Nissan Ariya Front

New Nissan EV in the Works

Nissan is debuting their major EV later this year, the Nissan Ariya. This new EV will join the Leaf in Nissan’s electric lineup, but it’s reported that yet another new EV isn’t too far away. Let’s break down all the information we have so far regarding this new EV from Nissan.

This upcoming EV, which has yet to have had a name released to the public, will use a shortened version of the Ariya’s CMF-EV platform. The goal of this new EV is to be a more compact version of the Ariya. It’s said that this EV will be around the same size as the Nissan Juke, putting it squarely in the subcompact SUV market. The new EV will also carry over the Ariya’s E-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system.

Nissan will use a smaller version of the Ariya’s battery pack for this new EV, meaning though the interior of this new EV may be similar in size to the Juke, it’s expected to have more space for both passengers and cargo. It’s expected to start at around $41,000 and be released first in the U.K and Europe. Nissan hasn’t confirmed if this new EV will be released in the states, although it’s not too far-fetched to see a U.S. release considering the explosion of popularity in the EV market.

That’s all the information we have right now, but more will likely come out in the following months, so stay tuned!

2021 Nissan Rogue vs Toyota RAV4

The 2021 Nissan Rogue is an elite crossover SUV that can compete with any competitor. The Toyota RAV4 has been a top choice in the crossover market for many years now, but the Rogue has come to take the crown. Let’s compare the 2021 Rogue and the 2021 RAV4 and see which crossover comes out on top 

We’ll start the comparison by exploring the interiors of these SUVs. The RAV4 offers 37.7 of headroom and 41.0 inches of legroom in the front of the cabin, and 39.5 inches of available headroom and 37.8 inches of legroom in the rear seating area. The materials that make up the interior feel cheaply made when considering the price, having plastic panels exposed and no offering of leather seats on any trim levels. As for cargo space the RAV4 offers 37.5 cu-ft of space behind the second row. When the seats are folded down you can accommodate 69.8 cu-ft of luggage.

The Rogue’s interior on the other hand gives an air of luxury that the RAV4 can’t match, while also having more space for both your passengers and your luggage. The first thing you’ll be greeted with when you step into the driver seat of the 2021 Rogue is Nissan’s new 12 inch customizable digital gauge cluster display. Next you’ll notice the leather seats and the fact that all touch surfaces were upholstered in leather or soft-touch materials. An extra two inches of head and legroom is available in the front, and a massive panoramic sunroof and lower dropped sets give the cabin a more open feel. As for cargo space, the Rogue’s trunk can store 39.3 cu-ft of luggage with ease with all rows up. Folding the second row down increases the luggage capacity to 74.1 cu-ft.

When it comes to the powertrain both these crossovers are pretty much equal. Both share a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline-four. The RAV4 slightly edges out the Rogue in horsepower and torque, but it’s not going to be noticeable unless you plan on drag racing these SUVs. These two crossovers also have similar fuel economy numbers, with the Rogue doing 28 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, and the RAV4 doing 27 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. 

If you want a crossover SUV that is stylish, luxurious, and practical, then the 2021 Rogue is perfect for you. Starting at $25,750 the Rogue is a fairly inexpensive, extremely high quality crossover that will satisfy you and your family. If you want to give the Rogue a test drive come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

2022 Nissan Z Images Leaked

Last fall the Nissan Z Proto was revealed as a production-intent prototype, giving us a look at what the new Z model will look like. Images were recently leaked on Instagram that show two vehicles that look extremely similar to the Z Proto images Nissan showed us last year, leading us to believe that these leaks give us a first look at the new Z.

When asked if these pictures were indeed the new Z, a Nissan spokesperson said “As always, it is exciting to see so much enthusiasm surrounding the rebirth of our legendary Z. Watch for upcoming announcements on Nissan’s all-new, next-generation sports car, which will debut later this year.” It’s sounding like the pictures that were leaked are the new Nissan Z, which is exciting for all Nissan fans. 

The Z will offer Type S and Type T trim levels, which will have additional features such as Brembo brakes, thicker sway bars, better cooling, and comfort features such as leather upholstery and heated seats. The most expensive trim will be the Type ST, which will combine all the features of the Type S and Type T into one package. Each version of the Z will have a fully digital instrument cluster, infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

From the pictures we can see that a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is under the hood, which produces 400 horsepower and will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, or an optional automatic gearbox. This new Z will arrive by the end of 2021 and is expected to start at around $34,995. Stay tuned for more information regarding the new Z, we’ll update you as more gets released.

Blue 2021 Nissan Rogue Traveling Down Curvy Road

2021 Nissan Rogue: What’s New?

Nissan’s flagship SUV, the Rogue, has received a redesign for the 2021 model year, offering a new and attractive exterior styling, a more modern interior, and improved performance. Let’s take an in-depth look at all these new features and see what’s new for the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

The Rogue has been redesigned from the ground up, having a more boxy and truck-like design, making the Rogue more aesthetically pleasing. There are four different trim levels to choose from for 2021, those being the S, SV, SL, and the Platinum. Each is powered by a 181 horsepower, 2.5-liter-four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a CVT transmission. All four trim levels come standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is optional. Nissan has said that a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine will be available as an option, although there hasn’t been any information as of yet as to when it will be available.

