Getting a new Nissan opens an entire world of possibilities, including road trips. Don’t spend this fall cooped up at home; instead, take a road trip near Killeen, TX. There are a number of destinations in the region for anyone who want to take a day trip, but we’ve limited the following list to some of our favorites.
According to All Across Texas, perhaps one of the most enjoyable road trips near Killeen is to Beveridge Bridge. Just a short drive away to Weatherford, you can see this 140-foot suspension bridge that was built in the late nineteenth century. This bridge is not simply an engineering marvel; it also provides a stunning view of the surrounding area.
Next, take a trip to Burden Hotel. This historic building was created in 1857 in San Saba, and it still stands today. The two-story stone building is a landmark in the region, making it a perfect stop for anyone looking for a short road trip.
Finally, visit the Santa Fe Depot in Killeen. Used as a depot for the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroads as early as 1882, the depot was rebuilt in 1913 after a fire. The rail line was one reason Fort Hood was founded in the area, though it was later taken out of service and now stands as a historical marker.
What better way is there to experience your community than taking a road trip in a new Nissan from Bates Nissan? Visit the Beveridge Bridge, the Burden Hotel, and the Santa Fe Depot this weekend.
Heading back to school can be stressful regardless of your age. College students and middle schoolers alike share a range of experiences, from jitters and nervousness to finding the right supplies. That’s why we at Bates Nissan have written this guide of back-to-school tips.
While many students are nervous heading back to school, one way to lower anxiety levels is to stay prepared. According to the Huffington Post, even if you’ve already started the school year, it’s not too late to stock up on pencils, paper, binders, and more. For college and high school students who know they’ll have research papers due at the end of the semester, it can also help to start your research and writing now.
Get involved. Joining a sports team, club, or other extracurricular is a great way to participate in the school community and culture. Not only will you feel more engaged, but getting involved also tends to give you a leg up when it comes to making connections in the future (this is especially relevant for college students who understand how to network).
Finally, create goals. Earn that varsity letter, get better grades, or learn a new skill—these are all realistic goals for students of all ages. It sounds simple, but you’re considerably more likely to excel when you have clear goals for each semester or quarter.
School is never easy, but with these tips, you’ll be better prepared to tackle the task at hand. Stay prepared, get involved, and create goals to truly succeed during the school year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 doesn’t only love cars. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, Nissan is sponsoring the BET Awards.
The BET Awards and BET Experience took place this year from June 22-25 in Los Angeles. The BET Awards are important because they’re not only a way to celebrate the achievements of those in the film industry, but also a way to celebrate African Americans’ contributions to everything entertainment.
The BET Awards and BET Experience include everything from live music to celebrity appearances and impactful speakers. This year’s award show was hosted by none other than the inimitable Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones.
Nissan’s sponsorship of the BET Awards included accenting BET’s glamorous red carpet with an equally glamorous 2017 Rogue Sport and 2017 GT-R. Attendees got to test-drive the Midnight Edition of multiple models the day before the awards in the Nissan Dome.
“The BETE Awards are the largest celebration of black culture and achievement and we are excited to be a part of this important celebration for the fourth consecutive year,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan’s Vice President, Marketing Communications and Media.
Whether you love Nissan, BET, or both, you can always come down to Bates Nissan to find the ideal car for you.
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.
Great events and activities in Killeen to look forward to this month!
Killen always has fun events and activities. Whether you’re looking for a place to take your family or friends, a fun night out, or a great place to eat, you’re bound to find it in the city. Getting a new Nissan model can help you get out and explore the area, working to bring the community closer together. Some fun events and activities in Killeen include a fun running event and a citywide celebration.
Hosted by Pro-Fit Event Services, the Retro Run will be held on October 15. This Cen-Tex Race Series is great for serious runners, as points will be accumulated over the summer to go towards an overall winner. Sponsored by the Carlson Law Firm, the 2016 Cen-Tex Series will give overall awards sometime in January 2017. Be sure not to miss the event on October 15!
