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Nissan Takes 2014 Rogue Shoppers on Cinematic “Detour” with New Google Maps-Based Virtual Test Drive

NASHVILLE – Nissan today launched “The Detour,” an exciting virtual driving adventure in support of the ongoing rollout of the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact SUV. Available now at nissanusa.com/the-detour, The Detour utilizes Google® Street View, Google® Maps and Google® Satellite API – along with Hollywood-style digital effects and a soundtrack from recording artist M.I.A. – to create a custom test drive experience starting from anywhere around the world.

“Recent studies show that new car buyers today spend nearly twice as much time researching their purchases online than at dealerships – more clicking than kicking the tires, so to speak. So why not bring the two together with an informative and enjoyable test drive in buyers’ own neighborhoods?” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Nissan Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. “The new Rogue is off to an amazing start since it was introduced last fall and we expect The Detour to direct a lot of traffic from the website straight to local Nissan dealerships.”

The Detour was created by Critical Mass, Nissan’s lead digital agency, and brings together software from Google®, the talents of Academy Award-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, digital production and creative technology from Unit9, and digital effects from Digital Domain/Mothership, an Academy Award-winning digital production company. Together, the partners solved the tricky technical challenges of rendering a photo-real vehicle in real-time as commuters travel their personalized routes and more. The virtual test drive’s soundtrack, worthy of a blockbuster trailer, features M.I.A.’s new single “YALA,” which is available for download on NissanUSA.com.

Critical Mass Executive Creative Director Steve Savic explained, “Since driving the new Nissan Rogue is so exciting, we put people in the action by allowing them to take a drive on their very own street. But we couldn’t shoot the car on every road in the world, so we turned to Google® Street View to give us our set. Working on ‘The Detour’ was like creating an action scene on the most unconventional location ever.”

Optimized for desktops, tablets and smartphones, the virtual test drivers start their cinematic action-adventure by entering their point of origin and destination address or using their current location from the browser settings.

From the driveway to the interstate highways, there are an infinite number of journeys to experience from the driver’s seat of the Rogue. At the end of each drive, users can find their local dealership and schedule a test drive, download the soundtrack on NissanUSA.com, or invite people to try it out by sharing the site and using the hashtag #TakeTheDetour.

For tablet and smartphone users, one swipe of the finger launches the Rogue into mid-air, all based on the user’s current location. To explore further, the site offers some pre-programmed routes around familiar U.S. destinations such as Chicago, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and South Florida.

The Detour experience will be supplemented by an online media buy, including homepage takeovers on MSN and Yahoo! and promotion on Nissan’s social media channels.

As read on: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-takes-2014-rogue-shoppers-on-cinematic-detour-with-new-google-maps-based-virtual-test-drive

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2014 Nissan Rogue SUV

A Svelte Redesign for Nissan’s Compact Crossover

We were positive the snazzy SUV coming up behind us on a rural road outside Nashville was an expensive luxury SUV. The boomerang-shaped LED lights shimmering off the front end looked striking, but it took us a beat to realize what it was.

It wasn’t some high-dollar sport-ute, but rather the same vehicle we were driving: the redesigned, and now built-in-Tennessee, 2014 Nissan Rogue. More than just a new face, this new compact crossover has been upgraded from top to bottom.

With an all-new body, clever interior packaging and some pretty superb fuel mileage claims, the new Rogue will offer an honest challenge to the segment-leading Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The fact that the Rogue looks so good on the outside is just another reason to take a second look.

A French and Japanese Collaboration
Although this second-gen Rogue is all-new, dimensionally it’s very similar to the old version. The 106.5-inch wheelbase is only 0.6 inch longer than the outgoing model, while overall length is actually 1 inch shorter. Width is up by 1.5 inches while height has increased slightly, too.

While the original Rogue was based on a platform shared with Nissan’s Sentra sedan, the new Rogue uses a structure called the Common Module Family (CMF), an architecture developed with its corporate partner Renault. “We took the best of Nissan and Renault’s C segments and melded them together,” said Carla Bailo, senior vice president of R&D at Nissan Americas.

Besides shared efficiencies at play here, clever interior packaging allowed Nissan to offer a third-row option for the new Rogue, something its archrivals from Honda and Toyota don’t have.

Taro Ueda, vice president of Nissan Design America, said the key word for the Rogue’s new styling was “Biokinetic Synchronicity.” That’s two words, but who’s counting. Strange Japanese-isms aside, Ueda said they needed to bring the Rogue more in line with Nissan’s new brand identity, so now it looks like a mini Pathfinder.

