Great SUVs with High MPGs

With the economy back on the rise, maybe you have been pondering the idea of purchasing a new car, and what you really want is that super cool, new SUV that just hit the market.  No matter the reason, you haven’t bit the bullet yet because you are worried about how much you might be paying at the pump every time you fill up.  Thankfully, not all SUVs have to break the bank each time you go to the gas station!  The Nissan Juke and the Nissan Rogue are two examples of great SUVs with high MPGs!

The Nissan Juke is a definitely a head turner.  With an eye-catching design, this crossover offers a whopping 29 mpg.  It comes standard as front-wheel drive, and with a 1.6L direct-injected, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 188 HP.  With great economy and a starting price under $20K, this might be the SUV you have been looking for all along!

2014 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is the perfect combination of style and utility for under $24K.  With tons of room and an optional third seat row option, your expanding family will fit comfortably in the Nissan Rogue and have room to spare!  This all-wheel drive SUV gets 28 mpg combined, and is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, delivering 170 HP.  The Nissan Rogue has an innovative safety shield of features to keep you and your family safe and sound when cruising around town.

Check out the Nissan Juke and the Nissan Rogue at High Point Nissan today!

Nissan’s Ride of your Life

2014 Nissan Altima

Have you seen the “Ride of your Life” 2014 Nissan Altima marketing campaign?  If you haven’t, you need to!  Nissan disguised a standard 2014 Nissan Altima into “Nissan’s most advanced racecar,” hoping to “trick” participants into believing they were taking part in an exciting and exhilarating thrill ride.

“The ‘Ride of Your Life’ campaign shows off the performance DNA that lives inside every Nissan and will help engage consumers nationwide, creating positive, lively conversation online and in person as we enter upon our year-end sales event.   With a blend of performance, technology, superior fuel economy and more, Nissan vehicles are intended to give drivers the ride of their lives,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America, Inc.

And that it did!  When the Nissan team stripped away all of the Nissan Altima’s disguises, every single one of the participants were left in utter disbelief.  One individual claimed that she “could never imagine a four-door car could do any of that,” and others were left confused, and even speechless!  They had no idea that driving a sedan, one that much of America owns, could be that exciting.

Check out the 2014 Nissan Altima at High Point Nissan, and take the ride of your life today!

Man Sets Blind Land Speed Record in 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R

A 52-year old man sets the blind land speed record in a 1,000 horsepower Nissan GT-R®, averaging 200.9 mph in two runs at Elvington airfield in the U.K.

The GT-R® was designed to drive like a race-car, with unparalleled  power, precision, and aerodynamics that make it the perfect vehicle for such a feat.

Mike Newman previously held the record back in September of 2013 at 186 mph.  Beating his previous record by 14 mph, Newman told BBC: “‘I am feeling ecstatic!  It still hasn’t sunk in, really. I have been chasing this dream for 11 years.’”

This was not a solo feat for Newman.  One influential person who helped Mike achieve his goal was his father, who provided navigation guidance over the radio.  His father and the rest of the team had Mike accelerate up to 150 mph the first half of the run before giving him the green light to take off and reach his goal of 200 mph.

Mike Newman was born with glaucoma and the former banker now runs a charity called the Speed of Sight.  Newman also holds the top water speed record of 93 mph.

Visit High Point Nissan today and browse our large selection of new cars to cure your need for speed today!

Project Titan Entered Phase Two

Nissan began Project Titan back in June.  They asked their fans on Facebook to help them build the ultimate off-road machine by selecting custom modifications for the full-sized Nissan Titan.  They can help choose the design, utility, performance, along with many other modifications that make this truck wilderness ready.  Their masterpiece will then take two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni® out into the rugged Alaskan frontier.

Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations U.S., stated, “This is going to be one incredible adventure.  The Nissan Titan is already well-equipped to tackle a trip into the wilderness, but we are going to push this custom-built version to its limits to give these fearless Warriors all they can handle and memories they will never forget.”