The fuel economy on the Rogue is exceptional, with the front-wheel drive model doing 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, while the all-wheel drive model does 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Nissan has claimed that the new turbocharged variation will have even better numbers, reportedly doing 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. These are impressive numbers for all models, and they demonstrate how the Rogue is the perfect SUV for any scenario, whether you’re taking the kids to school or going on a road trip.

Comfort and practicality were at the top of the list when Nissan designed the 2021 Rogue, and it shows. Cloth seating is standard but the mid-range SV model can be purchased with optional faux-leather upholstery; the upscale SL and Platinum Rogues come with genuine leather, the latter being a semi-aniline hide with quilted stitching. Three-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel are all available. An 8.0-inch infotainment screen is standard on the 2021 Rogue, while a larger 9.0-inch screen is available on SL and Platinum models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and high-end features such as in-dash navigation and a Bose stereo system are optional. 

If you’re looking for a stylish SUV that is filled with modern and thoughtful features, can fit your whole family comfortably on road trips, and will also have fantastic gas mileage, look no further than the 2021 Nissan Rogue.

Intro to the 2021 Nissan Altima

The 2021 Nissan Altima is the perfect family oriented sedan. Having a large and comfortable interior, Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system, and an optional VC-Turbo engine, the Altima is a jack of all trades. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2021 and see all the great things the Altima has to offer.

The Altima has six trim levels to choose from, those being the S, SV, SR, SL, SR VC-Turbo, and Platinum. You have the choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive on the S, SV, SR, and SL, while the SR VC-Turbo is front-wheel drive only and the Platinum is all-wheel drive only. On all trims except the SR VC-Turbo you’ll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower, and on the SR VC-Turbo you’ll get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 248 horsepower. Both these engines are paired with a CVT transmission.

The cabin of the Altima is made up of high quality materials and is both sleek and comfortable. You’ll find chrome matte finishes and wood-tone trim all over the cabin, giving the Altima a premium feel. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is presented to you in the center of the dashboard. Available heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Bose premium audio system, and remote engine start system can be added or come standard on the Altima, depending on the trim level you choose.

Nissan is known for having great safety ratings on their vehicles and this stays true with the 2021 Altima. This sedan earned a five-star crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and was named a Top Safety Pick + award winner from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Altima has Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system, which has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and high beam assist. You and your family will have supreme confidence that you’ll have a safe ride every time you get in the 2021 Altima.

If you want a sedan that is stylish, comfortable, safe, and fun to drive, look no further than the 2021 Nissan Altima. The Altima starts at $24,300. If you’re interested in giving this sedan a test drive come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

Style Update: 2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover SUV, the Kicks, has received a styling update for 2021. This facelift brings a bold exterior with a spacious cabin into the new model year, making the Kicks one of the most intriguing and stylish SUVs on the market. Let’s look at what’s new for the 2021 model of the Nissan Kicks. 

The 2021 Kicks has three different trims to choose from, those being the S, SV, and SR. All three are powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that makes 122-horsepower that gives the Kicks a peppy feel. The Kicks has great fuel economy too, doing 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. 

Safety wise the Kicks performs well, which comes as no surprise since Nissan puts safety at the top of their list. You’ll receive the Safety Shield 360 system on the Kicks, which brings you many great features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and much more. 

The interior of the Kicks is comfortable and roomy, giving you up to 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space and a 60/40-split rear seat. Nissan’s new zero gravity seats are present, which are designed to reduce fatigue from seating, inviting you to take longer road trips. Many great features such as remote engine start, heating seats,  heated steering wheel, and heated rear view mirrors, and automatic climate control make sure that you and your passengers are as comfortable as possible.

If you want a crossover that has both a sleek exterior and a comfortable interior, the Nissan Kicks is for you. The Kicks starts at $19,500 and goes up to $21,940 for the SR trim. If you want to test drive the 2021 Nissan Kicks, come on down to Briggs Nissan today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to give you a hand.

Nissan Going Carbon Neutral by 2050

Nissan has joined other car manufacturers in their plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. The Japanese automaker said every Nissan in key markets will be electrified by the 2030’s. They plan on using their e-Power powertrains that feature a range-extending petrol engine, so this won’t be fully carbon neutral. However, this shift will make it easier to go fully carbon neutral in the future.

Nissan is also looking to make production of their vehicles more eco-friendly. They didn’t come out with a plan like they did with their non-carbon by 2050 plan, but they said they will “strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.” Nissan also went on to state that they plan to develop a “battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources.” 

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said, “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change.” He added that the company’s electrified vehicle offerings, “will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral.” 

