Best Places to Visit in the U.S.

Best Places to Visit
Yellowstone National Park

Everyone needs a vacation, and what better time than the summer? The kids are out of school and the weather is perfect for a family adventure. Here is a list of some great road trip stops if you are looking for something new and exciting to do!

Yellowstone National Park – Take in the view and enjoy a nice hike at this national park. From our dealership it will take just over a day to get there, but you can break up the ride and visit some other great cities on the way.

Washington D.C – There is more than just politics in the nation’s capital. Take in the history and beauty of old buildings and monuments. You can get there in 15 hours if you drive straight through.

Orlando – This is great place for families. Adults will feel like children again as you visit Disney World and Universal Studios. You won’t experience anything else like it! If you plan on driving, it will take a little under 11 hours to get there.

New Orleans – Take a long weekend and head south to Mardi Gras central! Experience an excellent atmosphere, great food, and unique culture. It will take just a little over 3 hours to get there from Vicksburg!

Charleston – Looking for a beautiful beach? Check out Charleston, South Carolina. There you can experience beautiful architecture and a little rest and relaxation. It is an 11 hour drive from our dealership in Vicksburg.

Are you headed somewhere for summer vacation? Let us know in the comment section below!

“Shift” Into Relax Gear with Nissan’s Improved CVTs

Nissan's Improved CVTs
Nissan Altima

Nissan vehicles like the Altima, Rogue, and Sentra all feature a special kind of transmission, a “continuously variable transmission” or “CVT.” This kind of transmission doesn’t feel as smooth as an automatic transmission, which has caused some Nissan owners to fret that their transmissions are in fact broken. Of course, Nissan could just issue a statement explaining how CVTs work, but that’s just not how this great company works.

Nissan has gone a step further—creating a tweaked version of their CVT that makes it feel much more like an automatic transmission. In other words, Nissan has added a new technology, called D-Step Shift Logic, just to put their customer’s minds at ease. That’s the kind of excellence and service you already expect from Nissan if you’re a returning customer—if not, simply swing by Blackburn Nissan today to check out our excellent lineup, CVT-capable or otherwise.

Here’s how the D-Step Shift Logic works, according to Driving.ca: “once the car reaches 4,000 rpm, the software tweak creates a subtle drop in driving force and a slight jump ahead, giving the sense of a changing gear.” Nissan’s improved CVTs are just one tiny example of the automaker’s excellence–Nissan pays this kind of attention to detail to every aspect of their vehicles, so you’ll feel safe and sound in any of the excellent cars and trucks in our inventory.

Nissan’s June Sales

We’re pleased to announce that Nissan set a new record for June this year by posting another great increase. The brand experienced a 5.3% increase in year-over-year sales and sold a total of 109,643 units throughout the month.

The top seller for the month, with no surprise, was the popular Nissan Altima. The Altima was sold over 26,000 times throughout the month. The Altima’s sales alone were up 5.2% January 2014 – June 2014 vs. January 2013 – June 2013. The other sales leader for the month was the Nissan Sentra. This car experienced a 67.6% increase in June 2014 compared to June of last year.

June Sales
2014 Nissan Pathfinder

In the truck/SUV segment, the Rogue led the way. The popular family vehicle was sold over 15,000 times throughout the month. This SUV has experienced a 25.6% increase January 2014 – June 2014 compared to January 2013 – June 2013. The Pathfinder and Frontier also experienced great months. Both were sold over 5,500 times throughout the month.

Here at Blackburn Nissan, we are proud to contribute to a great sales month. If you would like to see any of these popular sales leaders in-person, stop by our dealership located just outside of Jackson!

Nissan Ranks Fourth Overall in Best Global Green Brands

Best Global Green Brands
2014 Nissan LEAF

Nissan was ranked fourth overall in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Green Brands report, up from fifth last year.

The report identifies the top brands in the world based on sustainability performance as well as consumer perception of green practices.

Thanks to its leadership in electric vehicles, ambitious EV infrastructure plans, and support of sustainability goals of governments, Nissan has climbed 17 positions in the Best Global Green Brands report since 2012.

One of Nissan’s most successful eco-friendly enterprise has been the production of the all-electric LEAF. With more than 120,000 units sold since launch and nearly 50 percent of the global EV market share in 2013, the LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in history and responsible for significant fuel saving and emission reductions around the world.

Nissan has also recently launched the e-NV200 all-electric commercial van to help businesses go green and improve their green image.

Learn more about the LEAF and e-NV200 at Blackburn Nissan!