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Chicago Nissan Dealer Offers The Most Fuel Efficient Trucks

There are a lot of people who immediately shun the idea of owning a truck. They argue that they are gas-guzzlers and bad for the environment. Luckily, Chicago Nissan fans have two trucks that defy this way of thinking!

The Nissan Frontier and Titan have made the Edmunds.com Top 9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2014 list! Although this is not a surprise to our Chicago Nissan Titan and Frontier dealership; many customers may still need some convincing.

Fuel Sipping Frontier & Titan

As gas prices continue to rise with practically every sunrise, Nissan has been very mindful of producing fuel-efficient models. Even their trucks have your wallets in mind, and that is how they ended up on the coveted Edmunds.com Top 9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2014 list! Each year this list is produced and automotive manufacturers cross their fingers hoping they made it. The reality is, today people care about miles-per-gallon, a lot.

Chicago Frontier DealerThe Frontier tied for second with an astonishing 21 mpg combined highway/city fuel-economy. The Titan finished ninth with 15 mpg combined highway/city fuel-economy.

Dan Mohnke, vice president of Nissan Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations put it perfectly, “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency. This recognition by Edmunds validates our efforts to make fuel efficiency a priority across all platforms, from sedans to pickups.”

Chicago Titan DealerThis Chicago Frontier dealer has all of the many trims in stock, in both King Cab and Crew Cab bodystyles. We also carries all the models of this very powerful, popular and versatile truck!

Throw out your old idea of what a truck can do. Low emission, great fuel-economy and power are all possible with Nissan trucks. Customers can also contact this Chicago Titan dealer by calling 866-450-8110. Schedule a test drive and if you have questions, ask! We look forward to showing you how Nissan is changing the way people think about driving.

 

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Chicago Nissan Fans Amped For More Information On New Juke Model

Chicago Nissan Dealer NewsNissan Juke fans, listen up! The latest model was recently revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and we have all the latest information.

If you would like specific dates about when the 2015 Juke will arrive at our Chicago Nissan dealership, please call 866-450-8110.

The Nissan Juke – Revealed

The Juke is already such a hot and different crossover, it’s hard to imagine what kind of changes Nissan would make. There are some subtle exterior changes, but the brand did keep the Juke’s very specific and unique “look.” A new 1.2L engine has been added to the line up and a serious upgrade to cargo room are the two biggest changes.

Chicago Nissan DealerBack when the Juke was first released there was a lot of skepticism, even from some members of our Chicago Nissan sales team. It is good to see that this fun and funky car is still on the market and that drivers gave it a chance.

When you take a look at the rear end, you will notice the rear bumper and LED lights in the tail lamps have been reshaped. By reworking the cargo area, Chicago Nissan customers will be able to pack 40 percent more stuff into the vehicle.

Finally, the new 12L turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes its way to this model, however; the U.S. Will probably see a revised version of the current 1.6L engine. More color choices are available as well as a number of interior trim options. Chicago Nissan fans may also appreciate the new 18-inch alloy wheels with available color inserts!

More news is coming in April, so be prepared to get the specs from Kelly Nissan soon! Customers are welcome to stop by our dealership during our business hours: Monday through Friday 9AM – 9PM, and Saturday 9AM – 5PM. We are closed on Sunday. Don’t forget to check back often to find out more about the very diverse 2015 Nissan Juke! This quirky model definitely appeals to the young and the young at heart. Chicago Nissan customers can come in and test drive the 2014 model to see if the Juke is a good fit. We look forward to serving you today!

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Chicago Nissan Drivers Get Even More Innovations

Chicago Nissan Dealer NewsAnother new innovation is being released by Nissan Motor Company, Inc – the Smart rearview mirror! This development will be the world’s first ever LCD monitor that toggles between clear rearward visibility and the traditional rearview mirror. This awesome new product is set to be released at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Our Chicago Nissan dealership has all the information on the new Smart rearview mirror, and we’re excited to talk about it!