How It Gets 33 MPG on the Highway
But while the 2014 Nissan Rogue has a fancy new Euro-esque architecture and svelte body, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood produces the same 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque as the previous version. It still isn’t direct-injected and it’s still mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Sounds familiar, but there is some new stuff going on under the hood. The compression ratio was raised from 9.6:1 to 10.0, while the engine now features both intake and exhaust variable valve timing. The new-generation Xtronic CVT, just as with the new Altima, was made considerably more efficient. Nissan engineers also incorporated “direct-step” logic to simulate shifts at higher rpm, per customer feedback.

Put it all together and Nissan says the Rogue’s fuel economy has been raised by 18 percent despite its larger size and extra 100 pounds of weight. Official estimates for the front-drive Rogue are 28 combined/26 city/33 highway, while the all-wheel-drive version should deliver 25 city/32 highway. This puts the new Rogue at the same level as the class-leading 2014 Mazda CX-5.

Does It Drive as Well As It Looks?
Driving around the not-so-mean streets of Nashville, the Rogue’s MacPherson strut front and multilink rear suspension provided a quiet and comfortable ride. Good sound-deadening and hum-free all-season tires on 17-inch alloy wheels kept road noise to perfectly acceptable levels while smoothing bumps nicely (slightly less so with the standard 18s on the top-level SL).

Point the heftily weighted electric steering toward the open road, peg the right pedal and you’re suddenly reminded it has a CVT. At half throttle and above the transmission winds the four-cylinder out incessantly, which only serves to highlight that the engine can get slightly thrashy at high revs. Of course, the benefit to this high-rpm running is that the Rogue is no slouch in acceleration. For now all Nissan would tell us is that they expect it to be “a tick quicker than the previous Rogue.” We hit 60 mph in 8.6 seconds with the last Rogue we tested.

But the CVT’s preferred modus operandi is to bring the revs as low as possible for fuel economy purposes. It lugs the engine so much at lower speeds that some bad vibrations make their way into the cabin. Pressing the Sport button raises the revs slightly, but you’ll forsake the mileage benefits.

New for 2014, all Rogues come with what Nissan calls Active Trace Control and Active Ride Control. The trace control (which can be turned off) automatically applies brakes to various wheels in an effort to keep the Rogue on the intended line you’re taking. Basically the system attempts to curb understeer both on corner entry and exit, which is especially helpful in wet conditions. We fiddled with it on a wet skid pad and while it’s not dramatic, you notice the difference when it’s not on.

The purpose of the ride control system is to reduce the Rogue’s body motions. It adds throttle and/or brakes depending on the situation to minimize bobbing over big bumps. It only comes into play at speeds above 25 mph and, as with the trace control, most owners will never know it’s there.

The Upgraded Interior Won’t Go Unnoticed
It’s hard not to be impressed with the 2014 Nissan Rogue’s fabulous new interior. With a high degree of soft-touch materials, it has a notably upmarket look and feel. We particularly appreciated the well-padded door and center armrests, although the center console cupholders allow water bottles to just flop around.

There are large, easy-to-read analog gauges, straightforward climate controls and even the base S front-drive model ($23,350 with $860 destination, $24,340 for the S AWD) comes with a 5-inch display screen, a back-up camera and Bluetooth. In the case of the Premium package-equipped SV AWD we spent most of our time driving ($27,860), it had a 7-inch touchscreen with navigation, power tailgate, blind spot and lane departure warning, moving object detection and Nissan’s Around View Monitor.

The NASA-inspired “zero gravity” front seats are superb and the 40/20/40-split rear seats have padding in all the right places. Even the middle seat is livable. Other improvements include a folding center armrest, 9 inches of fore/aft seat travel plus reclining seatbacks, though the behind-the-shoulder lever position is awkward to reach when sitting. The rear doors now open a whopping 77 degrees, which makes hopping in and out a breeze.

Is the Third Row Worth It?
Only the S and SV models have the option of a third row. It’s called the Family package ($1,190 S, $940 SV) and it also adds run-flat tires since there’s less room for a spare. Why no third row for the top-level SL? Nissan says it already has a $30,000-plus three-row crossover, called the Pathfinder.

Nissan openly admits the cramped third row is just an “occasional seat” best suited for children, but this describes most third-row accommodations in vehicles of this size. Of course, cargo room suffers with that third row in place as there’s only 9.4 cubic feet available. Fold both rows down and the Rogue opens up to offer 70 cubic feet of total space.

