Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Nabs “Best Concept” Title

Nissan Sports Sedan
Nissan Sports Sedan

Each year, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Autoweek give awards for Best in Show, Most Significant, Most Fun, and Best Concept to the most exciting and innovative cars brought to the expo. This year, Nissan is the big winner, as the Nissan Sports Sedan Concept took home the Best Concept award. The Sports Sedan Concept distanced itself from its competition, the Kia G4 Stinger and the Toyota FT-1, through its revolutionary design, which provides a glimpse into the future design of all Nissan vehicles.

“The Sport Sedan Concept is an extremely important vehicle for Nissan because it demonstrates a new and energetic design direction that builds on Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura. “To receive this recognition reinforces that Nissan is headed full speed in the right direction, and this is only a sign of good things to come.”

Of course, some of those good things are already here, and you can come see them at Blackburn Nissan. We’ll take you for a test drive, talk to you about the Nissan lineup, and even chat about what the Sports Sedan Concept means for you. Come on in!

Nissan Aiming for Autonomous Drive Vehicles by 2020

Autonomous Drive VehiclesAutonomous drive vehicles seem somewhat futuristic, but Nissan is hoping to have commercially viable autonomous drive vehicles on the road by 2020. To reach this goal, they have begun testing in Japan. Autonomous vehicles are getting lots of attention in Japan as their prime minister and other top officials have taken these vehicles out for a spin. These vehicles are even allowed on the highways!

The IHS report on autonomous vehicles states that the first generation of these vehicles will have to be co-piloted by a human who is ready to take control of the car if needed. They also say that completely independent vehicles could make their way to the market as early as 2030. Nissan hopes that once these vehicles become commercialized; there will be reduced accidents on the road resulting in less injuries and fatalities.

At Blackburn Nissan, we are proud to be a part of a company who likes to push the limits with innovations and new technologies. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Nissan’s autonomous vehicles.

Do you think autonomous vehicles will be available to consumers sooner or later? Do you think they will be available in the US or overseas first? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Nissan LEAF Drives 100+ Miles in Extreme Conditions

Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF

It’s well known that weather can have a huge effect on the range of your all-electric car, whether it’s bitter cold or scorching heat. How drastic can that change be though? According to FleetCarma, the best possible range of the Nissan LEAF is still over 100 miles, one of the highest in its class.

The data collected, which examines just how well all-electric cars drive in extreme conditions, shows that the LEAF’s average range of 64 miles can be increased to 106 miles, easily out driving the Chevrolet Volt, which received an average range of 26 miles. All you have to do is change a few of your driving habits to increase your LEAF’s range.

In order to increase your Nissan LEAF’s range in extreme weather conditions, utilize your regenerative braking as much as possible on clear roads, ensuring that your battery will keep receiving charges throughout your trip. Also, preheat or cool the cabin before you unplug your vehicle from its charging station. This will ensure you won’t lose your power before setting off on your next adventure!

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan
Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy will be showcased at our dealership in Vicksburg, Mississippi from December 19th and now extended through the 26th. Come to the dealership to get your picture taken with the iconic sports memorabilia and strike your best Heisman pose! We will be posting the pictures to our Facebook wall. The photo with the most likes just after New Year will receive $50 in Visa Gift Cards.

The Heisman Trophy was originally known as the DAC trophy and was presented to its first winner, Jay Berwanger, in 1935. The trophy features a statue of a football player strait-arming a tackler and side-stepping. In 1936, following John W. Heisman’s death, the trophy was renamed. Heisman was well-known for being a strong American athlete and an inventive football mogul.

This year the trophy was awarded to Jameis Winston a quarterback from Florida State University. The trophy was awarded on December 14th broadcasted live from the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on ESPN.

Come see the Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan! Be sure to check out this amazing piece of American History at our dealership. Be sure to vote for your favorite entries on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany.

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