Nissan Introduces Restyled 2023 Altima

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The Altima has been a part of the Nissan lineup for more than 30 years. Now in its sixth generation, the 2023 Nissan Altima arrives with a refreshed look as well as more advanced tech.

Design updates

On the outside, the Altima sports a fresh design. The front fascia and V-Motion grille have been updated and feature the redesigned Nissan logo. The Altima SR model features an exclusive black chrome grille finish while both the SR and Altima Platinum offer individual 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs.

Other exterior updates include newly standard LED headlights with integrated turn signals in the daytime running lights, an available single panel moonroof, and a distinct taillight design. A new colour has been added to the Altima palette as well: Ethos Gray. 

Technology updates

Inside, the new Nissan Altima cabin has been outfitted with some of the most advanced technology available. For starters, you’ll find a new 12.3-inch HD colour display with multi-touch control, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a wireless phone charging pad, and the Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system.

When it comes to entertainment, you can opt for the available nine-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system to fill the cabin with your favourite songs. You can also utilize convenient tech like built-in Amazon Alexa® and NissanConnect® Services powered by SiriusXM® that let you remotely access the new Altima. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2023 Nissan Altima, or if you’re curious about how to reserve your own, contact our team or come visit us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario!

Nissan Pathfinder Lineup Expands with Tough Rock Creek Trim

Nissan Pathfinder Lineup Expands with Tough Rock Creek Trim |  Toronto, Ontario

Nissan unveiled the all-new Pathfinder just one year ago, but the brand is already adding even more appeal to this rugged SUV. The 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek trim joins the lineup, offering a more capable, off-roading version of the popular vehicle.

“The 2022 Pathfinder was all about a ‘return to rugged,’ and the Pathfinder Rock Creek takes that spirit even further,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

New features that you’ll find on the Pathfinder Rock Creek model are both functional and aesthetic. In terms of appearance, the Rock Creek trim comes with:

  • An exclusive front fascia with a dark V-motion grille and mesh insert
  • Rock Creek exterior badging
  • Leatherette and fabric seats with Rock Creek embroidery
  • Orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, centre console, instrument panel, and door panels

But, as mentioned, it’s not just about changing the looks of the Pathfinder. More functional amenities on the new Rock Creek trim include:

  • An off-road tuned suspension with a 16mm lift
  • 18-inch beadlock-style wheels with all-terrain tires
  • A tubular roof rack with a 100kg load capacity
  • The Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Off-Road Mode

The new 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek is expected to go on sale later this summer. Contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario, for more details.

Nissan Ariya and Nissan Z Now Available to Reserve

2023 Nissan Ariya | Toronto, ON

Two all-new Nissan vehicles are almost ready to drive home! The 2023 Nissan Ariya and 2023 Nissan Z were introduced to high praise, and now these exciting vehicles are available to reserve online.

“Nissan has been busy in the past few years, developing ten thrilling, all-new or significantly redesigned models introduced under the banner of Nissan NEXT,” said Steve Milette, President, Nissan Canada Inc. “Today, we launch the reservation program for ARIYA and Z to our customers in Canada and we are ready for what we expect to be a flow of enthusiasts gearing to reserve their most awaited models.”

The all-electric Nissan Ariya will be available at six trim levels, with two battery options: 63 kWh and 87 kWh. Standard features for this electric crossover include ProPILOT Assist® with Navi-link, a CCS quick charge port, wireless Apple CarPlay® and wired Android Auto™, and Nissan Safety Shield® 360.

For a thrilling drive, the new Nissan Z builds on the brand’s more than 50 years of creating exhilarating vehicles. Nissan has pushed the limits with a 400-horsepower 3.0-litre V6 engine with two transmission options: a six-speed manual with a motorsports-inspired EXEDY® high-performance clutch or a nine-speed automatic with aluminum paddle shifters.

To learn more about either of these vehicles and how you can reserve yours, talk to our team or visit us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Nissan Versa Wins “Best Car for the Money” Honour

Nissan Versa Wins “Best Car for the Money” Honour | Toronto, ON

Every year, U.S. News & World Report releases its “Best Cars for the Money” list, comprised of vehicles across various segments. This year, the Nissan Versa was named the top choice in the Subcompact Cat category.

“It’s getting more and more difficult to find a quality subcompact car, but the Nissan Versa delivers all of the attributes needed to win our Best Subcompact Car for the Money award,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Versa sits at the top of our rankings, with great fuel economy, ample cargo space and a well-built interior. It’s also competitively priced, and low ownership costs make the Versa a strong value over the long haul.”

