Nissan Newest Sponsor for Champions League Soccer

Nissan Newest Sponsor for Champions League SoccerWhile here in the United States, soccer is definitely not the most popular sport, in the United Kingdom, soccer (or football, as they call it) is king. That is why Nissan decided to become the newest sponsor for the most prestigious soccer club tournament there, the Champions League.

The Champions League is part of the overall European soccer governing body, the UEFA.

This sponsorship is a big step in Nissan’s goal to become the top Asian brand in Europe. Based on last year’s sales, Nissan ranks third, but is only a hair away from number two, Hyundai, and less than 100,000 vehicles away from top-ranking Toyota.

“European growth is important to Nissan, and in UEFA we feel we have found the perfect partner to help us achieve our business goal of becoming the #1 Asian car manufacturer in Europe by 2016,” said Bastien Schupp, vice president, Marketing, Nissan Europe, in a statement.

We think this is a great move for Nissan and will greatly increase its presence in the European market. And, hopefully, by 2016, we can all yell, “Goal!” when Nissan is number one.

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!

Nissan Sets Stage for 2015 Murano Debut

2015 Murano Debut
Current Nissan Murano – Available at Blackburn Nissan!

If the suspense of waiting for a glimpse of the 2015 Nissan Murano is leaving you breathless, go ahead and take a big gulp of air—Nissan has released a sneak peek at the redesigned crossover before its debut on April 16 at the New York International Auto Show in New York City.

Lasting a frustratingly short nine seconds and no longer, the sneak peek video still manages to illustrate the 2015 Murano’s striking bodylines and tasteful curves without giving too much away, previewing a crossover SUV that is sure to stop you in your tracks. The quick video is also previewing something new for Nissan as a whole—a new design language the Japanese carmaker plans on using in designing all future production vehicles.

With the brief glimpse we got, we here at Blackburn Nissan are sure that the 2015 Murano debut will impress everyone, especially since it will feature more room, an opulent interior, and more technology than ever before. Do you agree? Share your thoughts with us below by leaving a comment!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament begins in just a few short days! Are you excited for March Madness? This year, you can win prizes at Blackburn! We will post a game of the day on our Facebook page each day throughout the tournament. All you have to do is pick which team you think will be victorious. At the end of the tournament, the person who picks correctly the most times will win a free car wash and a free oil change at Blackburn.

Want to win free stuff? It’s easy! All you have to do is “like” or comment on our daily Facebook posts. Make sure you are a fan of Blackburn on Facebook by visiting Be sure to get your entry in before tip-off of the game of the day! Check out USA Today for bracket information and matchups! Round one play begins on March 18th.

At Blackburn Nissan we want to make you a winner! Stop by our Facebook page for more information and to enter our contest!

Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror

Have you enjoyed having a rearview backup camera in your car? Has your rearview camera saved you from an accident? Nissan recently introduced the Smart rearview mirror at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Nissan hopes to introduce this new piece of technology worldwide in 2015.

The Smart rearview mirror is unlike any other mirror on the market. With the Smart mirror, drivers can change between a regular mirror and a LCD display with the switch of a button. With the LCD display, drivers will get a crisp and clean display of the outside environment. Nissan’s biggest challenge with the mirror was to prohibit drivers from getting an overlapping image. Nissan was able to eliminate an overlapping image by designing a unique LCD monitor and custom mirror.

The goal of the new mirror/monitor function is to give drivers a better sense of their surrounding environments to reduce accidents and increase safety. For example, if you have a taller passenger riding in your backseat, your passenger is likely to be in-view when you use your rearview mirror. The Smart rear view mirror uses a camera mounted to the rear window to prevent visibility issues from a tall passenger or stacked luggage.

At Blackburn Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a company who really puts advanced technology to the test. We want our drivers to experience safety and comfort in their new Nissan vehicle. To learn more about Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror, stop by

Nissan Sentra and Versa Recognized for Affordability recently released their “Top 10 Cheapest New Cars You Can Buy” list last week. On that list were two of the most affordable cars on the market, the Nissan Sentra and Nissan Versa Sedan. To create the list, studied sticker prices, fuel efficiency, and destination fees. This was the first time has done this specific study since 2008.

Nissan Sentra and Versa Recognized
2014 Nissan Sentra

Overall, wanted to let consumers know which vehicles offer the best bang for the buck. They were looking for vehicles that were not only efficient and affordable, but vehicles that still contain great interior features and performance. Both the Nissan Sentra and Versa are able to offer just that!

Nissan Sentra and Versa Recognized
2014 Nissan Versa

The Sentra was described as offering a “class above” look and feel. noted its efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that is able to get EPA-estimated 34 combined mpg*. The Sentra was also noted for its excellent interior features including a Bose Premium Audio System, NissanConnect™ with Navigation and iPhone integration, and more. The Versa was noted for featuring a 1.6-liter engine that is able to get an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway*. The Versa also stood out for its comfortable interior and luxurious look.

Be sure to check out the Nissan Sentra and Versa at our dealership near Jackson, Mississippi. At Blackburn Nissan, we have an excellent lineup of new vehicles to choose from!

*EPA-estimate only, actual mileage will vary.

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

award-winning Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is making headlines as one of’s “10 Best SUVs Under $25,000.” 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. mentioned the Rogue’s excellent pricing starting at just $22,490. 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’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’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’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 New Project: The Frontier Diesel Runner

Frontier Diesel RunnerAt the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan pulled out the big guns, the diesel guns that is. The automaker debuted the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner pickup truck; and now they’re asking you to help them out as they continue to develop it for production.

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.

Frontier Diesel Runner“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.

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!

Your Vicksburg, Mississippi Nissan Dealership.