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2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier Plow Through to Chicago Winter Resorts

At Kelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, winter has clearly presented itself and it seems as though she will keep a tight grasp on us until spring bestows herself upon us, riding North America from ice and snow. Until then, we should embrace the cold, which means skiing and snowboarding! As many friends and families gather at resorts for ski trips and snowboarding, there are a few resorts that sit right under our noses just outside of Chicago:

Villa Olivia is 49 miles from Chicago and is run by the Bartlett Park District that features seven downhill runs. Weekday tickets are $29, while weekends and holidays are $39. Equipment rental runs anywhere from $13-39.

Chestnut Mountain ResortChestnut Mountain Resort is 161 miles from Chicago, about three hours in the car, on the bluff of Chestnut Mountain, while offering breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The seven acre winter terrain is constantly covered with snow, enticing skiers and snowboarders. Its 475-ft. vertical drop runs 3,500 feet through 19 slopes ranging from beginners to black diamond. Weekday tickets are $40, while the rates are $50 on the weekends, and $52 on holidays; rentals are $35.

Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports is 28 miles from Chicago. Geared towards beginners, anyone can learn to navigate the slopes, a terrain park, and two intermediate inclines that are accessible by tow ropes. Tickets are $28 and rentals range from $20-$38.

2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier Track Down the Fun

2015 Nissan Xterra in Chicago2015 Nissan Xterra: If your car is unable to withstand harsh winters and you’re in the market, be on the lookout for the 2015 Nissan Xterra, as it is one of the most capable SUVs out there. With a potent 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 that provides 261 rampant horses that gives this SUV the power to climb faster and farther, while the Continuously Variable Valve Timing System delivers heightened efficiency and on-demand power. Here, we have 4×4 action at its best and it will make it possible for Chicago Nissan drivers to go anywhere

2015 Nissan Frontier in Chicago2015 Nissan Frontier: Need to plow through the snow, get to the top of the mountain, or find some fun? The 2015 Nissan Frontier is the ever capable midsize truck that is one of the most capable of its kind. while pumping out 261 horsepower and 281 lb.-ft. of torque, this model’s class-leading V6 engine will always get the job done. With its long bed, you can fit everything you need for a great trip and more as there is plenty of room for cargo. So get it and get going to your favorite resort near Chicago!

For more information, visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to test drive the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier today! Contact us at (708) 572-7490.

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Our Chicago Nissan Dealer Supports Toys for Tots

Why Choose our Chicago Nissan DealerAt Kelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, we proudly support Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a funding and support organization that provides tangible signs of hope to less fortunate children during the Christmas season. In our attempts to support such a good cause, we have been approved by the Chicago Toys for Tots Program to become a donation location. Be sure to do your part this holiday season by remembering that there are less fortunate children who will greatly appreciate a small gift. The holidays are all about the gift of giving. Visit us at our Nissan dealer in Chicago to drop off your donations today. All are welcomed and appreciated.

Provide Hope Through Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots Marine Foundation’s mission is to assist the United States Marine Corps in providing a palpable sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children for Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to amplify the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns.

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Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic, and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the Foundation’s logo, as well as providing other support that the Marine Corps cannot provide as a federal agency.

The main objective of the program is obvious: to help the less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. It is the Foundation’s goal to play an active role in the development of the United State’s most valuable resource—the children; they are the future. In uniting all members of local communities in a common cause for only three short months each year, our nation is working together for a greater good in attempts to improve all communities in the future.

Be a part of the joy this Christmas season. You can make a difference in a child’s life. Please donate to the Toys for Tots via the drop off center at our Chicago Nissan dealer. For more information about this cause, contact us at (708) 572-7490.

Gift Guide for Chicago Nissan Lovers

Nissan Incentives in ChicagoAt Kelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, we know how difficult holiday shopping can be. It’s hard to decide on the perfect gift for your brothers, dad, uncles, sisters, mom, well…everyone really. If that special someone, friend, brother or parent is a Nissan enthusiast, then we have everything you’re looking for right here, all in one place, for your convenience.

