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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

 

Could Nissan Make Telepathic Driving Technology Real?

Recent innovations in the auto industry pertaining to in-car technology have caused automakers to pursue different routes of how to increase connectivity in their vehicles. And Nissan is at the forefront of this experimentation. The automaker is hard at work brainstorming new kinds of technology to the point where we might be seeing something entirely new and quite unexpected in the industry telepathic driving. The concept of telepathic driving technology would rely on your brainwaves to control and communicate with your vehicle.

This may sound like a science fiction film, but Nissan is currently committed to studying and testing new tech like this. As part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility initiative, Nissan has consistently expanded autonomous technology including the safety systems that have become so common in modern vehicles.

Nissan’s telepathic driving technology would make use of so-called “Brain-to-Vehicle,” or B2V, systems, which would speed reaction times for drivers and lead to more adaptive cars. The technology, as demonstrated at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), would allow vehicles to adjust to your level of comfort as well as predict your driving habits.

Telepathic driving technology is a first in the realm of in-vehicle automotive tech, according to Nissan. Although there’s no word yet on when B2V tech will be available in vehicles we can sell here at Cronic Nissan, we are excited about the future of Nissan vehicles.

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What Is Nissan Intelligent Mobility?

Safety has come a long way in the past decade, and Nissan is ready to make the next major leap in innovation. Nissan ProPILOT Assist aims to provide drivers with a more intelligent way to operate their vehicle; but, that’s not all Nissan has in store. Here’s a quick breakdown of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

Designed to make driving both safer and less stressful, Nissan ProPILOTAssist is essentially a semi-autonomous system. When engaged, a series of sensors keep up with the flow of traffic on the highway. It can also handle stop-and-go traffic, effectively taking the stress out of traffic jams.

An all-in-one system, Nissan ProPILOT Assist is more than just self-driving technology. Cameras can keep track of lane markers and alert drivers if the vehicle is heading out of its lane. This awareness can give drivers enough time to take corrective action before things get dangerous.

In addition to a full suite of safety features, the Nissan LEAF features numerous Intelligent Mobility features. The latest model features instant torque and no emissions, making it both peppy and eco-friendly. The single e-pedal enables drivers to start and stop in a single action. Pressing down causes the car to accelerate while letting up on the pedal acts as the brake.

When it comes to mobility, there are few competitors that can keep pace with Nissan! See Nissan Intelligent Mobility in action when you pay a visit to Cronic Nissan.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Altima and Murano Win Nissan J.D. Power Awards

From websites to your neighbor who seems to know everything, there are a lot of ways to get information about which new cars are the best. None are quite as reliable and trusted as J.D. Power, though. This year, the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Murano came out on top of their respective categories, winning Nissan J.D. Power Awards in two separate categories

The 2017 Altima beat out the competition in the hugely crowded midsize car category in J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. As one of the most popular car categories, the midsize segment presents some stiff competition, including the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and a long list of others.

In the midsize SUV category, the 2017 Nissan Murano won the title of most appealing vehicle—no small feat in a category that includes such vehicles as the Subaru Outback, Jeep Wrangler, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Now in its 22nd year, the APEAL study uses actual driver evaluations to determine its most highly recommended vehicles each year. In the end, only one car can be crowned king in each category, and this year, the king was Nissan.

To learn more about what makes Nissan vehicles stand out amongst the rest, stop by Cronic Nissan and schedule a test drive!

Nissan J.D. Power Awards

5 Family-Friendly Fall Activities to Add to Your List of Traditions

With September in full swing and October on its way, autumn is upon us. Fortunately, there are plenty of family-friendly fall activities to participate in. We at Cronic Nissan suggest you add these to your family’s fall bucket list.

Go to a Farm

In the fall, lots of farms open their doors to visitors for activities like corn mazes, picking pumpkins, going on hayrides, and more. Check out some of the local farms near you to see if they’re holding any fall festivities.

Enjoy Apples

While autumn has become associated with pumpkin-flavored foods and drinks, apples are also coming in for the harvest season, which means plenty of apple pie, apple cider, caramel apples, and other seasonal treats.

Have a Bonfire

There’s nothing quite like building a bonfire on a crisp evening. Sweaters, blankets, cups of hot cocoa, and s’mores—what more could you want?

Bake

This can be a fun way to teach the kids life skills. While there are plenty of fun fall treats you can buy from the store or from local farms, it’s also fun to make your own treats, like pumpkin pie or Halloween-themed sugar cookies.

Jump in Piles of Leaves

Simple, but a classic. Have the little ones help you rake the yard, then spend the day jumping in the piles of fallen leaves.