Stick with the two-row Rogue and you get the benefit of Nissan’s new Divide-N-Hide cargo system. This rather ingenious two-piece cargo compartmentalization offers 18 configurations. It allows you to separate out wet and dirty boots and clothes, hold groceries in place and even offers a three-tiered shelving system, if you include the underfloor storage.

The Bottom Line
If you like the idea of a sporty compact SUV, the 2014 Nissan Rogue isn’t for you. Try the 2014 Ford Escape instead.

The Rogue is all about no-fuss transportation from A to B, and it delivers on that promise as well as anything in the class. In the process it offers flawless usability, competitive mileage numbers and a first-rate interior. In other words, it does all the things a compact crossover should. Oh, and it doesn’t look half-bad either.

As read on: http://www.edmunds.com/nissan/rogue/2014/road-test.html

Nissan Rogue adds third row for 2014

Nissan unveiled the grown-up-looking Rogue SUV at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday. The second-best-selling vehicle in Nissan’s lineup will sticker for $23,350 when it goes on sale in November.

Every Rogue will come with Nissan’s 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The company’s continuously variable transmission is also standard, as are four-wheel disc brakes. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. The Rogue rides on the jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family platform architecture, scheduled to be offered in 190 countries.

“There is growing demand for compact SUVs around the world due to their user-friendly combination of right-sized exteriors, flexible interior utility and low environmental impact,” said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president of sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “By sharing development costs, while adapting powertrains, designs and equipment offerings for each specific region, Nissan has been able to add features and technologies while keeping prices affordable.”

For 2014 the Rogue will offer three-row, seven-passenger seating as well as the “Divide and Hide” cargo system that provides 18 different variations between cargo and passenger space.

Optional extras include navigation, Nissan’s Around View monitor, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning.

Fuel economy is rated at 33 mph highway for front-wheel drive models, which is an 18 percent improvement over last year. The base all-wheel-drive Rogue costs $24,700, and the most expensive model will sticker for $30,280.

As read on: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post–nissan-rogue-adds-third-row-for-2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

The 2014 Nissan Rogue / X-Trail was unveiled Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a more aggressive exterior and an interior aimed at providing more utility and comfort. Nissan also announced pricing on the 2014 Rogue compact crossover for the U.S.: A 2014 Nissan Rogue S will start at $23,350, including destination when it goes on sale in November. All-wheel drive is available on every 2014 Rogue trim from the S to the SV and SL, at a cost of $1350.

Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn introduced the line, which will offer seating for seven, including a sliding second-row seat. Cargo area is easily created by folding the third row flat when necessary.

Ghosn, who said the X-Trail (it will still be badged as the Rogue in the U.S.) will present “class-leading levels of value, performance, and style,” also said that powertrain efficiencies mean the crossover will get 20 percent better fuel economy than the models it replaces. It will also earn Nissan’s blue “Pure Drive” badge. The 2013 Nissan Rogue gets an EPA-rated 22-23/27-28 mpg city/highway, and Nissan is targeting 33 mpg highway for the 2014 model.

Nissan announced in an accompanying release that the 2014 Rogue will start at $23,350 for the S front-drive model. That represents a price increase of over $2000 compared to the outgoing model. The top of the line will be the all-wheel-drive 2014 Rogue SL, which has a base price of $30,280. The tech available in the Rogue includes NissanConnect with navigation and apps, around-view monitor with moving-object detection, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, and full LED headlights.

The Rogue will be powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, the latter a number Nissan cites as being best-in-class.

The exterior has definitely been retuned toward more aggressive front- and back-ends, with LED daytime running lights surrounding the available LED headlights. Muscular ridges around the wheel wells give the Rogue more of a sport-ute appearance rather than the around-town family vehicle many use it as.

Inside, Ghosn said people would find “unexpected comfort and quietness” due to soft-touch materials and engineering focus on NVH.

The NASA-influenced high-comfort driver seat design that debuted in the 2013 Nissan Altima will be picked up for the X-Trail.

The X-Trail / Rogue will be built at nine different plants around the world.

As read on: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/2014-nissan-rogue-gets-tough-in-frankfurt

The New 2014 Nissan Models

Following a banner 2013 model year that saw the introduction of all-new generations of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Pathfinder, the parade of innovative all-new designs continues for 2014. Leading the way is the right-sized Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo commercial van (on sale now), the stylish entry-level Nissan Versa Note hatchback (on sale now) and the next-generation Nissan Rogue compact SUV (coming late 2013).