Smart Rearview Mirror Gives Chicago Nissan Drivers More Options

Rearview mirrors are definitely a necessity, but they don’t always provide Chicago Nissan drivers with the visibility they need. Better visibility is always a driver’s best friend.

The Smart rearview mirror is constructed within the regular rearview mirror, and can be activated in place of the conventional mirror. It works by using a high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle, allowing the driver to check blind spots and other traffic conditions. Pretty cool, right?

Nissan News ChicagoSo, while you’re driving you can use the rearview mirror in the traditional way. When you are switching lanes or are unsure of oncoming traffic, for instance, you can switch to the LCD display. The Smart rearview mirror provides a clearer and wider view than a standard mirror. Chicago Nissan drivers will be able to grasp the full spectrum of traffic conditions more efficiently, and safely.

Think about it. If you have ever packed your car full, had a very tall passenger, or maybe balloons for someones birthday; you’re rearview vision is totally blocked! The new Smart rearview mirror eliminates that problem.

Nissan has always been a leader of innovation. The Around View Monitor was built by Nissan and was also a world-first. Find out more about all of Nissan’s stellar technologies by visiting Kelly Nissan.

We have the latest models in stock and can give you the grand tour of your favorite model.

Contact our Chicago Nissan Sales Team to set up a test drive at 866-450-8110. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have!

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Chicago Nissan Drivers May See Concept Cars Sooner Than Expected

Chicago Nissan Dealer NewsThe latest innovations from Nissan are giving Chicago Nissan fans a lot to digest. The newest concept cars by the Japanese automative company have got people talking. The Nissan IDx Freeflow and NISMO make quite the statement.

Unconventional, modern and unique are probably the best words to describe these two models, and Nissan is not apologizing for their bold statement. In fact, drivers and designers around the world are giving them kudos.

Unapologetic Uniqueness

The digital age is upon us, so does it make sense for a car design to be inspired by the very thing that drives us? Of course! Nissan has really put a new spin on car design, which really has taken a ‘smooth and sleek’ approach. Concept cars are exactly that, concepts, but they are certain to inspire the next generation of models built.

The Nissan IDx Freeflow is supposed to reflet a casual and lifestyle-focused vision. It is very fashion forward, and one could imagine the t-shirt and khaki outfit to match. Visually, the IDx completes its look with silver trim (accessories) and stylish 18-inch chrome wheels wrapped in 195/50-18 tires.

Chicago Nissan Dealer NewsThe Nissan IDx NISMO takes us in a different direction. Namely, the I want to drive-fast and go-hard direction. It’s super sporty look is accentuated with the look of a retro box-shaped racing vehicle. New details have been added to give it an extremely modern look, including tiny, eye-like side-view mirrors and side-exhausts. There is only one way to imagine driving in the NISMO concept, and that is FAST.

Want more information on these ultra-modern Nissan concept cars? Our Chicago Nissan dealership is available six days per week, or just call 866-450-8110 to speak with a team member today!

Kelly Nissan is one of the leading Chicago area dealers. We exemplify the high standards that Nissan offers to customers around the world. Stop by to see our large selection of new Nissan cars, as well as used cars, trucks and SUVs. Call us and let us help you get the Nissan of your dreams today!

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Chicago Nissan Dealer Kelly Nissan Announces Brand’s Autosport Award

Nissan's GT Academy

While known mostly for their vehicles like the Altima and the Maxima, the Nissan Motor Company has also managed to make quite a name for itself in the competitive racing world as well. With high-performance vehicles like the GT-R and the 370Z, Nissan is causing quite a buzz on both the streets and the track.

We here at Kelly Nissan are always thrilled to here good news about the brand that we represent, and as a leading Chicago Nissan dealer feel that it’s our responsibility to share the info with our dedicated shoppers. That being said, we’re thrilled to announce that Nissan has recently secured the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation.

The driving force behind the award came from Nissan’s innovative GT Academy program. Spawned out of an unorthodox pairing between Nissan and Sony starting in 2008, the GT Academy takes people who are good at racing video games and through an intense training period lasting a number of months, turns them into professional racecar drivers.

