Monthly Archives: April 2014

Nissan Note Prototype is World’s First “Self-Cleaning” Car

Who loves washing their car—let me see your hands! Alright, weirdos, you can put your hands back down now. You also don’t really need to read this blog; this one is for the normal people—like us here at Cronic Nissan—who recognize that washing the car is an irritating, even if necessary, waste of time in our busy schedules. Have you ever just wished that your car could wash itself? (That’s alright; there’s no need to raise hands this time.) Well, if you have—and even if you haven’t—Nissan has the solution for you.

Introducing a prototype version of the Nissan Note—an all-new car slated for a European production run—equipped with a special “super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint” that works to make the car’s exterior impervious to water and oils. The technology, called Ultra-Ever Dry, has seen good results so far. Nissan is the first automaker to apply the technology to a vehicle, making the Note the world’s first self-cleaning car.

“The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving, and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier,” said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note. “We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”

While there are no current plans to implement the new paint job into the real world of production vehicles, it’s fun to imagine a future where your car just refuses to get dirty—because, at least then, when we refuse to wash the car, it won’t really become an issue.

2014 Nissan Rogue Named to List of This Year’s “Must Drive” Vehicles

Nissan Rogue
Nissan Rogue

Before you buy a vehicle, it’s a rule of thumb that you take a test drive. According to AutoTrader.com, an industry leader providing information for car buyers and sellers, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is one of the “Top 10 Must Test Drive Trucks and SUVs for 2014”.

What makes the redesigned Rogue one of those vehicles you just have to test drive?

“With a wealth of new features, a revamped interior, superior gas mileage and much more, the 2014 Nissan Rogue was re-created to compete with the best in a very competitive segment,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president of Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

“So far, sales numbers have confirmed it’s doing just that, and recognitions like this one only point to increased success in the future. Realizing the tremendous influence of a test drive, we’re especially grateful to be included in AutoTrader’s ‘Must Test Drive’ list.”

The staff at AutoTrader.com commented on the Rogue’s “affordability, versatility and refinement.” Editor Brian Moody remarked, “The 2014 Nissan Rogue is simply the best compact SUV available.”

Well, you heard them. You must stop by Cronic Nissan today for your test drive. Let us know which features of the all-new 2014 Rogue impress you the most.

Nissan Previewing New Murano at New York International Auto Show


Nissan will be unveiling the new 2015 Murano, a completely redesigned version of the popular SUV, at the New York International Auto Show, which begins on April 17th. To garner even more anticipation, Nissan also released a ten second teaser video that reveals just a tiny bit of the Murano’s new design. The video starts on a headlight and then pans around to the side of the vehicle before fading out.

The Murano “features a spacious, premium interior and advanced, purposeful safety and connective technology,” and will be built in Canton, Mississippi, at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. The Canton plant will thus become the sole place of Murano production worldwide, sending it out to over 100 new car markets. The Murano will be the ninth vehicle overall in the Canton production lineup.

We’re still waiting to see exactly what Nissan has come up with for the 2015 Murano, but the teaser video and our empirical knowledge of Nissan’s excellence have us pretty excited here at Cronic Nissan. Make sure to check out the Murano’s unveiling on the 17th and then check back with us here on the blog for more Murano news very soon!

Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier and Titan Named Among Top Fuel Efficient Trucks

Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan – Fuel Efficient Trucks

 

Edmunds.com has named the 2014 Nissan Frontier and the 2014 Nissan Titan among its “Top 9 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2014,” with the Frontier coming in tied for 2nd and the Titan finishing 9th.

“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency.

Edmunds.com compiles several “Top 10” lists every year, including one dedicated to fuel-efficient trucks. The list only includes gas models ranked based on their EPA-estimated combined fuel economy ratings.

Nissan Frontier - Fuel Efficient Trucks
Nissan Frontier – Fuel Efficient Trucks

The 2014 Nissan Frontier dominates the mid-size truck segment with its durability and power as well as its mileage, delivering 21 highway/city mpg combined. The 2014 Nissan Titan delivers 15 mpg combined, sacrificing some mileage to produce 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque for maximum towage capability.

Find both at Cronic Nissan!