Nissan is celebrating 10 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a new $1 million grant that will go toward building affordable, sustainable homes for families in need of decent housing, and to support Habitat’s disaster response efforts.
Nissan will also donate five Nissan NV commercial vehicles or Nissan Frontier trucks to Habitat affiliates committed to sustainable construction practices.
The automaker has been helping Habitat in numerous ways since 2005, when it partnered with the organization to help in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina and Rita. At the time, Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in building homes.
Over the last 10 years, Nissan has contributed more than $13 million to Habitat for Humanity in North America, donated an additional 78 vehicles, and logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours to help build 63 homes and serve 569 families across the country. Those are just some of the highlights from the company’s 10 years withHabitat for Humanity. Blackburn Nissan couldn’t be more proud to be part the efforts.
Nissan has turned its ecofriendly LEAF into a mini pickup truck, and it is sensational! Snipping off basically the entire rear end of the car, the brand added an adjusted Nissan Frontier pickup bed to the back.
The revolutionary tiny pickup is named Sparky, which is fitting for a car with so much pizzazz. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be made a part of Nissan’s repertoire, at least not yet. Fox News seems to think that Sparky has a real chance, saying, “The last time a few of (Nissan’s) engineers got crazy and stuffed the twin-turbo all-wheel-drive powertrain from the GT-R into a Juke, it ended up being so popular that they offered a limited run.” If Sparky had the same option to become available to consumers, there is little doubt that the mini pickup truck would be available for more than just a short time. Better yet, it would be a completely electric truck!
Fingers crossed that Sparky makes it out onto roads in the near future. It could start an era of efficient micro trucks. In the meantime, head on over to Blackburn Nissan and try out some of our familiar, reliable models!
Looking for a pickup that offers the best of both worlds? Look no further than the 2015 Nissan Frontier. This truck continues to be a front runner in the tough midsize segment. The Frontier has an excellent starting MSRP of only $17,990 and includes a plethora of new features for 2015. Some of our favorite enhancements include: NissanConnect™ with Navigation, Mobile Apps, & 5.0-inch color display, a moonroof , and an exciting new color. For the 2015 model year, drivers can choose between a 4.0-liter DOHC V-6 engine or a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.
The 2015 Nissan Xterra is ready for adventure! This fun-loving utility vehicle was built for on- and off-road driving and the interior is packed with great features. Some of the Xterra’s new features include NissanConnect™ with a 5.0-inch color display, USB connection, mobile apps, iPod® interface, Bluetooth, hands-free texting, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Like the Frontier, the Xterra is also available in a new color. The starting MSRP for the 2015 Xterra is $23,660 making it a great value.
Nissan asks that you take their survey and offer your opinion on the diesel-powered Frontier as well as your general knowledge of diesel engines.
Before you take the survey, here’s what we know of the Frontier Diesel Runner so far:
The truck, which is based on Nissan’s 4×2 Frontier Desert Runner model, is loaded with a Cummins’ 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers haven’t been released yet for the project, but Nissan’s senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Parts, and Service, said in a press release, “I drove it and tried as hard as I could to hurt the baby. I abused it and pushed it as hard as I could. The thing handled everything I could throw at it with ease.
“I was quite impressed – impressed with the get-up-and-go, the torque, the horsepower, and everything that the truck is going to mean to the potential truck buyer if we end up bringing it to market,” he added.
Check out this video, and then head over to take the survey. There could be a $100 Amazon gift card in the mix for you.
Don’t forget to let us at Blackburn Nissan know your first impressions of the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner as well.