All-New 2019 Nissan Altima Design Sketch Revealed

all-new 2019 Nissan Altima

Official exterior sketch reveals an expressive, sophisticated all-new 2019 Altima and hints at the future of Nissan’s sedan design language.

The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima made waves last month when its official exterior sketch was revealed. The sketch helped to build the anticipation for the newest version of the top-selling vehicle, and its unveiling at the 2018 New York International Auto Show secured its status as the new global face of Nissan sedan design. If you’re looking for a car that perfectly straddles the line between a professional business vehicle and a sporty weekend vehicle, the sophisticated 2019 Altima hits it out of the park.

The all-new sixth generation Altima is longer and sits a little lower than previous versions of this beloved vehicle, achieving a sportier silhouette without sacrificing sophistication. In recent years, sedans sales have been waning as American drivers turn to crossovers and compact SUVs—including Nissan’s popular Rogue. With the all-new Altima, Nissan hope to reinvigorate the midsize sedan segment.

The Altima sketch shows how the car uses the elegant Vmotion 2.0 concept car as inspiration for its new design, featuring bold and sporty lines while also maintaining an expressive and sophisticated air. For drivers who still prefer the sedan segment for its efficiency, functionality, and style, the all-new Altima is sweeping in to impress these drivers with all the performance, elegance, and Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology it has to offer. Make sure to come see it at Haddad Nissan later this year!

Nissan Announces Participation in FIA Formula E Championship

FIA Formula E championship

GENEVA (March 6, 2018) – Nissan has taken the next steps toward its debut in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by revealing its concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show.

As the auto industry continues its pivot towards intelligent electric vehicles, the fast and fun sport of auto racing is making the pivot as well. In 2011, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship began with the promise of reinventing auto racing in the twenty-first century. Since then, Formula E has lived up to its promise and put the most innovative and advanced electric vehicles head-to-head on the road. Many automakers have competed in this elite competition, but beginning in late 2018, Nissan will become the first Japanese automaker to participate.

The announcement that Nissan will compete this year at the Formula E Championship coincides with the release of its all-new Formula E race car. With a mere glance at this vehicle, you feel as if you’ve been transported into the future. Featuring an aerodynamic design with sleek contours, the Formula E comes with an innovative design that matches its innovative battery and powertrain system. This vehicle has creating buzz since Nissan unveiled its Formula E plans at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. This year, at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, it revealed the Formula E car in its concept livery.

The Formula E series will begin this December, so be ready to see Nissan’s Formula E race car make its entrance and show the world what its electric technology and Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology have to offer.

Service Checklist for Spring Car Care

We at Haddad Nissan know how important it is to service your vehicle seasonally. Winter is coming to an end, so we’ve put together this spring car care checklist to get your vehicle in tip-top shape for the new season.

spring car care

Catch up with routine vehicle service

If you have not been doing this already, all drivers should be keeping up with the routine service schedule as outlined in their owner’s manual. This can range from replacing burnt out bulbs to streaky windshield wipers to checking the tread on your tires.

Correct any seemingly minor mechanical issues

Sometimes, drivers will dismiss minor issues such as stalling, rough idling, or hard starts as something that can be ignored. Instead, make sure to have these problems checked before they turn into potentially major repair items.

Change oil and coolant fluids

Both oil and coolant fluid help your engine function more efficiently and safely.

Inspect belts and hoses

The engine contains networks of belts, hoses, clamps, and other moving parts that can become worn out or damaged. Make sure to replace these when needed.

Have your air conditioner checked

Air conditioning may not feel like a “necessary” part of spring car care, but keeping yourself cool in the warmer months is a must.

Call us at Haddad Nissan to schedule your springtime maintenance appointment, or to find answers to your vehicle upkeep questions.

Nissan Frontier Pickup Provides Affordable, Capable Small Truck

There are plenty of reliable choices in the pickup truck segment for full-size, heavy-duty trucks. But not every truck enthusiast wants the biggest and heaviest vehicle that money can buy. Small trucks are becoming more and more popular as drivers flock to them for affordability and efficiency without sacrificing that signature capability truck lovers enjoy. That’s what makes the Nissan Frontier pickup such a great choice. Between its standard toughness and low price tag, there’s a lot to love about the 2018 Nissan Frontier.

