The All-New 2022 Pathfinder Maximizes Utility

The All-New 2022 Pathfinder Maximizes Utility | Toronto, ON

As one of the largest models in the Nissan lineup, the Pathfinder is often regarded as an off-road giant in the SUV segment. More rugged than its larger Armada sibling, the all-new 2022 Pathfinder arrives with even more utility than ever before.

“We closely analyzed every angle to make this vehicle as versatile as possible, while also delivering on rugged capability,” said Jared Haslam, vice president of Product and Services Planning at Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Our goal was to turn Pathfinder into a multi-tool on wheels — making this the go-to SUV for hard-working, adventurous families.”

Thanks to smart design changes, the new Pathfinder’s overall size remains mostly the same while maximizing its interior space to 164.6 cubic feet of total volume. Because of this increase, the Pathfinder can now accommodate two car seats in its third row for the first time. There’s also easier entry to that third row with EZ FLEX® one-touch seating.

The front row also benefits from the Pathfinder’s larger interior. Front seat legroom grows to a best-in-class 44.3 inches. Updates were also made to the center console, which has an ergonomic shifter for extra comfort as well as two storage areas: a standard console and a pass-through area below that, which adds 13.4 litres of storage space.

This is just the beginning of what you can expect to see on the versatile 2022 Pathfinder. To truly experience it for yourself, visit us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Nissan Ariya Makes Public Driving Debut in Monaco

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The Nissan Ariya concept car was introduced to the world in 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show. It was later confirmed that the model would soon make its way to showrooms across the globe. After some delay, the electric crossover has finally made its public debut during a gorgeous drive around the Circuit de Monaco in the French Riviera.

“Ariya’s public driving in the streets of Monaco is a great way to witness the capabilities of our e-4ORCE technology. Ariya is the epitome of Nissan’s innovation in electric mobility and this event marks a defining moment in the next chapter of Nissan’s EV journey,” said Arnaud Charpentier, Region Vice President, Product Strategy and Pricing at Nissan AMIEO.

Nissan’s e-4ORCE is a new all-wheel control technology that provides instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced power in a variety of situations. The electric motor drive system was also unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, using a Nissan LEAF e+ in a specially constructed test. But it’s especially exciting to see the tech in action on the Ariya in Monaco.

The all-new Nissan Ariya is expected to go on sale very soon. To learn more about this innovative new vehicle, contact our team at Nissan Downtown in Toronto.

3 Nissan Models Honored on List of Year’s Best Family Cars

3 Nissan Models Honored on List of Year’s Best Family Cars | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

When you’re shopping for a family vehicle, you don’t want to cut corners. That’s why Parents Magazine holds its Best Family Cars competition every year. This year, the 2021 Nissan Rogue, 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2021 Nissan Maxima all earned spots on the list.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue won the Best Redesign category, thanks to its brand-new design focused on family-oriented adventure. The Rogue combines utility and comfort with available 4-Door Intelligent Key, wireless smartphone charging, tri-zone climate control, and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

The 2022 Pathfinder was recognized in the Best for Towing category. It was redesigned for the newest model year and can tow up to 6,000 pounds, which easily lets you haul a camper on your next road trip.

In the Best Sporty Car category, the 2021 Maxima took the top spot for the second year in a row. It boasts plenty of legroom in the backseat and a sleekly stylish exterior design.

These three models all come standard with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite of driver-assistance technologies to help you feel confident out on the road. The 2021 Rogue and 2021 Maxima have also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Want to test-drive the Rogue, Pathfinder, or Maxima? Contact us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto and we’ll get you on the schedule.

4 Nissan Models Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Recognition

4 Nissan Models Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Recognition | Toronto, ON

Nissan is raising the bar for safety in its lineup. This carmaker recently received recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for an impressive total of four models.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue, 2021 Nissan Maxima, and 2021 Nissan Altima all earned the IIHS’s highest possible safety score of TOP SAFETY PICK+. The 2021 Nissan Sentra earned a TOP SAFETY PICK recognition when it’s equipped with certain headlights.

