2019 Nissan Altima Preview

2019 Nissan Altima

The 2019 Nissan Altima made its official debut this year at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, new and improved with a long list of features. The upcoming Nissan Altima leaves it mark as the first Nissan sedan to be available with the automaker’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.

Designed to offer the latest in driving technologies, the 2019 Altima brings new life to the mid-size sedan segment. The upcoming model is the first sedan on the automaker’s lineup to come with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

Rear Automatic Braking arrives as a new safety feature for the 2019 model year. The safety system alerts drivers of an impending collision while reversing, and then hits the brakes if the driver fails to respond. The Rear Automatic Braking feature joins the Nissan Safety Shield package to create Safety Shield 360. The suite of safety technologies includes all-around monitoring systems, including High Beam Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The Altima’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine carries over from its previous model year. A new turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers similar power and better efficiency than the outgoing V6 powertrain.

Based on the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept, the 2019 Altima is available with 19-inch wheels that provide a more athletic stance. An innovative 8-inch multi-touchscreen display allows drivers to seamlessly navigate the infotainment system. Smartphone connectivity software, such as Apply CarPlay, carries over from last year’s model.

Learn more about the upcoming release of the 2019 Nissan Altima at Bates Nissan.

5 Family-Friendly Vehicles from Nissan

Family-Friendly Vehicles

The Nissan lineup features plenty of family-friendly vehicles that go the extra mile. From high efficiency to premium comfort, each Nissan model offers the best of the best. Check out some of these family-friendly Nissan vehicles that will take you on adventures for years to come.

Nissan Rogue

The 2018 Nissan Rogue is one of the industry’s best-selling crossovers for a reason. Capable of seating up to five passengers, the latest model features plenty of room for road trips, and numerous cargo configurations and affordable pricing make the Nissan Rogue a great family-friendly vehicle.

Nissan Armada

Families with an eye on adventure will find the 2018 Nissan Armada more than sufficient. This capable SUV boasts a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, featuring seating for up to eight passengers, the Nissan Armada is perfect for hitting the campgrounds.

Nissan Pathfinder

Capable of seating up to seven passengers, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is an affordable SUV for families of all ages. A 284-horsepower engine delivers plenty of performance while the standard tri-zone automatic temperature control system keeps things comfortable.

Nissan Leaf®

The Nissan Leaf has made its mark on the industry as the world’s best-selling electric car. The electric powertrain produces a peppy 147 horsepower and offers instant acceleration. The 2018 model boasts an EPA-estimated 151-mile single-charge range, making it great for day trips with the family.*

Nissan Maxima

The 2018 Nissan Maxima offers an exhilarating ride for up to five passengers. Featuring a 300-horsepower engine, this full-size sedan boasts a smooth, sporty ride and a standard navigation system. That combination makes every family vacation an enjoyable experience.

Interested in one of these top-tier Nissan models? Visit us at Bates Nissan or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

*2018 Nissan LEAF® EPA range is 151 miles. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

2018 Nissan 370Z Pricing

The 2018 Nissan 370Z is one of the most anticipated sports cars of the year, and it’s finally arrived! The iconic styling and sport-inspired interior (and powertrain, of course) are what make it such a loved model. On top of that, the Nissan 370Z is one of the most affordable sports cars in the industry.

The Nissan 370Z is available in three models: Coupe, Roadster, and NISMO. The base model, the Nissan 370Z Coupe, starts at just $29,990 MSRP,* a price that hasn’t changed from the 2017 model year. Similarly, the 370Z Roadster’s price remains the same, coming in at $41,820 MSRP.*

Those two models boast a number of changes including new 19-inch wheel designs, black rear lower fascias and dark headlight treatments. A Passion Red paint color is now available on the 370Z Coupe and Roadster as well.

The new Heritage Edition package is available on the Nissan 370Z Coupe and offers two new paint colors and interior trims.

