2020 Nissan TITAN Offers Bold Design, Even Bolder Power

2020 Nissan TITAN | Toronto, ON

If you’re searching for a workhorse pickup truck that can also handle off-road adventures, look no further than the 2020 Nissan TITAN. This redesigned pickup truck combines capable performance and a sophisticated interior with standard safety technologies to help you drive with confidence.

For the 2020 model year, every TITAN will be outfitted with the same engine — a 5.6-litre Endurance® V8 gasoline engine. Mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission, this engine boasts best-in-class performance ratings with 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The TITAN is also available in 4×4 drive configurations.

If you’re looking to head off-road, the TITAN offers available features like Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Brake Limited-Slip Differential, and electronic-locking rear differential. The TITAN even has an Off-Road Gauge that lets you know your truck’s tire angle, relative pitch, and roll angles.

The interior of the TITAN offers high-tech sophistication. The standard 8-inch touch screen works as a hub for a range of connective features, including standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.  

The TITAN also comes standard with a wealth of safety technologies, including:

  • Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Class-exclusive Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking

Want to learn more? You’ll be able to test-drive the 2020 Nissan TITAN soon — we’re expecting it to roll into the Nissan Downtown showroom early next year.

Have Fun at These Holiday Events in Toronto

Holiday events in Toronto, ON

It’s finally the holiday season, which means it’s time to get into the festive mood. Luckily, our city has a number of events to help you do just that. Make sure you add these holiday events in Toronto to your calendar to celebrate the most magical time of the year.

Toronto Christmas Market

From unique vendors with hand-crafted goods to festive treats and more, the Toronto Christmas Market is ready to get you in the holiday mood. This Christmas market takes place every year in the Distillery Historic District from Nov. 24 to Dec. 22, recreating the warmth of the season every day of the week except for Mondays.  

Aurora Winter Festival

Step into a world of magic at the Aurora Winter Festival. See Ontario Place turn into a winter wonderland at this event, which stretches from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5. It boasts a skating ring, Christmas market, amusement rides, and more — all highlighted by a beautiful light display.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas

Discover the magic of a Victorian Christmas at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy the sights, smells, and traditions of the time with special Christmas activities and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village. Throughout December, you will also have the chance to meet Santa at his cottage during Christmas by Lamplight events on Dec. 7, 14, and 21.  

Here at Nissan Downtown, we wish you a wonderful season and encourage you to check out one of these fun Toronto holiday events.

How to Get Your Car Winter Ready

Get Your Car Winter Ready | Toronto, ON

Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your car for the harsh weather to come. These tips should help you get your car winter ready.

Give your car’s cabin a deep clean. While the weather’s still nice, clean out your car’s interior, giving it a thorough vacuum and wipe down. You never know when you will get the chance to do it again in warmer temperatures.

Make sure you have your winter tools. Don’t get caught stuck in the snow without a shovel to dig yourself out. Make sure you pack emergency tools that you’ll need as the temperatures drop, including a shovel, flashlight, jumper cables, ice scraper, a bag of sand, flares, and extra warm clothing, just in case.

Check the fluid levels. From the windshield wiper fluid to the coolant, make sure your vehicle’s fluids are at the right levels to keep it in working order.

Keep an eye on the battery. Cold temperatures can affect the battery’s effectiveness, so you want to be sure it’s in tiptop shape for the winter season. If your vehicle is due to get a new battery, do this before the temperature drops too much to avoid getting stranded with a car that won’t start.

Change out the tires for winter. Winter roads means ice, snow, and rain, which can really do a number on your traction. Come get a set of winter tires at Nissan Downtown so you can get better traction on the road when the weather gets rough.

Nissan Versa Note Makes List of Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Cars | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking for a highly fuel-efficient car, but you’re not ready to commit to a hybrid or all-electric model, the 2019 Nissan Versa Note is the vehicle for you. This hatchback was recently recognized on Cheap Cars Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Cars You Can Buy in Canada list.

“This commute favourite is known for its great fuel economy and enough cargo space for the whole family,” said Cheap Cars Canada in its write-up on the Versa Note. “The 40.8 extra inches of headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom make this an ideal candidate for tall drivers. The extra space is also ideal for families looking for a bit of extra room while maintaining the affordable price point on both the vehicle and on gas.”

The manual Versa model boasts 8.6 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway, while the automatic model offers 7.6 L/100 km in the city and 6.2 L/100 km on the highway.

Currently, the estimated price for filling gas tank of the manual Versa Note each month is $130. The automatic model can be filled up for $119.

You can get the Versa Note in three trim levels: S, SV, and SV Special Edition. Each option comes equipped with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

To learn more, come see us here at Nissan Downtown and take the fuel-sipping 2019 Versa Note out for a test drive.

2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year Award Goes to 2019 Nissan LEAF

2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking to go green, but don’t want a hybrid vehicle, it’s likely you’ve considered the 2019 Nissan LEAF. This all-electric vehicle is the best-selling option in its segment and has just been named the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

“As the pioneer of the world’s first, mass-market electric vehicle, we have a duty to offer Canadians an EV that offer more, and continues to spearhead the advancement of the zero-emission segment,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “We have achieved that with the new Nissan LEAF, which provides the right range at the right price, offering a suite of advanced safety technology, and standard features specifically for Canada.”