Nissan’s GT Academy Has Changed the Face of Motorsports

Nissan's Autosport AwardThe most recent season of the GT Academy had an amazing 41 podium finishes, resulting in five different awards at SRO’s Night of Champions. The unconventional program consisting of turning gamers into racers really impressed the rest of the industry, culminating in the Autosport Award for Pioneering and Innovation.

Nissan’s Director of Global Motorsport Darren Cox accepted the award on behalf of the company. “Everyone in this room knows a driver who should have got there but didn’t make it, but we’re finding drivers who didn’t even know where they wanted to be. We’re taking drivers from the virtual world to the real world and making them successful. The first year people thought we were lucky, and then we must have kept getting lucky!”

The GT Academy is certainly an interesting concept that seems to have garnered Nissan some real success, and as a leading Chicago Nissan dealer, we’re thrilled to see what the GT Academy has in store for the future. If you’d like to learn more about the GT Academy and what else the Nissan brand has to offer, please feel free to give us here at Kelly Nissan a call at 866-450-8110.

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Popular Chicago Nissan Dealer Shares Details on the Celebrated NISMO Festival

As Nissan’s motorsports division, NISMO has managed to create some of the most iconic high-performance racecars, like the Skyline GT-R and the uniquely designed NP35. NISMO has also in recent years helped design a number of street-legal high-performance vehicles, like the 370Z NISMO and the Juke NISMO.

On December 1st, over 32,000 spectators gathered at the Fuji Speedway in Japan for the NISMO Festival where Nissan’s motorsports division showcased dozens of their legendary machines in a display of power, performance, and style. As a leading Chicago Nissan dealer, we here at Kelly Nissan were saddened that we weren’t personally able to attend the festival, but from everything we’ve heard about the event, it was quite a show.

The festival kicked off with an awe-inspiring opening ceremony, this year celebrating 80 years of Nissan, followed by the Nissan Historic Demo Car Run. The Run featured some of the brand’s most popular models, spanning four decades of development and design, from the ‘60s to the turn of the century and included some iconic cars like the Skyline2000 GT-R and the R380, R381, and R382.

Adrenaline Junkies Were Sure to Get Their Fill at the Fuji Speedway

Chicago Nissan Dealer 370Z NISMOIn addition to simply showing off these beautiful machines, exhibition races were also held to showcase what they were capable of. A dozen R35 GT-Rs competed in a 6-lap exhibition race, and the country’s most respected race teams, Team Orange, performed a “Drift Show”, showing off their driving prowess, Tokyo style.

While legendary cars were certainly in abundance at the festival, their legendary drivers weren’t lacking representation either. Respected race champions like Sunako, Kitano, Hasemi, and Hoshino were all in attendance, and a moment of silence commemorating the accomplishments and visionary prowess of NISMO’s first president and champion racer Mr. Yasuharu Nanba was held until the closing ceremonies.

While we here at your leading Chicago Nissan dealer, Kelly Nissan, regret that we didn’t get a chance to check out the cars, vendors, and races that peppered the festival, we are certainly proud to represent a brand with so much history and prestige in the motorsports world. If you’re interested in learning more about Nissan’s NISMO brand or you’d like to check out some of the new NISMO models yourself, you can give us a call at 866-450-8110 for more information.

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Popular Chicago Nissan Dealer Remembers the Life of Nelson Mandela

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Throughout both his tenure as a freedom fighter against apartheid and South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela quickly became the face of racial equality and human rights during a time of utter chaos and oppression. With his passing, the world lost a great man whose shoes may never be filled in our lifetime.

We here at Kelly Nissan, one of your leading Chicago Nissan dealers, were deeply saddened to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing on December 5th of this year. With his death, we can look back over his achievements and contributions during his life that shaped the man we would come to know, known affectionately amongst his fellow South Africans by his Xhosa tribe name, Mandiba.

Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18th, 1919 in the small village of Mvezo in Umtatu, which at the time was a small part of South Africa’s Cape Province. As a young boy, Mandela spent time herding cattle and playing with other young children in his village until his mother, a devout Christian, sent him to a Methodist school around the age of 7 where his teacher gave him the English name Nelson and began his journey towards achieving a higher education, an invaluable tool for what was to come later.

