Monthly Archives: November 2013

e-NV200 in Tokyo

Nissan Shows Off e-NV200 in Tokyo

e-NV200 in Tokyo
e-NV200 in Tokyo

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.

GT-R NISMO

Nissan GT-R NISMO Roars into Tokyo

GT-R NISMO

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show kicked off Friday—and Nissan is dominating the early news with the release of the stunning 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO as well as the 2015 standard GT-R. The standard GT-R received a refresh just last year, and thus the changes for the 2015 model are rather small, but the NISMO simply screams onto the scene, easily making up for the standard model’s lack of excitement for the year.

Running under the tagline “Zero Competition,” there’s just no ignoring Nissan’s testosterone-fueled ultra sports car. The NISMO whizzed its way around Nurburgring in 7:08.679, prompting Nissan to actually bring the very car that circled the ‘Ring to Tokyo to show off. “Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the GT-R NISMO,” as a Nissan press release stated.

The NISMO thrusts out 591 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, which are both substantial upgrades from the already impressive base model—545 horsepower and 463 lb.-ft. of torque. Official pricing is not announced yet, but it’s expected that you’ll be able to buy this “ultimate iteration” of Nissan’s super sports car for under $200,000.

The NISMO is set to go on sale first in Japan in February 2014 before hitting US and European markets later in the year. For more information about the NISMO or any of the other breathtaking vehicles in the Nissan lineup, come see us at Cronic Nissan today!

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

With the Boo holiday behind us, that can only mean one thing. The brr holidays are next. Quickly following Halloween there are some noticeable trends in your neighborhoods. The orange and purple lights come down along with the pumpkins, witches and zombies while being replaced with snowflakes, blinking icicle lights and or course our favorite jolly, ol’ Saint Nick.

With the change of decorations also comes the change in weather which are joined by a whole new set of issues. You guessed it; cold air, snow, sleet, and ice. Being that this is Georgia and the snow fall is few and far between this might seem like a somewhat irrelevant post, however when that ice does come falling there are a few things to make your winter driving a little safer.

Here is a small list of precautions to take when preparing for the quickly approaching winter season.

Check Your Tires

Have you ever driven after a light dusting and struggled with gripping the road? If you answered yes then you may need to glance at your tires. Pull into a gas station and check your tire pressure. If too low, then you simply drop in a quarter, fill up and be on your way. However, if while checking your pressure you realize you are lacking in the tread department, then your tires may be too worn and it is time buy new tires. If you really would like take optimal winter tire safety precautions then we suggest you invest in winter tires. These offer advanced tread patterns that grip snow and ice more easily.

Leave Earlier

What typically happens when we get behind schedule or are running late for work? We push that pedal a little further and increase that rate of speed by just a touch. The issue here is that when those speeds go up in the winter, the stopping distance lowers. Our suggestion is simple. Leave a little earlier than normal. Set that alarm clock 15 minutes ahead and beat the morning rush.

Buy a Brush

We are not referring to a hair brush. Instead we mean a car brush or even a small broom and most importantly an ice scraper. We know you’ve seen it. Car flying down expressway covered in snow with only a tiny clearing in the corner of their front window. They drive 75mph while peaking out of a 5 inch, foggy gap. Save yourself from being this person and brush off your car before starting your trek.

Think Ahead

No one wants to get rear-ended. Moreover, no one wants to rear-end someone else. It doesn’t feel good. Not for your body, car, or bank account. Fact is, if you rear-end someone you more than likely will be responsible for the bill. Therefore, think ahead. Pay attention to the road and weather. If there is snow and ice, be sure to leave at least an 8 second gap between you and the car in front. You can do this by picking a point on the road, waiting for the car in front of you to pass that point and then begin counting. If you reach that same point before 8 seconds, then slow down.

Most of these tips likely have been told you before, but they are also some of the most common driving errors during the winter months. Follow these tips and show a little extra caution this winter.