Nissan Murano Named 2015 Top Safety Pick Plus

2015 Nissan Murano

 

The Nissan Murano was recently named a 2015 Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Murano scored “Good” ratings in all five of the IIHS safety tests, earning it the highest honor a vehicle can receive.

Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing and Parts & Service for Nissan, said, “This Murano has once again raised the bar for Midsize Crossovers in terms of modern styling, levels of interior refinement, luxury and technology in its class. At Nissan we are happy to the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus rating to the list.”

Being awarded a Top Safety Pick Plus rating doesn’t come easily either. IIHS raised their standards for the tests two years ago, requiring vehicles to earn “advanced” or “superior” ratings in the front crash prevention tests, which the Murano did.

If you’re interested in testing out one of the most stylish and safest vehicles on the road, come visit us at Bates Nissan and take a ride in the all-new Murano.

The 2015 Nissan Sales Show the Popularity of the 2015 Lineup

Nissan Sentra

 

Nissan sales are better than ever thanks to the popularity of the Murano, Rogue, and Sentra. So far, this year has seen a 5.7% increase in sales, especially because of the record-breaking April numbers.

According to Nissan, the Rogue sales were up 44.5% this year, which is nothing compared to the 72.9% increase in Murano sales. Why are these models so popular? Since global demand for SUVs has steadily risen over the past couple of years, customers appreciate the affordability and quality of vehicles like the Rogue and Murano.

The Sentra, on the other hand, has been steadily rising to the top of sales over the past few years. This model is incredibly practical, especially because it’s fuel efficiency and affordable price. The Sentra is popular among younger generations who are looking for a sporty, yet useful car to drive in town or on the highway.

Whether you want something to take you from point A to point B or you want something that can hit the trails without difficulty, the 2015 Nissan lineup is for you. It’s no wonder the 2015 Nissan Sales are so incredible so far.

The 2015 Murano Crossover Design Takes Home the Gold

2015 Nissan Murano

Some of the most remarkable cars at Nissan seem to fly under the radar… until now that is. The 2015 Nissan Murano was recently awarded the “Best of What’s New” award by Popular Science magazine. As one of the exclusive cars to win in the automotive category, it’s a pretty big deal.

According to Nissan, the new model owes its win to the 2015 Murano crossover design. Crossovers represent a group of cars that incorporate a little bit of everything so drivers get exactly what they want. The Murano is no different; when we say you can get everything you want, we mean it.

Fred Diaz, a Senior VP at Nissan, said, “The redesigned Murano is leading the way once again with an incredible balance of style, comfort, innovation and more. With the Murano set to hit dealerships in early December, this award serves as a great vote of confidence that this vehicle is among the best.”

The redesigned Murano features premium styling, inside and out, plenty of room, and comes with an advanced NissanConnectSM. A 3.5-liter DOHC V6 provides performance, yet retains great fuel economy, and the safety features are cutting edge. With Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection, and Forward Collision Warning, it’s one of the safest vehicles on the road.

To check out the award-winning Murano, stop by Bates Nissan today.

Nissan’s Canton Plant Now Supports More Than 6,000 Manufacturing Jobs

2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan opened 1,300 new jobs at its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant to help support production of the new Murano, including 400 new supplier jobs.

This is the first time Nissan will manufacture a global product at the facility, which already builds eight other vehicles alongside it. The move is part of Nissan’s goal to build where it sells—the current objective is targeting 85% of the vehicles it sells in the United States produced in North America by 2015.

Since its opening in 2003, Nissan has invested nearly $2.8 billion in the Nissan Canton plant and grown it to support more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs. It is currently responsible for the manufacturing of the Altima, Armada, Titan, Frontier, Xterra, and NV, all of which you can find here at Bates Nissan.

“Since I started with Nissan 11 years ago I’ve watched this plant grow, and I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of Nissan’s most popular vehicles,” said Christina Doss, Nissan Canton technician and member of the Murano launch team. “It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come, and now that we’re producing the Murano here, I get to tell friends and family that I work on vehicles that are shipped around the world.”

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!

2015 Nissan Murano Debuts at New York Auto Show

2015 Nissan MuranoThe Nissan Murano was one of the first vehicles to make crossovers actually look appealing. With the 2015 model, Nissan is once again showing everyone how it’s done.

The new Murano debuting this week at the New York Auto Show features a toned-down V-Motion nose, a jet-inspired cantilevered roof with disconnected pillars, and an overall visually light cabin that helps it achieve a “floating feeling that can be recognized from very far away.”

Its exterior improvements aren’t just about pleasing the eye, however. Active grille shutters augment aerodynamics, angles and mirrors have been optimized to improve visibility, and surface enhancements help it boast a 0.31 drag coefficient.

The VQ-Series 3.5-liter V6 delivers similar power as the current model (260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque) but Nissan claims that fuel economy may improve by as much as 20 percent, thanks to a more efficient powertrain, the better aero, and a significant 130-pound weight reduction.

The 2015 Nissan Murano will go on sale at Bates Nissan in the fourth quarter of the year. See you then!