Each of these models come standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, the brand’s suite of driver-assistance features. This system uses a combination of cameras, radar, and sonar to help raise the driver’s awareness out on the road. The Rogue and the Sentra each have the most standard safety features in their respective classes.

To get a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must achieve the highest rating of “Good” in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. These tests include driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. These award winners must also have a front crash prevention system that earns a “Superior” or “Advanced” rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests.

The TOP SAFETY PICK+ award is given to those models with standard “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights across all trim levels and packages, while TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles must come available with “Good” or “Acceptable” headlights.

For a vehicle you can trust when the going gets tough, turn to Nissan. Here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, we have all four IIHS award-winning vehicles in stock, and we invite you to contact us and set up a test drive in the one that best meets your needs.

Nissan Introduces 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is ready to maximize your family’s adventures. This three-row SUV has been redesigned for the new model year, boasting a rugged look with sculpted lines to help it stand out from the competition.

Every inch of the 2022 Pathfinder has been changed to put forth a sense of strength and capability. Its muscular stance hints at off-road-readiness, while a distinctive Nissan signature grille integrates with standard LED headlights for a premium feel.

This SUV will come with 11 colours and colour combinations to choose from, including four new two-tone treatments. Options include Scarlet Ember with Super Black Metallic and Obsidian Green Pearl.

Performance-wise, the 2022 Pathfinder will come with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission and standard Intelligent 4WD with seven-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. When properly equipped, this three-row SUV can tow up to 2,722 pounds.

Inside, the Pathfinder can seat up to eight passengers, though new captain’s chairs are an option for seating seven. EZ FLEX® one-touch release makes it simple to access the third-row seats.

The Pathfinder also comes available with a 10.8-inch Head-Up Display, and ProPILOT Assist with Navi-Link for easy driving in downtown Toronto. It even comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite of driver-assistance technologies.

Ready for a closer look at the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder? We’ll be welcoming it to our showroom this summer here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Rugged 2022 Nissan Frontier Combines Power, Premium Features

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Do you want a pickup truck that can do it all? The 2022 Nissan Frontier might be the midsize pickup for you. This truck combines rugged capability and good looks with high-tech features and a well-rounded interior — perfect for taking on whatever you need to get done. 

The Frontier has an all-new design for the 2022 model year, using aggressive and powerful lines to create a modern and stylish look. Nissan drew inspiration from the iconic Nissan Hardbody to redesign the Frontier and give it a tougher look.

Under the hood, you will find a standard 3.8-litre V6 engine. This engine offers a best-in-class 310 horsepower, along with 281 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that increases the Frontier’s efficiency and gives you strong acceleration. When properly equipped, the Frontier can pull up to 2,944 kg. It even comes standard with Trailer Sway Control to help make towing easier.

Inside, the Frontier boasts advanced systems and plenty of practical storage. It comes available with a 9-inch touch screen, which is the largest in this truck’s class. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ will help you stay in touch on the go, while the 4.0 litres of storage in the centre console makes it easy to store your tools, a tablet, and more. The Frontier also comes with 6.5 litres of front-door-pocket storage and 5.7 litres of rear-door-pocket storage.

The 2022 Frontier will go on sale in the summer of 2021, and we’ll have it for you to test-drive here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto.

Restyled 2021 Nissan KICKS® Revealed

2021 Nissan KICKS® | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Nissan KICKS® lives up to the model’s reputation for offering premium features at an affordable price. This compact crossover has undergone a significant refresh for the new model year, offering new exterior styling, a sophisticated interior, and better connectivity than before.

The 2021 KICKS® lineup will offer three models to choose from: S, SV, and SR. It will also come available with one new package: the Premium Package.

On the outside, the design of the new KICKS® is inspired by the festive spirit of Rio de Janeiro. Its city-sized exterior offers easy manoeuvrability, while its front bumper design uses a new “Double V-motion” grille to help the KICKS® look more like an SUV. It also has new headlights and three new exterior colours and three new two-tone paint schemes.

Inside the KICKS®, you will find a more refined design with silver accents being replaced by a combination of subdued silver and black. New ® seating materials offer better colour, and the SR Premium Package adds Prima-Tex™ leatherette-appointed seating with a three-tone design and stitching.

