New 2016 Nissan LEAF now offers best-in-class 107-mile range in affordable, fun-to-drive package

NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps now standard on all models; NissanConnect EV upgraded for LEAF SV and SL; new premium colors available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 09.21.2015 – Nissan today introduced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with an available 30 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated best-in-class* range of 107** miles – a 27-percent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery. The new battery is standard for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models. The 2016 model also offers an enhanced IT system that is more user-friendly and gives drivers greater vehicle connectivity.

“Since Nissan LEAF launched in December 2010, we’ve become the global leaders in electric vehicle (EV) sales with an all-electric car specifically designed for the mass market,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales & Marketing. “We know that to maintain that leadership, we must continue developing battery technology that strikes that ideal balance between capacity, packaging, durability and affordability.”

The 2016 Nissan LEAF has a starting price of $26,700*** after the federal tax credit of $7,500 for the SV model and $29,290*** for LEAF SL after the federal tax credit. LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 84* miles. Starting price for 2016 Nissan LEAF S grade remains $21,510** after the federal tax incentive.

All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases.

“The new battery is just one of several enhancements for the 2016 LEAF,” said Speaker. “We’re also bringing audio and connectivity upgrades by adding NissanConnect with Mobile Apps with 5.0-inch color display as standard features for LEAF S models, and for SV and SL grades we are offering NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps–featuring a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition as standard features.”

The NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system for 2016 LEAF S includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices.

NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps for SV and SL grades include a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, and SiriusXM Travel Link™ for weather, fuel prices, movie listings, stock info and sports (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

The menu screen graphics and customization process have been improved and charging screen information is now automatically updated every time the ignition is turned on and with every 12 miles of driving.

The NissanConnect EV system (no-charge subscription required), also standard on SV and SL grades, allows remote connection to the vehicle, providing monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging event control and turning on the heating and air conditioning system prior to entering the vehicle.

Nissan LEAF continues to offer the space and range to meet every day needs, while also providing an exceptional value proposition due to zero spending on gas, lower maintenance costs and a starting price after tax incentives competitive with a comparable gas-powered car. The 2016 model offers three new premium-look exterior colors: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.

Nissan LEAF and its battery are assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant.

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2016 Versa Sedan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 09.08.2015 – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Versa Sedan enters the new model year with its starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* unchanged at $11,990 (Versa Sedan S with 5-speed manual transmission). In addition, the SL grade has been reduced by $500, helping keep the strong sales momentum going for Versa Sedan.

Following an extensive makeover just last year – including new front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements and new packaging content – Versa Sedan receives several additional enhancements for 2016:

  • Body-color power outside mirrors now standard on all grade levels
  • Addition of standard rear speakers for Versa Sedan S grade
  • SL grade adds leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Two new exterior colors – Cayenne Red and Gun Metallic (eight total)

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan:

Model/Engine/Transmission  
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 5MT $11,990 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4AT $13,490 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus Xtronic $13,990 USD
Versa Sedan1.6 SV Xtronic $15,530 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 SL Xtronic $17,090 USD

Destination and handling $825.

About the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan
The Nissan Versa Sedan, one of the best-selling vehicles in the sub-compact sedan class, offers high value, exceptional roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price.

Versa Sedan’s standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine includes a range of fuel efficiency-enhancing technologies, such as a dual fuel injector system and a twin Continuously Variable valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

The available Xtronic transmission utilizes an auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing, helping enhance efficiency and provide driving enjoyment through D-mode step shift programming. It also features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.

Fuel economy with the Xtronic transmission is rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined – providing an estimated 400-mile driving range**. Fuel economy with the 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 27/36/30 mpg and 26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

The stylish body includes subtle chrome grill accents and available chrome door handles, along with an available rear spoiler. Inside, the spacious interior offers unexpected leg and headroom to seat five comfortably, while the large glove compartment provides plenty of convenient storage space. Versa Sedan’s available 60/40-split fold-down rear seat provides flexibility to carry people and cargo, including tall, wide items with the available large rear seat pass-through.

Comfort and convenience features include standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and available Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, an AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system, RearView Monitor, NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic® and SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

The 2016 Versa Sedan is available in four models – S (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic), S Plus (Xtronic only), SV (Xtronic only) and SL (Xtronic only).

Nissan invites adventure seekers to play its #AltimaWeekendContest – Nissan Altima

New road trip-themed integrated campaign and contest launch today

Nashville, Tenn. 09.08.2015 – Nissan kicked off today a campaign fueled by the call of the open road and people who love adventures, bridging the gap among TV, social and real life experiences to highlight the 2015 Nissan Altima as the ultimate road trip companion.

The fully integrated campaign includes TV and online films, as well as an online contest hosted on Twitter with an opportunity to win one of four epic weekend adventures. Viewers are encouraged to participate via the hashtag #AltimaWeekendContest.

The “Monday Morning” spots, airing on TV and online beginning today, feature a young couple returning home from an exciting weekend in their Nissan Altima, just in time to get ready and head out for work on Monday morning. The array of items found in the car hint at – but do not explicitly reveal – where the couple has been and what fun they have been up to on their epic weekend road trip. Four versions of the film each portray a different road trip destination as evidenced by the distinct local knick-knacks found in the couple’s back seat – from barbeque sauce and ticket stubs, to a Heisman Trophy winner and musical instruments.

Nissan invites viewers to use the back seat clues to discern where these weekend warriors have traveled in each story, and to tweet their guesses using the hashtag #AltimaWeekendContest.  Those who guess the destinations correctly will automatically be entered to win a chance to live out one of these four weekend adventures in a new 2015 Nissan Altima.

“The Nissan Altima is the perfect road trip companion for people all about seizing the day and living with excitement,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America. “Altima is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle and one of the top-selling cars in the United States – thanks to its distinctive exterior and interior design, rewarding driving experience and innovative, driver-focused technology.”

In addition to its rewarding driving experience, premium exterior, driver-focused technology and more, the 2015 Nissan Altima offers a “class-above” interior – including standard NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seats, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and an Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display. Its standard 182 horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine provides 38-mpg highway fuel economy. Altima is available in a choice of five models, including a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6-equipped Altima 3.5 SL.

The #AltimaWeekendContest runs through September. In October, four winners (and a guest if they choose), will hit the road to recreate one of the four epic road trips revealed in the campaign. View the spots and find out more at AltimaWeekend.com.