Happy 80th Birthday, Nissan!

Next week, on December 26, the Nissan name will turn 80. Over the last 80 years, Nissan has accomplished so much, and has even managed to  fit it all into a three minute video.

Check out this awesome video of highlights and then make sure to wish your local Nissan dealer a Happy 80th birthday!

Price Cuts Reflect Car Buyers’ Style

When buying a car, we all know you pick a price range and you want to stick to it; and Nissan knows if we don’t lower our prices slightly we’re

2013 Nissan Rogue

The 2013 Nissan Rogue is one of seven Nissan vehicles being affected in the price cuts.

going to be forgotten about on the internet dealership lot.

Starting immediately and going indefinitely, Nissan has lowered the prices on seven models: the Altima, Armada, Juke, Maxima, Murano, Rogue and Sentra; all of which fell outside the competitive pool for prospective online buyers when they searched for cars based on a maximum price.

Each model is seeing a significant change in its MSRP. Nissan will be knocking $580 off the Altima, the leading seller for Nissan while the Armada will have $4,400 marked off. In addition, the Sentra will see a $730 price drop and the Rogue will be $2,300 cheaper. Nissan is cutting$1,290 off the high-end Juke, $1,460 from the low-end model of the Murano and $2,410 off the high end model, and $2,270 from the lower end model of the Maxima and $3,030 off the high end model.

Jose Munoz, senior vice president for sales and marketing for the Americas, said the price cut is not applied across the board, but “for the time being, we are applying it to the seven models.”

Extra Nissan Bonus Cash from Bates Nissan in Killeen

Nissan Bonus Cash offers for Killeen, TexasBates Nissan of Killeen has exciting Nissan Bonus Cash news for Texas drivers with car-shopping plans this weekend!

Today through Monday, January 21, Nissan is offering up to $1000 in extra Bonus Cash rebates on qualifying models. These Bonus Cash amounts are in addition to other current Nissan sales, rebates and incentives.

Vehicle                                                               Nissan Bonus Cash Amount

2013 Nissan Altima Sedan                                           $500
2013 Nissan Sentra                                                        500
2013 Nissan Rogue                                                        500
2012/2013 Nissan Frontier                                             500
2012/2013 Nissan Altima Coupe                                    500
2012/2013 Nissan Maxima                                             500
2012/2013 Nissan Juke                                                  500
2012/2013 Nissan Murano                                              500
2011/2012/2013 Murano Cross Cabriolet                       500
2012 Nissan Quest                                                         500
2012/2013 Nissan Armada                                           1,000
2012/2013 Nissan Titan                                                1,000
2012 Nissan Rogue                                                      1,000
2012/2013 Nissan Xterra                                              1,000
2012 Nissan Pathfinder                                                1,000

If you are out and about in the Austin area this weekend, or looking for something do with your day off on Monday, stop by Bates Nissan in Killeen for a test drive. Our team is eager to help you choose the perfect new Nissan and will answer any question you have about the vehicle or the Nissan Bonus Cash program. Browse our inventory online or call 254-699-7181 for pricing and availability.

Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you at Bates Nissan!

New Year, New Nissan Incentives in Killeen, TX

Save cash on your new car with Nissan incentives offered at Bates Nissan in Texas

Save cash on your new car with Nissan incentives offered at Bates Nissan in Texas

Bates Nissan in Killeen is proud to participate in many new Nissan incentives that will allow drivers in the Austin area to start 2013 with a new car for less money.

These valuable incentives include special financing for a new Nissan Altima, Versa, Rogue, Xterra or Frontier from in-stock inventory at Bates Nissan. Terms for this offer include 0.0% APR financing for up to 36 months, 0.9% APR financing for up to 60 months, or 1.9% APR financing for up to 72 months, plus $500 NMAC cash for qualified buyers. In lieu of special financing, qualified buyers may choose a cash back option, with varies by vehicle. NMAC cash is available with approved financing of the vehicle through NMAC (Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation).

Other Nissan incentives for Texas drivers include up to $7,450 in total savings on a new 2012 Nissan Titan after all available option package savings, special financing, and Bonus Cash payments. Buyers can also save up to $1,750 on the 2013 Nissan JUKE with low financing terms, NMAC cash savings, and option package discounts. Up to $6000 can be saved on the purchase price of a 2013 Nissan Armada in Killeen for approved buyers after Bonus Cash and NMAC cash back options.

Bates Nissan also offers special lease terms for qualified applicants on new Nissans in Killeen, like the 2013 Nissan Maxima for $329 per month for 39 months. Also available for lease are the 2013 Nissan for $169 per month for 36 months, the  2012 Nissan Murano for $329 per month for 39 months, and the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder for $299 per month for 36 months. All lease offers are subject to down payment requirements and taxes, title, and license fees and mileage charges.

Complete details of these and other valuable Nissan incentives can be found on the Bates Nissan web site. Most offers require purchaser to take delivery on in-stock vehicles, and availability may vary. Please call Bates Nissan in Killeen Texas for terms, conditions, restrictions, and any other questions. Contact a member of our team at 254-699-7181.