This is the second time the Versa has been named the best by U.S. News thanks to its outstanding ownership experience and overall value. Starting at just $16,798, the 2022 Versa is equipped with the most standard safety technology in its class. Not to mention, you can expect to get fuel ratings as low as 6.7 L/100 km combined — thus saving you money at the gas pump, too.[2]

Other than the hard facts, U.S. News turns to companies like TrueCar and Vincentric for data on cost of ownership as well as reviews from the automotive press. But you don’t have to take their word for it. You can experience the true value of the 2022 Nissan Versa for yourself by contacting our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] Price not available in Quebec. Price represents the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Price excludes environmental excise fees (where applicable), freight, PDE, air and tire levies, license, registration, insurance, duties, and applicable taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Equipment, specifications and price are subject to change without notice.

[2] Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

Nissan Wins Newsweek Best Car Lineup Award

Nissan Wins Newsweek Best Car Lineup Award | Toronto, ON

For several decades, Newsweek has informed the world of current events and provided insights on a variety of topics, including the automotive industry. In the first-ever Newsweek Auto Awards, Nissan was named as the “Best Car Lineup.”

“Nissan’s car lineup continues to offer sedan buyers a lot of what they are looking for. Versa, Sentra, Altima, LEAF and Maxima are high-quality models with budget-friendly price tags and an impressive roster of standard and available safety and driver-assist features,” said Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, senior editor of Autos at Newsweek.

To determine the best lineups, Newsweek looked at a variety of factors. First, the publication assessed individual vehicles for their driving feel as well as its standard and available features. When it came time to rate brand lineups, Newsweek editors looked at overall offerings of each automaker and took notice of any notable changes for the latest year.

The Nissan car lineup is one of the largest available today, offering smaller options like the Versa and Sentra as well as the electric LEAF and the luxurious Maxima. Falkenberg-Hull also pointed out that the debut of the 2023 Nissan Z and the existing GT-R make the Nissan lineup exceptionally exciting for racing fans.

To explore the Nissan car lineup for yourself, contact our team or visit us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

2022 Nissan Rogue Updates Include Brand New Engine Choice

2022 Nissan Rogue Updates Include Brand New Engine Choice | Toronto, ON

The Nissan Rogue got a major update when it debuted for the 2021 model year, but that doesn’t mean Nissan is resting on its laurels when it comes to the 2022 Rogue. Nissan’s newest iteration of the popular crossover is back, and it’s looking better than ever.

The biggest update to the 2022 Nissan Rogue is the introduction of the new available 1.5-litre, three-cylinder VC-Turbo engine. This engine is designed to improve the Rogue’s acceleration while also helping it achieve better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The engine boasts 201 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque, which is an 11% and 24% increase, respectively, over the outgoing engine.

The VC-Turbo engine is paired to a new generation Xtronic transmission that has a 17 percent wider gear ratio and 32 percent lower friction than its predecessor. Working together, the powertrain can achieve 7.6 L/100 km combined with available all-wheel drive.[1]

The 1.5-liter engine is available on SV, SL, and Platinum models, while S models get a 2.5-liter engine with 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque.

The 2022 Nissan Rogue is available now. If you’d like to schedule a test drive, contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan Maxima® Puts Families and Young Drivers First

Nissan Maxima® Puts Families and Young Drivers First | Toronto, ON

Having a reliable, safe vehicle for your family takes some of the stress out of everyday life. The Nissan Maxima® was named one of the Best Large Cars for Families in 2021 by U.S. News for its outstanding safety ratings, sporty exterior, and easy-to-use infotainment system.

The 2021 Maxima® received a perfect five-star rating from the NHTSA as well as the coveted Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS. That should come as no surprise, as the base trim of the Maxima® is packed with helpful driver-assist systems. Right from the start, the family sedan is equipped with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.

In addition to being great for families, the Maxima® was also dubbed one of the Best Cars for Young Drivers in 2021 by U.S. News. The publication praised the car for its user-friendly infotainment tech, including smartphone connectivity, a Wi-Fi® hotspot, two USB ports, and an 8-inch touch screen. The aforementioned safety features also played a part in making the Maxima® an ideal vehicle for younger or new drivers.