To earn the title of Canadian Green Car of the Year, the LEAF had to meet the standard requirements for entry to the awards program, while also satisfying the additional criteria for fuel efficiency.

The LEAF was then put through rigorous testing by 64 AJAC journalists alongside other contestants. It was evaluated over a range of road surfaces and conditions throughout the year and at AJAC’s autumn Test Fest event.

The LEAF, which is currently available at Nissan Downtown, offers 147 horsepower from its all-electric powertrain. This EV utilizes a new lithium-ion battery back, allowing it to drive a range of 243 kilometres — an ample distance for your daily commute.

Refresh for The New School Year: Back-to-School Safe Driving Tips

Refresh for The New School Year: Back-to-School Safe Driving Tips | Toronto, ON

Summer is winding down, turning many parents’ minds to the school year ahead. Along with getting new backpacks, school supplies, and clothes sorted for your children, you should also be thinking about how to best keep you — and those around you — safe during school pickup and dropoff. Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some back-to-school safe driving tips for you to keep in mind this year.

  • Keep to the posted speed limit. School zones have specific speed limits for a reason — to keep everyone safe. These lower speed limits will give you enough time to react should a child dart out onto the road.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Driving distracted is unsafe no matter where you’re driving, but especially in a school zone. Children can run into the road without looking, so make sure you’re continually looking for pedestrians and other potential hazards.
  • Remember the laws around school buses. If you see a school bus stopped with its red lights flashing or its stop sign out, then you need to stop. Keep your car stopped until the driver turns off the flashing lights and pulls the stop sign in. Then, cautiously move forward, looking for any potential stragglers.

Keep Summer Fun with These Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips | Toronto, ON

Summer is the perfect time to head out on a road trip through Canada’s beautiful landscapes. To ensure that your journey stays enjoyable, keep these summer road trip safety tips in mind as you head out.

Don’t let yourself get fatigued — or bored. Tiredness can be just as dangerous while driving as texting. When you’re driving long distances, make sure you take plenty of rest stops along the way. Also, bring some form of entertainment, such as podcasts, audio books, and car-friendly games, to prevent you from getting bored behind the wheel.

Know your terrain. Canada has a vast array of terrains to tackle when you’re exploring, from mountains to prairies. Make sure you know how to drive in each type. For instance, try not to overheat your engine or your brakes when you’re driving in the mountains.

Watch for wildlife. Animals tend to be more active during the summer, so make sure you’re constantly on alert for wildlife crossing the road ahead. Dawn and dusk are prime times for animal activity, so be extra aware then. Also, keep an eye out for flickering road reflectors. These can indicate that animal is moving in front of them and onto the road.

Visit Nissan Downtown this summer and check out our new selection of Nissan Models.

Add These Toronto Summer Festivals to Your Calendar

Toronto Summer Festivals | Nissan Downtown | Toronto, ON

The weather is warming up, which means we’re thinking about summer here at Nissan Downtown. Luckily, there are plenty of fun events to choose from in Toronto. Whether you want to enjoy some music or indulge your nerdy side, here are some Toronto summer festivals you won’t want to miss.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Enjoy the wonder that is jazz music during the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. This event offers you the chance to listen to an impressive lineup of musicians, including Diana Ross and Norah Jones. The festival will take place June 21-30 at venues across the city, though it is mostly focused in the Yorkville area. Prices of the performances vary depending on the musician, so make sure you check out the festival’s lineup to plan your time there.

Fan Expo Canada

Join the nerdy side of Toronto at Fan Expo Canada. From August 22 to August 25, you can delve into the world of your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and anime with celebrity guests, family-friendly events, and more. This year, the event will take place at the metro Toronto Convention Centre and will feature major stars like Jeff Goldblum, Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi, and David Harbour.

3 Spring Car Maintenance Tips to Give Your Car A Fresh Start

Spring Car Maintenance - Toronto, ON

Winter is gone, which means warmer weather is here and it’s time for the fresh start of spring. Why not give your Nissan a breath of fresh air? Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some spring car maintenance tips that will give your vehicle a new lease on life.

 

Change your windshield wipers. Frosty conditions throughout the winter months have probably done a number on your windshield wipers. That’s why spring is the perfect time to change your blades. Keep in mind that this should be done every six months.

 

Clear out the clutter. Most of us are guilty of collecting various things in our cars throughout the winter months. After all, who wants to clean out their car in the cold? Take the spring to de-clutter your car, getting rid of any trash or items that don’t belong. You can also take the time to organize your glovebox to make finding essential paperwork easier.

 

Give your car a thorough bath. Winter’s grit and salt can really impact your car’s exterior, so giving it a clean when the weather warms up is a good idea. Make sure you scrub it down and add a coat of wax to seal your car’s paint from the elements. Also, don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage to prevent future rusting.

 

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