“Calling All TITANS” Is Nissan’s New Way to Give Back

Most of us want to do good things for our communities and lend a helping hand to those in need. In fact, according to a recent study, more than three-quarters of Americans believe companies should do more for their communities. Nissan believes this too and has a started a new campaign called “Calling All TITANS.” This campaign is focused on the everyday heroes all around us who use their pickup trucks for good.

Nissan has divided these heroes into three groups: TITANS of the Community, TITANS of the Neighborhood, and TITANS of the Outdoors. With this program, Nissan is donating $1 million to three organizations, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and the National Park Foundation.

“We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their world better than they found it,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. “Be it conservation of the outdoors, contributions to local charities or simple acts of kindness, there is a natural desire among pickup truck owners to take action when help is needed.”

Thanks to its strong capabilities for towing, hauling, and driving, the Nissan TITAN is a great truck for making it through tough situations and driving conditions. Every time there is a disaster or a need in this country, you will see TITAN owners helping where they can.

Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to serve the city of Griffin and its surrounding areas.

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What’s New for the 2019 Nissan Altima?

The 2019 Nissan Altima is arriving with new technologies, upgraded performance, and enhanced safety. A complete redesign creates what’s practically a new model for this midsize sedan.

“Our goal with the all-new Altima is to re-energize the sedan segment — in terms of design, driving feel and in making advanced technologies available and affordable for everyone,” said Jose Munoz, Nissan’s Chief Performance Officer.

The all-new Altima arrives with the world’s first production Variable Compression Turbo engine. It delivers a thrilling 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers an improved 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

While many midsize sedans are sticking to a front-wheel drivetrain, the 2019 Altima is changing the formula. It’s available with the segment’s first Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.

Nissan has been making more and more advanced safety systems standard over the past few years, and the 2019 Altima is no exception. The new model includes driver-assist features like ProPILOT Assist, which provides drivers with autonomous driving systems designed to make hitting the road more relaxing.

“ProPILOT Assist has the ability to track curving lanes, helping the driver stay centered in the lane as well as adjusting for various traffic flow conditions,” said Takeshi Yamaguchi, senior vice president of Nissan Research and Development.

We’re excited to welcome the 2019 Nissan Altima to Cronic Nissan. Stop in sometime and take a look — or take one out for a test drive.

2019 Nissan Altima (2018 Model Year Pictured)

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.

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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.

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Finding Inspiration in Unorthodox Ways: Bunz the Nissan Rabbit

The new Nissan Altima was inspired — at least partly — by Bunz the Nissan rabbit.

You read that correctly. The Nissan design team has years of experience, some of the latest equipment on the market, and a staff of prodigies to help come up with styling and features to wow drivers. However, the team also has an adorable rabbit named Bunz that meanders around the office.

According to The News Wheel, the California branch of the Nissan design office frequently takes a break from the highly competitive world that is the auto industry to find comfort in their furry friend. Bunz, a four-year-old dwarf Lionhead rabbit, is primarily housed by team member Jacqueline Reeve, though the bunny is considered an essential member of the team by most of the crew.

“Designing cars is a serious and competitive business,” said Taro Ueda, vice president, Nissan Design America. “Designers thrive in unique, fast-paced and creatively demanding environments, but it’s important to have an open mind and outside inspiration, even if sparked by a bunny visiting the office.”

Frequently referred to as Nissan Design America’s “Ambassador of Hoppy-ness,” Bunz the Nissan rabbit looks like a ball of fuzz with a pink bow on top. While not a conventional asset among design teams, a rabbit like Bunz helps designers to clear their heads and step outside the box on occasion.

Bunz the Nissan Rabbit - 2018 Nissan Altima

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

 

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.

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