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Month: October 2015

Nissan Gripz Concept Bows in at Frankfurt

At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Nissan showed off a possible future for the compact crossover segment—the Nissan Gripz Concept. This sporty crossover is designed with a new, younger generation in mind and exudes excitement and adventure from every angle.

The Gripz Concept is meant to be both an urban traveler and a weekend adventurer. The design has a similar footprint to a compact crossover, but its profile has a raised ride height and looks more like a sports car.

Designers were inspired by Nissan’s first “crossover,” the Safari Rally-winning Nissan 240Z from the 1970s. These racers had a raised ride height, tough suspension system, and a matte-black finish on the hood and trunk. They were both fast and athletic, and tackled the rough African terrain with ease.

Now, the Gripz takes this idea into the modern world by adding EV technology for a hybrid drivetrain. It will use the same electric motor used by the Nissan LEAF combined with an efficient gasoline engine. This combination delivers smooth and quick acceleration with excellent efficiency.

What features from the Nissan Gripz Concept would you love to see in a production model in the future?  Tell us your thoughts here at 171 Nissan in the comment section below!

Nissan Gripz Concept

Fall Festivals near DeRidder, Louisiana

Fall Season

The autumn season brings many wonderful things, including football, pumpkins, delicious food, changing scenery, and of course festivals. Here are a few fall festivals near DeRidder, Louisiana that you should add to your calendar.

  • Beauregard Parish Fair. From October 6th through the 10th, head to the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds for some family fun. This fair is known as the oldest running agricultural fair in the state. Check out all the livestock, eat some delicious fair food, listen to some great live music, and climb aboard some thrilling rides. Admission is only $5 per person and all military members and their families can get in for free with proper ID.
  • Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival. On October 17th in nearby Ragley, you can learn all about the pioneers who settled this area. There will be a kids parade, live music, face painting, food, and so much more.
  • Four Winds Pow Wow. This annual Native American event will be held October 24th through the 25th at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds and is a great opportunity to learn about and experience the culture of Louisiana’s Native American tribes.
  • LA Swine Festival. If you want to experience all things pig, head to this festival in nearby Basile October 31st through November 2nd. This fun, family-friendly event includes delicious pork products, a pig-chasing contest, live music, a carnival, and more.

What is your favorite fall festival here in Louisiana?