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Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition Debuts at New York International Auto Show

Nissan GT-R | Vicksburg, MS

The Nissan GT-R boasts a long and prestigious history and, over the past half-century, has worked its way into the hearts of car enthusiasts everywhere. As a tribute to this remarkable vehicle, Nissan unveiled the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2019 New York International Show, and it made quite the splash. From its increased performance potential to its beautifully modern design, the new GT-R definitely impresses.

The Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition elegantly balances style and grace. The car will be offered in three different heritage-era exterior color combinations, paying homage to the car’s original colors. For instance, the Bayside Blue finish returns to the GT-R for the 50th Anniversary Edition, offering a bright exterior that includes fun racing stripes. A Peal White edition with red stripes and a Super Silver edition with white stripes will also be available.

The bold style of the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition extends to its interior, which features a gray interior color scheme and a luxurious design. The 50th Anniversary Edition offers a distinctive steering wheel and shift knob, special embossed seats, and luxurious Alcantara® leather accents. To entertain you while you conquer the road, the special edition features a NissanConnect™ integrated audio, navigation, and communication system with an 8-inch touch-panel display.

Want to get behind the wheel of your very own Nissan GT-R? Call or visit Blackburn Nissan and we’ll fix you up with all the power you could ever need.

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity Team Up to Produce the Nissan Ultimate Work TITAN

Nissan Ultimate Work TITAN | Vicksburg, MS

Nissan has a proud history of working with Habitat for Humanity. Earlier this year, Nissan announced that the partnership it shares with Habitat for Humanity had successfully reached a whole new dimension. Nissan and Habitat for Humanity worked together to produce the Nissan Ultimate Work TITAN.

The Ultimate Work TITAN is the latest in a series of custom vehicles built by Nissan for its Calling All TITANs campaign. The truck, based upon a Nissan TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab Midnight Edition, was tailor-made for Habitat for Humanity’s workers.

To determine what this custom pickup truck should include, Nissan and Habitat for Humanity spent time talking to the latter’s worksite supervisors and volunteers. Those workers noted three things the custom TITAN should possess:

  1. Off-road capability
  2. An interior akin to a mobile office
  3. A bed filled with useful tools

The decision to use the TITAN XD Diesel Crew Cab Midnight Edition as a base for the custom TITAN model certainly addressed that first requirement, although Nissan went the extra mile by adding ICON Alloys REBOUND wheels and other exterior features to the truck. To make the TITAN cabin feel more like an indoor office, Nissan included a 13-inch laptop and a backseat computer storage space for said laptop. Finally, the appropriate tools, including a full-size ladder, were added to the bed and roof of the custom pickup truck.

Since 2005, Nissan has donated 150 trucks and $16.9 million to Habitat for Humanity. Here at Blackburn Nissan, we are proud to represent an automaker that does so much to give back to the community.

Preparing Your Car for Spring

As they say, a little preparation goes a long way. Keeping up with routine car maintenance is of the utmost importance for your vehicle’s health and longevity, and a great way to stay on top of it is to perform seasonal vehicle checks, preparing your vehicle for the season ahead. Here are some tips on preparing your car for spring.

  • Give your car a good cleaning: To preserve your car’s exterior paint job, it’s a great idea to thoroughly clean it in the spring. You should also clean out the interior, vacuuming the upholstery and carpets and clearing out any trash that has accumulated on the interior.
  • Check your tires: Before the spring rains, you should check your tire pressure and your tires’ tread depth. Appropriate tire pressure increases efficiency and promotes even wear, while adequate tread depth helps maintain traction and control on slippery roads.
  • Check your windshield wiper blades: It’s also important to have effective wiper blades in the springtime, as they help maintain visibility when it’s raining. Check your wiper blades to make sure they’re not cracked or streaking when in use.
  • Check your oil: Adequate engine oil promotes a clean, optimally-functioning engine. It also helps keep your engine cool, which is particularly important when the weather begins to warm.

