When it comes to creating long-lasting, top quality vehicles, few automakers are in the same league as Nissan. While the Japanese automaker is indeed proud of each and every car, truck, and SUV it creates – many of which are built right here in the U.S.A. – it’s also proud of the jobs it creates on American soil, too.
With the production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover SUV, which is due to hit dealerships later this fall, comes the creation of 500 new American jobs at its Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi.
The all-new 2015 Nissan Murano was a bona-fide head-turner during its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, thanks to it cutting-edge design language, premium interior, and driver-focused utility. In addition to its undeniable appeal, the 2015 Nissan Murano will be the first of its nameplate produced in the United States, and the eight model assembled at Nissan’s Canton plant. It will be assembled on the same line as the Xterra, Frontier, Titan, and Armada.
According to Nissan, the 2015 Murano will be the most technically advanced vehicle ever built in Canton.
"Recruiting efforts and preparations for the start of Murano production this fall are underway and current employees are excited to add this vehicle to the list of outstanding cars and trucks built in Mississippi,” said John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing for Nissan North America in a press release. "The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America."
Over the course of the last decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has experienced tremendous growth, transforming from a domestic manufacturer to a global one with more than 2.6 billion invested in the plant. With the addition of these 500 new jobs, the plant will grow to support more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs for the first time.
But it isn’t just the contributions of Nissan’s plant in Canton that has had a profound effect on the economy and the lives of hard-working Americans. Since the first U.S.-assembled vehicle, a white pickup truck, rolled off the assembly line in June 1983, Nissan's U.S. manufacturing footprint has steadily grown. The combination of plants in Canton and Smyrna, Tennessee, and a powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee, have produced nearly 13 million vehicles, 8 million engines, and created more than 15,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States.
With a strong history of creating jobs at home and an excellent track record of creating some of the most affordable, dependable, and fun-to-drive vehicles around, you owe it to yourself to head over to your local Nissan dealer and see how this Japanese automaker has become as American as apple pie.
The Nissan Altima is one of the best-selling cars in America and proudly takes its place as the centerpiece of the Nissan lineup. The Altima has been winning fans over for years while simultaneously pleasing owners thanks to its stellar style, premium interior design, and expansive functionality.
But we’re not the only ones who think highly of the Altima. Recently, the 2014 Altima was named one of “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Nissan’s stylish sedan finished sixth on the list, with KBB.com editors citing its “notably comfortable” NASA-inspired “Zero Gravity front seats as a selling-point.
In addition to those out-of-this-world ‘Zero Gravity’ front seats, the 2014 Altima incorporates a number of upscale features, such as soft-touch armrests and advance noise cancellation materials in order to improve the overall cabin experience.
To create the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000” list, KBB.com editors selected cars offering comfort-oriented features that “debuted upmarket just a few years ago.” Each of the 10 vehicles start below $30,000 according to Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price (FPP), which is a tool designed to show shoppers what others are paying for a specific new car. The 2014 Altima’s current FPP is $21,223 , placing it among the top three most affordable models on the list.
With a starting MSRP of $22,170*, the Altima offers incredible value and phenomenal fuel economy. Indeed, 2.5-liter models earn 38 mpg on the highway** and provide a myriad of driver-focused technologies, resulting in a unique and enjoyable driving experience.
Naturally, the 2014 Altima was designed to meet a wide range of needs and budgets. The standout sedan is offered in five well-equipped models , including a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine or a 207-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Botch engines are mated to a smooth and efficient Xtronic transmission.
There is clearly a lot to love about the 2014 Nissan Altima, but don’t take our word for it. Contact or visit us today to get behind the wheel of this award-winning (and budget-friendly) super sedan.
*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $810.
**EPA fuel estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits and conditions.
The new generation of the Nissan Pathfinder has taken on a new lease on life for 2014, with its exceptional features for adventure loving drivers. And with a brand new hybrid model, the Pathfinder increases its best-in-class worth. Built with lightweight materials for premium efficiency, Nissan’s adventure-mobile will take you far.
The 2014 Pathfinder (shown with optional equipment) seats seven passengers, and with a more comfortable driving platform for 2014, it is more family friendly than ever. Built to haul 5,000 pounds, this large crossover SUV is tough. And equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 260 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque, the Pathfinder gives you seamless power and optimum fuel efficiency up to 26 mpg highway and 20 mpg city*. In addition, the Pathfinder is extremely versatile, letting you switch between two-wheel, four-wheel and automatic drive. All features work to provide an adventurous ride that doesn’t hurt at the gas pump.