Santa’s Elves Create The Perfect Nissan Accessories

As everyone knows that Santa’s favorite vehicle brand, and everyone else’s in Chicago, is Nissan. Therefore, he was sure to have his elves create new merchandise for all fans just in time for the holidays. Now you can stop procrastinating and check out our online store in order to get your shopping finished within minutes. No lines, no grouchy salespeople. It’s just you and your mouse at your house.

Apparel: The Long Sleeve Grey T-Shirt with red lettering will be the perfect gift for any Nissan lover. Available in small, medium, large, and extra large for $12.50, 2XL for $16.95, and 3XL for $18.25, there’s a shirt for everyone of all shapes and sizes. Don’t worry, ladies, if you don’t like swimming in men’s sizes, we also offer a Ladies Soft Style T-Shirt in Grey. This shirt has red Nissan lettering in the upper left corner and it is available in small, medium, large, and extra large for $8.75, 2XL for $11.25, and 3XL for $11.75.

Nissan Specials in ChicagoHats: Offering a variety of hats with various Nissan scripts, we’re sure you can find something for everyone. The Recycled Black Cap with red stitching is perfect for both hat and Nissan lovers. Get this hat now for only $7.50! If caps aren’t for you, check out our Black and Dark Grey Beanie that will be perfect for the winter months that are starting to sneak in! Order this beanie today for just $5.95.

Keychains: In need of a good stocking stuffer? Check out our variety of cool keychains that everyone is sure to love. Get the Swivel Key Holder for mom and dad for $7.50 or prepare the entire family with Mini Tire Gauge Key Chains. We offer both black and white and these are going for only $2.50. Get them for everyone!

Liquid Containers (Mugs and Other Stuff): Need a new mug for the office, or a new koozie for the weekends? We have both in stock! Check out our Tall Latte Mug in black for the largest cups of coffee. This bad boy is only going for $5.50. Get the Metal Koozie Can to keep your beer cool all weekend long for only $6.00.

The holidays are gaining on us and we haven’t much time! Hurry online to purchase all of our latest brand merchandise. Contact us at our Chicago Nissan Dealer with any questions by calling (708) 572-7490.

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Chicago Nissan Dealer Bring The News Of First Crowd Sourced Car

Chicago 370z DealerOur Chicago Nissan dealer is ready to talk to you about the mind blowing new model that has come to our attention:  The first ever crowd sourced 370Z.  This is truly a work of genius and to be more specific, geniuses.  We give all the credit to the dedicated Nissan fans that want to make the brand better than they already are today.


This new model has over 500hp, a Greddy Twin Turbo kit with Type RZ Blow Off Valves, and a Greddy Turbo Ti-C Exhaust.  It was chosen to ride low on VOLK TE37SL custom-finished wheels.  The fans know exactly what they want.



To make it even more interesting, Nissan tested it out on one of the country’s most challenging roads, The Tail of the Dragon, which contains a jaw dropping 318 curves over 11 insane miles of glorious Tennessee highway.  This new model truly puts the word test in “test drive.”  If you were wondering how versatile it is, your answer lies in its success on the rugged road.


The interior matches the dynamic performance with new upholstery, Recaro Sportster CS seats, and highest-possible-end details like a NISMO Titanium GT Shift Knob.  The brand went all out in style.  Chicago Nissan fans will be satisfied with this cushy interior.



As for additional features, this model includes a StopTech Big Brake Kit, Yokohama ADVAN NEOVA Tires, and a Full Exterior Wrap by Sticky Fingers Design.  This vehicle is unstoppable when it comes to features.  The competition may be shaking in their boots right about now.


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If all of that wasn’t’ enough, the crowd sourced model is the winner of two Digiday Sammy Awards: “Best Social Creative” and “Best Facebook Branding Campaign.”  After everything we’ve learned about the model, these awards were well earned.


