Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rogue Honored as One of 10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000

10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000

As Kelley Blue Book releases its famous lists of top 10 vehicles, we at Cronic Nissan are proud to announce the 2015 Nissan Rogue was honored as one of the 10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $25,000. Utility and value — it doesn’t get much better than that.

The prestigious list names the auto experts’ “picks for the best cars you can get with all-wheel drive for under $25,000.” That means that not only does the Rogue’s all-wheel drive dominate any terrain in any weather with reliable traction, it also wins when it comes to style, comfort, efficiency, and convenience.

“The Rogue is the only small SUV that can boast room for seven, thanks to an available third-row seat sized for occasional use by smaller passengers. It also offers an attractive feature set that includes the very helpful Around View Monitor, heated seats and navigation with mobile apps,” the experts at KBB.com stated.

According to KBB.com consumer ratings, the Rogue is backed by an impressive 9.1 rating on a scale of 1 to 10.

For more information on the Rogue and its all-wheel drive or other features, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nissan’s Energy Efficient Plant in Smyrna Honored by EPA

In a top-honor for Nissan, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the automaker’s manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee one of 70 top-performing Energy Star-certified plants in 2014.

Nissan’s energy efficient plant is a leader among the industry when it comes to decreasing power consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its dedication is evident with the implementation of more efficient LED lighting, compressed air leak detection/elimination, and the utilization of its energy-efficient paint process.

“Not only do these priorities reduce Nissan’s environmental footprint, they also help us reduce our costs and provide better value to our customers,” said Randy Knight, Nissan’s vice president of Manufacturing at Smyrna.

Energy Star certified plants undergo annual inspections to ensure that they meet EPA qualifications and industry-specific standards. Combined, the 70 top-ranking Energy Star-certified plants were able to prevent 36 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

“The Energy Star certification for Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant reflects our focus on sustainable business practices and being environmental stewards for our local communities,” said Knight.

We at Cronic Nissan are proud to be a part of a company that not only creates innovation that excites, but also strives to take care of our environment!

Nissan & Georgia Power Partnership: Atlanta to get New Nissan LEAF Charging Stations

Nissan LEAF Charging Stations

Atlanta is ranked the top market for the new all-electric LEAF, and to encourage an even larger growth in eco-friendly technology, Nissan has begun working with Georgia Power. Nissan has proposed making more EV charging available at workplaces in the region so people have no problem keeping their LEAFs charged.

According to Nissan, the new partnership offers local employers a $1000 rebate for every 240-volt charger installed. The Nissan LEAF charging station rebates are covered half by Nissan and half by Georgia Power.

“While most EV drivers plug in at home overnight, workplace charging enhances the LEAF ownership experience and expands the number of miles a LEAF driver can go on power produced here in Georgia,” said Brendan Jones, Director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment for Nissan. “Nissan is investing to support charging both in the community and at the workplace for the thousands of LEAF owners in Atlanta.”

Atlanta is quickly becoming one of the fastest cities to adopt electric vehicle technology. Though only second in the nation to San Francisco, with several new Nissan LEAF charging stations, Atlanta is expected to become the newest hot spot for this kind of electric vehicle infrastructure.

2015 Nissan Sentra Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Nissan Sentra has been recognized as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after excelling in every crashworthiness evaluation it was subjected to, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and seat and head restraints.

The Sentra earned the highest possible score of “Good” in all of these categories—that goes even beyond the requirements for earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation, which allows for a passable “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front test—the most difficult of all the crash tests. Even we’re impressed at Cronic Nissan.

To ensure the utmost safety, the 2015 Sentra comes with numerous safety and security features, including the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags and seat belt and occupant classification sensors, side impact and curtain side impact supplemental airbags, the LATCH System, Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, and energy-absorbing Zone Body construction.