Nissan Frontier pickup

2018 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier, for starters, has the lowest starting MSRP of any other vehicle in its class, as well as the highest standard towing capacity.* While other competitors in the small truck segment only start out with towing capacities of 3,500 pounds or lower, you don’t have to tack on any additional features or packages to take advantage of the 2018 Nissan Frontier’s full 3,760-pound capacity.

Drivers can also take advantage of the Nissan Frontier’s available Utility-Track ® Channel System, which makes use of five mounted bed rails and four movable cleats to create a versatile cargo management system that keeps your cargo secure on the go.

Performance features such as its standard 4×4 drivetrain system and 10.1 inches of ground clearance equip the 2018 Nissan Frontier pickup for off-roading. The pickup’s all-around excellence has earned it accolades, including the J.D. Power “Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row” award.**

Experience the sheer force and capacity of the 2018 Frontier for yourself when you stop by Haddad Nissan for a test drive.

 

*Ward’s Small and Large Pickup Market Segments compared. 2018 Frontier vs. 2017 and in-market 2018 competitors. Based on lowest MSRP models. Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).  MSRP excludes tax, title, license, destination/handling fees and optional equipment. Dealer sets actual price. Comparison based on manufacturer websites.

**The Nissan Frontier received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among midsize pickups in the J.D. Power 2016-2017 Initial Quality Studies. 2017 Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experience may vary. Visit jdpower.com

Rogue and Rogue Sport Make 2018 Consumer Guide Automotive “Best Buy Award” List

This past December, Consumer Guide Automotive named both the Rogue and Rogue Sport to its exclusive “Best Buy” list. The Nissan Rogue received the “Best Buy Award” in the compact crossover category; the Rogue Sport version was honored with the award in the subcompact crossover category.

Consumer Guide Automotive “Best Buy Award”

2018 Nissan Rogue

Consumer Guide Automotive thoroughly evaluates vehicles before it grants the awards. It judges each auto based on performance and value, then compares the vehicle with other members of its class. Consumer Guide Automotive stated that the Rogue offers “respectable fuel economy, refined interior materials, and passenger and cargo versatility that few compact SUVs can match.” The Nissan Rogue Sport gleaned a similarly radiant review. “The Nissan Rogue Sport takes all the winning traits of its compact Nissan Rogue sibling and condenses them down into a nicely executed subcompact SUV,” while also “remaining especially easy to maneuver and park in cramped urban areas.”

Consumer Guide Automotive “Best Buy Award”

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

Consumer Guide Automotive believes that these two vehicles offer unparalleled value. Both models suit city streets as well as back-road paths, providing a pleasant driving experience whenever you hit the road.

Haddad Nissan is a proud advocate of the Rogue and Rogue Sport, and we’re thrilled that it’s able to satisfy drivers’ needs while giving them exceptional performance at a reasonable price. Visit us today to take one of these Rogue versions out for a test drive.

Upcoming Events in the Berkshires

The Berkshires offers many opportunities to explore the great outdoors and take part in various outdoor activities. While exploring, you will also want to take advantage of the Berkshires’ thriving food and art scene. Here are a few upcoming events in the Berkshires that we recommend.

WinterFest - Events in the Berkshires

21st Annual WinterFest

On February 17th from 10am to 4pm, the 21st annual WinterFest will take place and feature fun for everyone. The festival will include ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice skating, a winter farmers and crafters market, hot chocolate and marshmallows, and lots of other winter fun in the snow.

REI Western Mass Nordic Adventure

Take part in an adventure traversing the Notchview Reservation in Windsor, MA on February 24th. You’ll have the opportunity to explore part of Notchview’s 3,000 acres of forest and meadow.

Thunderfest 2018

Come out with the whole family to Adams Visitor Center on February 25th for a day of food, live music, and vendors. Fun children’s activities will provide young ones with age-appropriate entertainment.

High Mud Comedy Fest with Mike Birbiglia

On March 16th to 17th, come out to MASS MoCA’s High Mud Comedy Festival, which is the museum’s annual mud-themed event. Enjoy comedy-club acts, funny films, beer tastings, and museum tours.

For even suggestions about local events to attend in the next few months, call us at Haddad Nissan; we’ll be glad to recommend a few of our favorite festivities.

Discover the Benefits of Winter Tires

Benefits of winter tires

Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making them extremely important. However, they’re often a neglected component of our cars. Many don’t realize the importance of having a dedicated set of tires for winter weather, which can make tackling the colder months potentially hazardous. Read on to learn more about the benefits of winter tires.

