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Nissan Bringing New Leaf Nismo Concept to Tokyo

Nissan Bringing New Leaf Nismo Concept to Tokyo

The Tokyo Motor Show is celebrating its 45th year from Friday, October 27th through Sunday, November 5th. During this time, automakers will pack plenty of exhibits, features, and new concepts into a week of events and festivities focused around automobiles. One of the big names coming to the Tokyo Motor Show is Nissan, who is planning on debuting something a bit unorthodox – a new Leaf Nismo Concept.

We’ve already had official word that the performance-focused Nismo name would get added onto the Nissan Leaf eventually, but Nissan representatives didn’t give an idea for when that would be. The redesigned, next-gen 2018 Nissan Leaf came out without any promises about a launch date for a sportier version. However, it appears that launch will happen sooner rather than later. The Leaf Nismo Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show will feature a more aerodynamic design, a sport-tuned suspension, improved acceleration, and new wheels.

There’s no telling yet what kind of power ratings we’ll see out of the Leaf Nismo Concept. Specs and other features will likely be unveiled at the event itself. Stay tuned for more news and information on the Leaf Nismo Concept from the Tokyo Motor Show and here at 171 Nissan.

Nissan’s Electric Platform Brings Lower Prices

Nissan Leaf | DeRidder, LA

Nissan has been one of the most vocal advocates for lowering the cost of electric vehicles, and now it may get its wish. The Nissan-Renault alliance is welcoming Mitsubishi into its fold, effectively increasing the range of vehicles it has to work with. Reports indicate that all three brands will use Nissan’s electric platform as the underpinning for all electric vehicles.

By sharing an electric vehicle platform, Nissan hopes to see the price of electric vehicles drop by 20%. Currently, the most affordable electric vehicle is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV at just under $23,000. By comparison, many gas-powered cars are much cheaper.

Renault and Nissan previously struggled to reach their desired price drop as they developed electric vehicles separately. Now, with Mitsubishi on board, the alliance plans to share the platform of the Nissan Leaf. They’ll also share the battery, motor and inverters in an effort to further save money.

A redesigned Nissan Leaf is expected to hit the market during 2018, which makes that the prime year for any major changes. The drive to create more affordable electric cars is on, and Nissan is leading the charge for greener roads.

We at 171 Nissan can’t wait to see how the alliance shapes the future of the electric vehicle segment!


It’s Official: 200,000 Nissan Leaf Models Have Sold Worldwide

2015 Nissan LEAF

The Nissan Leaf has been one of the most popular vehicles on the market ever since it was first introduced in 2010, but now, Nissan can officially announce an enormous milestone.

Nissan has sold more than 200,000 Nissan Leaf models globally. Breaking it down, about 90,000 of those Nissan Leaf models were sold in the United States alone, while about 50,000 more were sold in Europe.  That’s an outstanding number of LEAF models sold in just 5 years!  If we break the numbers down that about 40,000 Nissan LEAF’s sold each year!

Thanks to the innovative design of this environmentally conscious vehicle – which gets an MPGe of 126 in the city and 101 on the highway – this sales figure translates to 330,000 tons of carbon-monoxide not emitted.   So these high numbers are great for Nissan and even better for the environment.

It’s safe to assume that the stellar Nissan Leaf sales will continue throughout the coming years, as the 2016 Nissan Leaf is more fuel-efficient, powerful, and feature-heavy than ever, on the heels of a 2015 model that earned numerous awards and titles.

Want to learn more about the Nissan Leaf? Visit us anytime at 171 Nissan to take one out on a test drive!


The Popularity of the Nissan LEAF Keeps Growing

Nissan LEAF

If you own a Nissan LEAF, you are part of a global movement which started in 2010 when the company first introduced the world to its electric car. Now, just four years later, the Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in history.

To celebrate the more than 100,000 cars sold, 50,000 of which were sold in the US alone, Nissan is running the “Real Owners, Real Answers” campaign. As you probably figured out from the title of the campaign, it will feature the actual answers of actual Nissan LEAF owners; obtained through a crowd-sourcing effort and a dynamic website.

If you go to the website, you can see various questions that have been posted, such as “Why Did You Choose the LEAF over Other Vehicles?” and “Have You Saved Money Driving Your Nissan LEAF?” You can even watch an amazing video on using a Volcano to charge your Nissan LEAF. Then by clicking the questions you can see a list of how people genuinely responded. It is a very interesting way to get peoples’ opinions on the LEAF and allows them to feel a since of ownership of the brand they’ve come to love.

With the Nissan Leaf reportedly saving an estimated $28 million in gas costs, since 2010, what’s not to love? Join the movement for yourself and purchase an all-electric Nissan Leaf. Then you too can participate as one of the actual Nissan LEAF owners in the “Real Owners, Real Answers” campaign.


Nissan Sets Records for February Sales

Seeing as February is missing two to three days compared to the rest of the months, we at 171 Nissan often wait with bated breath for the month’s sales reports — how did we do with fewer days to reach our goals? This year, however, we exhaled triumphantly when Nissan Group released the numbers. Selling over 105,000 vehicles, Nissan broke February sales records. What were we worried about?

With 105, 631 units sold, last month’s sales increased 16.7 percent over the numbers reported for the same period last year.

Sales were led by the ever-popular Nissan Altima and the all-new 2014 Rogue, which has only been on the market for three full months. Combined, the two models accounted for more than 48,000 vehicles with new owners.

The two weren’t the only stars in Nissan’s diverse lineup, however. Both the all-electric LEAF and Frontier jumped in sales by over 100 percent; and the trendy Juke saw sales rise 83.7 percent to record the best sales seen during any month.

Now that we’ve made it through the shortest month of the year, we’re excited to see how sales improve when we have a few more days in the month.


Greenest Car Around is the Battery-Power 2014 Nissan LEAF

Greenest Car

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.