According to the Killeen city website, October 22 will be Make a Difference Day. This celebration is designed to bring communities together in order to do some good. Thousands of local volunteers will team up with millions across the nation in order to complete projects. Last year, the team collected items for Families in Crisis, the Food Care Center, and performed maintenance. Thinking about joining the volunteers? Call the Killeen Volunteer Center at 501-7878.
These are just some of the upcoming events and things to do. Stop by the new dog park or participate in Make a Difference Day. Either of these things is bound to be a blast.
Looking for things to do in Killeen? There’s something for everyone in the area. With a new Nissan model, you can easily explore the city to find events and activities. These might include things like Food Truck Fridays or the Retro Run Central Texas Race Series that are happening at the beginning of October. Stop by one of these events in the near future.
According to the Killeen city website, Food Truck Fridays happen every Friday throughout the month. The downtown area, including the Green Avenue pavilion, hosts a range of food trucks and good eats throughout the month from 11am to 2pm. Roughly nine food trucks participate, offering everything from Asian food, hot dogs, funnel cakes, and classic Texas barbecue. Why not forget about your bagged lunch and stop by the Food Truck Fridays event? You’re bound to find some unparalleled food.
The new Mickey’s Dog Park recently opened as part of the Killeen Community Center Complex. Located just northwest of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and WS Young Drive, the park will be open from 7am to 11pm. There are over two acres for your furry friend to enjoy, and you can also play on the equipment. A fence separates small and large dogs, so you can let your dog have fun without worrying.
These are just some of the fun things to do in the Killeen area at the beginning of the month. Stop by a race or get some food at the food truck event. You’re bound to have a blast at either.
Advancement in the Go Green movement with soild-oxide fuel cell vehicle.
When you think of automakers that are dedicated to developing cleaner, greener vehicle options for the market, Nissan is probably in your top three. The company has been making major strides in the industry in the way of making their production processes more eco-friendly and their vehicles more eco-conscious. The development of a brand-new type of fuel is no laughing matter, which is exactly what happened when Nissan revealed the first-ever Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle recently.
The vehicle is said to run of bio-ethanol electric power, according to Nissan representatives. Not only will ethanol-blended water be safer and easier to handle than other forms of fuel, it also produces zero emissions. The ethanol will be used by the vehicle to power its 24kWh battery, which in turn will allow the vehicle’s charge to last for a whopping 600km (almost 373 miles) without refueling.
Research and development on the Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle has already begun at Nissan’s plant in Yokohama, Japan and further field tests will be conducted in Brazil. Due to its low running costs, clean carbon-neutral fuel consumption, and highly efficient powertrain, Nissan is hopeful that the powertrain will revolutionize the auto industry for a cleaner, better, more environmentally responsible future.
Nissan BladeGlider prototype is making advancements into the future.
While times are changing and electric vehicles aren’t necessarily still associated with the strange-looking, niche cars of yesteryear, “zero emissions” still isn’t a phrase you’d expect to hear in the same sentence as “high performance.” Nissan is hoping to dispel that stereotype by introducing a new kind of sports car to the world. The Nissan BladeGlider prototype, which debuted recently in Rio de Janeiro, features a full-electric battery powertrain with emphasis on dynamic handling and powerful performance.
Nissan first showed off similar concept cars back in 2013 at the Tokyo Auto Show. The Nissan BladeGlider is the fruit of those labors, employing a philosophy Nissan is calling Intelligent Mobility to optimize driving pleasure and sporty capability while drastically reducing environmental impact. The aerodynamic shape and silent engine make for an enjoyable ride, and while the BladeGlider is strikingly futuristic, something similar may not be too far off from mass-market production.
The Nissan BladeGlider prototype follows in the footsteps of the Nissan LEAF, the most popular zero-emissions vehicle in the world. With the company also working on autonomous driving technology and increasing their efforts in the realm of environmental responsibility, the innovation of the Nissan BladeGlider seems like a natural development for Nissan. No announcements have surfaced about whether or not this vehicle will eventually be redesigned for a mainstream market and greenlit for production, but Nissan seems to be pursuing this concept long-term.