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iPhone Users Can Rejoice for the 2017 Nissan Maxima will have Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

2016 Nissan Maxima

Nissan has extended their range for which phones can connect to their newest Nissan Maxima.  For the 2017 Nissan Maxima, Nissan will be including Apple CarPlay!  We can’t tell you how excited we are for this here at 171 Nissan!

For those of you who don’t know, Apple CarPlay basically turns your car into an iPhone.  All the cool things you can ask of Siri (be sure to ask what Zero divided by Zero is) can now be done while you are driving your vehicle, in a way that keeps you and other drivers on the road safe.  Just like your iPhone, when your car features Apple Carplay, you can talk to Siri using voice commands, which keeps your eyes on the road and hands on the steering wheel.

Currently, many other automakers already include Apple Car Play in their vehicles, including Ford, GM, Honda, and Mitsubishi.  Now adding to this list will be Nissan with its integration into the new 2017 Nissan Maxima.   The best part about Nissan including this new technology, it’s doesn’t hike up the price like it might with other carmakers!  The price difference between the 2016 and 2017 is no more than $50 for any trim level!  That’s less than buying a new iPhone!

As you can tell, we are pumped about the latest addition to the Nissan Maxima and can’t wait to try out this new feature at our dealership!  Be sure to stop by and check out the technology yourself and see how cool and easy it can be!

Nissan Electric Car Concept Teased Ahead of Tokyo Auto Show

Nissan LEAF

Recently, Nissan posted a vague press release accompanied by a dimly lit photograph as a teaser for a new concept debuting at the Tokyo Auto Show. This new Nissan electric car concept is described as part of the company’s “future vision of car intelligence and electrification.” The information that the concept will be electric has led many to believe this is the unveiling of the next-generation Leaf.

The first hint that the concept is an all-new Leaf comes from the fact that the released teaser picture has the front of the car illuminated in blue light, which is a recurring motif with the Nissan Leaf. The overall styling of the car, however, is similar to the new Nissan Maxima, with a V-motion grille and flared-out wheel arches.

If the vehicle is not a Leaf, however, that means Nissan will have a second all-electric vehicle joining the Leaf in its lineup. However, after several mid-cycle upgrades and refreshes including a better battery range for the 2015 model year, the Nissan Leaf is long overdue for a new generation. The Nissan electric car concept could be exactly that.  Tell us at 171 Nissan what you think of the new Nissan Electric Teaser in the comment below!


Craigslist Maxima: A Story for the Ages


When you make a short film that’s designed to poke a little fun at the marketing strategy of the maker of a certain car, it’s got to come as quite a surprise when that automaker is the one to step in and support your endeavor.

It was surely a surreal moment for Luke Aker when Nissan contacted him. He had made a short film about his 1996 Nissan Maxima as a funny way to promote it after he offered it for sale on Craigslist.

The film features various close-ups of the car, looking quite derelict: torn interior, ripped bumper and a strap holding the hood in place. This contrasts with the voiceover describing the car—in a low, quiet, serious tone—as luxurious.

The video went viral, racking up 200,000 views in the first week.  Eventually, someone at Nissan saw it and the automaker contacted Aker to make an offer. Certainly, he first thought someone was pranking him.

Nissan not only purchased the car from Luke, the company also donated $1,000 to his charity of choice. As if that wasn’t enough, Nissan went on to fix up the car, now known as the Craigslist Maxima, and give it back to Luke.

We here at 171 Nissan simply love this story and urge you to check out the original video here! It is certainly amusing.