2016 Nissan GT-R Pricing Announced, Limited Edition Also Available

Nissan GT-R

Nissan recently released the 2016 Nissan GT-R pricing list, and the tag will remain the same for three models. In addition to pricing, Nissan also unveiled its 45th Anniversary Gold Edition that will be available to a limited number of buyers.

Although pricing remains the same, three of the Nissan GT-R’s got quite a few enhancements. The GT-R Premium and Black Edition will generate an additional five horsepower, so they’re now rated to produce 550 horsepower. The GT-R Premium will also feature new 20-spoke wheels, replacing 10 spoke wheels from the year before. Finally, a new 45th Anniversary Gold Edition will be available with; you guessed it, a unique gold paint job named “Silica Brass.”

The new Gold Edition was built in celebration of the 45 year history of one of the world’s favorite super-cars. A unique gold VIN plate will be located inside the new edition’s engine, and there will be a celebratory plaque located on the interior center console.

To see the 2016 Nissan GT-R pricing list, or learn more about the new Gold Edition, click here!

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Infiniti, Nissan Sales Overtake Honda

Nissan Rogue

Nissan Motors has pushed past Honda for the second month in a row. The two Japanese rivals have always been competitive but this time, Nissan has its luxury brand to thank. Infiniti sales jumped 20%. Nissan sales were up 2.7%.

“I think you’re going to see pent-up demand due to all the things that happened in the Northeast with ice storms,” senior vice president of Nissan sales and marketing Fred Diaz said. “I think a lot of people didn’t come in [to showrooms in February] and are going to be back this month.”

In all, Nissan sold 106,777 vehicles in the month of February compared to Honda’s 92,474. Acura, Honda’s premium brand, boosted its sales as well, selling 12,992 vehicles. Infiniti sold 11,659 vehicles. The luxury brand found its small and midsize sedans selling the best. 1,643 Q40s hit streets, a 77% increase from a year ago. 3,649 Q50s were sold as well, an 11% increase from last year.

The Nissan Rogue sold 21,419 units, up 25% from February 2014. The increasing sales of crossovers is an ongoing trend across the United States. The Versa and Sentra also saw sales gained, marking up 16% and 24% respectively. With sales increasing and Honda seemingly slipping, Nissan may be able to hold the lead for March as well.

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New Nissan Sway Concept Ready to Revolutionize Compact Segment

While there might not be an official award for it, most auto shows have a clear winner—a vehicle that rises above the field and becomes the talk of the town (and the internet) for the week. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, that vehicle is the Nissan Sway concept, which shows the Nissan brand moving in a direction to revolutionize the compact car segment. The Sway is purely a concept car—so don’t expect to see it in your driveway—but you will certainly recognize its influences in future Nissan small cars.

The Sway is built on a “deformed X-structure” platform; it has an all-new front grille, a graceful but steeply sloping body design, and even a large sunroof panel. The Sway has the look of a perpetual motion machine, its aggressive, low-slung design pushing it forward—both on the road and into the future.

It wears a special “bluish dawn grey” accented with a metallic orange color to make the new styling look even more vibrant. The Sway builds on the legacy and success of the IDx concept that was revealed at the 2013 Tokyo motor show. Come see us here at High Point Nissan to see the current small car lineup and imagine how the Sway might influence that lineup in the future!

KBB.com Names Nissan Pathfinder on 15 Best Family Cars of 2015 List

2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan has finally found the perfect mixture of versatility, roominess, and style for families across the country. The Nissan Pathfinder was recently named on Kelley Blue Book’s 15 Best Family Cars of 2015 list, showing that it is the perfect midsize SUV to keep up with any family’s active lifestyle.

“Completely redesigned just two years ago, 2015 Pathfinder retains its core values of fun, utility, and fresh style while also adding a number of exciting enhancements beneficial for the whole family,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president and Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “With plenty of cargo space and interior room, and a smooth ride with solid handling, the 2015 Pathfinder is a classic ‘family-first’ vehicle, and we’re elated to once again be included among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars.”

The Pathfinder focuses on the family with a variety of enhancements for the 2015 model year, such as an available Blind Spot Warning system and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also has a Family Entertainment Package, which will help keep everyone entertained during long road trips.

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Nissan puts Glow-in-the-Dark Paint on the LEAF

Nissan LEAF

First Nissan decks out the LEAF in a high-tech dirt and water resistant paint that makes the electric car essentially self-cleaning, and now the LEAF is lighting up the night with a special glow-in-the-dark paint job. While this paint will most likely never reach showroom floors or even custom body shops, it’s still pretty cool to see.

Glow-in-the-dark paint has been around for a while now, but Nissan’s paint is powered by the sun along with a rare Earth element to make it glow. To create the paint, Nissan partnered with Hamish Scott, inventor of Starpath, a spray-on coating that glows for eight to 10 hours after absorbing UV energy from the sun.

The Starpath coating uses Strontium Aluminate, an incredibly rare natural product, which is why the paint won’t be available to the public. But, according to Nissan, once applied, the glow-in-the-dark paint on the LEAF will last for up to 25 years.

Check out this video, to see the glow-in-the-dark LEAF in action.

If this paint were available commercially, would you like to have it applied to your next Nissan?

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2016 Nissan Maxima Ad Snuck into the Super Bowl

Earlier this month, Nissan gave Super Bowl viewers more than just one of the most emotional ads during the breaks; the car company sneakily added a quick shot of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima sport sedan right at the end of the commercial.

The model in the ad the newly redesigned red sedan appears to be the actual production-version of the Maxima, as just the concept of the car was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.

It’s likely that the 2016 Maxima will be powered by the most recent edition of Nissan’s VQ V6 engine, a strong foundation to what appears to be a bold, aggressive turn for a family vehicle.

Check out the 2016 Nissan Maxima ad for yourself, and let us know what you think of the vehicle in the comments. The new Maxima will have its premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April.

Be sure to stay tuned to High Point Nissan! We will be providing regular updates of the 2016 Maxima!

New Nissan GT-R Will Be A Hybrid

nissan gt-r

Top Gear caught up with Shiro Nakamuro, Chief Creative Officer, and asked him a bunch of exciting questions about the upcoming Nissan GT-R.

We’ve all been overwhelmed by the plethora of renderings all of the wannabe designers have been churning out on the internet. Do any of them in any way resemble the real thing?  Nakamuro doesn’t beat around the bush. He’s seen them and none of them are anywhere “close,” he says.

Nakamuro was able to confirm that the GT-R, while it may share some design features with the recent Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo concept, will be different in a big way. The Vision concept is a mid-engined car. Nakamuro stated, “The GT-R will always be a front-engined 2+2-seater coupe.”

He also quelled any worries that the new GT-R would be a crossover or a convertible (which suggests a lack of concern for performance to many fans). In the same breath, he confirmed that the GT-R would be a hybrid.

In summary, the new Nissan GT-R will be a front-engine hybrid. That’s plenty of reason to get excited.

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