Who says that race cars have to be loud? Isn’t silence actually more intimidating and more deadly? Nissan is putting that idea to the test this weekend on the Clipsal 500 racetrack in Adelaide, South Australia, where the LEAF NISMO RC, the world’s very first all-electric race car, will make its racing debut. You’ll barely here the LEAF NISMO RC as it makes its speedy turns around the truck, especially racing against gas-powered supercars like the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar and Nissan GT-R road car in the “Nissan Time Attack”—but the statement of the LEAF’s prowess and power will be loud and convincing.
“The Nissan LEAF is changing the way we drive on the roads, with more than 100,000 zero-emission LEAF vehicles already sold worldwide,” Jeff Fisher, Nissan Motorsport’s General Manager in Australia, said. “And the LEAF RC is NISMO’s translation of that innovation to the race track – demonstrating high levels of torque and grip – all without the direct use of fossil fuel energy.”
While you won’t be able to race your own LEAF around an Australian race track against other awesome Nissans (probably), we won’t keep you from dreaming about it. Come see us at 171 Nissan and live your Nissan LEAF dreams today!
These days everyone is trying to save the environment and become a little “greener” in their lives. What if you could also be greener on the road? Well, the 2014 Nissan LEAF will help you do just that. The Automotive Science Group (ASG) has named this vehicle the cleanest battery-powered vehicle in the US.
The ASG tested more than 1,300 vehicles in order to find the cleanest and greenest car around. The LEAF has an 84-mile single-charge range with an EPA Estimated 126 city/101 highway mpg. According to the ASG, in order to determine the rankings, they used “a unique combination of vehicle data inputs that include conventional specifications as well as ground-breaking social, environmental and economic performance indicators.”
There are many ways to become cleaner and greener in the environment, but not many people think to use their vehicle to clean it up. Come out to 171 Nissan in DeRidder, LA and we will show you just how clean the 2014 Nissan LEAF can be. Also, don’t forget to browse our inventory online and contact us with any questions you may have.[Top]
This week, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released its 12 Best Family Cars of 2014, a list of the 12 cars that, after extensive research, KBB felt were most suited to families on the road. In an exhilarating victory, Nissan claimed a quarter of the top spots. The Rogue, Altima, and Pathfinder all made the final cut.
To select the top 12, Kelley Blue Book editors decided on 21 top contenders, based on vehicles that had earned top ranks in the website’s Expert Ratings in several different family-friendly categories. Some of these categories included room for child seats, cargo space, comfort, safety, rear-seat entertainment, and driving performance.
After the editors had narrowed down the options to the top 21, they turned to actual families for feedback; thus, the winners have been tried and tested not just by editors but by the people who truly use them for family needs.
“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”
To see a complete list of winners, visit KBB.com.[Top]