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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!