Monthly Archives: April 2016

Nissan Showcases 2017 Titan Performance at New York Auto Show

The Nissan Titan is synonymous with rugged capabilities, and the new 2017 Titan Crew Cab is no exception. This model recently premiered at the New York International Auto Show, making this the first public showing of the half-ton pickup. With a powerful engine and a range of capabilities, drivers are bound to be impressed.

The 2017 Titan performance has been increased greatly, with a new 390 horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 that comes standard, according to Nissan. This may be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, with available 4×4 and Adaptive Shift Control. An available Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel also recently premiered.

“The 2017 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is about a foot shorter in wheelbase,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., revealing the new truck during a press conference at the auto show. “They share the same cabs, but while it offers similar ruggedness and durability, the TITAN half-ton’s chassis is completely different than XD.”

The Titan also comes with a redesigned exterior that is a little over 228 inches, nearly a foot shorter than the larger Titan XD. We can’t wait to see these new pickups hit the streets sometime in the near future.

Sharing the Road with Bikes: Staying Safe around Bicyclists

Spring is in the air and bikes are on the road. Due to warmer weather, bikes are set to hit the streets in record numbers, making it especially important to pay attention on the road. There are several advantages to riding a bike, from lowering emissions, saving gas, and getting in shape. Nonetheless, sharing the road with bikes can create added hazards.

sharing the road with bikes

According to The Washington Post, one of the most important things to remember is how vulnerable bikes are. The average bike weighs 20 pounds—cars, on the other hand, weigh an average of 4,000 pounds. One tap of your car could be fatal for a bicyclists. Always give added room when following or driving by bikes.

Have patience. In most states, bikes must ride on the road if the rider is over 10 years old. While some places provide bike lanes, you must always treat bikes like cars. They also must obey traffic laws. Although it might be difficult, imagine they are just another car on the road.

Look twice when turning right. Our brains often fail to register bikes when we are driving because they are not as large as cars. Look a second time when turning. Also, when turning from the road (as opposed to a stop sign or light), look out for riders that may continue straight.

Finally, consider biking yourself! Biking reduces stress, helps eliminate pollution, and can save you big on gas. Just remember to follow all traffic rules, and always wear protective gear.