When it comes to hauling families, the minivan really has no equal. The Nissan Quest stands out in the segment by offering dynamic styling and great family-friendly features. Pricing for the 2015 Nissan Quest starts at $26,530 for the base S trim.
For 2015, the Quest is available in four trims: S, SV, SL, and Platinum (previously named LE). Some of the fantastic features available on the Quest include one-touch power sliding doors, quick-release fold-flat second and third row seats, an always-available rear storage well, and an Advanced Climate Control System.
All Quest models are powered by the efficient 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine, which provides 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy has increased over the previous model by 2 mpg highway and 1 mpg city, which gives the Quest an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway, 20 mpg city, and 22 mpg combined.
Another great convenience feature is the one-touch unlock/open power rear liftgate that is standard on the SL and Platinum trims. The Platinum model also includes power return seatbacks for the third row.
Safety features on the Quest include available Smart Auto Headlights that automatically turn on in the dark or after four swipes of the windshield wipers, standard Electronic Brake force Distribution that helps you stop faster if you need to brake hard, and a wide array of airbags to keep all passengers safe.
Come check out the 2015 Nissan Quest, coming soon to Cronic Nissan!
Nissan slated their taxi of the future, the NV200, as the “taxi of tomorrow;” the manufacturer plans the new vehicle to become the predominant mode of public transportation in New York City. While some red tape has held up the process of making the NV200 the “official” public transport vehicle in the Big Apple, the taxi continues to rack up rave reviews for its comfort and advanced technological features. Building on this early positive buzz, Nissan hopes to galvanize the people of NYC with their new #HailYes marketing campaign: it’s an interactive, multimedia platform campaign that hopes to galvanize customers to give the NV200 a #HailYes of support.
The campaign will include online advertising, billboards, TaxiTV—video messages played to taxi passengers—and customers can show their engagement and excitement about the NV200 by giving a #HailYes shoutout on either Facebook or Twitter. The campaign highlights the NV200’s many impressive features, such as skylights that allow awesome views of the NYC skyline, USB chargers, and increased space for both passengers and cargo.
Nissan’s Jon Brancheau, vice president of marketing in North America, expounded on the goals of the campaign. “Nissan’s #HailYes campaign will engage the more than 600,000 passengers that New York taxis transport every day, creating a conversation among New Yorkers about the city’s need for a better taxi experience,” said Brancheau. “But the solution for an improved taxi isn’t a pipe dream, it’s already here. The Nissan NV200 taxi is the first taxi designed and built expressly for New Yorkers with more custom content for riders and drivers than ever before. We’re confident they will agree by showing their support with a #HailYes for the NV200 every time they ride in a taxi.”
Here at Cronic Nissan, we might be a long way from the Empire State, but we still want to know: Does the NV200 get your #HailYes? Drop by and let us know!
The e-NV200, Nissan’s 100% all-electric commercial van, is currently on display in Tokyo at the Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through December 1. The Nissan e-NV200 will hit the European markets sometime in 2014 and land in Nissan’s home country of Japan in 2015, making it Nissan’s second all-electric vehicle on the market after the Nissan LEAF. Don’t expect to see the e-NV200 around here at Cronic Nissan anytime; while Nissan wants the commercial van to be eventually sold worldwide, there is no release date set for North America yet.
Nissan is getting a head start on integrating the e-NV200 into daily life, business, and community service in Yokohama, Nissan’s home town, too. The manufacturer is in the process of brokering an agreement with the Yokohama government making the e- NV200 the official public service vehicle for the city. They have also set up the “Yokohama Mobility Project Zero,” an initiative designed to inspire an entire city to a low carbon footprint.
The e-NV200 will be produced by a Nissan manufacturing plant in Barcelona, Spain, next year before it goes on sale in Europe. The all-electric van will become the commercial vehicle with the lowest operating costs across the whole commercial segment.