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Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 01:34PM by Michelle Bogle)
With consumer interest for all-electric vehicles growing and with tougher emissions regulations expected to come into play, Nissan has announced that it will be ramping up its EV production over the next few years. Dubbed “M.O.V.E. to 2022”, the automaker plans to launch as many as eight new fully electric cars within the next four years, building on the success of its best-selling Leaf. Nissan also has plans to introduce additional EVs in China by participating in various joint ventures.
According to industry buzz, these vehicles will include a new C-segment EV this year, which will be derived from the Leaf, as well as an affordable new A-segment EV, similar to the Fiat 500. Nissan’s Infiniti brand is also expected to electrify its entire lineup by 2021.
The ultimate goal of Nissan’s “M.O.V.E. to 2022” is to sell one million electrified vehicles annually by 2022. If you do the math, that’s six times more than the number of EVs the automaker sold last year. It's an aspiring objective, but one the company welcomes.
According to Philippe Klein, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer, “Our product and technology strategy is dedicated to positioning Nissan to lead the automotive, technology and business evolution. Our efforts are focused on delivering Nissan Intelligent Mobility, encompassing the three core elements of electrification, autonomous drive, connectivity and new mobility services.”
Little more is known at this time, but this is a developing story that we are following closely. As more news is released, we’ll be sure to keep our Kirkland Nissan customers updated on our blog. To learn more about our current line-up of all-electric vehicles, including the all-new 2018 Leaf, contact our dealership in Seattle, Washington for a test drive.
(Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 01:22PM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan has reason to celebrate – as does the world. The all-new Leaf was just awarded the 2018 World Green Car title at the New York Auto Show! With this win, the Leaf becomes the first all-electric vehicle to drive off with the prize.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf beat out the BMW 530e iPerformance and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, solidifying the EV as a world-favorite for plug-in battery power. And, truly, we’re not surprised!
Upon receiving the award, Nissan’s Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business, affirmed, “We’re very proud that since the Nissan Leaf launched in 2010, we’ve been able to put more than 300,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road worldwide, helping to reduce carbon footprints around the globe. We’re honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and are proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
The 2018 Nissan Leaf quickly rose to the top amongst the list of five initial category entries. It was also the only pure electric vehicle in the running. Judges measured the overall environmental impact, such as tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption, for each contender before selecting the overall winner.
Over seven years ago, the first-gen Nissan Leaf stole the title for World Car of the Year in 2011, so it’s quite fitting that the EV has come full circle once again, but now sporting better range, performance and smarter technology.
If you’d like to drive off a winner too, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to go for a spin in a 2018 Leaf. Our inventory is stocked with options – make one yours today.
(Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:41AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan is back with another exciting collaboration with the legendary Hollywood automotive fabricators at Vehicle Effects – the same designers that created the seven "Star Wars: The Last Jedi”-inspired cars at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
But this time, Nissan didn’t reveal “The Force” – they unveiled a trio of 2018 Leaf concept cars, inspired by “A Wrinkle in Time.” This collaboration celebrates the automaker’s partnership with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, which produced the film.
These one-of-a-kind Leaf vehicles use advanced LED technology to create a mesmerizing light show effect similar to the one seen in the movie. With breakthrough technology being a key part of the storyline, collaborating with the Nissan Leaf was a natural fit. After all, the cornerstone of the Leaf EV is the inclusion of revolutionary technologies, like ProPilot, which relieves the stresses of highway driving for motorists.
According to CarScoops, all three modified Nissan Leafs use design elements inspired by the extravagant costumes worn by the film's characters, including Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon). Custom touch-sensitive screens covering the windshield and side windows also act as a stage for the interactive light show, which mimics the "wrinkle" effect from the movie. Additionally, the concept cars are equipped with heat-sensing cameras that track and react to approaching users.
Unfortunately for Disney fans, these Leaf show vehicles are not for sale. However, they do celebrate a new world of technology, which can be found on stock 2018 Leaf models.
