What Is the Nissan X-Trail?

Nissan X-Trail

2018 Nissan X-Trail

If you have been outside of the United States, you may have noticed many car manufacturers offer different models than they do here. Often, these models are similar, but have different names. That is the case with the Nissan X-Trail. So what is the Nissan X-Trail?

The X-Trail is the global version of the American Rogue and is the world’s best-selling SUV. Just like the Rogue, it is designed as a family-friendly vehicle that can take you on great adventures. The second-row features EZ Flex™ second-row seats that slide and recline to allow for flexible passenger and cargo space.

Also similar to the American Rogue, the X-Trail offers a suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. These features work together to protect the X-Trail from all sides so you can feel more confident as you drive. The Around-View® Monitor is particularly useful when navigating tight parking spaces.

The X-Trail also offers numerous connectivity features. Bluetooth® comes standard along with a 7-inch touchscreen display. With satellite navigation, the X-Trail will always keep you on the right path. The Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display puts important information right in from of the driver to minimize time spent looking away from the road.

While the X-Trail may not be available here in the United States, you can experience many of the same features and styling with the Nissan Rogue. Test drive it today at Haddad Nissan!

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.

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.

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.

Nissan’s 130-mph Remote Control Car Celebrates Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo Nissan GT-R

It’s been 20 years since the release of Gran Turismo, and the series of racing games, which were developed for PlayStation, have worked with Nissan from the beginning. In honor of that partnership, Nissan is celebrating this year by creating the coolest Gran Turismo-inspired remote-controlled car to date: the Nissan GT-R.

The Nissan GT-R is operated using a gaming controller, and brings the thrill of the Gran Turismo games to real life. The Nissan GT-R was tested with the help of Jann Mardenborough, a winner at the GT Academy, who controlled the Nissan GT-R from a helicopter up above the course. He was able to get the Nissan GT-R up to 131 mph and averaged 76 mph on his fastest lap.

During the drive, Mardenborough was able to monitor the car’s speed thanks to Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor installed in the car. It’s one of many advanced tools that make the Nissan GT-R possible, in addition to four robots, six computers, and two smart safety systems.

We’re happy to report, as well, that this car won’t be sitting around collecting dust. Its next tour is through primary and secondary schools in the UK, where it will be used as a means to promote STEM learning. After all, Nissan has always been inspirational in more than one way. It’s just one of many things Haddad Nissan loves about the company.

New Redesigned Nissan LEAF

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF is coming to Haddad Nissan early next year and we are so excited, we wanted to tell you all about the fully redesigned battery-electric vehicle. So, what’s new other than a completely new exterior? Improvements in range; both mileage and price!

Nissan LEAF

Projected Range

Most 2017 and 2018 “short-range” all-electric cars on the market provide 90 to 125 miles of range, where as the new Nissan LEAF is expected to offer 150 miles. It is true that there are EVs out there that can drive over 300 miles, but also come equipped with a hefty price that could start at $65,000 or more. This year’s model has found a sweet spot between needed mileage and vehicle price range, especially since 84-mile range is sufficient for more than 80% off all trips taken in America. A 200 mile version of the LEAF will also be available as a 2019 model down the line.

Price Range

Now let’s talk about the price. This model starts at about $30,000 and the best part is you are not likely to be stuck on a waiting list for a new Leaf when you want one. This is actually about $690 less than the current 2017 Nissan LEAF, and can be coupled with a $7,500 federal tax credit and other local incentives; the Leaf will be effectively priced at around $20,000. This is an exceptional price for a vehicle that will save you even more on fuel.

We’d love to tell you more about the 2018 Nissan LEAF. If you have any questions, please contact us online or visit us in Pittsfield, MA and we will answer all your questions.

2019 Nissan Altima Spy Shots

As one of the most affordable mid-size sedans in the industry, the 2018 Nissan Altima holds a place in the hearts of drivers of all ages. Its technology, efficiency and style are unmatched. The 2019 Nissan Altima, however, could revolutionize the midsize sedan segment as we know it.

2019 Nissan Altima - Vmotion 2.0 Concept

The 2019 Nissan Altima is based off the Vmotion 2.0 concept car from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Recent spy shots show what’s in store for the next-generation Nissan Altima. The recent prototype indicates that the sixth-generation Altima is based on the Vmotion 2.0 concept car we saw at the 2017 Detroit International Auto Show.

Angular headlights, a V-shaped grille, and floating roof are all present on the prototype. The interior boasts a digital screen and ergonomic knobs that make function a top priority, and from the looks of the gear shift, it seems the Continuously Variable Transmission will carry over to the next generation.

The 2019 Nissan Altima will certainly feature several of the brand’s electronic driving aids. These technologies are capable of helping drivers brake, maintain lanes, and keep an eye on their blind spot, among other things.

There’s no indication as to what lies beneath the hood though. Will Nissan drop the V6 engine and offer an available turbocharged four cylinder instead? Only time will tell.

The 2019 Nissan Altima is expected to arrive in dealership showrooms in late 2018.

We here at Haddad Nissan couldn’t be more excited to see the 2019 Nissan Altima in person!