 

Also, the previously announced Pathfinder Hybrid model joins the Pathfinder lineup in the fall. In addition, significant enhancements are offered in 2014 for Altima, Frontier, GT-R (including the limited production Track Edition and upcoming Special Edition Package), Versa Sedan, Xterra and 370Z NISMO.

The 2014 lineup also introduces the all-new NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration platform on several models, including Altima and Sentra, with plans to expand throughout the entire portfolio.

Here is a top-line overview of the changes, followed by more complete “Fast Facts” product information. As always, stay tuned to NissanNews.com for the latest updates on Nissan products, pricing and other activities in the United States and around the world.

 

2014 NISSAN CARS


Nissan Altima

An all-new fifth-generation design – the most innovative Altima ever – was introduced for the 2013 model year. For 2014, the major enhancements include:

  • Technology Package replaces previous Navigation Package on 2.5 SV and 3.5 SV grades (late availability) – includes NissanConnect℠ with Navigation, NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration and SiriusXM Travel Link®, plus Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning
  • New Sport Value Package with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote engine start, trunk lid spoiler (2.5 S models)
  • New Display Audio Package available on 2.5 S and 3.5 S (late availability) – includes 5.0-inch color display, RearView Monitor, USB port, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (standard on 3.5 S, SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration for iPhone® and Android™, diversity antenna
  • New accessory 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Gun Metallic exterior color replaces previous Metallic Slate; eight available colors total
  • Chrome exhaust finishers added to 2.5 grade
  • Improved navigation system capabilities – NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration for iPhone® and Android, SiriusXM Travel Link® (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, sports scores), SiriusXM Weather, revised button labels
  • Standard driver and front passenger visor illumination and extensions on 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 3.5 S grades (previously part of Convenience Package)
  • Rear passenger air conditioning vents added to Convenience Package (from previous standard on SV grade)
  • Offered in seven models: Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL with 182-horsepower (179 hp CAL) 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine and 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL with 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6
  • Next-generation Xtronic CVT® standard on all models
  • Available early August 2013

Nissan Altima Coupe

  • Discontinued for 2014


Nissan cube
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The innovative Nissan cube continues to offer unique style and flexibility – with an asymmetrical rear window, refrigerator-style rear door and wide range of personal accessories. The 2014 cube is carried over virtually unchanged from the previous model year:

  • Turquoise color replaces previous Bitter Chocolate; eight available colors total
  • Offered in two grades: S (6MT and Xtronic CVT) and SL (Xtronic CVT), each powered by a standard 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
  • Available November 2013

Nissan Maxima
Nissan’s flagship Maxima sedan enters the 2014 model year with the following enhancements: 

  • Addition of a new S Value Package with smoked appearance headlights, HID Xenon headlights, compass in rearview mirror, 18-inch aluminum-alloy Dark Hyper Silver wheels, rear spoiler, fog lights, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim treatment
  • Previous Monitor and HID Xenon Packages no longer available
  • Standard RearView Monitor, USB connectivity and 7.0-inch color monitor with QVGA display added to SV grade
  • Two new exterior colors: Gun Metallic (replaces Dark Gray) and Midnight Garnet (replaces Tuscan Sun); eight available exterior colors total
  • Offered in two models, 3.5 S and 3.5 SV, each powered by a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine mated to an Xtronic CVT® with manual and “DS” (drive sport) modes with available paddle shifters
  • Available late August 2013


Nissan Sentra

An all-new seventh-generation design was introduced in fall 2012. Enhancements for 2014 include

  • Revised CVT transmission tuning
  • Revised steering and suspension tuning
  • Sliding front armrest now standard on SL grade and added to SV/SR Driver Package
  • New front seat lower cushion storage pockets standard on all models
  • Updated NissanConnect℠ with Navigation with all-new NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration for iPhone® and Android, improved voice recognition and one-shot destination entry
  • Auto Hazard Warning Signal added
  • Offered in seven models, each equipped with a standard 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and next-generation Xtronic CVT® (except S 6MT): S 6MT, S CVT, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR and SL
  • Available late November 2013


Nissan Versa Sedan

 

