Nissan announces 2016 Nissan Versa features, pricing


Nissan Versa

2015 Nissan Versa

The 2016 Nissan Versa has entered the US market with a price tag of $11,990. The vehicle is largely unchanged in terms of appearance, though it has gained a few new standard features and comes in a variety of options for buyers to choose from, though the price above refers to the Versa S specifically. The Nissan Versa features are a small addition, but are still an upgrade to the car.

Though most of the model carries over, the Versa has gained mirrors that match the body of the car, and there are new color options to choose from – the palette now boasts ‘Cayenne Red’ and ‘Gun Metallic.’ In addition, the Versa S has gained an additional speaker, while the SL now has a leather-wrapped steering wheel despite its price dropping by $500.

The standard Versa S comes with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, but the other three in the Versa family – the S Plus, SV, and SL – all feature the Xtronic transmission. This new transmission promises improved fuel economy (35 mpg) and better overall driving experience.

The 2016 Versa is a testament to the saying, “Why fix what isn’t broken?” Much of the car has been carried over and left untouched, with a few updates. The new Nissan Versa features add to the car’s efficiency and driving enjoyment without changing what buyers already loved.

2016 Nissan Maxima Gets A New Look

2016 Nissan Maxima

The 2016 Nissan Maxima gets a new look was inspired by the FA/18 planes of the US Navy’s Blue Angels, and you can certainly see the car’s striking personality in its dramatic, sleek design, including the floating roof and v-shaped grille. Nissan refers to the Maxima as a four-door sports car, and the sedan’s sporty, edgy look certainly lends itself to that title.

Most trim levels of the Maxima come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that provides drivers with up to 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. All models in the Maxima family, however, come with navigation, remote starting, and a rear view camera. The sedan also offers features competitors do not such as a heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping, a panoramic sunroof, and a new safety feature called the Around View monitor, which gives the driver a 360-degree view.

Though certainly not the only thing the sporty sedan has to offer, the Nissan Maxima’s new look lends it an air of bold performance and echoes the strength and ferocity of a warplane.

Nissan and Enterprise Partner for College Car-Sharing Deal

Nissan and Enterprise on college campus

Nissan is giving it the old college try: the automaker recently announced that it will be the exclusive provider of Enterprise rental cars on nearly 90 college campuses in the US.

The Nissan and Enterprise CarShare will place about 300 Nissans at various colleges and universities, with certain campuses having as many as 25 vehicles. Students will be able to rent the cars for $5 per hour for all models through 2015.College

“The Enterprise CarShare program offers a convenient way for college students, faculty and staff to enjoy an extended test drive of a wide range of Nissan vehicles and to experience ‘Innovation that excites’ firsthand,” said Nissan US sales chief Fred Diaz.

Nissan’s primary goal is to expose a young demographic to the brand’s model lineup. The hope is that students who are exposed to Nissan vehicles will be more likely to shop Nissan once they’ve graduated, joined “the real world,” and start looking for a car to call their own.

Whether you’re a senior in college or a senior citizen, there’s bound to be a Nissan that’s right for you. Come check out our current inventory here at High Point Nissan today!

Fast and Furious Nissan 350Z for Sale

Although The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift isn’t one of the most popular installments in the F&F franchise, it did still feature more than its fair share of cool cars. One of them, a 2002 Nissan 350Z, is currently being sold by Cheshire Classic Cars, one of the leading classic car specialists in the United Kingdom.

The car is a one-of-a-kind high tune 350Z made by Veilside for the third Fast and Furious film. In the movie, the Fast and Furious Nissan 350Z was driven by the “Drift King” Takashi (played by Brian Tee), who proves his credentials in one memorable scene by perfectly drifting up a parking garage ramp.

The car may be 13 years old, but with only 9,800 miles on the odometer, she’s still got plenty of drifting days ahead of her. Also, the souped up APS twin turbocharged engine, which increases the engine horsepower from 280 to 430 hp, increases the appeal of this $234,709 vehicle.

Of course, if you’d like a Nissan that’s a lot newer (and a lot cheaper), stop by High Point Nissan today and check out our current selection.

Nissan GT Academy Finals Held in Nashville

Racing Flag

Nissan has announced that the U.S. Nissan GT Academy finals would be held in Nashville, Tennessee, where six top performers will be then be chosen to go to Silverstone in the UK for a shot at becoming the next GT Academy champion.

Every year, Nissan tests and recruits new drivers whose previous racing experiences amount to little more than playing Gran Turismo on the PlayStation. Contrary to what one might expect from that premise, it’s been a huge success. The first-ever GT Academy champion, Lucas Ordoñez, was racing in the LMP1 class at Le Mans just earlier this year, and the first U.S. champion, Bryan Heitkotter, has been rocking the Pirelli World Challenge series.

This year, the 20 top virtual drivers are heading to Nashville to compete in the U.S. finals, which include virtual, physical, and on-track evaluations and competitions. The best six will advance to the global finals in Silverstone, where only one will be chosen to start a new racing career.

Now if you’ll excuse us, a few of us will be in the back room at High Point Nissan practicing our virtual skills…

2015 Nissan Murano and Quest Win AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2015 nissan murano

The 2015 Nissan Murano and 2015 Nissan Quest have won Best in Class awards in AutoPacific’s 19th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) in the premium mid-size crossover SUV and minivan segments.

The VSAs are based on over 66,000 owner surveys of 2015 model year vehicles that measure satisfaction across a range of 50 key attributes, including fuel economy, interior comfort, performance, styling, convenience, and much more.

Both the Murano and Quest were named best-in-class with a significant margin over their respective second place competitors, which might explain why they’ve been selling so well at High Point Nissan. The Murano in particular was up 73.8 percent just last June.

“These two Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are particularly significant, not only because they represent the voice of our owners, but also because they are for two very different ends of the family vehicle segment – the seven-passenger Quest minivan and the premium Murano crossover,” said Fred Diaz, Nissan’s VP of Sales & Marketing and Operations. “It is also great to see Murano bring home the trophy in the first year of its total redesign for 2015.”

Car Seat Recommendations By The NHTSA

Car Seat Safety

As cliche as it may sound, children are truly precious cargo. As parents, we want to know that they are as safe as can be while traveling in the car. The manner in which a child should be seated in a vehicle changes over time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created updated car seat recommendations for children:


From birth to 12 months, a rear-facing seat is appropriate. These types of seats will have height and weight limits established by the manufacturer.
From the ages 1 to 3, you can keep your child in the rear-facing seat as long as he or she doesn’t violate the limits.


Once your child has outgrown the rear-facing seat, he or she is ready for a forward-facing seat with a harness. Again, your child should continue to use the forward-facing seat until he or she outgrows the height and weight limits of the seat.


It’s time for a booster seat when the forward-facing seat is no longer valid. The NHTSA recommends that you “keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly.” That means that the lap belt lies across the upper thighs and the shoulder belt lies across the shoulder and chest.


You can find a helpful chart here.  Check out Vann York’s High Point Nissan’s lineup of new Nissan’s with impressive safety features!