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Nissan has really raised the bar and 370Z dealers in Chicago are going crazy to get their hands on one of these models.  We share that sentiment and we hope that you do too.


Visit our dealership to learn more about this awesome project and to find out how you can find one to own.  You can contact us or call us on the phone any time to find out about any of our Nissan models.  We are always here to help!



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Chicago Nissan Dealer Sells GT-R Straight from Silver Screen

Chicago Nissan GT-R comparisonThings seen in action movies are not easily forgotten, which is something that the movie buffs at our Chicago Nissan dealer knows very well.  The Nissan R35 has been in so many movies lately that you won’t forget it anytime soon.  Green Hornet? The R35 was there.  Elysium? It was there.  Fast 5 and Fast and Furious 6? You bet.

These are all movies where action is the main focus, leaving no room for boring shots.  Why waste that film time on something that will never pop out at the audience?  Every part of these films are carefully thought out down to the make, model, and style of a car.  Did they put the R35 in because they needed an extra vehicle to stand in for them? No, that’s simply not true.

It is no coincidence that the Nissan R35 was chosen to be showcased in these movies.  It screams Hollywood: sporty, and exciting.  With its hand-polished finish, hybrid body structure, built precision, and multi-LED headlight with adaptive front lighting system, R35 makes its mark on the viewer’s radar.

The Silver Screen Comes Alive at Our Chicago Nissan Dealer

2015 Nissan GT-R ChicagoAt our Chicago Nissan Dealer, we took note of this movie star.  The R35 is available and ready for you to use in the movie of your life.  You are the star and this car can be your stallion, your get away car, your vigilante vehicle.

At your Chicago GT-R dealer, we have new 2015 models for you to cast in your film.  Which one you cast is up to you.

Why should you consider our Kelly Nissan Dealership for your casting call?  Well, we have positive Nissan customer reviews, hassle-free purchasing process, Nissan finance specialists, Nissan-Certified sales consultants, and a dedicated service department.  However, by visiting our site, you’ll find more reasons to check us out.  Give us a call at 866-450-8110 and we can set up a test-drive.  Start being the director of your own film!


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Chicago Nissan Dealer Looks to the Future, While Honoring the Past

“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”- Harry S. Truman

History tends to repeat itself and it is from this history that we must learn and grow.  It is important to look back on this history, especially if you are not familiar with it.  Everything has a history. The Nissan Skyline is no exception to this rule.

Chicago Nissan history buffs know that the Skyline started out back in 1969 and has evolved into the present day Nissan R35.  Let’s take it back a couple of generations ago to 1995, when the R33 was born.

Chicago GT-R dealerThe V.spec model weighed heavier, had the newer ATTESA E-TS Pro all wheel drive system, obtained a four wheel independent channel anti-lock braking system,  and had a sportier suspension than the base model GT-R.  At the same time, the R33 GT-R V.spec N1 model was released.  It was made lighter, removing several features and was given the slightly revised R33 N1 engine.

In 1999, the R34 was born.  Two models, the Skyline GT-R and GT-R V.spec, were released in this year, along with a R34 N1 model.  Another special model was also released, called the M-spec, which added the “M” for the chief engineer of Nissan, Mizuno.   New features of the R34 included a shorter length from front to rear, a reduced front overhang, glossy red valve covers, and a 5.8” LCD multifunction display on the dashboard.

The V.spec ll appeared in 2000.  This model had stiffer suspension, larger rear brake rotors, a carbon fiber hood, an iridium center console, aluminum pedals, black cloth upholstered seats, and white turn lenses.

In 2002, the final production model of the R34 was made.  The two models were called the Skyline GT-R V.spec ll Nür and the Skyline GT-R M-spec Nür.  The Nür stood from the famous German Nürburgring racetrack where the Skyline was developed.  They included an improved engine, larger turbochargers, steel blades, a different color of stitching on the interior trim, gold valve covers, and the speedometer reaching 186m/h.

