Nissan Leaf named 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year

VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ – Nissan Leaf is the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY) as decided upon by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) as announced today at the Vancouver International Auto Show.

“It’s important for many Canadian drivers to be environmentally aware, and AJAC’s Green Vehicle of the Year awards help them to make the responsible choice when it’s time to buy a new car or utility vehicle,” says Mark Richardson, President of AJAC. “If they can save money on fuel while also driving a vehicle with low emissions – or no emissions at all – then everybody wins.”

Entries to the CGCOTY and CGUVOTY must meet the standard requirements for initial entry into the Canadian Car of the Year awards program, and additional criteria for fuel efficiency based on the entry’s size, powertrain and purpose. In today’s market, eco-friendly cars come in many styles, sizes, price-points and vehicle categories.

All entries are tested by AJAC journalists, who are among the most respected and objective sources of automotive opinion in Canada. Evaluation takes place over months on different road surfaces and road conditions throughout the year and during AJAC’s autumn Test Fest event. These AJAC journalism professionals score all eligible entries on parameters including recharge time, driving range, vehicle dynamics, market significance, and overall value. Each of the scores is then weighted for relevance to the vehicle and category in question. The winning score also represents how the vehicle stacks up to its market segment competition, whether green or otherwise.

Nissan Kicks plays strong inside game – named one of Wards “10 Best Interiors” for 2019

NEW YORK – Wards magazine named the 2019 Nissan Kicks compact SUV to its list of “10 Best Interiors” at the New York International Auto Show.

After a rigorous evaluation of 33 vehicles with new or significantly redesigned interiors, the Kicks stood out for a number of attributes, including having the lowest price-as-tested MSRP of the entire field. The starting price for the Kicks S FWD with Xtronic transmission is $17,998 CAD1.

The panel of eight Wards editors also acknowledged Kicks for its available high quality stitching and soft surfaces on the instrument panel “befitting a more expensive vehicle,” as well as its available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, which they found “handy in tight spots and which used to be available only in Infiniti luxury cars.” They also noted the available Bose® Personal Plus Audio System that includes driver’s headrest-mounted speakers.

“The new Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for expressive styling, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s an honour to be selected by the interior experts at Wards – a big award for the smallest and most affordable vehicle in our extensive Nissan crossover and SUV lineup.”

The interior provides ample passenger space throughout the cabin, with 915 L/32.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, and an additional 617 L/21.8 cu/ft of cargo space in the trunk well, enabling Kicks to offer a total 1,504 L/53.1 cu/ft of usable cargo space.

Kicks has modern and simple “Gliding Wing” instrument panel design dominated by a centrally mounted 7.0-inch colour display housing a comprehensive infotainment system offering available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity.

For the ultimate audio experience, the Kicks SR includes the class-exclusive2 Bose® Personal® Plus sound system with a pair of lightweight 2.5-inch Bose® UltraNearfield™ neodymium speakers located inside the Kicks driver’s seat headrest. Among the other on-board technology, Kicks SR features Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM).

Safety, security and driver convenience features are strong points for Nissan Kicks. Intelligent Emergency Braking3 is standard on all grade levels, along with seven air bags and RearView Monitor. Kicks SR add Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The Kicks is offered in three models: Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Each is equipped with a standard 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated at 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a smooth, fuel-efficient Xtronic transmission, fuel economy4 is rated at 7.2 L/100 km combined.

To find out more about the 2019 Kicks and the complete Nissan lineup, please visit NissanNews.com

  1. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees, freight and PDI. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
  2. AutoPacific segmentation. 2019 Kicks vs. latest in-market competitors in XSUV Compact Class. Based on manufacturers’ websites.
  3. Intelligent Emergency Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
  4. Fuel economy based on 2019 NRCan fuel economy estimates for 2019 Kicks FWD models of 7.6 L/100 km combined. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 sales

Best-selling electric vehicle of all time will go on sale in more than a dozen new markets this year

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan LEAF today became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role in the global shift toward more sustainable mobility.

Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers. Less than a decade ago, electric cars were seen as a niche product, and LEAF customers were mostly “early adopters.”

Today, a growing number of consumers say their next car may be electric. Customers are choosing the LEAF for its powerful, agile performance and advanced technologies, such as the ProPILOT Assist semiautonomous driving system1, in addition to the benefits of sustainable mobility.

“This milestone is a powerful statement that 400,000 customers, and counting, value the Nissan LEAF for the excitement, confidence and connection it delivers,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles. “The LEAF remains the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our strategy for moving more people to a better world.”

