The Nissan Sentra And Other Models Hit The Gym

Nissan Versa

There’s nothing wrong with inspiring yourself.  I mean, you can’t always rely on others to do it for you!  This is the lesson we can take from Nissan.  They recently decided to freshen up the look of the Nissan Sentra, Altima and Versa lines.  For this improvement, they took cues from their own work – that is, the refresh they gave their 2015 Nissan Murano and 2016 Nissan Maxima.

The move they are making is towards “sportier” models.  The change is intended to help the Sentra, Altima and Versa stay competitive while Nissan works on full changes to these models.

That adjective, “sporty,” has raised some eyebrows in the automobile community.  That’s because many times a move towards sporty means sacrificing space and comfort. But not this time, says Shiro Nakamuro, Nissan’s design chief: “We have the most roomy hatchback or sedan in the segment, so we don’t want to throw away our strengths.”

We at Bates Nissan are well aware of these strengths. Stop by for a test drive and let us introduce them to you today!

 

Nissan Group September Sales Show More Increases

After a great summer of sales for the automotive industry all around, Nissan is continuing their upward trend with improved sales during September as well. The Nissan Group September sales showed that the Rogue, LEAF, and others are still on the rise.

In total, Nissan Group September Sales reached 102,955, an 18.5% increase from 2013. Nissan Division sales, which excludes Infiniti sales, was at 95,118 units in September, an increase of 22.2% over last year.

Many vehicles in the Nissan lineup saw an increase in popularity and purchases last month including the Rogue, LEAF, Versa, Sentra, Altima, Frontier, and Murano. Some of these vehicles also set records for their model. Check it out:

2015 Nissan Murano | Nissan Group September Sales

The Nissan Murano (pictured above) saw a 50% increase in sales for the month of September.

Nissan Group September Sales

  • Altima – 21,675 units sold, +2.1%
  • Frontier – 6,853 units sold, +47%
  • LEAF – 2,881 units sold, +47.5% (September Record)
  • Murano – +50%
  • Rogue – 17,229 units sold, +51.8% (September Record)
  • Sentra – 12,557 units sold, +61%
  • Versa – 12,072 units sold, +37.6% (September Record)

Were you part of the amazing September sales that the Nissan Group had? If so, let us know in the comment box which vehicle you purchased. If not, then hopefully you want to be a part of future sales and record setting results. Bates Nissan can help with that. Just check out our huge selection of inventory and find a Nissan that fits your needs!

LEAF, JUKE, and Rogue Drive Nissan June Sales Record

Nissan June Sales

Nissan June Sales Set a Record for the Division

Nissan has announced a new Nissan June sales record with total U.S. sales increasing 5.3 percent over last year, for a total of 109,643 units.

Disregarding Infiniti, Nissan Division sales were up 6.4 percent for a total of 101,069 units. Highlighting the brand’s performance were the Altima, LEAF, JUKE, Rogue, Sentra, and Versa.

As per usual, the Altima led the brand in sales volume with a 9.1 percent gain in retail sales for a total of 26,111 units sold.

The LEAF continued to spearhead the all-electric vehicle movement with a record 2,347 units sold, marking a whopping 29.4 percent increase over last year.

The JUKE, Rogue, and Sentra continued to respond to increasing consumer demand. Sales were up 44.9 percent, 25.9 percent, and 41.3 percent, respectively.

Finally, the Versa set a new personal June record with sales up 33.4 percent for the month.

Check out all of these trendsetting vehicles at Bates Nissan!

AOL Autos Spills the Details of Their 2014 Nissan Versa Note Test Drive

2014 Nissan Versa Note Test Drive

2014 Nissan Versa Note at the Chicago Auto Show

The 2014 Versa Note is the little hatchback-that-could. A little tid-bit of information; Nissan distinguishes it’s hatchback from the Nissan Versa sedan by adding “Note” to the end. Now that we have formalities out of the way, let’s get into the details of a 2014 Nissan Versa Note test drive.

Inside, the Versa Note does not disappoint. The interior seems to be more spacious than you would imagine at first glance, boasting plenty of head, leg, and shoulder room (even for adults!) in the front and rear seats. Turns out there is more room in the back then most midsize luxury cars offer – what’s not to like about that?

The author also notes how surprisingly quiet the hatchback drives. At the low price-point of the Versa note, many would expect load road-noise, but Nissan seems to have taken care to invest in creating a quiet space for their consumers.

The Versa Note was never intended to be a sports car, and doesn’t boast an incredibly powerful engine. What the Versa Note does offer is a smooth, fuel-efficient ride that will get you around town.

An optional tech package spices things up inside. Featuring 8.5-inch touch screen, voice recognition, navigation, weather, Google send-to-car capability, and Bluetooth, among other technologies to keep you connected. If you want to, you can get this car loaded with all the latest technology, and still keep the price tag under $20,000. Not bad.

This 2014 Nissan Versa Note test drive proves that big surprises come in little packages. The Nissan Versa Note is a versatile car, efficiently getting you, your friends, or your cargo around town comfortably and in-style. But why take AOL Autos’ word for it when you can come test drive it for yourself at Bates Nissan?