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Nissan Rogue Star Wars Commercial

The Nissan Rogue is a vehicle designed to take on the toughest terrain and tightest corners with ease which makes it perfect for a “Star Wars” commercial. The Japanese automaker launched its latest “Star Wars”- themed campaign for the 2017 Rogue not long ago. There’s a special edition Rogue to go along with the highly-anticipated film.

2017 Nissan Rogue
2017 Nissan Rogue – Available at Blackburn Nissan

The 2017 Nissan Rogue stars in the “Battle Tested” advertising campaign that launched at the end of October. The 30-second and 60-second ads depict the Rogue tearing through harsh terrain as an epic battle between Stormtroopers and rebels go head-to-head in a winner-takes-all matchup. The Nissan Rogue “Star Wars” commercial is bound to excite movie fans and auto enthusiasts alike.

The 30-second spot is slated to air on television while the 60-second ad is currently available for your viewing pleasure on Nissan’s YouTube channel.

Nissan also launched the Ultimate Access Sweepstakes with the ads. Fans can register for a chance to win a free pass to attend the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Hollywood.

As for the special edition Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition model, drivers can expect to see special badging designed by Lucasfilm as well as a full-size replica Death Trooper helmet. The model will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

We here at Blackburn Nissan are pumped to see the Rogue representing the Nissan brand in such a creative commercial for a legendary franchise!

Nissan Earns a Whole Bunch of IIHS Top Safety Ratings

Four Nissan models have received IIHS Top Safety ratings. Is this a big deal? Yes! Why? Because the IIHS (or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) is one of the strictest and prestigious safety associations in America, and getting the nod from them is like an automotive medal of honor. And Nissan racked up a whopping four.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 Nissan Sentra were both named IIHS Top Safety Picks, meaning that they ranked “Good” or higher in all five of the IIHS’s crashworthiness test categories.

The 2016 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Nissan Murano each earned the highest of the IIHS Top Safety ratings: the Top Safety Pick+. To earn that coveted little plus-sign, a vehicle must not only earn those five “Good” ratings, but also score and “Advanced” or “Superior” in front crash prevention systems.

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima – A Top Safety Pick+

What does this mean for Nissan drivers across America? Just that they can feel really good–and really safe–every time they get behind the wheel.

New Nissan Crossover Models in North America: A Change in Focus

new Nissan Crossover Models
Nissan Rogue – Available now at Blackburn Nissan!

When you think of Nissan, models like the Altima and Sentra and words like “reliable” and “affordable” generally come to mind. However, in North America, Nissan is following the market and moving its focus to new Nissan crossover models like the Murano and Rogue. New car customers increasingly want a balance of performance, size, and efficiency from their vehicles, and Nissan delivers that thanks to the CUVs.

“The U.S. market (is) moving so quick right now away from traditional sedans to crossovers,” John Martin, senior vice president-manufacturing for Nissan North America, said to WardsAuto. “The dealers were telling us, ‘We’re seeing this switch.’ And we don’t see that switch as stopping.”

Here at Blackburn Nissan, we certainly don’t see it stopping either, so come see us here as soon as possible to check out the beautifully designed Rogue and Murano. Or, if you’re still a sedan man—or woman—we’ve got plenty of those for you as well. Come see our whole inventory today!

“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.

Experience NissanConnect with Mobile Apps Technology in your New Car

NissanConnect with Mobile Apps
NissanConnect Available in 2014 Nissan Versa Note

Every year Nissan finds new ways to excite drivers. Less than a year ago, Nissan introduced the next big thing when it comes to in-car entertainment and connectivity. Drivers around the world love the new NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system in their new Altima, Rogue, Sentra, and more!

This new system allows drivers and their passengers to stay connected while out on the road. NissanConnect uses information from hand-held devices to personalize the driving experience. Drivers can connect with their social media sites such as Facebook through their in-car infotainment system. Drivers can also enjoy apps like Pandora Radio and iHeartRadio while cruising down the interstate. Along with apps, the system can also connect you to others via text messaging and Bluetooth. For example, drivers can get their messages read to them and respond completely hands-free.

NissanConnect with Mobile Apps
Interior of the 2014 Nissan Sentra

The NissanConnect system is so innovative that it received an award at the Telematics Detroit Conference for being a cutting-edge Industry Newcomer. People who voted for the award liked the system’s ability to keep people connected while being able to focus on the road, a huge issue in among drivers across the globe.

The newest NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system is available on some of the models we carry here at Blackburn Nissan! Swing by the dealership to see how Nissan’s system can work for you.

Nissan Rogue Cruises to Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2014

Nissan Rogue Cruises to Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2014
2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is one of the most stylish and innovative SUVs on the new car marketplace today, so it should come as no surprise that the folks at Nissan catered that style and innovation to crafting an extremely safe ride as well. In fact, for 2014, the Rogue has now been named a “Top Safety Pick+” by the IIHS; the Top Safety Pick+ rating is the highest rating given out by the institute, and is only awarded to the safest vehicles in a segment.