The centrally mounted seven-inch colour touch screen is a hub for the Nissan infotainment system, offering standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. You can even upgrade to an 8-inch display. For the 2021 model year, SV and SR models also come standard with Intelligent Cruise Control.

The 2021 KICKS® will arrive soon at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, and you’re invited to stop by and check it out.

Stay Safe with These Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter Driving Safety | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

Roads in winter can be dangerous when there’s ice, sleet, or snow. To help you navigate these conditions, we’ve put together some safety tips for winter driving in Toronto. Keep these driving pointers in mind as you head out on the roads this winter.

Go easy on your brakes and acceleration

When you’re driving in the winter, you never want to make sudden movements. This means you shouldn’t slam on your brakes or quickly accelerate. Doing so can cause you to lose traction on the road.

Increase your following distance

Give yourself plenty of time to react if something happens ahead of you by increasing your following distance.

Understand skids

Losing traction while driving can be scary, but if you remain calm you can drive your way out of it. If you find yourself in a front-wheel skid, ease off the gas pedal and turn your steering wheel in the direction you want to go. For a rear-wheel skid, make sure you turn your steering wheel in the direction your rear end is sliding. Don’t touch the gas or brake pedal until your vehicle has straightened out.

Clean your car off well

Visibility is crucial when you’re driving, no matter the time of the year. Because of this, you should make sure that you clear of all of your vehicle’s windows, along with the hood, taillights, and headlights. Also, remove all snow from the roof of your car so you don’t impair the vision of the driver behind you.

Keeping up with your vehicle’s regular maintenance is another key way to stay safe this winter. For oil changes, brake checks, and all other routine service, turn to our service department here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto.

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 Now Standard on More Models

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

Nissan is working to help you feel more confident and protected behind the wheel. It’s been proven that advanced driver assistance systems can help reduce crashes, so the brand has decided that it will offer its innovative Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite as standard equipment starting in 2021.

The announcement of this decision was made in conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week, which encourages parents to have important conversations with their teen drivers about how to stay safe behind the wheel.

“Offering these safety technologies as standard equipment on 11 of our most popular models in Canada is an important step forward,” said Andy Christensen, senior manager and lead technology expert for Intelligent Transportation System Research at Nissan Technical Center North America. “This added layer of protection can help keep young drivers safe, especially as they are getting used to being on busy roads.”

Every Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite includes six advanced driver-assistance features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking

This suite of safety features now comes standard on the Nissan Sentra, LEAF, Maxima, Qashqai, and TITAN. It will also come standard on the 2021 Rogue and three other models, which will be announced in the coming months. 

To test-drive a model with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360® features, visit us here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto.

Nissan Unveils Z Proto Sports Car

Nissan Z Proto | Toronto, ON
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Get ready, performance-vehicle fans — Nissan recently unveiled the all-new Nissan Z Proto, showing off a plan to launch a new generation of legendary sports cars.

“The Z represents the joy of driving in its purest form and has helped shape Nissan’s DNA as a passionate, innovative challenger,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Ever since the first generation, it has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world. That’s why we’re so excited today to be able to say to them: Yes, the next one is coming!”

For the newest iteration of the Z sports car, Nissan will take design inspiration from the past — but put a modern spin on it. The Z Proto features an attractive exterior design that is highlighted by bright yellow pearlescent paint. Its teardrop-shaped LED headlights and the shape of its hood are all reminiscent of the original Z, while its sculpted lines and angular roof give it a more futuristic silhouette.

Inside, the sports car blends innovative technologies with vintage design. It comes with yellow accents throughout with stitching on the instrument panel and special accent piping.

Under the hood, the Z Proto packs a punch. It comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. There’s no word yet as to the performance numbers, but it will certainly be impressive, solely based on the Z heritage.

The Z Proto is one of ten new Nissan models that the brand will show off throughout North American in the next 20 months. Other upcoming models — coming soon to Nissan Downtown in Toronto — include the Sentra, the Rogue, and the all-new, all-electric Ariya crossover.

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