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New Safety Tech in the 2017 Nissan Altima

Nissan is always innovating and creating new ways to stay ahead of the pack, and with the 2017 Nissan Altima, they are doing just that with some new safety tech. While driver-assist and -alert features are quickly becoming standard in the auto industry under the pressure of more restrictive safety test requirements and competition, Nissan is always finding new features to add to the mix, such as the new automatic emergency braking system.

Automatic emergency braking will come with the SV and SL trim levels produced last month in June. The system works exactly as it says; it senses potential collisions before they happen and automatically applies the brakes to reduce or avoid the impact. The introduction of this new safety system follows close on the heels of Nissan updating the Rogue crossover recently to also include the new feature standard.

If you want to get your hands on the new safety tech in the 2017 Nissan Altima, you’ll have to keep that in mind when you head to the dealership. The change occurred mid-model year, so it may be difficult to discern between the trims with or without the automatic emergency braking system. Just ask the team at Blackburn Nissan and our friendly employees will help you find the Nissan Altima you’re looking for.

2016 Nissan Maxima Named to 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors List

It was announced in mid-April that the 2016 Nissan Maxima has made the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors List. Wards states that the Maxima’s interior “competes with more expensive cars” and has “spectacular touches” that improve the look and feel.

2016 Nissan Maxima Interior
2016 Nissan Maxima Interior

The Maxima’s interior is anchored by its fighter jet-inspired cockpit. Wards cited the Maxima’s expert craftsmanship, sophisticated color scheme, and the accents to the trim and seating surfaces.47 nominees were chosen as finalists for the 10 Best List, among them the Nissan Altima and TITAN.

The 10 Best Interiors List is chosen by a panel of eight judges from WardsAuto who test each vehicle not just for looks but for comfort, ergonomics, the driver information display, the materials used, and safety. They also consider the value of the car in relation to the quality of the interior.

The winners will be honored at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, which will take place on May 11th in Detroit.

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.

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!

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!