If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a professional racecar driver, then be sure to catch Nissan’s GT Academy Season 4. In this show, Nissan takes 12 of the best virtual racers in North America and puts them through a rigorous week of testing their skills, both on the track and off. The contestants have to show off their individual skills along with how well they work together as a team.
The show has already aired its first few episodes, but don’t worry if you’re just now starting. You can catch all the action on Nissan’s YouTube page, and you don’t have to sit through commercial breaks.
This show proves that racecar drivers really are athletes (previous winner, Wolfgang Reip, pictured above). The contestants have to go through a serious of physical challenges that would make most of us pass out and give up, including an intense quadrathalon in episode 1 and a mud run in episode 3.
In each episode, one to two contestants are eliminated. The one-hour season finale will air on December 19 at 11:30 PM EST on Spike TV, and during it, the next GT Academy champion will be crowned.
Nissan is the global leader in electric vehicle sales, and with more than 147,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles on the road, Nissan is working on ways to make the LEAF even more versatile.
In a new vehicle-to-grid project, the United States Air Force and the California Energy Commission at the Los Angeles Air Force Base will use a fleet of 13 Nissan LEAFs to direct power to and from the electric grid as a way to lowering energy costs.
“Nissan is researching ways to integrate the all-electric LEAF into homes, buildings and power grids to unlock new value that could provide future benefits to customers, businesses and utility companies alike,” said Toby Perry, director of Marketing for Nissan LEAF, in a statement. “With projects such as the Los Angeles Air Force Base fleet, Nissan can gather valuable insights to ensure that our vehicles are ready when similar programs are deployed by utilities or other entities on a larger scale.”
This isn’t the first vehicle-to-grid program to use the LEAF. Nissan initiated the “LEAF to Home” system in Japan that allows LEAF owners to use the vehicle’s battery power during emergencies.
Stop by Cronic Nissan today and see how the all-electric Nissan LEAF can change your driving forever.
Nissan cares about the type of service its consumers receive. To make sure each individual Nissan owner is receiving the best collision repair possible, the Japanese carmaker is introducing the new Nissan Certified Collision Repair Network, a program that refers Nissan customers to Nissan Certified Repair Providers in their area.
To help enhance the referral process, Nissan is launching the first-ever On-Demand-Marketing tool, which allows certified shops to gain access to Nissan owners in their area. Through this tool, the shop can send marketing messages to the owners to help them recognize the Certified Repair Providers in their area.
“In some cases, Nissan customers have endured a collision repair experience—and the resulting repairs—that have been controlled by third parties who don’t necessarily have the customer’s best interests in mind,” said Mark Zoba, Collision Parts Manager for Nissan North America. “Nissan values our customers and is willing to do whatever we can to enhance our customer’s experience. With this program, Nissan is addressing this critical issue by assuring their vehicle drivers are able to select certified shops that are able to properly and safely repair Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.”
If you are looking for a Certified Repair Provider for your Nissan, Cronic Nissan is the right choice! Bring your car in today and we will be happy to repair it for you.
When it comes to hauling families, the minivan really has no equal. The Nissan Quest stands out in the segment by offering dynamic styling and great family-friendly features. Pricing for the 2015 Nissan Quest starts at $26,530 for the base S trim.
For 2015, the Quest is available in four trims: S, SV, SL, and Platinum (previously named LE). Some of the fantastic features available on the Quest include one-touch power sliding doors, quick-release fold-flat second and third row seats, an always-available rear storage well, and an Advanced Climate Control System.
All Quest models are powered by the efficient 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine, which provides 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy has increased over the previous model by 2 mpg highway and 1 mpg city, which gives the Quest an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway, 20 mpg city, and 22 mpg combined.
Another great convenience feature is the one-touch unlock/open power rear liftgate that is standard on the SL and Platinum trims. The Platinum model also includes power return seatbacks for the third row.
Safety features on the Quest include available Smart Auto Headlights that automatically turn on in the dark or after four swipes of the windshield wipers, standard Electronic Brake force Distribution that helps you stop faster if you need to brake hard, and a wide array of airbags to keep all passengers safe.
Come check out the 2015 Nissan Quest, coming soon to Cronic Nissan!