For all of your vehicle’s spring maintenance needs, stop into Blackburn Nissan and we’ll get you squared away so you can feel ready for the season ahead.

2019 Nissan LEAF E-Plus Will Offer 200 Horsepower

The Nissan LEAF has long been at the forefront of the EV market, and the competition is starting to look for ways to catch up and snatch its crown. To keep its sturdy grip on the throne, the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to offer several exciting upgrades that’ll keep folks coming back for more.

Nissan Leaf

AutoGuide last month spoke with Nissan’s director of EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, Brian Maragno, who informally announced the 2019 Nissan LEAF E-Plus. With a bigger battery on board for longer range, this LEAF is expected to crank out around 200 horsepower and achieve a 200-mile range on a single charge, making both highly efficient and exceptionally fun to drive.

With respect to performance, Maragno wouldn’t say whether the Nissan LEAF NISMO®, which went on sale in Japan last month, will make the leap to the United States. Certainly, the introduction of a stylish NISMO variant would add some nice cushion between the LEAF and its competition.

Nissan was tight-lipped about the Nissan LEAF E-Plus, but it did confirm to AutoGuide that it will be sold as a 2019 model, which means it could be arriving as soon as the end of this year. For more as it develops, watch this space and stop into Blackburn Nissan for the latest.

Father’s Day Photo Contest!

Photo ContestThe team here at Blackburn Motor Company is at it again! We’ve launched a new photo contest on our Facebook page – Blackburn Motor Company’s Father’s Day Photo Contest!

All you have to do to enter the contest is to submit a photo of you and your dad. We’ll post the photo to our page. The photo with the most likes by June 17th at 12PM CT will be our lucky winner!

The winner of our Father’s Day Photo Contest will win a gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors. It may not repay dad for everything he’s done for you over the years, but it sure is a great way to say “Thanks!”

If you would like to enter your dad or another father into our contest, simply submit a photo via Facebook Messenger. Tag your friends and share photos to get as many likes as possible. You could be our lucky winner!

Please keep in mind that only one photo entry/participant will be accepted and only “Likes” on the photos on our page will be counted toward the total. Feel free to shoot us a message if you have any additional questions.

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there!

Holiday Season Tips For Traveling with Pets

traveling with petsThe holiday season is almost upon us, and, just like the retail stores preparing for Black Friday, it’s time for you to prepare for your holiday road trips. Whether you are going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house or merely down the street, you don’t want to leave your beloved pets behind. To make sure your road trip this year is comfortable for both you and Fido, follow these tips on traveling with pets and stay safe this holiday season!

Take your pet on practice runs. Before you leave for your six-hour trip to your Auntie Sue’s, make sure your dog or cat is used to being in the car. Short practice runs completed before leaving for your holiday vacation are a great way to ensure that your pet is comfortable with being in the car for long periods of time.

Use a crash-tested pet carrier. A dog or cat roaming free in your car while you are driving is just an accident waiting to happen. To keep both you and your pet safe on your road trip, make sure you put Garfield and Odie into crash-tested pet carriers or seat restraints. This will eliminate the distraction of a loose animal, while also ensuring your pets’ safety if an accident were to occur.

Stop for frequent bathroom breaks. Just like humans, pets can’t handle long car rides without frequent breaks. Stop frequently for bathroom breaks and to allow your animal to stretch its legs before continuing on your journey. Every two to three hours should be perfect.

Don’t leave your pet by itself in your car. Whether it’s freezing cold or scorching hot, you should never leave an animal in your car by itself. There are a multitude of things that can go wrong, concluding in your pet’s injury or death. Be sure to find pet-friendly accommodations and restaurants along your route so your pet can stay with you when you stop overnight.

Follow our tips regarding traveling with pets, and you are guaranteed a great holiday season. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your pets this holiday season, besides taking a road trip, you can enter our Pet Halloween Costume Contest! At Blackburn Nissan you have the opportunity to win a $50 Visa gift card!

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!