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  • The 2018 Nissan Altima Offers A Roomy Interior & Optional V6 Engine

    The 2018 Nissan Altima is a midsize vehicle offering a generous amount of passenger space, numerous engine options including a V6. Available trim levels include the 2.5 S base, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL. 

    The base engine is powered by a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine with an output of 179 hp and a CVT transmission. The 3.5 SL edition is powered by a more robust V6 engine with an output of 270 hp. 

    The interior offers cloth upholstery and seats five passengers. The rear seats can be folded for extra storage space. Optional seating features include leather and temperature controlled seats, a temperature controlled steering wheel and leather wrapped steering wheel. 

    Standard interior features include a USB port, … more

  • Nissan Updates the Popular Rogue Crossover

    Small and midsize crossovers have been some the fastest growing car segments in the United States for the past few years. With plenty of space, fuel efficient engines, attractive styling and a taller, more comfortable ride height, the crossover has become the car of choice for many families across the country.

    The recently redesigned Nissan Rogue is now one of the most in-demand crossovers in America, thanks to its long list of features and excellent fuel economy. Since its introduction seven years ago, the Rogue has seen its sales rise every year, growing from 73,000 units in 2008 to 200,000 units last year. Nissan has even had to boost worldwide production of the Nissan Rogue to keep up with demand.

    It is easy to see why the … more

  • Four-Door Sports Car 2016 Nissan Maxima Arriving at Dealers

    The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima debuted at the New York International Auto Show just a few months ago, but it will be arriving at dealerships nationwide starting this month. The 2016 Maxima is making a strong comeback with bold styling, a powerful engine and a suite of safety and technology features.

    Nissan’s eighth-generation flagship sedan is ready to go head-to-head with some of the top competitors in the luxury sedan segment with its excellent driving dynamics and luxurious new interior. Testing at Buttonwillow Raceway demonstrated a 2016 Nissan Maxima SR had the lowest lap time when put up against cars like the Acrua TLX 3.5, Audi A4 2.0T quattro and BMW 328i.

    The Maxima has a reputation of being the “4-Door … more

  • Nissan Versa Named a Top Tech-Savvy Car by Kelley Blue Book - Harte Cars

    The Nissan Versa Note was named one of 2015’s 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000 by Kelley Blue Book for the second year in a row. Tech features like Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor, hands-free texting and Bluetooth streaming with Pandora internet radio impressed the judges.

    All the vehicles tested had to start below $20,000 according to the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price (FPP), which shows what shoppers are paying for a specific new car.

    Even though the Versa Note shares its platform and fuel-efficient engine and transmission with the Versa sedan, the Note has a unique design and feel inside and out. The 5-door layout makes it especially practical, with loads of cargo space and plenty of room for every … more

  • Nissan aims to use more recycled materials in new cars - Hartford, CT

    Searching for an all-electric Nissan Leaf in Hartford, CT? Although electric cars do not produce any CO2 emissions when they are being driven, there is still typically a significant amount of CO2 emitted during the production of the vehicle. Nissan has been hard at work trying to change that by developing environmentally neutral vehicles that use more recycled materials. 

    It is estimated the Nissan LEAF has reduced CO2 emissions by around 151,000 tons since its 2010 launch, but Nissan aims to do better. The LEAF chief vehicle engineer Hidetoshi Kadota said that their goal is “to preserve the planet and create a car that is sustainable and eco-friendly.”

    About 25 percent of the materials used to produce a Nissan … more

  • Nissan Commercial Vehicles, Hartford, CT - Harte Cars

    Today Nissan announced they will be extending the warranties on their commercial vehicles, as their vans are proving to be extremely durable in real world use. The basic limited warranty has been extended from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty has been extended from 5 year/60,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles.

    Because of harsh environments, these vehicles see heavy use and many miles of wear and tear. It is virtually unheard of to have a 100,000 mile warranty. Fred Diaz of Nissan said that Nissan is in the commercial business for the long haul, and they want to prove to customers that they have confidence in their vehicles.

    A Nissan NV3500 Cargo van was lent to Above and Beyond Delivery … more

  • 2014 Nissan Rogue, West Haven, Hartford, CT - Harte Cars

    Searching for a new Nissan Rogue crossover in the Hartford, CT area? The Nissan Rogue was named one of the 2014 Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com 10 Best Family Cars, with the title of best crossover. Of the hundreds of vehicles evaluated, the top 10 were picked based on their combination of safety features, convenience and high-tech features.

    This is the seventh year that Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com have figured out which vehicles are the best for families. Nissan’s Rogue met the criteria with its long list of features, including the Around View Monitor system and seven-passenger seating. The second row seats even slide individually to adjust the amount of legroom that is needed as kids grow up.

    The evaluators over at … more

  • 2015 Nissan Versa Note, West Haven, Hartford, CT - Harte Cars

    Nissan unveiled the pricing and trim levels for the 2015 Nissan Versa Note hatchback, which debuted last year as a 2014 model. Two new trim levels are added for 2015, bringing the total to five available options: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL.

    The sporty SR trim level is new for 2015, with unique front and rear fascias, special grille, dark headlights, rear spoiler, fog lights, suede-like seats and 16-inch alloy wheels. The SR models will be instantly recognizable on the road, and are on sale now at dealers across the country.

    An upscale SL trim is being added as the top of the line Versa Note, with many luxury features not previously available on the popular hatchback. A 5-inch color screen is standard, with NissanConnect apps, rear … more

  • 2015 Nissan Murano, West Haven, Hartford, CT - Harte Cars

    Searching for a new Nissan Murano in the Hartford or West Haven, CT area? When it came to creating the 2015 Nissan Murano was a bit of a challenge for Nissan designers in Yokohama, Japan. The team wanted to make a vehicle that had the original model’s “wow” factor, in addition to being as aerodynamic as possible.

    In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the team used a variety of tools to design the Murano, combining typical computer rendering and sketching with three-dimensional clay models. Some of the most iconic automotive designs in history were designed using clay models, so it made sense to return to using them for this project.

    The 2015 Murano has many distinctive Nissan styling elements, such as the … more

  • Next Nissan LEAF will have double the range - Harte Cars, Hartford, CT

    Nissan engineers are hard at work on new battery technology that will go into the next Nissan LEAF, due in an estimated three or four years. Currently the all-electric LEAF has an estimated range of 84 miles, already an improvement from last year’s 73 miles. Nissan’s goal for the next generation EV is much higher, however.

    The new goal is 186 miles or 300 kilometers, which puts it in the range of hydrogen vehicles and cars like the Tesla Model S. Nissan has been working on battery pack improvements for the current LEAF as well, and an all-electric INFINITI is in the near future once the new technology has been further developed.

    INFINITI’s EV will be packaged as a more traditional sedan, which should allow for … more

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