Chicago Can Come Experience The Future

Chicago Nissan specialsFast forward to present day and the model that Chicago GT-R fans have come to know and love has appeared on our lot. Today, the current model takes it to a new level.  It reaches new highs and has been updated for the modern Chicago Nissan driver.

We wanted to offer our customers the future, while still honoring the past.  Contact us today at 866-450-8110 to set up a test drive in the newest GT-R and be a part of the future!



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Chicago Nissan Fans Enjoy the Speed of GT-R–The Fast and the Furious Staple

Chicago Nissan DealerKelly Nissan, our Chicago Nissan dealer, is pleased to announce that the 2015 GT-R is now available on our lot. For years, this vehicle has managed to hold its own weight among the most popular luxury brand sports cars like BMW and Audi, only proving that the GT-R is one of the finest sports cars of all time. With its exceptionally powerful engine and its unrivaled performance features, this car was manufactured to do nothing but please.


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The Nissan Skyline is a line of compact cars, sports cars, and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company in 1955 and then by Nissan after the two automobile companies merged in 1966. From this merger, the GT-R was born in 1969, being renovated and revived ever since, leading up to the 2015 Nissan GT-R that is now available on our Chicago lot.


When The Fast and the Furious franchise began its legacy in 2001, Chicago Nissan fans, along with fans everywhere, enjoyed these high volume films that were centered on illegal street racing and heists. Actor Paul Walker would star in each movie as Brian O’Conner. As every notable actor has his supporting actor, Walker certainly entered the film world with a bang with the 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33) loyally at his side. The Nissan GT-R has backed up Walker as his supporting actor or side kick ever since the franchise began.

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After co-starring in the biggest film franchise in America, the Skyline series gained more publicity than ever, becoming just as famous as the films themselves. Walker’s costars consisted of the 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33), the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33), the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34), the 1971 Nissan Skyline, along with various other Skyline models.


The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 was Brian O’Conner’s signature vehicle throughout the movie franchise. In each film, he drove a Nissan Skyline GT-R, but as the films progressed, the cars varied between several years and different trims, expanding the car’s legacy over the course of the movies. As each film was released, fans would anticipate the new, improved, and decked out vehicles along with an even more thrilling storyline. The cars were personified as they collaborated with the film stars to escape enemies and opponents in style.


Visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to experience what all of the commotion is about in regards to the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Give us a call for a free test drive at (866) 450-8110.


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Chicago Nissan Fans Anticipate the New Off-Roading Features of the 2014 Titan

Chicago Nissan DealerNissan has asked many Titan fans what they wanted in their dream truck, creating a model for the people, by the people. Now you can test drive that truck at our Chicago Nissan dealer. The brand wanted to hear the opinions of outdoors and hunting enthusiasts to discover exactly what would optimize their work and play experiences.

These attributes were constructed into the 2014 Nissan Titan, which will be handed over to two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, David Guzman and Kevin McMahan. These alumni will take the truck on a week-long trip through the some of the toughest terrains in the world—Alaska. The brand will release a documentary of the veteran’s journey on YouTube this month. They are asking for your votes, Chicago Nissan fans, on the modifications that you think will make their trip the most epic it can be.

Off-Roading Features

Chicago Titan DealerThe 2014 Nissan Titan, available to Chicago Nissan fans, contains unique performing parts and accessories including the ARB deluxe bull bar bumper, integrated fogs lights and turn signals, Winch driving lights, and CB antenna hi-lift jacking points. The brand’s fans voted on the Borla® Catback dual exhaust system that gives freer flowing performance and a forceful rumble. The fans also elected to have a camper top added to the bed; the ARE topper will keep all gear safe from bears and dry from the rain. The model can also tow a manly off-road trailer to further enhance your experience.

Visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to experience the unique off-roading features for yourself and test drive the 2014 Titan. Give us a call at (866) 450-8110.