The Nissan 370Z Coupe NISMO bears it high-performance badge with honor. The 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers an impressive 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque in a heartbeat. The Nissan 370Z Coupe NISMO starts at just $45,690 MSRP.*

We here at Bates Nissan are ready to roll in the 2018 Nissan 370Z!

 

*Use for comparison only. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and $885 destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

2017 Nissan Juke


The 2017 Nissan Juke may not be the most popular crossover, but no one can deny that it has a unique style. The raised headlights and athletic wheels add a sporty look to the crossover. That’s just part of why drivers love the model. Here’s a quick look from us here at Bates Nissan at what makes the Nissan Juke so appealing.

Performance

Despite its small size, the Nissan Juke certainly packs a punch. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine tears past the competition with 188 horsepower. On top of that, the 2017 Juke earns up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.*

Available all-wheel drive provides more traction and responsive controls. An Integrated Control System allows drivers to select a driving mode (Normal, Sport, Eco, and D-Mode), manage the cabin temperature, and more.

Technology

All Nissan Juke models come equipped with a standard RearView Monitor. The Nissan Intelligent Key® allows drivers to easily access their vehicle without reaching for the key fob. Push Button Ignition allows for a quicker start when you’re short on time.

Safety

A family crossover at heart, the 2017 Nissan Juke makes no sacrifices. All models come equipped with full air bag and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Drivers also have the option of adding various active safety features to their Nissan Juke.

 

*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Nissan LEAF Challenges Tesla with ProPILOT


Nissan is always looking for new ways to push the envelope. One way they’re challenging norms is by taking innovation to the next level. The Nissan LEAF has innovations that are sure to beat out even the toughest competition.

The Nissan LEAF features an all-new technology that wows both critics and car enthusiasts. It’s called “ProPILOT Assist” and it gives drivers the extra help and ultimate convenience on the highway.

Most drivers can agree that one of the most annoying parts about highway driving is the stop-and-go traffic that can happen. ProPILOT aims to address this issue and lessen the anxiety of high-volume traffic by using technology to drive for you… kind of.

ProPILOT helps drivers by controlling steering, braking, and acceleration. Drivers can use ProPILOT in a single lane on the highway, acting like an amped-up version of cruise control. This challenges the popular Tesla 3’s new cruise control technology with features that help you while still making sure you’re paying attention to the road.

The Nissan LEAF rivals the Tesla in both affordability and technology. There’s a reason the LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. If you’re curious about the Nissan LEAF and ProPILOT technology, we’re always here to answer questions at Bates Nissan.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior Touches Reflect the Beast Mode Within

This Nissan Pathfinder has always represented the perfect balance between powerful SUV and nimble car, but now, the Pathfinder is set to get bigger and bolder, reflecting the latest trends while also paying respects to classic Nissan style.

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a raised hood, hooked running lights, an updated grille, new fog lights, and even turn signal markers in the mirrors. Matched with a revised rear hatch and fenders – and you’ve got a much more aggressive Pathfinder.

The rugged new Nissan Pathfinder exterior mimics the vehicle’s updated off-roading abilities, with a new all-wheel drive system, three different driving modes to select from, and safety features such as hill descent control and hill start assist.

Overall, both explorers and casual drivers afraid of icy roads will love the new Nissan Pathfinder, which aims to protect drivers and has the exterior styling to show it. (Of course, it’s also packed with all the latest amenities on the inside – including Nissan Connect.)

Want to check out the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder or one of the many other models we have in store? Maybe take your favorite pick out on a test drive? Stop by or give us a call anytime, right here at Bates Nissan.

New 2017 Pathfinder Design

Are you ready to see the design of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder?

Are you ready to see the design of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder?

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is here. This model comes with some great new features and design, promising to make this model one of the most popular on the market. Fans can’t stop raving about the new design and the breakthrough technologies, each of which work to make this model better than ever.

