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Month: June 2014

Make Your Road Trip Perfect This Summer

Nothing can bring a summer road trip together like an amazing play list. Every long trip needs a great list of songs where everyone in the car can sing along with. It’s hard to explain the feeling when the perfect song hits the radio, the windows are down, the wind is blowing through your hair, and everyone in the car is jamming out to a great song! The right songs for the right trip can make a 9+ hour drive seem like no time at all and we here at 171 Nissan are here to help! We’ve pulled a small handful of songs that should be on every road trip playlist! We’ve done the best we can to add a little bit of every genre, from country to pop to a little bit of R&B and rap! This way no matter what road you’re heading down or what’s helping you get there, there is a song for you! Don’t forget to stop by our service department and get your vehicle inspected before you leave though. Long trips take a heavy toll on cars new and old!

(Warning – Some songs may contain some mature language or themes, so listener discretion is advised!)

Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects

Lips of An Angel – Hinder

Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

Numb – Linkin Park

Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovie

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

NYC Taxi Of Tomorrow Finally Passes Legal Issues

Everyone has heard about the current issues facing the release of New York Cities Taxi of Tomorrow which are Nissan’s NV200 models. Honestly the legal battle over this transition for the city has flip flopped more times than most politicians during their campaign tours (pardon our political humor friends). Initially this plan was going to go off without a hitch, until a union debate sprung up stating that it would be illegal to force every cab driver in the city to purchase the same taxi car model . After several months in the court room, the city did indeed side with the driver’s unions and hit the metaphorical breaks on the transition to the taxi of tomorrow.

This last ruling was recently overturned and the change to the taxi fleet is set to continue. The ten year contract was initially wont by Nissan back in 2011 and is estimated to be worth about $1 billion. Currently, Nissan is selling the, the 2014 NV200,to New York City cab drivers for $29,700 which is a very reasonable price for the new model. Nissan North America had this to say about the ruling… “Nissan is pleased with the Court’s decision to uphold the Taxi of Tomorrow program. Given the specific NYC taxi research and development that Nissan conducted-including crash testing with the installed partition-we are confident that the Nissan NV200 taxi provides a solution that is optimal in safety, comfort and convenience for passengers and drivers alike.”


Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow


Nissan Plug-In Hybrids by 2016 Are a Possibility

With the fascination of plug in hybrids, as well as every aspect of green driving, becoming a more and more important player in car buyers purchasing decisions; Nissan is rethinking some of their future strategies. The future of their vehicles may be lying in plug in versions of their current models by late 2015 or early 2016. Unfortunately, we have no clues on which vehicle or class the plug in hybrids will be but considering battery power is best for lighter cars so smaller sedans will most likely be the target.

With Nissan’s extremely high (and still climbing) Leaf sales, it’s not too much to say that with a new midsized sedan or crossover vehicle as a plug in hybrid will have equal sales records in only a few years. In fact, Nissan Leaf sales increased 46% from last year and even some of these incredible sales levels are enough to push Nissan towards more and more hybrid models. Which models would you like to see as a plug in hybrid model? We think a hybrid Maxima and Altima would be great additions to the Nissan fleet, as well as a Hybrid Rogue! Keep your eyes out for more information on new possible models!

2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf