analysis indicates it may not get as high a value as a car, say, in yellow,” Phong Ly, CEO and co-founder of said.  “Scarcity may account for the difference — only 1.1% of all cars are yellow and orange; if teal and green are included, the percentage still goes up to just 5%.  The dearth of supply of such colors may drive prices up.”

According to Forbes, consumers can save money on the purchase of a new car if the car is more difficult for the dealership to move, so you might just be able to get yourself a deal on that orange car you’ve had your eye on!

Stop by Nissan of Lake Charles and take a gander at our lot and keep an eye out of unusual car colors, you might just find your dream car!