Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum preview

Mankato Motors was lucky enough to get a quick preview of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano as it pulled through town today. I shot a quick video to give you a look at the beautiful lines of this newest crossover from Nissan. I think you'll agree, it is an exquisite looking new vehicle!

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Nissan LEAF - Electric Vehicle Overview

"Unlike vehicles with an internal combustion engine, the Nissan LEAF is powered by electricity instead of gasoline. As a result, there are many unique systems and operating characteristics to be aware of when operating your vehicle.

Your vehicle is equipped with two batteries: a high voltage lithium-ion battery for driving the vehicle, and a traditional 12-volt battery for powering systems such as the radio, headlights and windshield wipers.

The lithium-ion battery also charges the 12-volt battery under certain conditions. When the EV system is off for an extended time, the 12-volt battery may still be regularly charged for a short period of time.

Another difference between the LEAF and gasoline-powered vehicles is sound. While there is no traditional engine noise, you may notice some sounds unique to electric vehicle operation. These include:
● Traction motor noise while operating the vehicle,
● Water pump and radiator fan activation while charging,
● Compressor and radiator fan usage when the climate control timer is on,
● Relay operation sounds and vibrations at startup and shutdown, and
● A tone to alert pedestrians when the vehicle is driven at low speeds.

Numerous factors affect the charge and performance of your vehicle. Here are some things you can do to maximize driving range:
● Accelerate smoothly and drive at moderate speeds;
● Keep the tires inflated to the correct pressure and the wheels in the correct alignment;
● Follow recommended periodic maintenance;
● Turn off the climate control system when it is not needed;
● Pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin while the vehicle is charging to minimize use of the climate control system while driving;
● Remove unnecessary cargo.

Outside temperature is also an important consideration. Do not store the vehicle in temperatures below - 13° Fahrenheit for over seven days. If this occurs, the
lithium-ion battery may freeze and it cannot be charged or provide power to run the vehicle.

The lithium-ion battery heater does not operate if the available lithium-ion battery charge is less than approximately 30% and the charger is not connected to the vehicle. To prevent the lithium-ion battery from freezing, do not leave the vehicle in an environment if temperatures may go below - 1° Fahrenheit unless the vehicle is connected to a charger.

Please see your Owner's Manual for important safety information, system limitations and additional operating information.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2014 Nissan GT-R R35 Premium Test Drive & Sports Car Video Review

Oh Godzilla how we love you so! And now Autobytel finally gets to test drive this beast. The 2014 Nissan GT-R is easily one of the fastest production cars on the planet only eclipsed by the super high end exotics that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the money though, the GT-R is a bargain considering you get 545 horsepower for only $99,590. Sure there are cars more powerful costing less, but can they run 0-60 MPH in less than 3.0 seconds?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano | Driven: Car Review

A crossover that never fit in with the flannel shirt crowd leans farther toward the fashion scene.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Nissan Factory Life: How Cars are Built

This is an inside look at Nissan Motor Kyushu Co in Fukuoka, Japan, where Nissan manufactures the Note, X-Trail, Rogue and Serena vehicles, both for domestic and overseas customers.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is a compact crossover produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan since 2006. For the first generation, the Qashqai sold under the name Nissan Dualis in Japan and Australia. Now in its second generation that was released in 2014, the new model is only badged as Qashqai. The original Qashqai replaced the off-road capable body-on-frame Mistral/Terrano II as its Nissan's SUV offering and its P32L automobile platform will be also used by other forthcoming Nissan crossover SUVs.


Nissan named the Qashqai after the Qashqai (pronounced [qaʃqaːʔiː]) turkic people living in mountainous Southwestern Iran.

Nissan considered releasing the Chinese version as the CCUV (Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle). In Australia the Qashqai carries the name Dualis from the Japanese domestic market version because Nissan worried Qashqai could be pronounced "cash cow".[2] The press has often used that pun to describe the sales success of the model.
Production and sales

The Qashqai has been built at Nissan's Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) Sunderland, Tyne and Wear plant since December 2006.

It is the first model to be styled by Nissan Design Europe in London, with engineering development led by Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. It was globally presented at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.

By the end of 2007, Nissan had sold approximately 100,000 Nissan Qashqais in Europe, including 17,554 in UK, 15,376 in Russia, and 10,746 in Italy. Since its facelift in 2010, the Qashqai has sold over 200,000 annual units in Europe (excluding Russia) every year, and the first generation Qashqai has sold more than 1.24 million units in Europe during its 7.5 year production run.

The Qashqai is exported to the Middle East and additional overseas markets.

In order to increase production capacity in Nissan's UK plant in Sunderland, some models of the 2014 Qashqai will be produced in Nissan's Russian plant in Saint Petersburg.

Nissan Qashqai 2014 review

The Nissan Qashqai might look like a rugged 4x4, but it's actually one of the best family cars on sale, as Chris Knapman explains.

Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 Nissan Pulsar - Entube New Cars

Following a small teaser, Nissan has unveiled its newest entry into the hotly contested European C-segment. Making new use of the Pulsar nameplate, it will attempt to take the fight to market stalwarts, like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra.

2015 Nissan Murano: Almost Everything you Have Ever Wanted to Know

The brand new 2015 Nissan Murano is coming soon to a Nissan dealership near you. With a completely redesigned interior and futuristic exterior, Nissan claims they have redefined the Crossover. Join us to see if they are right as Roman find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about the new 2015 Nissan Murano.