In launching the first-generation LEAF, Nissan pledged to become a global leader in producing and promoting vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions. The company committed itself to working with governments and utility companies to support the adoption of electric vehicles, make charging them easier and more convenient, and develop second-life uses for electric car batteries.

Since then, Nissan has formed partnerships around the world under its Nissan Energy initiative. These partnerships will leverage the ability of electric car batteries to store energy and share it with homes, businesses and power grids – making electric vehicles even more useful, while promoting efficient energy use.

Meanwhile, LEAF owners have driven their cars more than 10 billion kilometers in total. The number of LEAF vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save 3.8 million barrels of oil a year.2

Last year, the LEAF was not only the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, but also the top-selling car of any kind in Norway.

The Nissan LEAF is available in more than 50 markets globally. It will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America in the first half of this year and seven in Asia and Oceania by the end of the year.

The new LEAF

Recently, a model with a new powertrain joined the lineup: the Nissan LEAF PLUS, which offers increased power and up to 226 miles of range. Sales of the LEAF PLUS began in late January in Japan. Canadian sales will begin this spring, and Europe will follow shortly thereafter.

The Nissan LEAF embodies the three pillars of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Intelligent Power, Intelligent Drive and Intelligent Integration. The car’s innovative electric powertrains exemplify the first, while ProPILOT Assist, available in many markets, showcases the second. Designed for single-lane driving on the highway, ProPILOT Assist maintains speed and lane position while reducing driver fatigue.

Nissan Intelligent Integration

The Nissan LEAF has also opened up a new world of clean energy capabilities that stretch beyond efficient transportation.

Nissan Energy is an ecosystem centered on Nissan electric vehicles that make them even more useful to customers by leveraging their batteries’ ability to store and share energy. It enables electric vehicle owners to easily connect their cars with energy systems to charge their batteries, power homes and businesses or help balance power grids. As part of Nissan Energy, the company has already started infrastructure pilots in Europe, Japan and the U.S., and future commercial uses are in development.

Nissan Energy also includes new efforts to reuse batteries, a vital step in enhancing the sustainability of electric vehicles. Along with strategic partners, Nissan has taken LEAF batteries and repurposed them for use in off-grid street lighting, power banks for sports complexes, and more.

LEAF manufacturing

The Nissan LEAF is built at three factories: Oppama, Japan; Sunderland, England; and Smyrna, Tennessee.

For more information on the 2019 LEAF and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.

1 Available on selected grades. ProPILOT technology is designed to support the driver and is not a substitute for proper driving procedures and continuous road awareness. Always drive carefully, ensuring you pay attention to the road and conditions around you. See Owner’s Manual for details. ProPILOT is called ProPILOT Assist in Canada.
2 Total distance driven is based on extrapolations from the real data of approximately 50% of customers. Oil consumption data is based on U.S. EPA fuel economy data, by comparing Nissan LEAF with 2019 Nissan Versa 1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic.
3 The driving range of the Nissan LEAF is 400 km based on the Japanese JC08 standard and 322 km based on the WLTC Japan cycle standard. MY18 EPA range is 150 miles. Combined driving cycle range is 270 kilometers under Europe’s new WLTP emissions and economy standard. Driving range figures are obtained under specific test conditions. Actual range will vary with trim levels, optional equipment, maintenance, driving behavior ambient temperature and weather and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details. The LEAF e+ is called LEAF Plus in Canada.
4 Available on selected grades. The ProPILOT Park system’s effectiveness is subject to road, vehicle and environmental conditions. Always drive carefully, ensuring you pay attention to the road and conditions around you. See Owner’s Manual for details.

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Nissan to reveal IMQ concept at Geneva International Motor Show

Join Nissan at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show for the reveal of the IMQ concept crossover, an all-new vehicle that embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and gives a sneak peek as to what might be in your future driveway.

Watch the livestream of the Nissan press conference on March 5 at 12:15 p.m. CET here on the Nissan Global YouTube channel or follow us on Twitter@NissanMotor

The 2019 Geneva International Motor Show is held at Palexpo and is open to the public from March 7- 17.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on FacebookIns

Altima-te AWD-1…Snow-0

Montreal, Quebec – As many parts of Canada start to see the first signs of a typically harsh winter, the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD sedan has arrived to showrooms. To convey the message that All-Wheel Drive is now a standard feature on the 2019 Altima, Nissan has modified the sophisticated sedan into an aggressive adversary to Old Man Winter. Named the Altima-te AWD, this extreme iteration of the Altima dons a 30-inch tall DOMINATOR® track system from American Track Truck, installed by Quebec-based MIA Motorsports.

