The 2017 Nissan Maxima – A Sports Car in Premium Sedan Clothing!

4DSC = Four Door Sports Car. Maxima is the original four door sports car. Since 1984 the Maxima has dominated the premium sedan market. That’s over three decades of experience in producing a unique vehicle that provides the handling and power of a sports car with the versatility of a four door sedan. Every Maxima comes standard with a 300 horsepower V-6 engine mated to Nissan’s patented Xtronic CVT transmission. This combination of horsepower and transmission technology propels the Nissan Maxima from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds according to testing by Car & Driver Magazine. That’s just .8 seconds slower that the legendary Nissan 370Z, all in a package that seats four in luxury and 5 in a pinch.

2017 Nissan Maxima Coulis Red Nissan of LaGrange

Every 2017 Nissan Maxima offers Navigation with Apple Car Play that lets Apple users connect IPhones directly to their Maxima and access their apps directly on the 8 inch multi-touch control monitor. These include Apple’s own Podcast and Audiobook apps along with Pandora, Audible, Spotify, NPR One, MLB’s At Bat, and even Radio Disney.

Apple Car Play Home Screen Nissan of LaGrange

Want to push your Maxima to the edge? The SR and the Platinum Medallion models include Nissan’s innovative Integrated Dynamics-control module with Active Ride Control, Active Engine Braking, and Active Trace control for more control around corners. You can even get a unique look on Maxima SR – The SR Midnight Edition. Upgrade to 19 inch gloss black aluminum alloy wheels, black sport spoiler, and even a black diffuser integrated into the rear bumper.

Nissan of LaGrange carries all of the most popular Maxima models including the hard to find but value packed S model, the Platinum and Platinum Medallion models, and the stunning SR Midnight Edition. Get a well-equipped Maxima that is thousands less than an Infiniti Q50 and will rocket past an Acura TL. Unique look inside and out, innovative technology, and an outstanding value. Stop in and see the Nissan Maxima today at Nissan of LaGrange.

Let Your Nissan Take on Sudden Stops with Foward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking

Nissan has been a pioneer in ways to help drivers avoid accidents. Many of our models offer Forward Collision Warning which alerts the driver that the car in front is slowing down  (even looks two cars ahead). This warning lets the driver know an accident may occur unless the brakes are applied.

The Altima and Murano system adds Forward Emergency Braking that applies the brakes for the driver in case action isn’t taken. This technology helps Nissan owners avoid accidents before they happen. Come take a drive one of the advanced braking safety Nissans that are available to own today at Nissan of LaGrange.

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn”drives” an Infiniti Autonomous Driving Vehicle

Video courtesy – nissannews.com

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

The Nissan Difference -Quiet, Rattle-Free Vehicles at Nissan of LaGrange

INTELLIGENT BODY ASSEMBLY SYSTEM (IBAS-II)

 

The Intelligent Body Assembly System is a patented vehicle assembly system that takes accuracy to a new level by employing a network of robots and optical sensors that provide amazing precision. The system ensures that every vehicle exhibits the same exceptional fit and finish.

How IBAS-II Differs from Conventional Assembly

Conventional vehicle body assembly uses an assembly line process that moves the pieces along a line as they are being welded together. Body parts are located at various stages along the line and the vehicle body moves forward to each station for assembly and welding. When each stage is completed the body moves forward again, and more welding is performed. Parts are welded onto the body in several stages.

As each body moves from station to station, some components can become slightly misaligned from the motion that takes place along the assembly line. The result may be a structure welded together with an accumulation of dimensional errors built in.

With IBAS-II, the body is assembled in one spot. As major subassemblies or body panels move into the welding area, robots grab and clamp them in perfect alignment based on blueprints stored in the computer’s memory. Then robots weld the fundamental parts of the vehicle together while they are held in place. There is no shifting and moving, and no errors occur during assembly.

The next stage is inspection. Robots check the body to ensure that it matches the design blueprint precisely. Special cameras and lasers scan the surface of the body, then recreate it in the computer’s memory, comparing it against the blueprint. The result of the scan is fed back to the IBAS-II welding station. Even if there is a minute error, it is corrected automatically in the next body moving through the system. In other words, the robots “learn” to build a better vehicle with each body that comes through the line.

The tolerances that result from a body assembled by IBAS-II are ±1 mm. That’s 4/100ths of an inch. In addition, IBAS-II allows precise location of attachment points of suspension components, maintaining proper suspension geometry for enhanced handling.

Finally, IBAS-II provides greater flexibility in the manufacturing process and a quicker changeover to new models while still maintaining precise build tolerances.

The primary benefit of the Intelligent Body Assembly System is that it assembles the major components of the body at one location, and then verifies that all vehicle bodies meet identical tolerances. Closer, tighter-fitting panels and doors provide a quieter, rattle-free vehicle for many years to come.

Info source – Nissan Virtual Academy

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

2017 Nissan Rogue adds standard motion activated rear liftgate to SL trim levels at Nissan of LaGrange

A new Motion-Activated Liftgate. Standard on Rogue SL and available on Rogue SV as part of the SV Premium Package, it uses a kick sensor system to provide easy, comfortable and secure operation – both opening and closing of the tailgate. You asked for it and you got it! Check out the video below to see it in action.

 Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.You can also reach us at 706-884-1744.

Safety Saturday – Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) explained

 

Every Nissan car at Nissan of LaGrange has Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). VDC takes traction control a step beyond the Traction Control System. It helps the driver keep the vehicle on its steered path in certain handling situations.

VDC works in conjunction with ABS, Traction Control System, and 2-Wheel or 4-Wheel Active Brake Limited Slip (if applicable). Based on input from various sensors, VDC controls the amount of engine power and/or applies brake pressure to individual wheels as needed.

How VDC Works

Seven sensors determine the vehicle’s operating characteristics at any given instant.

  • Four wheel speed sensors monitor the speed of each wheel individually, and compare wheel speed to actual vehicle speed.
  • The brake pressure sensor monitors the amount of brake pressure being applied to the wheels.
  • The steering angle sensor monitors the angle of the steering wheel to help determine the driver’s intended direction.
  • The yaw rate/lateral g-sensor is located in the center of the vehicle and monitors the vehicle’s position in relation to the road. Yaw refers to how much the vehicle rotates around its vertical center axis. Lateral g’s refer to forces exerted on the vehicle from the side. The sensors help determine if the vehicle is moving in a direction different from its steered path — for example, if it’s sliding through a curve.

Together, all seven sensors provide the VDC control unit with information about the vehicle’s behavior at any instant. Based on this information, the VDC control unit sends a signal to actuate the ABS, traction control, and throttle or individual brakes as necessary to help maintain the vehicle on its steered path.

Compensating for Oversteer and Understeer

If a vehicle oversteers when driving through a curve, the back of the vehicle will tend to slide outward. With VDC on, the system senses the beginning of the slide and reacts by braking the outside wheels and reducing engine power to generate force in the opposite direction of the spin. This helps hold the vehicle to the steered line of travel.

If a vehicle understeers on a similar curve, the front wheels lose traction and push out beyond the intended line of travel. In this situation, VDC applies brake force to the inside wheels and reduces engine power. The front wheels regain their grip, and the driver can maintain the steered line of travel.

In both cases, full power becomes available again as soon as VDC has helped stabilize the vehicle.

Benefits

VDC offers several benefits:

  • It helps compensate for oversteer and understeer by controlling brake pressure in one or more wheels and by controlling engine power output.
  • It enhances performance in emergency avoidance maneuvers and helps provide improved control on slippery road surfaces.
  • It works automatically and seamlessly — in fractions of a second..

Nissan of LaGrange, Georgia offers new Nissan cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, Auburn, the Valley, and Atlanta. We also offer Genuine Nissan Service and Maintenance in our Auto Repair Shop. Nissan of LaGrange should be your first stop for a new or used vehicle, oil changes using Genuine Nissan Oil Filters and factory recommended oil, brake service, car battery sales, tires, and auto glass replacement. Nissan of LaGrange where “You Come First!” Always open at http://www.nissanoflagrange.com.

Safety Saturday – Blind Spot Warning System Explained

Blind Spot Warning System on the Nissan Rogue

Nissan’s Blind Spot Warning System helps alert drivers if a vehicle is detected in the blind spot area. Depending on the vehicle, the system uses either radar sensors mounted near each corner of the rear bumper or the wide-angle rearview camera of the RearView Monitor to detect vehicles in adjacent lanes.

If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot area, the system illuminates an indicator light near the A-pillar or in the outside mirror, depending on the vehicle. The indicator light is illuminated on the same side of the vehicle as the vehicle detected in the adjacent lane. If the driver then uses the turn signal to indicate a turn into the adjacent lane where the other vehicle is detected, the indicator begins to flash and an audible warning sounds.

The radar sensors can detect vehicles on either side of the vehicle within the detection zone. The forward limit of the detection zone aligns with the outside mirror of the vehicle and extends rearward approximately 10 feet beyond the rear bumper and approximately 10 feet to the sides.

This advanced safety system is available on many Nissan models. Stop by Nissan of LaGrange and let us show you great technology in action.