The second-generation Nissan Versa Sedan continues to redefine entry-level car value with a sophisticated exterior design, well-appointed interior and exceptional room for five adults – including more rear legroom than some mid-size sedans. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • The addition of standard 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 195/55R16 tires, 4.3-inch LCD audio display and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) for Versa Sedan SL models
  • New standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat and key fob trunk release for Versa Sedan SV models
  • Addition of tachometer and low rolling resistance tires for Versa Sedan S models (features now standard on all grades)
  • Addition of chrome accents (S grade) and brightened silver interior finishers
  • All models receive a suspension and steering tuning change, along with revised interior finishers
  • Versa Sedan SV and SL models receive a new high-gloss black B-pillar treatment and improved seat comfort (bottom cushion and foam density)
  • The optional SV Convenience Package has been revised to add 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tricot fabric headliner to the previous Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, audio upgrade (MP3, aux jack, RDS), map light and front passenger vanity mirror
  • The SL Tech Package now includes RearView Monitor plus NissanConnect℠ with Navigation featuring 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, NavTraffic and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), POIs powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-Car, Streaming audio via Bluetooth® Pandora® radio capability and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Offered in S, S Plus, SV and SL models
  • On sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide


Nissan Versa Note

 

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is the fourth of five all-new vehicles being introduced in 2012 and 2013 – following the totally redesigned Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra.

The all-new Versa Note, while sharing many attributes with the second-generation Versa Sedan (introduced in 2012), has its own distinct look, feel and added hatchback utility. It adds the global Note designation for the new generation design, along with an extensive list of key features such as:

  • Energetic new exterior styling with steeply sloped windshield and sculpted body panels
  • Available Active Grille Shutter
  • 40 mpg highway and best-in-class 31 mpg city and 35 mpg combined fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
  • Smart packaging and ample cargo space, with available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (adjustable rear load floor height)
  • Available NissanConnect℠ with Navigation with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, NavTraffic and NavWeather, POIs powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-Car, Streaming audio via Bluetooth® Pandora® radio capability and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Available RearView Monitor and Around View® Monitor
  • Starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,990 USD
  • Offered in S, S Plus, SV and SV with SL Package
  • On sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide

For full information and specification on the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note, please visit NissanNews.com.

* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price.

 

2014 NISSAN SPORTS CARS


Nissan GT-R

 

Following performance enhancements last year that upped the horsepower and torque of the GT-R’s advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the development and refinement of Nissan’s legendary supercar continues for the 2014 model year – including the addition of a new limited production 2-seat GT-R Track Edition*. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • Improved engine response in the mid- and upper-rpm ranges
  • Increased body rigidity and specification changes to the shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and springs that result in a lower center of gravity, resulting in improved high-speed handling and more refined ride comfort
  • An aluminum nameplate is added to each engine showing the name of the individual engine builder (every GT-R engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room)
  • Addition of a new Premium Interior Package, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only)
  • A new red-accented steering wheel is added to Black Edition models
  • New GT-R Track Edition features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling air guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside
  • Availability of the GT-R Track Edition is limited to 150 units for the United States
  • The 2014 Nissan GT-R is offered in three models – GT-R Premium, the GT-R Black Edition and new GT-R Track Edition
  • New Special Edition package, featuring special paint and trim, will be available in late 2013 in limited numbers
  • On sale now at select GT-R certified Nissan dealerships nationwide

*Damage resulting from racing, competitive driving, track and/or airstrip use not covered by warranty. See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Owner’s Manual for proper vehicle operation and complete warranty details.


Nissan 370Z Coupe

The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to offer extraordinary performance design and an unmatched heritage as one of the most iconic sports cars in automotive history.  There are no major enhancements for the 2014 model year.

  • Offered in 370Z and 370Z Touring models
  • Available now


Nissan 370Z NISMO

The 2014 370Z NISMO, which is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this summer, follows the new NISMO design theme with distinctive new exterior and interior accents. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • New dark gray coloring is added to the front and rear fascias, lower side sills, side mirrors and NISMO rear spoiler, with each element (except side sills) featuring NISMO-style red pinstripe accents
  • Solid Red replaces the previous Magma Red as one of four 370Z NISMO exterior color choices
  • Interior enhancements include the addition of a new steering wheel with Alcantara® appointments and red accents, and a red NISMO tachometer
  • Continues to offer 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, sport-tuned suspension and brakes and 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Offered in one fully equipped model
  • Available late summer 2013


Nissan 370Z Roadster

Like the 370 Coupe, the 2014 370Z Roadster offers unique design, performance and value – with the added exhilarating sensory experience of an advanced fully automatic convertible design. There are no major enhancements for the 2014 model year.