If you’re interested in experiencing the advanced systems in the 2021 Nissan Maxima®, feel free to contact us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

2021 Sentra Receives Stellar Ratings in Child Seat Test

2021 Sentra Receives Stellar Ratings in Child Seat Test | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Nissan Sentra is a great option for a young family in the city. With its small size and affordable price, you won’t believe just how much you get with this sedan. To make it even more appealing, the 2021 Sentra received straight A’s in the 2021 Car Seat Fit Report Card.

What made the Sentra so appealing during this test was how roomy its interior is. With 34.7 inches of rear legroom, five different types of child car seats fit easily in the sedan. This included Latch, Infant, Rear-Facing Convertible, Forward-Facing Convertible, and Booster seat types. Even with the largest seat in the back, front-seat room was not affected and gave both the driver and passenger plenty of space to stretch out.

But for Nissan, it wasn’t just about receiving the high ratings from; the company is focused on bringing a larger concern into the spotlight. “What serves as icing on the cake is that the other three vehicles called out by Honor Roll are larger vehicles,” said Jared Haslam, vice president of Product and Services Planning at Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Not all car seats fit in all vehicles and choosing the appropriate child restraint system can be confusing. We appreciate bringing attention to this important issue.”

Starting at just $19,198, the 2021 Nissan Sentra offers a long list of standard features to make your daily drives simpler. To learn more about this sedan, or to take one for a test drive, contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

2022 Nissan LEAF Goes on Sale with Much Lower Starting Price

2022 Nissan LEAF Goes on Sale with Much Lower Starting Price | Toronto, ON

Since its debut in 2010, the Nissan LEAF has impressed many due to its all-electric powertrain that was way ahead of its time. Owning an EV is easier and more affordable than ever. The 2022 Nissan LEAF’s starting price has gone down by nearly $7,000 to just $37,498 — making it an incredible value and a great EV for first-time buyers.

“Nissan was the first automaker with a globally-available mass-market electric vehicle and we’re continuing in the tradition of making electric vehicles available to everyone,” said Ken Hearn, Director of Marketing at Nissan Canada. “With the amount of technology that LEAF offers, combined with new pricing, this is simply just an amazing value.”

Nissan certainly didn’t skimp with the LEAF’s lower price. Among the car’s many, many standard features: SiriusXM® radio, LED lighting from front to back, fog lights for added visibility, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a navigation system, the Intelligent Around View® Monitor, a universal garage door opener, heated front and rear seats, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The 2022 Nissan LEAF is also equipped with a long list of driver-assist features to make city and highway driving simple. Some of its standard systems include Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Steering Assist, Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range & Hold, Vehicle Dynamic Control, and more.

With an all-electric range of 363 km and fast, easy charging, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 Nissan LEAF.* Contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario, for more details.

*2021 EPA range of up to 240 kilometres for LEAF® SV; up to 363 kilometres for LEAF S PLUS, SV PLUS, SL PLUS. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates City 1.9Le/100km / Highway 2.4 Le/100km / Combined 2.1 Le/100km for LEAF SV; City 2.1 Le/100km / Highway 2.5Le.100km / Combined 2.2Le for LEAF S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS. Based on EPA formula of 18.9 kWh/100km for LEAF SV and 20 kWh/100km for LEAF S PLUS, SV PLUS, SL PLUS. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options, and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details.

Say “Hello” to the All-New 2023 Nissan Z®

Say “Hello” to the All-New 2023 Nissan Z® | Toronto, ON
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Nissan has introduced the mighty 2023 Nissan Z®, and it’s expected to arrive in early 2022. The latest generation of the iconic sports car has a stunning — yet recognizable — design, thrilling performance, and the advanced tech you want from a modern vehicle.

“The Z has always been an accessible sports car – always placed at the intersection of aspiration and attainability – of dreams and reality. This latest iteration is now ready to thrill Z enthusiasts, and create a whole new generation of Z fans as well,” said Ashwani Gupta, representative executive officer and chief operating officer for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

The long-awaited seventh generation Z is equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 engine capable of 400 horsepower. You’ll get to choose between a six-speed manual transmission with an EXEDY® high-performance clutch and a new nine-speed automatic with aluminum paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. Helping to tune that power and provide an authentic sports car feel is a front midship, rear-wheel-drive design and a new suspension with electric power steering.

Outside of performance, the new Nissan Z is also stylish. Its exterior showcases the long front end and aerodynamic short rear deck. The sporty style extends to the cabin, where you’ll find new performance seats with knee bolsters and an updated digital gauge cluster. Available options include a Bose® audio system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Interested to know more about the 2023 Z? Contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario, for details.