“Nissan has a long-standing commitment to safety and innovation, and this IIHS rating is a very important milestone for the all-new 2014 Rogue,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). “Rogue is the second best-selling vehicle in Nissan’s lineup, and with its standard and available safety features, we’re bringing a new level of affordable technologies and innovations to a growing segment looking for fresh ideas.”

Some of the features Diaz mentioned include an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), the LATCH system (which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), and Nissan’s exclusive Easy Fill Tire Alert, all of which combine to make the Rogue the safest possible vehicle for the whole family. Plus, with Around View Monitor, you’ll have a 360 degree of the areas around you as you pull out of Blackburn Nissan in your brand new 2014 Nissan Rogue!

The Nissan Rogue is one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000”

award-winning Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is making headlines as one of KBB.com’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000.” KBB.com likes the fuel economy, capacity, value, style, technology, drivability, and function of the 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Nissan’s redesigned mid-size SUV offers drivers best-in-class fuel economy on the highway getting an EPA-estimated 33mpg (front wheel drive models).* The Rogue is able to seat up to seven passengers comfortably with plenty of extra room for cargo and belongings. KBB.com mentioned the Rogue’s excellent pricing starting at just $22,490.

KBB.com also noted the 2014 Rogue’s advanced set of technological features. Although the Rogue offers value, Nissan did not skimp on technology. Some of the cutting-edge features found inside the Rogue include smartphone integration via NissanConnectTM apps, keyless entry and ignition, AroundView Monitor with moving object detection, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Warning.

Dan Mohnke, Vice President, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations said, “The all-new Nissan Rogue was designed to offer customers an excellent value, while still providing drivers with unparalleled style, technology, drivability, and function.” He then goes on to say, “Earning a place on KBB.com’s list of 10 Best SUVs under $25,000 helps to reaffirm our vision for this vehicle as well as its place in an extremely competitive segment.”

To learn more about the award-winning Rogue, stop by Blackburn Nissan in Vicksburg, Mississippi! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will help you with any questions you may have!

Three Nissans Make KBB.com’s List of 12 Best Family Cars

12 Best Family Cars
2014 Nissan Rogue

Kelley Blue Book (KBB), The Trusted Source®, recently recognized three Nissans on their list of 12 Best Family Cars! Recognized for being great family-friendly cars were the 2014 Rogue, 2014 Pathfinder, and 2014 Altima. Vehicles were chosen for the list by actual families alongside KBB.com’s editorial staff.

There were a total of 21 vehicles evaluated by KBB and families. The 21 vehicles were spread across 11 different brands. Of those 21, only 12 were chosen as the best with Nissan taking up a quarter of the top 12 spots.

The Rogue was recently redesigned for the 2014 model year and is Nissan’s second best-selling vehicle. KBB liked that the all-new Rogue included more features, better styling, and plenty of interior space. The Rogue was recognized by KBB for being a “compelling choice for young families looking for practical, comfortable and inexpensive transportation.”

12 Best Family Cars
2014 Nissan Pathfinder

KBB found very little to dislike about the 2014 Nissan Altima. They noted the Altima’s interior spaciousness, excellent driving dynamics, and comfortable interior.

The Nissan Pathfinder commanded the attention of KBB for its overall value and roomy interior. KBB noted the excellent cargo space, excellent interior and exterior design, and great pricing.

To find the perfect new family-friendly vehicle, stop by Blackburn Nissan in Vicksburg, Mississippi! We have the Rogue, Pathfinder, Altima, and more!

Nissan’s January Sales Set Record, Show Numerous Increases

January Sales Set Record
2014 Nissan Rogue

Believe it or not, the first month of 2014 is already in the books. If you’re anything like us here at Blackburn Nissan, it’s easy to lose track of time when you are almost constantly digging yourself out from beneath a nice, thick blanket of snow, but we digress. Nissan Group has announced its first month sales figures, and the results are enough to warm our hearts (though maybe not necessarily enough to warm our hands).

Nissan Group total sales in the United States for January totaled 90,470 units, which is nearly a full 10,000 units better than January 2013 sales and good for an 11.8 percent increase. Nissan division sales accounted for 81,472 of that figure, good for a 10.4 percent jump over 2013; and Infiniti sales came in just under 9,000 and leapt an astounding 26.3 percent.

What’s more, in just the second full month of sales for the all-new 2014 Rogue, the CUV set a January record by delivering 13,831 models and increasing 54.5 percent over the previous January.

January Sales Set Record
2014 Nissan Altima

The Altima was Nissan’s top-seller with 22,515 units sold, which is a 4.9 percent improvement over last year. The LEAF also had an impressive month; its total of 1,252 deliveries marks a 92.6 percent increase over the beginning of 2013 and represents a promising trend for EVs in 2014.

More information on individual Nissan and Infiniti models can be found at the official press release. To test drive the latest Nissan vehicles, stop in and see us at Blackburn today!