The Altima-te AWD joins the Warrior family of Nissan crossovers wearing heavy-duty rubber tracks. In connection to the original Rogue Warrior video, issued in line with press day at the 2016 Montreal International Auto Show, three-time Nissan Micra Cup champion Olivier Bédard once again appears in a Nissan video story. This time, Valérie Limoges, a Micra Cup driver who placed fourth in the 2018 championship, stars alongside Bédard.

The video starts with Limoges in a chalet, messaging with Bédard about a meeting up for a race. Limoges gets into her vehicle, which appears to be the production Altima sedan at first. As the camera rolls, the deep snow accumulation becomes more apparent until the Altima-te AWD is seen in its full form, starting with its extremely flared fenders and powering through the powder with ease.

Reaching a frozen lake, Limoges updates Bédard on her location, which Bédard must access by plane due to its challenging, snowy terrain. Bédard exits the plane, greets Limoges, and the two Nissan Micra Cup drivers head to Bédard’s vehicle – the original Rogue Warrior. The vehicles race one another, kicking up large bursts of snow from their DOMINATOR Tracks.

Both the video and the Altima-te AWD were revealed to the public for the first time today, during Nissan’s press conference at the 2019 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). The Altima-te AWD will be on display at the MIAS until the show concludes on January 27.

Benefits of the Nissan Leaf

Finding the right electric vehicle for your needs can be as easy as joining us at the dealership and letting us know what you are looking for. We can show you excellent vehicles such as the 2018 Nissan Leaf which offer fast-charging capability and longer ranges with each generation. As the technology behind electric vehicles grows, so does the affordability and desirability of these cars and SUVs. This makes each year’s offerings more capable of meeting your needs for power, range and design than the last. We can show you these capabilities at our dealership and help you secure the financing that you need to take one home today.

At Milton Nissan, we can get you behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles to help you choose which ones drive and feel the best for your preferences. This means choosing the fuel type, interior and features package which best fits your lifestyle. You can choose from different colors and trim levels to truly make your new vehicle your own. One of the benefits of the Leaf is that it features four doors and a hatch back to give you more room for your passengers and cargo.

 

We can also help you get the financing that you need to take your new ride home today. This means sitting down with one of our experienced and friendly loan officers to go over your needs and options to find the best one for you. One of the biggest benefits of the Nissan Leaf is the price point. Electric vehicles are generally expensive, but the Leaf is on the low side of the price range while still offering you the other benefits of a new electric vehicle.

 

Electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf can offer you many benefits in fuel economy, fast-charging capability and leg room. When you come to us for your new Leaf, you can also benefit from friendly staff, experienced loan officers and excellent vehicle choice.

3 Reasons to Buy a New Nissan Qashqai

The 2018 Nissan Qashqai is likely is surpass expectations, especially because sales have been great for the 2017 model in Canada, and compact crossover SUVs are becoming a more popular category for buyers.  Other manufacturers are coming out with similar models as the competition heats up, so now is a great time to buy a new Qashqai from us here at Milton Nissan. Here are 3 reasons why.

The Benefits of an SUV Without the Size

 

The Qashqai occupies a sweet spot between smaller multi-purpose vehicles and fuller, compact SUVS. The crossover platform of the Qashqai resembles a hatchback with a taller interior allowing for extra headroom and storage space while providing an agile driving experience. The higher ground clearance can be advantageous for easier off-road experiences, but the shorter length allows for smooth city driving and parking. With a great fuel economy, the Qashqai can lower your monthly gas bill when compared to fuller SUV models.

 

A Safe Car

 

Here at Milton Nissan, we aim to sell you the safest possible vehicles, and the 2018 Nissan Qashqai is no exception. With technology becoming more ubiquitous under the engine and inside the car, the Qashqai offers a fully hands free texting and calling experience. A backup camera can ensure easy parking and safe maneuvering in tight spaces. Nissan’s Around View Monitor is an extra feature offering 360-degree views, pedestrian detection and blind spot monitoring.

 

Style and Comfort

 

We’ll show you all creature comforts of the Qashqai when you come in to our showroom. The seats feature a 3D quilting finish that feels soft and easy on long drives. The monoform design and D-shaped steering wheel are sporty while allowing for easy access to the driver’s seat. A newly designed front end and grill for the 2018 model is sure to impress in the looks department. Lastly, with eight unique colors to choose from, the Qashqai can appease the most diverse sense of style.

 

The 2018 Nissan Qashqai has versatility, making it an obvious choice for those looking to buy a new car this year. Come in to Milton Nissan for a test drive today.

Drive Away in a 2018 Nissan Rogue Today!

When you think of adventure, you probably have a specific type of vehicle in mind. You want it to be rugged and sturdy while still being comfortable and safe. The 2018 Nissan Rogue is a great choice. It combines toughness of an SUV with the security and roominess of a family car.