  • Offered in 370Z Roadster and 370Z Touring Roadster models
  • Available now

 

2014 NISSAN CROSSOVERS, SUVS AND MINIVAN


Nissan Armada

The stylish and roomy Nissan Armada once again combines unbridled power, premium interior comfort and a wide range of available technology, making it a standout in the full-size SUV segment. There are no major enhancements for the 2014 model year.

  • Offered in SV, SL and Platinum models in 2WD and 4WD drive configurations
  • Available September 2013


Nissan JUKE™

The big news regarding Nissan’s popular JUKE SUV continues to be the new JUKE NISMO, which made its debut in spring 2013 at the Chicago Auto Show.

JUKE NISMO features nearly 100 individual revised components, including a NISMO-tuned 197-horsepower 1.6-liter DIG turbo engine, NISMO-tuned suspension, bold aerodynamic styling with a 37 percent improvement in downforce (versus non-NISMO models). The NISMO interior includes deeply bolstered front seats and red accents and lightweight 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Enhancements to the JUKE (non-NISMO) for 2014 include:

  • Addition of two new exterior colors: Red Alert and Bordeaux Black (Metallic Bronze is no longer offered)
  • Offered in S, SV, SL and JUKE NISMO models (all models available in AWD and FWD)
  • Available November 2013


Nissan Murano

Murano, Nissan’s premium crafted crossover, continues as one of the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class both inside and out. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • Graphite interior now available with Tinted Bronze exterior
  • Offered in four models: S, SV, SL and LE (all models available in AWD and FWD)
  • Available September 2013


Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

The 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet was introduced in early 2013 calendar year. It continues to provide a unique, all-season perspective on driving as the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible.

  • Offered in one fully equipped model
  • On sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide


Nissan Pathfinder

 

After revitalizing sales of the legendary Pathfinder nameplate with the 2013 introduction of an all-new fourth-generation design, Nissan’s iconic SUV takes another major step forward in the 2014 model year with the introduction of the first-ever Pathfinder Hybrid.

At the heart of the new Pathfinder Hybrid – which is offered in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations – is its supercharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The Li-ion battery fits under the 3rd row seat so there is no compromise of passenger seating capacity, 2nd or 3rd row legroom or cargo space.

The hybrid system uses a Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor / two clutch parallel system) that efficiently manages power from both the electric motor and the gas engine. The 15 kW electric motor and gas engine work in tandem to provide performance equivalent to the non-hybrid Pathfinder’s 3.5-liter gasoline V6. The system is rated at 250 net horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque – versus the 3.5-liter V6 ratings of 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

 

In addition to the new Pathfinder Hybrid, enhancements for 2014 include:

  • New SL Tech Package, featuring Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System, Nissan Navigation System, voice recognition, XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Zagat® Restaurant Survey, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and 8.0-inch color touchscreen monitor
  • Offered in four models: S, SV, SL and Platinum (each available in 4WD and 2WD); Pathfinder Hybrid offered in SV, SL and Platinum (4WD and 2WD)
  • 3.5-liter V6 models available late summer 2013
  • Pathfinder Hybrid available fall 2013


Nissan Quest

For 2014, the boldly styled Nissan Quest again offers a range of family friendly features, including one-touch power sliding doors, quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats, Advanced Climate Control System, and an always-available rear storage well. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • Two new exterior colors added: Titanium and Gun Metallic (Twilight Gray, Platinum Graphite and Titanium Beige no longer offered)
  • Offered in four well-equipped models: S, SV, SL and LE
  • Available August 2013


Nissan Rogue

An all-new generation of Nissan’s popular Rogue compact SUV is set to debut in fall 2013. Full details will be available at a later date.