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Chicago GT-R Fans Remember the Skylines of Old

Vintage Nisaan Skyline ChicagoFlashback to 1985, and your first thoughts are likely of Madonna, Phil Collins, big hair, Who’s The Boss, and a San Francisco 49ers victory. At our Chicago GT-R dealer, our first thoughts of 1985 are a bit different. Here, we recall the beginning of a generation of Skyline vehicles that broke the mold.

In 1985, the R31 series was born. This seventh-generation vehicle was the first of its kind to come equipped with the RB-series “Red Top” engines; it was also the only line of Skyline models to come with a 4-door hardtop option up until this time.

The best of the R31’s kind, the GTS-R Coupe, was a true innovation for its period, with a turbocharged engine that could deliver upwards of 430 hp! Chicago Nissan GT-R fans may remember this generation as simply, “Seven,” or, “Seventhsu.”

Not long after the R31, the R32 lineup was introduced, bringing about the first five-speed automatic transmission seen in Japanese production cars—an innovation that still is seen today in an array of rides.

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Madonna, Phil Collins, Who’s the Boss and even the 49ers all had their moments in the limelight- but now, well into 2014, that limelight has pretty much faded. The GT-R, however, has only gotten better and better since the 80’s, warranting its unwavering spotlight for multiple decades.

The GT-R models of today would look at 431 horsepower as a shortcoming, as the most recent sports cars deliver the raw power of 545 horses and the pull of 463 lb-ft of torque.  Able to hit speeds of 196 mph, we have a feeling the GT-R will be a showstopper for many more years to come.

Whether you are fan of GT-R models past or present, contact our Chicago Nissan dealer today for more information on the best sports cars around; call 866-450-8110.


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Chicago Nissan GT-R dealerAt our Chicago Nissan dealer, we idolize the Skyline’s history, noting its distinct qualities and achievements that continue to reveal themselves throughout the line.

Skyline, a unique line of Japanese compact cars, sports cars, and compact executive cars, was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company in 1955 and later by Nissan in 1966 when both companies merged. The Skylines were available in coupe or sedan body styles; however, today, they are also available in station wagons, convertibles, crossovers, and pickup delivery vans. The later models are mostly known for their trademark round brake tail lights.


Let’s rewind to the C210. The C210 of 1977 split the Skyline range into basic and six-cylinder models. The six-cylinders had a longer wheelbase and front end. This line was continued through 1981. The wagon version of this model would be a rare deviation due to the unique styling treatment behind the rear doors. In 1978, the Skyline received an internal and external facelift which led from the C210 to the C211. After this renovation, the Skyline appeared in various European export markets—namely Germany.

In this same year, the GT-EX replaced the discontinued GT-R with a turbocharged engine—the L20ET. This had been the firs turbo engine to power a Japanese production vehicle. Along with most Japanese vehicles of this time period, there were four or five-speed manuals and a three speed automatic with a column-shifted three-speed manual available on the lower end models.


Chicago Nissan dealerLaunched in August of ’81, the R3 series was launched into markets worldwide. Differing from previous generations, both the four and six-cylinder versions shared the same front end length. The R30 was available as a two-door hardtop coupe, a four-door sedan, a five-door hatchback, or a four-door station wagon. There were 26 variations of the R30 Skyline in total.

All versions, except the wagon, were usually fitted with the four round tail lights which had become a regular feature to the Skyline’s design. These are appointments that Chicago GT-R fans surely must remember!

Along with new additions, the R30 was face lifted in August of 1983 with a variety of changes. Four-wheel disc brakes became a standard feature. Trim specifications were revised and the four-cylinder Z18S engine was replaced with the newer CA18E. New features included upgraded interior trim, new front and rear bumpers, door-mounted wing mirrors, and smoked tail lights.

Let’s fast forward to today. Along with its history, the GT-R has continually been enhanced and upgraded to hold its own amongst heavy weight sports luxury brands. Visit us at our Chicago Nissan dealer to test drive the 2015 GT-R and experience the power behind the wheel. Call us at (866) 450-8110.

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