This is very exciting news as Nissan joins other car companies in trying to make the world a better place.

The 2021 Nissan Murano Overview

The 2021 Nissan Murano encapsulates the style Nissan has developed over the past years, sporting a bold exterior while housing a comfortable and inviting interior that your passengers will be thrilled to spend time in. Today we’ll go over what’s new for the Murano in 2021, and as well as what you can expect to see in this exceptional midsize SUV.

Nissan focused primarily on improving the Murano’s safety for 2021. The Safety Shield 360 system has been added, bringing automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and more. Nissan has made the decision to replace the SV Premium package and replace it with the Special Edition package, which includes 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree exterior camera system.

Each Murano has a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 260 horsepower, which is paired with a CVT transmission. You have the option between front-wheel drive, which comes standard, or all-wheel drive. You can expect a ride that feels responsive and peppy, giving you enough power to zip around town and have fun while doing it. You’ll get 1500 pounds of towing capacity on the Murano, which is pretty good for a midsize SUV. Fuel economy wise the Murano performs well, giving you 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The Murano has many strong points, but the interior has to be the strongest quality in this SUV. Your passengers will be exceptionally comfortable with both the front and rear seats having great posture support and positioning as well as quality cushions and padding. On the Platinum trim level, which is the highest trim, you’ll find soft leather on the seats, door panels, and armrests, bringing a luxury feel. All Murano trim levels have an 8-inch infotainment screen that features NissanConnect system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

You can’t go wrong with the 2021 Nissan Murano. If you want a quality midsize SUV that features sleek exterior styling as well as a comfortable and luxurious interior, go with the Murano. If you’re interested in test driving this SUV come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.

News on the 2021 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada has received a big makeover for 2021, bringing many exciting new features. This three-row SUV that can seat up to eight people has been made to satisfy both the family person who needs to haul kids (and all their gear), and also the person who wants to take their SUV off-road and on the path less traveled. Let’s take a look at the redesigned Armada and let’s see all the great new features it offers. 

What’s New?

The first of many new improvements can be found on the exterior. A more square front end that hosts more prominent headlights is present, while the backside of the Armada has also received some updating, getting a new bumper and taillights that are connected by a continuous trim piece. The interior has been redesigned as well, adding a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a gauge cluster that has a new 7.0-inch color display. The 2021 Nissan Armada has the most comfortable interior of all previous Armadas, featuring quilted leather seats on the Platinum trim, and leatherette on the SV. The safety has been improved as well, bringing standard active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more. 

Performance

The 2021 Armada is powerful. A 5.6-liter V-8 with a seven-speed transmission is featured across all trims, and it packs a punch. This engine produces 400 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque, can be paired with your choice of rear or all-wheel drive, and can tow 8,500 pounds. The Armada’s adept handling is notable, especially for a large SUV, a benefit to off-road adventures, as well as tight turns in parking lots. 

The new Armada’s  price has yet to be announced, but we’re estimating a range of $50,000 to $63,000. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in!

The 2021 Nissan Sentra

The 2021 Nissan Sentra is a compact car that is stylish and packed with great technology. The Sentra is the second smallest sedan in the Nissan lineup, and it can sit up to five people. This compact sedan is perfect for daily driving, and it does many important things well that should be done well in a sedan. Let’s look at what’s offered in the 2021 Nissan Sentra.

Exterior

The first thing you’ll notice is the exterior, which takes many of Nissan’s latest styling cues while also adding its own unique characteristics. The Sentra now has larger wheels and a lower and wider stance which gives it a lower center of gravity. One of Nissan’s trademarks as of late, the V-Motion grille, is featured front and center, which sets the visual tone for the Sentra. Another staple of Nissan’s exterior design, the “floating” roof is present, which as the name suggests, it appears as if the roof is floating. This design decision makes the Sentra appear more aggressive and gives it a more unique body style.

Interior

The interior of the Sentra is truly something special, having a simple, comfortable, and attractive design. The center of the dashboard holds a trio of circular air vents that have sturdy climate controls that feel very well put together. You’ll find a mix of soft and hard plastic materials, and certain models have an upscale leather upholstery. Nissan’s extra comfy “Zero Gravity Seats” are featured for the driver and the front seat passenger. These seats provide more space, and more support, which makes them noticeably more comfortable than a normal front seat. You’ll have plenty of room for cargo, having 14.3 ft³ of space, which is great for how compact this sedan is.

Performance

Every 2021 Sentra is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower, which is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. The Sentra may not have the most powerful engine, but it feels peppy and responsive and has excellent handling. Fuel economy wise the Sentra performs well, getting 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway on the S and the SV, and 28 mpg on the city and 37 mpg on the highway for the sporty SR trim. 

If you want a compact sedan that has excellent styling and great, reliable performance, the 2021 Nissan Sentra is perfect for you. If you want to learn more, or give the Sentra a test drive, come on down to Briggs Nissan. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would love to help you out.