Nissan Xterra

The adventure-ready 2014 Nissan Xterra continues to combine power, utility, value and authenticity – inspiring and facilitating outdoor enthusiasts to “attack life” wherever they go. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • New 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs for the S and PRO-4X grades
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, steering wheel audio controls and sunglass holder (overhead console) added as standard on X and S grades
  • Push-type HVAC controls added to X grade
  • Heated front cloth seats added as standard on PRO-4X
  • Heated leather front seats available on PRO-4X
  • Updated NissanConnect℠ with NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration for iPhone® and Android, SiriusXM TravelLink (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, sports scores) SiriusXM Weather and audio voice recognition
  • Upgraded audio system on X grade
  • Offered in Xterra X, Xterra S (4×4 and 4×2) and PRO-4X (4×4 only)
  • Available October 2013

 

2014 NISSAN TRUCKS


Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment, combining premium hardware, extraordinary power and an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • Heated front seats added to the SV VTP package
  • Three new available aluminum-alloy wheels designs: 16-inch SV grade, 16-inch PRO-4X grade and 18-inch SL grade
  • Manual sliding rear window added as standard on all Crew Cab models (except S)
  • Heated front cloth seat available as standard on PRO-4X and optional on SV
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, manual air conditioning, cruise control and steering wheel controls (audio, Bluetooth® and cruise control), front sunglass holder, Bluetooth® microphone and upgraded audio system added as standard on S models
  • Enhanced navigation system functionality (smartphone integration, enhanced voice recognition and device control, one-shot destination entry)
  • NissanConnect℠ Apps smartphone integration for iPhone® and Android, SiriusXM TravelLink (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, sports scores), SiriusXM Weather
  • Offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S (4-cylinder and V6), SV, PRO-4X, Desert Runner and SL (Crew Cab only)
  • Available October 2013


Nissan Titan

Titan is again offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4×2 and 4×4 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (138.9 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. There are no major enhancements for 2014.

  • Offered in S, SV, PRO-4X and SL models
  • Available September 2013

 

2014 NISSAN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Nissan Commercial Vehicles started business in the United States in spring 2011 after operating in Japan and globally since 1935. The lineup now includes the NV Cargo, the NV Passenger and the all-new NV200 Compact Cargo. The NV Cargo and NV Passenger are assembled in Canton, Mississippi and the NV200 Compact Cargo is assembled in Cuernavaca, Mexico. All three vehicles are sold through a network of 300-plus certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide. The innovative NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” goes into service in New York City in fall 2013.


Nissan NV Cargo

For 2014, the Nissan NV Cargo van again provides exceptional utility – thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls.  Along with maximizing cargo space, the sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification. Enhancements for 2014 include: 

  • Revised content between S and SV grades
  • Tow Mode A/T, Class-IV receiver hitch, 7-pin connector pre-wiring, brake controller pre-wiring and heavy duty battery now standard on all V8 engine-equipped models
  • Offered in three innovative versions, NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD, and in two roof configurations – Standard Roof and High Roof
  • Available January 2014


Nissan NV Passenger

The 4-row/12-passenger Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van is offered for both personal and fleet use. It features the most flexible seating configurations in the full-size passenger van segment, along with segment-exclusive roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover head protection for all outboard passengers, and standard headrests and integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions. Enhancements for 2014 include:

  • Tow Mode A/T, Class-IV receiver hitch, 7-pin connector pre-wiring, brake controller pre-wiring and heavy duty battery now standard on all V8 engine-equipped models
  • Offered in three well-equipped models, the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL (V8 engine only)
  • Available October 2013


Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo

The all-new NV200 Compact Cargo van – the “next innovation for business” provides large cargo capacity with a small exterior footprint. Launched in the U.S. in spring 2013, it offers an efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, next-gen gen Xtronic CVT, roomy cargo area (allows for loading standard U.S. 40×48-inch pallets) and 1,500-pound maximum payload. There are no major enhancements for 2014.

  • Offered in S and SV models
  • Available January 2014


Nissan NV200 Taxi

The Nissan NV200 Taxi is New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The product of a unique development collaboration, the NV 200 Taxi reflects the input of hundreds of taxi owners and drivers, and thousands of passengers from all walks of life.

Key features include:

  • Ample room for four passengers and their luggage, offering substantial improvements over current taxi models
  • Sliding doors with entry step and grab handles, which provide easier entry, and exit and also may lessen risk of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists getting struck by doors opening unexpectedly
  • Transparent roof panel, presenting unique views of the city
  • Independently controlled rear air conditioning
  • A mobile charging station for passengers, including a 12-volt electrical outlet and two USB ports
  • Breathable, antimicrobial, environment-friendly, durable and easy-to-clean seat fabric, simulating the look and feel of leather
  • Flat “no hump” passenger floor area for more comfortable ride
  • Proven 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain, engineered to enhance the emission performance and fuel efficiency of the taxi fleet
  • Roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags and driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • It is scheduled to enter New York taxi fleet in October 2013