Phase 1 of Project Titan consisted of fans voting for the type of suspension the truck will need and what type of tires would be best for the Alaskan terrain.  Recently, Nissan’s Project Titan entered Phase Two.  Fans have been able to vote for the bumper, exhaust, and bed utility, along with a few cool extra surprises thrown in by Nissan as well.

The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is “to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.”  They actively raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, help injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Keep up with all of the exciting additions and modifications to the Project Titan truck on their Facebook page.  Check out the 2014 Nissan Titan at High Point Nissan, proudly serving Greensboro, NC.

The Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes is going on now!

Nissan is having their 7th annual Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes, taking place August 1 to September 30, 2014.  Nissan’s goal is to make the service experience more enjoyable for customers by offering prizes and the potential to win a brand new 2015 Nissan Altima, Rogue or 370Z.  The Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Sweepstakes is open to all Nissan owners and lessees.

2015 Nissan Altima - Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes

If you bring your Nissan in for service at your local Nissan dealership you could win cool prizes including a 2015 Nissan Altima!

Nissan has transformed the typical chore of taking your vehicle to the dealer to be serviced into an exciting and engaging adventure!  Check out Nissan on Facebook or Pinterest to possibly win even more great prizes!

Kent O’Hara, Vice President, Aftersales, Nissan North America, Inc. stated: “Vehicle maintenance rarely tops the list of preferred activities for any owner.  Our Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes® brings new life and excitement to ownership and highlights the importance of regular service.  Nissan is committed to customer and vehicle service excellence.  With factory-trained technicians, advanced diagnostics and genuine parts and service as their pillars, dealers pledge to provide an unparalleled customer experience to each and every owner.”

Bring your Nissan into High Point Nissan Service Department for your tune-up today, and learn more about the Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes!

10 Coolest Cars Under 18K Includes 2014 Nissan Versa Note

In an ideal world we would be able to find a great car that looks cool, acts cool, and is extremely affordable.  Well, SURPRISE! The 2014 Nissan Versa Note has been ranked as one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under 18K by Kelley Blue Book.

10 Coolest Cars Under 18K - Nissan Versa Note

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note was named as a 10 Coolest Cars Under 18K.

This information should come as no surprise to many of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note owners that are out in the world. After seeing sales rise in June, it is obvious that it is an attractive vehicle to a lot of people. It provides a sporty, smooth, and flowing design that is very easy on the eyes, while still maintaining a 21st century tech-savvy interior.

Standard on the base model interior for the Note is Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, an AM/FM/CD audio system with aux input, four loud speakers, a hatchback with 60/40 rear-split backseats, and who can forget about safety?! Boasting the Nissan Advanced Airbag System complete with dual-stage supplemental front air bags, side impact air bag protection, and roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags, this small hatchback will definitely keep you safe on the road.

Surely now you are ready to get behind the wheel of one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under 18K. (“Yes, but don’t call me Shirley.” – Airplane!) Come to High Point Nisan to see for yourself why the Versa Note is loved by so many people.

Nissan Expands ‘No Charge to Charge’ Program for LEAF

If you drive an electric car like the zero-emissions Nissan LEAF, you know how great it feels to never have to fill up your car with gas again.

Nissan No Charge to Charge Program for LEAF drivers.

Charging your Nissan LEAF at home doesn’t always help for long road trips, and that’s where the No Charge to Charge Programs comes in.

Plugging in your car while it sits in your garage overnight and having it charged and ready for you in the morning is ideal; however, sometimes, you have to head out for a longer trip or do more driving than usual and need a mid-day charge. This is when public charging stations come in handy, but these aren’t always free. That is when Nissan’s No Charge to Charge program steps in.

Nissan has expanded this program to ten of the top LEAF sales markets and gives new LEAF owners access to two years of free charging at eligible charging stations. This program will continue to grow with Nissan adding 15 more markets over the next year.

“Free charging is a great way for Nissan and our charging partners to make LEAF an unbeatable value for the average American driver,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure, in a press release. “The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional LEAF sales.”

While the program isn’t available yet in North Carolina, here at High Point Nissan we hope to see it added to our area soon.