 

First Impression

 

Come in and let us show you how impressive the Nissan Rogue can be. It gets 9.2 L/100 km in the city and 7 L/100 km on the highway. It comes equipped with 4-wheel antilock brakes for superior traction even in wet or icy conditions. The sound system is comprised of an in-dash CD player and MP3 slot and is satellite radio ready. Many features that are upgrades on other SUVs come standard with the Rogue.

 

Creature Comforts

 

When you first take your seat behind the wheel, you notice the gracious leg room. The interior is built for comfort. Both the driver and passenger seat have climate control, providing extra heat in the winter months. The cloth interior is cozy and easy to clean, making the Nissan Rogue an SUV the whole family is likely to love.

 

Safety Matters

 

With stability and traction control, you can avoid skidding into an accident. The blind spot warning, rear view camera and rear cross traffic alert work together to make sure that you are aware of your surroundings no matter how far out of your line of sight they may be. Even if you are involved in a collision, the air bag system includes front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger and head airbags for the first and second row, cushioning the blow of the impact.

 

If you are looking for an SUV designed with your comfort and security in mind, come see us at Milton Nissan. Test drive the Rogue today. Set out on your next adventure in style!

The Roomy Subcompact of your Dreams

The 2018 Nissan Versa Note, available at Milton Nissan, is a wonderful subcompact hatchback that claims features that would appeal to even the pickiest of car buyers. A surprisingly spacious designed interior is fit into a deceivingly compact package with this car. The Versa Note doesn’t skimp on safety to provide this roomy feel either. Side airbags and the Nissan Safety Shield technology act to keep the diver and passengers of this car as safe as possible on the road.

 

Electric power steering in the Versa Note is an often-overlooked feature that makes all the difference to experienced and passionate drivers. Really feel connected to the road with this feature. The added safety from the enhanced feel of the road through the steering wheel can really be noticed at higher speeds reached during highway driving. Improved reaction time by the driver resultant from this awesome power steering feature could mean the difference between an accident and arriving safely at your destination.

 

The surprisingly efficient fuel economy of the Versa Note does not compromise power. This car boasts 109 horsepower and 107 foot-pounds of torque. You will feel the difference between other subcompacts when merging on to a highway full of fast moving traffic. The power is there when you need it and the efficient drivetrain won’t hurt your wallet every time you go to the pump.

 

Purchase a 2018 Nissan Versa Note and a premier subcompact vehicle will grace your driveway. All things considered, the feature laden and durable Versa Note will not disappoint. Frugal folks and those keen on creature comfort will equally enjoy this car. The safety features standard in all Nissan models are included in the Note so you needn’t worry about the wellbeing of loved ones and friends on the road. A great addition to any garage, the Nissan Versa Note is truly the subcompact of your dreams.

The Confidence That Comes From a Great Vehicle

Drivers want to feel confident that they are getting a great deal on new and pre-owned vehicles. This is just one of the reasons they choose to shop with Milton Nissan. Our selection of vehicles cannot be beat; we offer a wide selection of top-selling Nissan vehicles, including the sporty new 2017 Nissan Micra. This compact beauty boasts outstanding quality as well as superior maneuverability. This is can be a great commuter vehicle that does not slouch on delivering plenty of power for daily driving. Its agility and compact body may make it ideal for city driving, while the enviable gas mileage can make it easy on the pocketbook. 

 

Choose From Attractive Packages 

 

The Nissan Micra comes in three different varieties: S, SV, and SR. The S package features a five-speed manual transmission (four-speed automatic available) along with rear 60/40 fold-down seats. Keep the tunes flowing with the AM/FM/CD audio system that comes with an input jack for auxiliary audio. 15-inch steel wheels complete this attractive trim level.  

 

The SV trim level features a hands-free communication system compatible with Bluetooth technology. Enjoy the convenience of a remote keyless entry system that comes complete with a panic button. The steering wheel has illuminated audio controls for more intuitive operation. Power locks and windows make this a well-rounded package for the technologically minded driver.  

 

The SR trim level generally has many features to recommend it. From the high-quality rearview monitor to the USB connectivity port, the SR is packed with technical sophistication. It may also be the most stylish option, with fog lights, rear spoilers, and side sill all on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. 

 

Test Drive Yours Today 

 

The new Nissan Micra can be an ideal choice for any driver seeking a vehicle with great gas mileage, comfort, safety, and technical superiority. With three admirable trim levels, you’re likely to find a package that suits you perfectly. Stop in to our dealership today to take a test drive of the Micra or any other great Nissan vehicle.