Monthly Archives: October 2014

New and Improved, the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Returns

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

Godzilla is back and ready for more.

We mentioned a while back that the Nissan GT-R was making a big name for itself in the world of drag racing and now, Nissan is back with a new edition of this zippy, little kaiju.

Meet the 2015 GT-R Nismo, Nissan’s newest effort to continue improving upon the already impressive GT-R. This new GT-R is keeping the same engine, but the specs on the engine have been ramped up to get it to produce 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.

These cars are each hand-assembled and tagged with the name of their engineer, which reads almost like a “MOM” tattoo. Care is put into every single GT-R, with Nissan providing maintained quality and a personal touch to each of its units.

How’s its new acceleration? Well, it can pass its 0-60 mph test in 2.9 seconds, which is nothing to sneeze at – and neither is the 22 second finish time for a single lap of a track.

But will the new 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo maintain the pride of its predecessors? Cronic Nissan will let you know once it officially hits the track!

Sound The Trumpets: Next-Gen Nissan Titan To Come With Cummins Diesel

nissan titan

At the Texas State Fair this year, Nissan initiated a Twitter campaign to amp up anticipation for the arrival of the new Nissan Titan.  Hashtag?  #CumminsSoon.  No, that’s not a misspelling.  The new Titan will come boasting a 5.0L turbodiesel Cummins V8.

This is big news.  Not surprisingly, it has produced very high but very appropriate levels of fuss and bustle.  This is because, as Truck Trend put it, “the next-generation Titan will be available with the truck industry’s only light-duty diesel V8.”  If the Titan wasn’t already in a class all its own, it will be now.

Nissan hasn’t divulged many details yet, but that didn’t stop Truck Trend from speculating.  As far as numbers are concerned, they say we might expect around 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque. The torque is what would make the Titan stand out in particular.  With the Cummins diesel motor, it would be “far higher than any other engine in the ½ ton class.”

Come out to Cronic Nissan and check out our current Titan models today!

Nissan Group Ranks Number One in EPA Fuel Economy Review

Building efficient vehicles across the board is a priority for Nissan Group. If you ever had any doubt about that, the automaker’s ranking as the number one full-line automaker in the new EPA fuel economy review should put those concerns to rest.

Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency releases a “Trends” Report in which it evaluates the overall fuel economy of auto manufacturers.

Nissan Group, which includes Infiniti models, showed the largest improvement in fuel efficiency, moving from an average mpg rating of 24.1 in 2013 to 26.2 this year. The closest automaker trails Nissan’s score by 1.1 mpg.

“Reaching this point is a direct result of a dedicated company-wide effort to scrutinize every aspect of each new model to extract the most fuel efficiency possible,” said Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of Product Planning. “Our engineers and designers have worked hard to get us here, and we look to continuously improve fuel efficiency of our models to face the challenges of future regulations while surpassing customer expectations.”

For more information on Nissan’s commitment to fuel efficiency and EPA ratings for specific models, contact us here at Cronic Nissan.

Nissan LEAF Shakes Tesla’s Model S Off the Tree in 2014

Model S

Nissan’s environmental pride and joy, the Nissan LEAF, has been receiving even more buzz than usual lately due to its latest accomplishment: outselling Tesla’s competing Model S. The Model S has been getting a ton of attention lately, but it seems it hasn’t been enough to take down the powerhouse that is the LEAF.

In September alone, the LEAF sold 2,881 cars, beating its sales from last year by 47%. In the first nine months of the year, it sold 22,000, putting it notably ahead of Tesla’s Model S, which is sitting in third place overall for the year so far with only 12,250 vehicles sold.  While the market is still small when it comes to electric cars, the difference is huge.

The Nissan LEAF’s a car with zero tailpipe emissions and yields an equivalent of 126 mpg in the city and 101 mpg on the highway in electric energy. Its average range is 84 miles with the current model, meaning it’s going to get you to work and home again without any concerns about recharging. It is equipped with a RearView Monitor to assist with parking, along with Hyundai’s many standard safety features. With LEAF, you’ve got a reliable little car bound to reduce your carbon footprint.

Cronic Nissan is ready to see the LEAF and the rest of Nissan’s line up continue its strong footing in the market. For more information on the LEAF and the rest of Nissan’s line-up, keep checking back with Cronic Nissan.

Can the Nissan GT-R Defend Its Title in the World’s Greatest Drag Race?

World’s Greatest Drag Race

For three years, Motor Trend has been running what they claim to be the “World’s Greatest Drag Race,” where it pits up to a dozen prestigious performance cars against each other over a quarter mile. This event regularly features some of the best from Ferrari, Porsche, Ford, and Nissan.

The last three races have seen the Nissan GT-R dominate in all but one, even earning itself the nickname of “Godzilla” among the guys at Motor Trend. It won the first race comfortably, trailed just slightly behind the much more expensive Lamborghini Aventador and McLaren MP4-12C in the second, and got back on top in the third.

For its fourth edition, the World’s Greatest Drag Race features the likes of the BMW i8, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. Are you as curious as we are at Cronic Nissan to find out the results? Then check out this video!