Nelson Mandela: The Man Behind South Africa’s Freedom

Nelson MandelaAfter obtaining his law degree at the University of Witwatersrand where he was the only native African student, Mandela quickly rose up the ranks in the African National Congress (ANC), eventually landing the position of National Executive in 1950. Through a serious of events, including a number of protests, arrests, marches, and anti-apartheid campaigns, eventually Mandela was arrested in 1962 and tried along side a number of other activists in 1964 and charged with four counts of sabotage and conspiracy to violently overthrow the government. Mandela and his comrades admitted to the sabotage but denied the charges of attempting to violently stage a coupe, resulting in a sentence of life imprisonment.

In 1989, South African president F.W. de Klerk began to acknowledge the fact that apartheid was an unsustainable system and began to free ANC prisoners, with the exception of Mandela, who was later released on February 2nd, 1990. Upon his release, Mandela embarked on a tour of Africa, meeting with dignitaries in an effort to work towards ending apartheid, eventually opening the door to democratic multi-racial presidential elections, which would result in Mandela serving as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Even after Mandela resigned from politics in 1999, he continued to contribute to philanthropies and various community projects up until his death in December. Truly a great man dedicated to helping his fellow man, we here at Kelly Nissan are truly saddened by his loss, and encourage all our Chicago Nissan shopper to take a moment to reflect on his contributions to not only South Africa but the world as a whole.

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Chicago Nissan Shoppers Thrilled to See the GT-R In Elysium

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The Nissan GT-R has been the brand’s most revered sports cars since it first came onto the scene back in 2007. Today, the iconic 2-door powerhouse has managed to cruise its way into the heart of Hollywood, making an appearance in the new action-packed sci-fi thrill ride Elysium.

We here at Kelly Nissan, your leading Chicago Nissan dealer, were thrilled when we saw Matt Damon tearing up the dystopian streets of LA in the new 2014 Nissan GT-R, decked out in armor and futuristic gadgets in the new movie Elysium. Given the plot of the movie, it makes sense that Matt Damon would need a vehicle like the 525-hp GT-R, as time is most certainly of the essence.

In the movie, a factory accident has left Matt Damon’s character highly irradiated, giving him less than a week to live due to organ failure. An orbiting space station called Elysium is home to the planet’s most powerful and wealthy, where advanced medical equipment could save Matt Damon’s life. Left with no other options, Damon’s character must find a way onto Elysium before his time runs out.

The Nissan GT-R Gives Matt Damon Some Speed As He Races Against Time

Chicago Nissan GT-RDonning a powerful exoskeleton and some high-powered weaponry, Matt Damon teams up with a team of terrestrial outlaws in an attempt to highjack a powerful business tycoon’s corporate secrets stored in his brain in exchange for passage to Elysium to save his life. The team locks and loads and hops into their assault vehicles, one of which is a battle-ready 2014 GT-R, as they chase the business man’s shuttle, taking it down with a well timed explosive and an action-packed ground assault.

While the assault doesn’t go quite as planned for Matt Damon and his crew as a team of interlopers tips the scales against their favor, the GT-R was able to get them to the crash site quickly and in style. If you’d like to see what happens to Matt Damon’s character and whether or not he ever reaches Elysium, you’ll have to rent the movie when it becomes available in the next few weeks.

Here at Kelly Nissan, we can’t offer you a battle-ready version of Nissan’s sporty GT-R, but as a leading Chicago GT-R dealer, we can offer you a normal street-legal version if you’d like. To learn more about the 2014 GT-R or to schedule a test drive, please feel free to give us a call at 866-450-8110.

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Chicago Nissan Shoppers Impressed With the Brand’s New Concept Vehicles

As a brand that’s constantly looking to deliver what their fans want in future vehicles, Nissan has been busy with creating some interesting concept cars over the past few years. While most concept cars never make it to the assembly line, the lucky ones that do usually go on to become fan favorites.

