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Month: April 2015

Nissan Sponsors Film Screening on the Racing Life of Paul Newman

Race Track

Academy Award®-winning actor, Paul Newman, stars once again onscreen in WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman. The film is a documentary honoring the multi-talented man for the many successes experienced behind the wheel over his 35-year racing career. Nissan has the privilege of being the proud sponsor of two film screenings and their after-parties.

“Paul Newman not only won an Oscar® as an actor, but also amassed four national championships as a driver and eight championships as a team owner, with many of his most significant victories coming behind the wheel of Nissan and Datsun vehicles,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan North America vice president of Market Communications and Media. Tucker goes on to say that, “Paul never stopped racing, winning his last race at the age of 82, and we’re excited to help honor his rich legacy as a racer and humanitarian.”

Nissan vehicles are not only on display throughout WINNING, but they are also highlighted at the parties following the film screening. Guests have the opportunity to check out some of Nissan’s now-vintage models as well as a couple of the brand’s GT-R GT3 racers, which currently see quite a bit of action on the track. In addition, they’ll be able to get up close and personal with the all-new 2016 Maxima, Nissan’s “4-Door Sports Car” for the racer in all of us.

The first screening was held on April 16 in Los Angeles just before the Long Beach Grand Prix. The second is scheduled for May 22 in Indianapolis, which coincides with the Indy 500.

Proceeds from tickets sold for the documentary screenings are pledged to the Racing for Cancer and The Indy Family Foundation non-profit organizations.

If you are curious about the all-new 4-Door Sports Car, please contact us here at 171 Nissan.

2016 Nissan Engine Noise Sound Enhancement Added for More Robust Acceleration Experience

Nissan Maxima Interior

Have you heard? There is a new soundtrack to Nissan’s driving experience. Coming as an available feature in the 2016 Nissan 370Z, 370Z NISMO, and the 2016 Nissan Maxima, will be a Bose speaker array that is capable of Active Noise Canceling (ANC) and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE). This means that the speakers will be able to port sound in from the engine compartment for a distinct aural acceleration experience while attenuating the low-frequency droning sounds for driving comfort.

Bose is an industry leader in audio technology and a pioneer of Active Noise Canceling, which uses microphones to record low frequency sound waves and speakers which then emit sound-waves in opposite phases to cancel the noise. This Bose ANC feature has been perfected in jet aviation and on NFL sidelines and now, in combination with the Active Sound Enhancement capabilities of the new 370Z and Maxima, provides an organic connection between the car and driver.

For more information on the 2016 Nissan engine noise and other features available to the 370Z, head into 171 Nissan and talk with our knowledgeable and friendly associates. We will be happy to assist you with all your car needs and talk to you about the latest Nissan Technology!


New 2016 Maxima Design Unveiled in New York

Nissan Maxima

Maxima fans couldn’t get enough of the new 2016 model, which recently premiered at the New York International Auto Show. The new model features a host of new options, including a 300 horsepower engine, 4-door design, and an affordable price.

The 2016 Maxima design has been completely redone, featuring a wide range of engineering and styling upgrades. According to Nissan, the Maxima has a V-Motion front end, signature lights, unique C-pillars, and a “floating roof” appearance. Best of all, the interior design was made with luxury in mind.

“This all new model was designed and engineered here in America…and will build on the Maxima’s standing as the longest-running and most recognizable nameplate in Nissan’s lineup,” said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan. He goes on to say that, “the new Maxima is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before”

Aside from style, the 2016 model has a 3.5-liter V6 which cranks out over 300 horsepower and gets 30 mpg highway. NissanConnect and Advanced Drive Assist also come standard, allowing drivers to stay safe and always connected. We are anxiously awaiting their arrival here at 171 Nissan!


Nissan Tests Car-Sharing Network With Tiny Two-Seater EV

Busy Street with CarsOne common trait of new technologies is they always seem to get smaller and smaller. Surely there are limitations to this though, right? After all, phones can only get so small before they get too difficult to use, and cars still need the room for occupants.

That isn’t stopping Nissan, though. The Japanese company has announced they will conduct a trial run of the “Ultra-Compact Mobility Certification System,” which is a car-sharing network for residents of the Sakonyama Danchi District in Yokohama City.

The vehicle they are using is tiny, yet somehow has the space to carry not one but two passengers. The goal is to gauge the value of ultra-compact EVs as short-range modes of transport that can complement public transportation and hopefully help revitalize large-scale urban and suburban commuting methods.

In Louisiana, we have little use for such a car, but it’s still nice to see Nissan racking its brain to help short-range commuters in congested cities. One day, when these EVs have more range, we may even see them at 171 Nissan!