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder design is what first strikes you, according to the NY Daily News, with new features like sharp headlights, tail lights, a revamped front fascia, and added body lines. The new Nissan Pathfinder is made to make a statement on the highway. Designers have thrown subtlety to the curb—if you want bold and refined styling, get the Nissan Pathfinder.

Notably, the new 2017 model year has a V-Motion front grille that echoes the bold look of the Nissan Titan XD pickup, as well as signature LED lighting. Plus, the exterior has been reengineered to be more aerodynamic, with less drag than ever before.

Other tweaks include a new suspension and chassis components, adding 1,000 pounds to the towing capacity for a total of up to 6,000 pounds. These changes also improve handling and the ride quality, giving you comfort and added control. These are just some of the great new design and exterior features on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. With new looks, better performance, and better handling, it’s hard not to fall in love with this model immediately.

Contact us at Bates Nissan of Killeen, Texas for more information on this great model!

Nissan Wins In Two Classes At 2016 Super GT Championship

2016 super gt championship

The second round of the 2016 Super GT Championship recently transpired at the Fuji Speedway in Japan. Nissan made a great show of force in not one, but two classes.

The Nissan GT-R took the cake in both the GT300 and GT500. In the latter race, the #1 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R, manned by the team of Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda, finished first. It was a result that may not have been. The #12 Calsonic IMPUL GT-R, driven by JP de Oliveira, had passed his teammates and
was on his way to victory when he tragically blew a tire on lap 96 and spun out.

In the GT300, GT Academy alumnus Jann Mardenborough and his partner Kazuki Hoshino won in their #3 B-MAX NDDP GT-R. This is an exceptional feat considering that it was only Mardenborough’s second Super GT race.

After the race, the young driver said, “I feel great to be able to take victory in my second race in the Super GT. Kazuki and I both carried out a good race with no mistakes so I’m happy about that.”

Glow-in-the-Dark Nissan Juke Used as Art

Easter Egg Art

Easter Egg Art

The Nissan Juke is spunky and creative—we all know that. But did you know that its unique look can inspire other art? A glow-in-the-dark Nissan Juke was used as art recently in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne’s White Night celebrations are a dusk-until-dawn celebration of the culture and creativity in the city. Local artists participate and everyone can marvel at the expression of art, music, and writing.

This year, local Melbourne artists Snake Hole and Chris Le accepted the challenge to re-imagine the Nissan JUKE. Nissan helped by providing two Nissan JUKEs wrapped in a special glow-in-the-dark skin, then gave them black paint and pens. The artists used these to demonstrate simple and raw talent, drawing all over the Nissan JUKE to make it pop. Onlookers could both watch or join by using a smartphone light to draw on the canvas skin.

“Our initial impression when we saw the JUKE was it had snake-like characteristics. The grill, headlights and long smooth lines resonated immediately with us,” said artist Snake Hole.

There you have it: the Nissan JUKE isn’t only a car, it’s a work of art.

Nissan Rogue Warrior Tackles the Snowpocalypse

Snowpocalypse

Last year, the Juke Nismo RSnow swapped its wheels for tracks and took on arctic challenges in Lapland, Finland. This year, the Nissan Rogue Warrior is doing something similar, except this time a little closer to home, in Canada.  Here at Bates Nissan, we understand that we are not as affected by the winter season as much of the rest of the country.  That doesn’t mean we don’t think this snow machine is super fierce!

A Quebecois company called Motorsports in Action fitted the Rogue with a Dominator track system to allow it to tackle the snowpocalypse. To make the system work, the group increased the ground clearance, adjusted the suspension, and widened the fenders, but few other changes were needed. According to Nissan, the powertrain was unchanged, and the Rogue Warrior could climb a 45-degree incline and reach 62 miles per hour.

The vehicle is shown off in a new video, in which it tows several people up a ski slope, and—why the heck not—heads back down with them. Going down a ski slope in a crossover equipped with Dominator tracks? There’s no way that’s not going on our bucket list at Bates Nissan.