To learn more, please contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to speak with a member of our sales team or to schedule a test drive in an all-new Leaf EV.
(Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 05:01PM by Michelle Bogle)
By now, you've heard all of the amazing things that the Nissan Leaf can do: it eliminates gas costs with its plug-in performance, it can drive 150 miles on a single charge, and it can even let motorists accelerate, decelerate and stop their car by using the accelerator pedal alone. All pretty impressive, right?
Well, now, the Leaf is up to its latest endeavor - partaking in the Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018, which is the first-ever EV expedition across Africa.
Driven by Polish traveler, Arkady Paweł Fiedler, and accompanied by photographer Albert Wójtowicz, the two men will traverse great distances in an unmodified Leaf, starting in Western Africa and finally crossing western Europe to their home country. Poor road conditions, limited charging infrastructure and dramatically diverse weather conditions are sure to make their trek a challenge, but the adventurers are confident.
"We're optimistic," said Fiedler in a press release. "As part of the tests, I've already travelled over 4,000 kilometers in Poland in a Nissan Leaf, and I'm positively surprised by the driving range offered."
Apart from being the first ever EV journey across the African continent, the expedition also aims to raise awareness of plug-in technologies that are now available to the masses. The goal is to show consumers that they have a choice - all of which has a great impact on the earth and our environment.
Curious to see how well the Leaf fares? You can follow along with Fiedler's journey on Facebook and Instagram.
To learn more about the 2018 Nissan Leaf and how it's one of the most enviro-friendly automobiles on the planet, contact our dealership in Seattle, Washington to schedule your test drive in one today.
(Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 07:09AM by Michelle Bogle)
The Nissan Motor Corporation recently announced that its best-selling electric vehicle, the Leaf, has earned a five-star safety rating from the Japan New Car Assessment Program. This is the highest rating possible that an automobile can be awarded.
The zero-emission Leaf scored 94.8 points out of a possible 100 for occupant safety in a collision. The program is run by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims' Aid.
According to Nissan, the 2018 Leaf offers a host of standard safety features, which contributed to the EV's five-star rating. They include a highly rigid body structure, six SRS airbags, seats with enforced headrests and back frames, and seat belts with pre-tensioners and load-limiting capabilities for the front and rear outboard seating positions. The Leaf is also equipped with a number of advanced technologies, including ProPilot for autonomous single-lane driving on highways, ProPilot Park autonomous parking, and e-Pedal, which lets drivers accelerate and brake by operating only the accelerator pedal.
The next-gen Leaf also passed the Japan New Car Assessment Program's electric shock protection trial with flying colors, which tests to see how well a vehicle protects occupants from being shocked in a collision. The EV's highly protective battery case, layout and body structure performed extremely well by shielding passengers from high-voltage parts. The car is also equipped with a high-voltage cut-off device that activates in a collision, thus offering additional security.
The 2018 Leaf brings top safety to Seattle, Washington! To schedule your test drive in this award-winning EV, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan.
(Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 06:07PM by Michelle Bogle)
Great news for Seattle area all-electric vehicle fans! A recent Automotive News article reports that Nissan will add four EVs to its line-up over the next five years, along with its luxury counterpart Infiniti, which is expected to add two EVs to its product line within the same timeframe.
These six battery-powered vehicles are the Japanese automaker's share of the 12 EVs that are now planned for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi brand through to 2022. Up until now, a breakdown has not been available by brand. But, according to Toshihiro Hirai, Corporate VP for Powertrain and EV Engineering, the six Nissan vehicles will only include full all-electric vehicles and not plug-in hybrids, like the new e-Power system, which is currently available in Japan on the Nissan Note.
Rumours of an electric SUV have also been swirling for quite some time, especially since the release of the Nissan IMx Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. And there is the likelihood of a multi-purpose vehicle as well, which could prove popular with large families looking for an alternative to gas-powered minivans. These prospective models would join the next-gen Leaf, which is currently for sale in North America and boasts a significantly revised design and increased powertrain performance.