As a leading Chicago Nissan dealer, we here at Kelly Nissan are always eager to share with our customers the latest news and developments from our automotive brand. Recently, Nissan unveiled its Friend-ME concept vehicle at the Auto Shanghai 2013 auto show, a vehicle specifically designed to cater to the ‘80s generation of Chinese youths, who were looking for a vehicle that reflects their desire to break free of the social bonds that generations before them have adhered to.

While the Friend-ME can easily be applied on a global scale, designer François Bancon shaped the concept car with the 240 million Chinese who happened to be born in the 1980s in mind. This particular generation of Chinese men and women, known in Mandarin as Bālínghòu, make up a significant portion of the new global automotive market, and as such, warrant consideration when designing future vehicles.

The People Have Spoken and Nissan Listened

Chicago Nissan Friend-ME Concept“Clearly, their [the Bālínghòu] tastes will shape automotive trends worldwide for decades to come. So we believe it’s important to listen with respect, and respond by putting dreams within their reach,” says Bancon, acknowledging the generation’s desire to surround themselves with close friends and share recent events, stories, and interests with each other. While Bancon has been reserved with revealing information about the Friend-ME concept, it can be gathered from the unveiling video that the vehicle will feature four seats, giving each passenger their own personal space, with a touch-screen console that connects all four passengers, allowing them to update and share social media elements along with music and other media.

The exterior design of the Friend-ME concept car also reflects the Bālínghòu’s desires to break away from the traditions of their parents. Featuring a low, wide stance with short front and rear overhang that brings attention to an aggressive, sporty presentation, allowing drivers to both stand out while “going with the flow”.

While the Friend-ME concept is nowhere near the production state with no plans for an American-friendly model in sight, Chicago Nissan shoppers can still look forward to a number of excellent new 2014 Nissan models currently available at our dealership here at Kelly Nissan. If you’d like to learn more about what we have to offer, please feel free to give us a call at 866-450-8110.

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As Winter Approaches Kelly Nissan Helps Shoppers Prepare

The time has come for colds and overcoats as the leaves begin to fall and the temperature steadily drops, despite summer’s desperate attempt to cling to life. While fall folds fluently into the social consciousness, preparing for winter consists of more than just premature mall decorations and Ugg boots: its time to winterize your car Chicago Nissan shoppers.

We here at Kelly Nissan, the #1 name in Chicago Nissan service and sales, know full well how brutal and unforgiving an Illinois winter can be, and how devastating not being prepared for these harsh winter months can be. Your car is especially susceptible to Old Man Winter’s frigid hand, but taking a few precautionary steps in the form of simple winterizing vehicle services will keep you and your car warm and toasty till the spring thaw.

One of the first and most important things you can do for prepping your whip for winter is ensuring that your engine is equipped with the proper winter-friendly fluids. Switching out your “summer” oil for one with a thinner consistency will keep things moving smoothly, putting in an engine coolant with ethylene glycol to protect your engine from corrosion, and getting windshield wiper fluid that contains anti-freeze will help prevent the nozzles and tubes from freezing up.

Kelly Nissan Helps Drivers Stay Warm During the Winter Months

Chicago Nissan ServiceOnce you’ve got your engine’s fluids in order, the next step is to make sure your car has the necessary gear to prepare you for whatever the elements can throw at you. Packing an emergency kit in your trunk containing items like flares, blankets, boots, a radio, extra engine oil, washer fluid, coolant, and a flashlight will help keep you ready for any kind of unexpected hurdle you have to overcome.

Lastly, outfitting your vehicle with snow tires is a great way to prep for snowstorms this winter. Snow tires provide your car with the extra traction it needs to get throw flurries and snow banks alike, and if you don’t want to have to go through the effort of keeping and changing seasonal tires, there are all-season tires you can purchase that are great for any weather all year round.

If you’re interested in taking steps towards preparing for what winter has in store, we here at Kelly Nissan would like to invite you to stop by our Chicago Nissan service center and let us help you winterize your vehicle. If you’d like to learn more about the different winterizing services we have to offer, please feel free to give us a call at 888-699-0643.