Try these family-friendly fall activities for an autumn you won’t forget.

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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

AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Nissan Is Top Brand in Recent AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Nissan was recently named the top brand in the 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Five vehicles won Best in Class for their particular segment, including the Murano, Rogue, Maxima, Titan, and Versa. AutoPacific allows owners to rate their cars on 49 various criteria, and then tallies the votes to see which new owners are happiest.

The Murano won for the third straight year in a row, while the Rogue and Maxima won for the second time, according to Nissan. The AutoPacific awards are one of the few industry awards that is based solely on owner satisfaction, giving you a good idea which vehicle you should shop for when you’re in the market for a new car.

“VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.

The Rogue is now Nissan’s top-selling vehicle, which means that statistically you’re most likely to enjoy this car than any other car you buy. Not only is it popular, but owners are most satisfied with this car. There’s no buyer’s remorse—simply get in your car and start driving. To test drive the Rogue, Murano, Maxima, Titan, or Versa, visit Cronic Nissan today.

Spring Driving Dangers: Staying Safe Behind the Wheel

Spring comes with warm weather, but there are also some dangers to be aware of while you’re on the road. These include things like potholes from the winter, more pedestrians, and spring showers—each of which can prove to be serious hazards. Below are just some of the many things to be aware of this spring as you drive.

According to AARP, one of the biggest spring driving dangers is wet driving conditions. The first 15 minutes of a downpour are the most dangerous, because rain water mixes with residual oils on the road. This can create an incredibly slippery surface. When it rains be sure to reduce your speed, provide extra space between you and other cars, especially your new Nissan, and avoid slamming on the brakes.

Additionally, you’ll have to share the road with more pedestrians and bike riders. Warm weather means more people will be out, creating added dangers. Remember to slow down when you’re in town or near schools, and avoid following bikes too closely. As vehicles, bikes are required to ride on the road (unless riders are under 10 years old), so be sure to have patience.

Finally, avoid taking allergy medication if you’re getting behind the wheel. If you must take medication, talk to your doctor about possible side effects. Many antihistamines cause drowsiness and delayed reaction time—two dangers when operating heavy machinery. These are just some of many dangers we at Cronic Nissan want you to be wary of.

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Nissan Named the Energy Star Partner of the Year

Nissan was recently named the Energy Star Partner of the Year, making this the sixth year in a row the brand has earned this award. Energy Star recognizes brands that protect the environment by making their operations as efficient as possible. This includes simple steps as well as major changes to the company’s structure.

According to Nissan, some of the efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses include switching to LED lighting in buildings, enhancing compressed air leak production programs, and using a more efficient painting process. In fact, the new paint system reduces energy use by a whopping 30%. Nissan has received Energy Star Certification for 11 years in a row, performing so well in the past six years it won awards.

“Nissan remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint as we manufacture some of the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Rebecca Vest, VP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “We are honored to be recognized once again with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.”

Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to be a part of a company that truly cares about the environment. In addition to company operations, Nissan also offers a range of efficient vehicles, especially the Nissan LEAF. Stop by today to test drive one of the many eco-friendly vehicles offered by Nissan.

Energy Star Partner of the Year - Nissan LEAF

Two 2017 Nissan Models Debut Before LA Auto Show

Nissan is shaking things up this year before the Los Angeles Auto Show. Rather than waiting for the auto show, the Japanese carmaker has decided to take the cover off two 2017 Nissan models—the 2017 Nissan Versa Note and the 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition.


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“The Nissan new product onslaught for the 2017 model year is so extensive, we’re bringing out the new Versa Note and JUKE Black Pearl early,” said Michael Bunce, vice president for Product Planning with Nissan North America. “The four latest additions to the lineup follow our ongoing ‘Year of the Truck’ campaign, which has seen the introduction of an all-new Armada, new Rogue, revised Pathfinder, and new Titan half-ton and Titan Single Cab.”

The 2017 Versa Note showcases a new design and a variety of interior changes that were driven by customer input. With these changes, Nissan is hoping the Versa Note will become even more popular this year.

The JUKE Black Pearl Edition is looking to appeal to those consumers that love aftermarket looks. Nissan has turned the JUKE SV into a limited-edition model that has exclusive white bumper accents and trim, along with a number of black-and-white accents in the cabin.

These models are the first of four new Nissan vehicles that will debut during the LA Auto Show. Along with the JUKE Black Pearl Edition and the 2017 Versa Note, the Japanese carmaker also unveiled a new NISMO product on November 15th and the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition model during a press conference on November 16th.