Can't wait until 2022 to purchase one of Nissan's newest all-electric vehicles? Satiate your hunger for plug-in performance with a 2018 Leaf EV. Models are arriving soon atour dealership - pre-book your test drive in one today!
For years, the high cost of parts and development associated with large electric vehicles has stagnated that field. However, beginning in Japan, Nissan is now working to use LEAF technology to jumpstart an EV bus project that may eventually bring affordable zero-emission public transit worldwide.
Part of a Kumamoto University joint project with the local Ministry of Environment, the endeavor hopes to reduce or eliminate CO2 emissions from large vehicles. The “Yoka ECO Bus” is slated for real-world testing in western Japan beginning in February and will use an inverter pulled straight from the Nissan LEAF. A specialized gearbox is also being developed by the automaker.
Of course, the implementation of LEAF technology into this ambitious project is a no-brainer. Nissan’s car has shipped more than 300,000 units worldwide since its inception and is renowned for its progressive design. The upcoming 2018 model will bring consumers a 150-mile driving range, as well as 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. Further, the zero-emissions EV will be run by a 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that’s capable of a tremendous 124 city / 101 highway MPGe.
With such technology under its belt, it seems that the EV bus project is bound for great success not only in Japan but, eventually, globally. Call us at Kirkland Nissan today to discuss the manufacturer’s all-electric endeavors, including the upcoming 2018 LEAF!
What a huge week it’s been for Nissan. The Japanese manufacturer just revealed their tremendous Xmotion crossover concept yesterday, and now their all-electric LEAF EV has been named the “2018 FIPA Green Car of the Year” at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.
The distinction comes courtesy of the Inter-American Federation of Automobile Journalists (FIPA) and puts the 2018 LEAF in high regard, scoring the zero-emissions vehicle higher than all nine other award candidates. The announcement comes on the heels of the "2016 4-Wheel Drive Electric Car of the Year” honor that the previous generation EV secured.
Nissan’s LEAF recently reached the 300,000-units-sold milestone and the 2018 version seems poised to add tremendously to that number. The next-generation car, due for North American release in mere months, offers a new battery that provides a 150-mile driving range. This increases the outgoing capacity by 43. Further, the motor generates 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque, while fuel efficiency is outstanding at an MPGe of 124 city / 101 highway.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 is set to kick off in Las Vegas today, and Nissan is ready to make a serious splash. Among other announcements and reveals, the revered automaker is excited to show the all-new, zero-emissions 2018 LEAF to attendees.
The 2018 LEAF has been thoughtfully redesigned from the ground up. The engine and 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery combine for sensational results. Power is in no short supply, as the car is capable of outputting 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. There’s an increased driving range of 150 miles on a single charge—a significant boost over the outgoing model by a total of 43. And the MPGe of the hatchback is a wicked 124 city / 101 highway.
Let’s take a moment to talk about ProPILOT Advanced Driving Assistance, too. It senses where surrounding cars are and makes automatic measures to control the distance between them and your LEAF. The system will also keep you centered in your lane. Further, e-Pedal technology lets you operate the vehicle using only the accelerator—you can start, stop, and increase or decrease speed through that one input.
Hey, Seattle! The 2018 Nissan LEAF is almost here—it’s due to arrive early this year—and it’s bringing smart technology along with it. ProPILOT Assist functionality is set to change the way you drive.
The all-electric, zero-emissions 2018 Nissan LEAF utilizes the aforementioned ProPILOT Assist’s driving functionality to advance the way Seattleites and those the world over commute. Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) detects cars traveling to the front of your vehicle once you pick a speed, and then intelligently adjusts your setting up or down as necessary to compensate for the automobiles around you.
TACC is superb, but that isn’t the only clever trick ProPILOT Assist has up its sleeve. Because it’s semi-autonomous, it will keep the LEAF centered within its lane when the feature is activated via the handy blue button on the steering wheel. And although Nissan still considers it a “hands-on” system, it will even handle stop-and-go traffic for you. What a boon for those dealing with pesky morning commutes!