All seven passengers can enjoy an incredible amount of head and legroom in the 2014 Pathfinder. Additionally, there is even a reclining third row. Available upgrades include leather appointed seats and a wood tone trim. There is an amazing range of luxury options available to customize your ride too, including a dual-panel moonroof, three-zone entertainment system, and a 13-speaker Bose surround system. This last piece of equipment features full Bluetooth® and USB connectivity, so that you can integrate the system with your smart phone to stream songs and playlists wirelessly.
In spite of the luxurious and comfortable cabin with dual-zone automatic climate control and soft seats, the powerful engine, effective suspension, and four-wheel drive option mean that it's a vehicle more than capable of taking its driver on a bit of an adventure, as well as being great for taking the kids on vacation or driving the family to school, the shops, and the workplace. This new Nissan Pathfinder is a great all-around vehicle for a driver who wants that adventurous option, but still has to worry about getting the kids to school in the morning. You can get the Pathfinder in three different trim levels: S, SV, and SL.
This excellent family car comes with a great variety of innovative safety features including the available Around View Monitor, Traction Control, six standard airbags, Safety Zone Construction, a tire pressure monitor, and easy fill tire alert. Each feature gives you the assurance you need whether you’re driving around town or getting out of it.
The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is an exciting option whether you are looking for a family vehicle or a tough terrain capable ride. With a maximum cargo space of 79.8 cubic feet and best-in-class fuel economy ratings, this crossover SUV can’t be beat. You can get it starting at only $28,700**. Meet the Pathfinder today to see why you deserve a new adventure.
*2013 EPA estimated MPG figures rating. Actual mileage may vary.
**MSRP includes delivery, processing, and handling fee. Excludes taxes, title, license, and optional equipment. Dealer Price may vary.
Your engine air filter is a little something that makes a huge difference. You might not even realize it’s there until it’s clogged, but an engine filter check is a worthwhile investment to avoid bigger problems down the road, like costly engine replacement.
How it Works
Your filter is made out of material like paper, foam, or cotton, that contains large sponge-like pores designed to let air in and keep abrasive particles out. To allow airflow with minimal resistance while also trapping the maximum amount of dirt and dust particles, filter designers use the largest surface area of material as possible and fold it into a series of corrugations to make the filter fit into its “housing” in your vehicle.
Healthy Engine Filter
Every car, driver, road, and combination of the three is different, so it’s hard to diagnose whether or not your engine filter is healthy based on day-to-day driving experience. The best way to check its health is to visually check it yourself. If you can get to your engine filter, take a look at it. If it is clean, and you aren’t experiencing any engine performance issues, you likely have a healthy filter on your hands.
Unhealthy Engine Filter
If your filter is exhibiting any of these symptoms, take it in for a check-up.
Black areas on the section of the filter where outside air enters could mean there’s some build-up that needs to be addressed. Without an expert’s eye, it’s hard to tell whether or not your filter’s level of build-up is safe. Take your car in for a filter-check ASAP.
Age plays a major role in filter efficiency. The range for filter use varies significantly with roughly 15,000 to 30,000 miles recommended between replacements, depending on the manufacturer. However, this number is largely affected by the type of road you normally take. If you spend a significant amount of time on dirty, dusty roads with ever present debris, a frequent engine filter check is in your best interest.
Leaving a faulty filter in place for too long can lead to expensive engine damage. If you have any doubts, or don’t have a solid idea of the last time your engine filter was replaced, it’s worth some attention. A stop by our service department for a filter check will help both you and your car breathe easier.
What are the differences?
The decision of whether to lease or purchase your new vehicle is one of the most important choices for car-shoppers to make. There are many important differences between the two which can help you make your choice. This guide highlights some of the most notable aspects.
Monthly Payments: Monthly lease payments are always lower than they would be if you purchased the vehicle. That’s because you only have to pay for the vehicle’s depreciation and additional rent charges. The depreciation estimate is based on the assumption of a certain amount of miles per year and proper maintenance of the vehicle itself.
