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.

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.

Toronto’s Best Outdoor Activities for Weekend Fun

Outdoor Activities for Weekend Fun | Toronto, ON
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Do you need some exercise or a safe way to spend time with friends or family? Consider some of the best outdoor activities Toronto has to offer. Our city is filled to the brim with great green space — and great ways to enjoy the fresh air.

Go hiking

Toronto’s plentiful hiking trails range from easy to expert level. Hitting the trail is a great way to stretch your legs while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. Check out the Scarborough Bluffs Trails if you want beautiful views to accompany your hike.

Take to the water

Head out on the lake with Toronto Island SUP. This local paddle-boarding company has several classes and tours that you can enjoy, including yoga and bird watching.

Enjoy a picnic

Pack up your favourite foods and head out to one of Toronto’s many local parks for a picnic. Just make sure you keep your blanket two metres away from everyone else.

Watch an outdoor film

Parks throughout Toronto are offering the chance to enjoy movies in the great outdoors. One option is Downsview Park’s Friday Night Lights series, which allows you to watch a film from the safety of your car.

Need a new sedan or SUV to drive to your favorite outdoor spots in Toronto? Stop in at Nissan Downtown to check out our extensive selection of great vehicles.

All-New 2020 Nissan Sentra and TITAN Unveiled in Montreal

2020 Nissan Sentra | Toronto, ON

At this winter’s 77th Montreal International Auto Show, Nissan unveiled two long-awaited models — the 2020 Nissan Sentra and 2020 Nissan TITAN.

“The next 20 months will see the arrival of 10 new products,” said Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada. “Sentra is Nissan’s all-time bestselling vehicle in Canada, and we believe the 2020 Sentra will impress show goers with its standout design, refinement and quality, technology and performance not seen before.”

For the 2020 model year, the Sentra boasts an all-new exterior design, while also adding Nissan Safety Shield 360 technologies as standard. Its new driving platform and engine have boosted its performance, and it now comes in five trims: S, S Plus, SV, SR, and SR Premium.

The TITAN has also undergone a redesign for the 2020 model year, offering a bolder stance and a fresh exterior design. Its interior has a first-class layout that promotes comfort and practicality, while its new panoramic sunroof brings the outside in. It even comes with the largest standard touch screen in its class.

Under the hood, the 2020 TITAN carries a 5.6-litre V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Visit our showroom here at Nissan Downtown to learn more about these exciting new models.

All-New 2020 Nissan Sentra Delivers Sporty Style

2020 Nissan Sentra | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking for a standout sedan, consider the all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra. This completely redesigned model presents refined style, innovative technologies, and fun-to-drive performance to elevate your travels.

For 2020, the Sentra rides on a new platform that is 2 inches lower and wider than last year’s model. It also boasts sportier, more attractive looks thanks to a new signature V-motion grille, a floating roofline, and thin LED headlamps.

The 2020 Sentra also comes with better fuel-efficiency numbers and a more powerful engine option. It has a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque — a 20 percent and 16 percent increase respectively over last year’s engine. The new Sentra is also projected to offer better fuel-efficiency numbers.

Inside, the 2020 Sentra combines stylish improvements and advanced technologies to make your commute more appealing. A range of new amenities are available, including leatherette-appointed, heated front seats and heated outside mirrors. You can even opt for tech-savvy features like a floating 8-inch centre touch-screen display and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is coming soon to dealerships across Canada, and you can visit Nissan Downtown to learn more about this exciting new model.

Updates Revealed for 2020 Nissan Qashqai

2020 Nissan Qashqai | Toronto, ON

Looking for a family-friendly ride that has a sophisticated new style and more standard technology than ever before? Check out the 2020 Nissan Qashqai, which is receiving several attractive updates for the new model year.   

Standard Safety

On every 2020 Nissan Qashqai model, you will automatically get Safety Shield® 360 technologies as standard. This means you will receive systems like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking without having to spend extra money. You can also get advanced ProPILOT Assist™ as a standard feature on the SL trim level.

New Technologies

Along with standard safety features, the Qashqai will also come available with new safety technologies for the 2020 model year. Driver Attention Assist works to ensure you’re paying attention while out on the road, while Traffic Sign Recognition reminds you of signs you have passed, including speed limits.

Updated Design

For the 2020 model year, the Qashqai has a freshly redesigned face. It now has a new hood, bumper, V-motion grille, and aggressively designed LED Daytime Running Lights to make it look more athletic. This vehicle even boasts smoked LED taillights for a premium look and has a new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design.

For a closer look at the new 2020 Nissan Qashqai, visit our showroom here at Nissan Downtown.

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.