New Nissan LEAF Could Feature an Open Top

New Nissan LEAF
LEAF It All Behind

Longer All-Electric Range

The new Nissan LEAF is already looking pretty good with a longer all-electric range. Recently, the automaker unveiled a sportier model of the eco-friendly car. The ‘open-air version’ of the new Nissan LEAF could feature an open top.

New Nissan LEAF Appearance

While not quite a convertible, the ‘open-air version’ of the Nissan LEAF is a new take on the sportiness of electric vehicles. The model made its debut at the Tokyo forum on zero-emission society. At the moment, there aren’t any plans to put the open-topped Nissan LEAF into production. Instead, it appears that the concept is a celebration of 100,000 Nissan LEAF sales since 2010 in Japan. “The 100% electric car was displayed at a forum to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 sales of the Nissan LEAF in Japan since the model was first introduced in 2010,” Nissan said in a press release.

Open-Air Concept

The open-air concept is the most recent of three concepts. In October 2017, Nissan showed off a Nismo version of the next-generation Nissan LEAF ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. That concept featured a black interior with red accents. Two months later, in December 2017, the Japanese automaker unveiled an all-electric Nissan LEAF GT concept.

3 New Options

All three concepts indicate that Nissan may be looking at releasing sportier versions of the Nissan LEAF. While there don’t seem to be firm plans for putting any concepts into production, these fantasy versions are a good indication of what could be coming in the future. To learn more about the Nissan LEAF models now on sale, contact us at Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, CA.

All-New Nissan Altima Global Debut Set for 2018 New York International Auto Show

All-New Nissan Altima Global Debut
New Design. New Technology

Best-Selling Sedan

The Northeast region of the United States has always been considered the most popular market for the Nissan Altima, which is the brand’s best-selling sedan. That’s why the all-new Nissan Altima global debut will occur at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on March 28 before showing up in the Santa Cruz Nissan showroom.

6th Generation of Greatness

The 2019 Altima will offer a redesigned version of the sedan, replacing the fifth-generation model that has been on sale since 2012. We think that we can get an idea of what the Altima will look like based on the Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept, which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show in 2017.

V-Motion Grille

It’s likely the Altima will mirror the concept car’s new vertical V-motion grille, though it might stay away from the more futuristic design aspects to still appeal to traditional buyers. It will likely also have more headroom for rear passengers thanks to a slightly more fastback roof profile.

Coming Soon

For power, the Altima will likely keep an inline-four engine for its base engine, though whether or not Nissan will keep its beefy V6 engine is still up in the air. The sixth-generation Altima will go on sale later this year and will hopefully keep up with the current Altima’s top-notch sales, which allowed it to be the thirteenth top-selling vehicles in the United States.

To learn more about the 2018 Nissan Altima currently on our lot, come see us at Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, CA.

2018 Nissan Titan XD Midnight Edition Unveiled

Titan XD Midnight Edition
Midnight Still Shines

Titan XD Midnight Edition

The winter solstice is the darkest day of the year, which makes it the perfect time to show off the 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD Midnight Edition. Nissan did just that on December 21, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Black Grilles

Both of these special edition models take being dark to the next level and feature black grilles with dark inserts, black exterior badging, 20-inch black wheels, dark headlamps, black mirrors, black fog lamp finishers, black door handles, black step rains, black front and rear bumpers, black interior trim, and “Midnight Edition” exterior badging.

Crew Cab

The Titan Midnight Edition is only available on Crew Cab SV and SL models. With the Titan XD Midnight Edition, you will also get black fender louvers. These special features are only available on the Crew Cab SV and SL 4×4 models and come equipped with the Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel engine. Along with these two truck models, there are other Midnight Edition Nissan models available including the Frontier, Pathfinder, Murano, and others.

Check It Out

If you are going for the dark and brooding look in your next truck, the 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD are on sale right now at Santa Cruz Nissan in Santa Cruz, CA. Stop by for a test drive to see if these trucks are dark enough for you.

2017 TITAN Capabilities Come in Handy During Hurricane Irma Cleanup

2017 TITAN capabilities
Hurricane Relief

September Storm

Hurricane Irma hit the southeastern region of the US hard in September, but many people are still recovering. Partnering with Hilary Hutcheson, a premier fly-fishing guide, Nissan offered its help in the cleanup efforts that have been ongoing in the Florida Keys area.

Giving Back To The Community

Nissan is dedicated to giving back to the community, one reason we at Santa Cruz Nissan are proud to be associated with the brand. Offering a 2017 Nissan TITAN for the cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma, Hutchinson and her team were able to haul debris that’s been littering the coast for months. According to Nissan, Hutchinson also participated in a local fly-fishing tournament to raise money for the efforts as well.

“When I saw my friends in the Keys lose 30 guide days in the wake of Hurricane Irma – as well as their boats and homes in some cases – I felt a burning concern that was perhaps fueled by my own experience in the harsh smoke of Montana’s devastating wildfires,” said Hutcheson. “But I only lost nine days of guiding, not 30. I wanted to help those who took a gale-force slugging in the Keys.”

Power On Any Terrain

The 2017 TITAN capabilities make this truck ideal for the rough terrain and hard work required for the cleanup. For example, the tall ride height gives plenty of ground clearance, while the wide stance provides stability. The 2017 TITAN can also tow over 9,000 pounds, which comes in handy when moving big objects. Nissan’s participation in the cleanup efforts is just one of many ways the brand sets itself apart.

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