Sales Tax: Typically, drivers who lease a vehicle will only pay sales or use tax on their monthly payments and any capitalized cost reduction. This means less sales tax paid over a longer period. When purchasing a vehicle, sales tax is paid on the full purchase price (although the value of your trade-in is often excluded from this amount).
Who Owns the Vehicle: During a lease, the leasing company maintains ownership of the vehicle. At the end of a lease, you can choose to renew your lease, purchase the vehicle, or return it to the dealership and pay any associated costs. Purchasing a vehicle means that you are the owner whenever you make your final payment.
Warranty Coverage: All vehicle warranties cover terms of 36 months or less, which means it’s likely that your full lease term will be covered. This helps ensure fixed costs of driving over that period. If you finance a vehicle, your warranty will expire after a certain period and your costs of driving will be variable.
Trading Vehicles: Drivers who lease have the option to change cars whenever their lease term is up by simply entering into a new lease. Purchasing a vehicle makes it more difficult to change vehicles frequently, since you will be paying for the full cost of the vehicle and the depreciation, including any unexpected depreciation (in a lease, the risk of unexpected depreciation is carried by the lessor).
We offer affordable lease options on almost every new model. Contact or visit our dealership today for more information on leasing and purchasing.
An easy homemade Halloween costume is just a few steps away
Most superhero costumes start out with the same base: a bathing suit over tights or solid colored pajamas. From there, the details make the hero. Add homemade lightning bolts, crowns, stars, chest letters, belts, or capes to bring the character to life. Don’t forget coordinating socks, boots, or masks. With a little creativity, your child’s hero costume will be more lifelike than those overpriced getups they sell at party stores.
If you’re running low on time, this is a perfect option. Most party and discount stores sell some sort of luau décor. If you can find a grass skirt, some fake flowers and a few leis, you can transform your child into a Hawaiian princess (or prince) and say “Aloha” to savings.
This is a classic. A simple pleated skirt, sweater with a hand-fashioned letter, pom-poms and a megaphone will have your little one ready for the game and a night of trick-or-treating. Naturally, a few ribbons, a ponytail, and tennis shoes would add to the ensemble. If it’s a cold night, just layer tights under the skirt or attach team letters and logos to a chunkier sweater or cardigan for your child to wear.
The menu here is vast and creative. Can-can dancer? A bathing suit with full skirt and multi-colored ruffles underneath will do the trick. Ballerina? Borrow or quickly make a tutu of netting, fluffed out over a leotard with ballet slippers. Charleston flapper? In an instant, you can whip together a shimmery sheath and off-center headband with a silk flower.
This is the ultimate last-minute option. If you have a red shirt somewhere, flip it inside-out so you don’t damage any design on the front, and create stripes with white duct tape. If you can, find some round black glasses, or fashion a pair out of black pipe-cleaners. Finish off the Waldo look with a red beanie. If your kid’s head is small enough, you can make one of these out of a very large red knee-sock with the length trimmed and folded over.
The leaves are changing and everything smells like cinnamon and nutmeg, which can mean only one thing: fall has arrived. In between picking a pumpkin to carve and bobbing for apples, take a minute to brush up on some fun fall trivia.
Ever wonder what give fall leaves their distinctive coloring? Turns out, the color switch results from a breakdown of chlorophyll in the leaves which causes the green color to make like a tree and…well, you know. When the green disappears, yellow and orange tints become visible while other colors form as red anthocyanin pigments develop through other chemical changes.
Why is it called both fall and autumn? Let’s take it back to the 14th century, when the Latin “autumn” first appeared in the English language. It gradually replaced the term “harvest” that had previously described the time period between summer and winter. “Fall” entered the scene in the 17th century, most likely as a poetic counterpart to “spring,” and it stuck. Autumn won out in Britain, but here in the US we still use both terms interchangeably.
For those with allergies, you may be interested to know the most likely culprit of your seasonal sniffles. Ragweed is the weed pollen that causes the most common fall allergies. 10-30 percent of Americans suffer from hay fever, most cases of which are caused by an allergy to ragweed.
Apples are the freshest in the fall, even though many varieties are available all year round, which explains why apple-picking is a favorite fall pastime. Other seasonal fruits and vegetables during this time are bell peppers, spinach, squash, and pumpkin of course.
A fall birthday leads to longevity, according to University of Chicago researchers. Apparently, based on their research people born in the fall are the most likely to live to be 100 years old.
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