Superior traction in winter weather

Winter tires have special tread patterns that improve performance in cold, wet, and snowy conditions. They greatly reduce the likelihood of getting stranded because of inclement weather and enhance your vehicle’s grip on the road when the weather turns ugly.

Exceptional durability in the cold

Winter tires are also made of special rubber that remains durable when the temperature drops. Even with no snow on the ground, all-season tires tend to underperform when temperatures drop to around freezing. Winter tires, on the other hand, are specially designed to retain superior grip on the road despite cold temperatures.

Better braking power

It’s important for a vehicle to be able to stop on short notice, especially in the winter. Winter tires handle abrupt stops on slippery roads exceptionally well, to help minimize the likelihood of a collision.

While an extra set of tires may seem like an unnecessary expense, buying winter tires is much cheaper than repairing a car that’s been damaged from driving in snowy conditions with the wrong type of tires. Come in to Haddad Nissan today to ask more about our winter tire specials; we’ll be glad to help you find the right tires for your vehicle.

2017 Nissan Highlights That Will Get You Excited for 2018

2017 was a huge year for Nissan. From being named “Manufacturer of the Year” by Ruedas ESPN, to collaborating with the Star Wars production team to create some of the most impressive themed vehicles ever, there are a lot of great things to remember about the past year. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top 2017 Nissan highlights.

2017 Nissan Highlights

Nissan Intelligent Mobility

In 2017, Nissan expanded upon the Intelligent Mobility initiative it released in 2016. Aimed at created smarter, safer, more fuel-efficiency cars, Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology has been a huge success. At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show the automaker even unveiled their vision of the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in the form of a stunning zero emission concept car.

Nissan and Star Wars Join Forces

At the 2017 LA Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a collection of highly anticipated themed concept versions of some of the brands most popular models, including special edition Star Wars vehicles. While none of the concepts are slated for the production line, they’re still inspiring to witness.

Refreshed and Updated Models

Most importantly, 2017 marked a hugely successful year for some of the most popular Nissan models, including a refreshed Nissan Rogue, one of the most popular SUVs on the road. The Rogue Sport even won the title of “Vehicle of the Year” from Ruedas ESPN.

If 2017 was any indication, we can look forward more great things from Nissan in 2018. Be sure to stop by Haddad Nissan to learn more about all the exciting innovations to expect this year.

Creating the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Creating the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

We’re just a few weeks away from ringing in the New Year, which means there’s plenty of time to come up with a resolution you can stick to. We here at Haddad Nissan have some helpful tips for creating the perfect New Year’s resolution to make 2018 your year to succeed!

Be Selective

There’s not much of a point in making your New Year’s resolution an unattainable goal. Be selective about your choice. Make sure it’s something you can stick to and, most importantly, just pick one thing. Committing to multiple resolutions, even if they’re small, can become overwhelming and quickly lead to failure.

Common resolutions include breaking a bad habit, starting a new hobby, and becoming a healthier person. No matter what you choose, just make sure you can stick to it.

Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to achieve your resolution is to plan ahead. Since there’s a month before you officially need to start working toward your resolution, there’s no excuse for heading in unprepared.

Take the time to research properly and create a plan for success.

Don’t Quit

Too many people quit the moment they slip up and fail in their New Year’s resolutions. In truth, though, missing one workout doesn’t have to ruin your entire year. Pick yourself up and do your best to commit to achieving your resolution!

Reasons to Visit the Berkshires This Winter

Winter is just getting started and the Berkshires are looking more and more welcoming every day. The scenic views and relaxing setting create an ambiance that few places in the world can match, so without further ado here are a few reasons to visit the Berkshires this winter from us here at Haddad Nissan.

Reasons to Visit the Berkshires This Winter

Skiing and Snowboarding

Hitting the slopes is a common occurrence at the Berkshires, which is home to six of our state’s 12 skiing areas. Powder production is already in full swing at many of the larger resorts, and more is sure to follow. That leaves plenty of options for skiers and snowboarders looking for some early winter action.

Notchview Reservation

The Notchview Reservation consists of more than 3,000 acres of land, making it a perfect location for cross-country skiing. Long trails and snowshoeing locations make for an all-encompassing winter wonderland for those looking to stay active, even if it means heading out into the cold.

Art Galleries

If you’re looking to get a good look at art housed in some of the world’s best museums, you’re in luck. The Berkshires is home to the Clark and Norman Rockwell Museums, or those looking for something new will likely find it in the Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge.