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2018 Nissan Maxima Makes “Best Four-Door Sports Cars” List

Named one of “The Best Four-Door Sports Cars in 2018” by U.S. News & World Report, the new 2018 Nissan Maxima® delivers exhilarating performance without sacrificing family-friendly versatility and comfort.

The 2018 Maxima® earned an overall score of 8.5 out of 10 for the U.S. News list, which called the car an excellent choice for commuters and family drivers looking for something a little sportier than the typical full-size sedan. The publication celebrated the power and efficiency of the Maxima’s® standard 3.5-liter V6 engine while noting the car’s flexible interior and numerous features.

The Maxima® is offered in five trim levels, including the luxuriously equipped Maxima® Platinum. Each trim is equipped with the 3.5-liter V6 coupled to an Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Drive Mode Selector. This impressive powertrain generates 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Maxima® also features a wide array of standard infotainment features like Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation. Active safety features like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the Intelligent Around View® Monitor also come standard with the Maxima®.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Nissan Maxima®? Stop in for a test drive at Cronic Nissan.

2018 Nissan Maxima (2017 Model Pictured)

Nissan Kicks Color Studio Accessories Offer Bold, Personalized Style

Let’s be honest: A car that reflects your own personal sense of style is just more fun to drive. If you’re looking for a highly customizable ride that you can outfit with a huge array of options that will allow you to custom-tailor your car’s style, the Nissan Kicks is for you. Not only will the Nissan Kicks soon offer a huge variety of color options and two-tone paint job treatments, but it will also be available with accessories from the Color Studio line.

The Nissan Kicks is already available with seven exciting exterior colors, including cool options such as Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, and Deep Blue Pearl. It’s also available in five distinct two-toned paint combinations. While this is already a lot of options for customized style, Nissan is taking things to a whole new level, adding the Nissan Kicks to its Color Studio line.

Nissan Color Studio offers a large array of interior and exterior accessories that are available in exceptionally bold and vibrant colors that will match or complement the exterior paint color. Nissan Kicks Color Studio accessories will include aluminum-allow wheel covers with color inserts, door sill protectors, rear spoilers, rear bumper accents, front lip finishers, floor mats, and more. No matter how you choose to equip your Nissan Kicks, you can count on having a unique ride that expresses your own individual voice.

Nissan Kicks Color Studio

Nissan Introduces Sylphy Zero Emission in China

At the Auto China 2018 auto show held in April, Nissan made a big splash by introducing an all-new model. The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission will be the first electric vehicle made by Nissan specifically for the Chinese market.

“The new Sylphy Zero Emission is the next step in our electrification strategy for China,” said José Muñoz, Nissan’s chief performance officer. “The new Sylphy Zero Emission will be Nissan’s first mass-production electric vehicle for the China market and one of the 20 electrified models that we plan to introduce over the next five years.”

The Sylphy is built on the same platform as the American Nissan LEAF. The Sylphy’s batteries are stored under the seats to ensure that they don’t hamper passenger or cargo space. According to Chinese standards, the Sylphy will have an impressive electric driving range of 210 miles. That’s long enough for a nice road trip here in the U.S.

We all know how challenging an issue pollution has been for China and the entire planet, so here at Cronic Nissan, we are glad to see our company making such a big push for electrification and zero emission vehicles. The Sylphy Zero Emission is expected to go on sale in China late this year.

Sylphy Zero Emission

2019 Nissan Altima Features Updated Style, Performance, and Tech

For more than two decades, the Nissan Altima has been a favorite among drivers looking for a versatile, functional, and stylish sedan that delivers big where it matters most. The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima pays tribute to this legacy — and it also takes things to a new level with drastically updated style, more tech-savvy features, and new engine and drivetrain options.

Longer, wider, and lower than ever, the 2019 Nissan Altima features a clean, aerodynamic profile, a stunning floating roof design, a bold V-shaped grille, and distinctive boomerang-styled taillights. Inside, the 2019 Altima comes standard with a 7-inch instrument cluster display and an advanced 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display that provides Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.

The 2019 Nissan Altima features a more thrilling powertrain, too.  For the first time, the Altima offers optional all-wheel drive. It’s also equipped with a vigorous new turbocharged inline-four engine that’s capable of 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

These updates represent the most significant reworking of this popular sedan in more than a decade, and the result of this total overhaul is Nissan’s most striking Altima ever. At Cronic Nissan, we’re proud of the new 2019 Altima, and we’d love to give you an up-close look at what this beauty can do.

2019 Nissan Altima (2018 Model Year Pictured)

New Nissan-Disney Partnership for A Wrinkle in Time Movie

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is a classic in children’s literature, and for many readers it’s the first time they’re exposed to sci-fi/fantasy books. Impressed by the success of Disney’s Rogue One, Nissan agreed to work with Lucasfilm and Disney on a new adaption of A Wrinkle in Time featuring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon. At Cronic Nissan, we couldn’t be more excited for the Nissan-Disney partnership.

According to The News Wheel, the world premiere of A Wrinkle in Time will be powered by the 2018 Nissan LEAF, and this intelligent electric vehicle will be featured on the red carpet as well.

A Wrinkle in Time is a thrilling story written in 1962, and it features supernatural beings that travel through time using “tesseracts,” or what we might now call wormholes, to meet a thirteen-year-old girl. There’s space and time travel, alien worlds, and evil brain monsters. This space-age film pairs well with the futuristic LEAF, one reason Nissan was eager to work with Disney.

Nissan commented on the new partnership, stating, “As a propeller of change, the All-New Nissan LEAF® is inspiring innovation by bringing you the technology of tomorrow, today. In celebration of Black History Month, and in honor of the upcoming release of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, Nissan and Walt Disney Studios are inspiring creatives, visionaries and dreamers with our Tomorrow to Today class. Together, we want to empower ingenuity and encourage innovation to help you move forward in your career. Whatever your passion is, we’ll help you get there.”

The latest LEAF comes with intelligent features like ProPILOT Assist to improve safety and to make driving easier, as this system lets you set a following distance and monitors traffic. There’s also a new e-Pedal that rethinks your experience behind the wheel.

To see the innovative LEAF in action, stop by Cronic Nissan for a test drive.

Nissan-Disney partnership, featuring 2018 Nissan LEAF

 

Local Events and Activities: The Fairgrounds Farmers Market in Griffin

Farmers markets are a great place for people looking for fresh food that’s grown locally. It can be hard to know where fruit and veggies are from if you buy them at the supermarket, and many places don’t always provide the freshest produce. Farmers markets solve this problem, and they also provide a way for you to support the local economy. Check out the Fairgrounds Farmers Market this fall for a wide selection of food and crafts.

At Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to be a part of the Griffin, GA community, and often attend the Griffin Famers Market. The event is held at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds throughout the year, and the next one will be held on Friday, September 1st from 9am to 1pm, according to Eventbrite. There’s constantly a call for new vendors, so there’s always new produce and products at the market.

You can find local products at the farmers market like Baker’s Bark spice rub, Grazing Here grass-fed beef burgers, fresh pumpkins, honey, jelly, and jam. Pecans are ever-popular, though you can get virtually any veggie or fruit you might need for your next dinner recipe.

Visiting the Fairgrounds Farmers Market is just one way you can support your community. Hop in the car and explore what the area has to offer.

Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Best Hiking Trails near Griffin, Georgia

It’s the summer, and you want to experience the great outdoors. Thankfully, Georgia is full of natural beauty, and there are plenty of awesome hiking trails near Griffin for you to check out.

Line Creek Nature Area

Line Creek is hiding inconspicuously behind a shopping area, but the crowds don’t transfer to the park! Here you’ll find serene trails nestled among a creek and rock clusters.

Dauset Trails

This is a great place for adults and kids. You’ll not only be able to hike, but you can go on a nature walk where you can see rescued animals in their habitats. And after you see all of the animals, you can hit up the hiking or biking trails.

Whitewater Creek Trail

These trails are nestled within the mountains and the gorgeous Chattahoochee River. What’s nice is that these trials provide lots of shade so your hiking will be enjoyable even in hot temperatures.

Stone Mountain Park

Get to the top of this mountain for a great workout. There’s also a pavilion halfway up so that you’ll be able rest if you need to. There’s also a cable car that’ll take you to the top!

Hiking trails near Griffin