Nissan GT-R 4D Virtual Reality Simulator Debuted

2016 Nissan GT-R
2016 Nissan GT-R

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on the weekend of June 23rd, one of the biggest parties for gearheads of the year, the new Nissan 4D virtual reality simulator was revealed. The simulator allowed festival goers to experience the Goodwood Hill Climb with GT-R NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough, putting them—virtually—in the passenger’s seat with him.

Fifteen people at a time will be able to experience the 4D simulation, using Samsung Virtual Reality headsets to simulate the visual cues and integrating the fourth dimension with dynamic seats, which move in time with the vehicle.

Known as the supercar for the Playstation generation, the GT-R was the perfect car to introduce 4D driving simulation. Nissan has always been at the forefront of developing new driving technologies, and the use of 4D is a great way to engage fans and further driving research.

Nissan has also developed a drone fast enough to keep up with the GT-R in order to provide a totally unique way of watching races. Nissan recently raced the drone against the GT-R at the Goodwood Festival, demonstrating the drone’s ability to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.3 seconds.

New 2017 Nissan Maxima Now Comes with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the latest model to get the Apple CarPlay treatment, meaning that – if you have an iPhone – you will be able to seamlessly sync your cell phone directly to your new vehicle.

We all know how tempting it is to send a text message or switch to a different playlist while driving, but with Apple CarPlay, this becomes a danger of the past. You will be able to make calls, change songs, and more, right from the infotainment center of your Nissan Maxima.

Every 2017 Nissan Maxima comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can produce up to 300 horsepower, which works with a continuously variable transmission. Plus, the model can get up to 30 mpg on the highway.

The 2017 Nissan Maxima just recently went on sale, so if you are interested in this brand new vehicle and all the perks that come with it, don’t hesitate to contact or visit us here anytime at Nissan 112.

Nissan-Mitsubishi Partnership to Increase Companies’ Value

Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership

It is no secret that Mitsubishi has been having a problem lately. Once the news broke that it had been performing its own version of cheating by overinflating its tires during testing in Japan, its value has been in freefall.

So now, Nissan has come along to catch them. Nissan and Mitsubishi Motor Corporation have announced that they have created an agreement to create a long-reaching alliance, starting with Nissan picking up a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi for 237 billion yen. This agreement builds on an existing collaborative partnership where the two companies have cooperated for the last 5 years.

This share buy will make Nissan Mitsubishi’s largest shareholder, and will lead to an agreement for the two companies to cooperate in purchasing, sharing vehicle platforms, sharing technology, sharing production plants, and in sharing growth markets.

CEOs of both companies were very excited by the Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership, with Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn calling the deal a “win-win for both Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors” and a “dynamic new force in the automotive industry.” Mitsubishi’s Osamu Masuko said that “This agreement will create long-term value needed for our two companies to progress towards the future. We will achieve long term value through deepening our strategic partnership including sharing resources such as development, as well as joint procurement.”

New Nissan GT-R Unveiled in New York

New Nissan GT-R

 

The Nissan GT-R debuted nearly ten years ago in 2007, when it became the halo car for the Nissan brand. Since then, the GT-R’s design and performance have remained surprisingly relevant without any major makeovers since its initial launch. However, the new Nissan GT-R, unveiled in New York at the end of March, is receiving its first significant overhaul since it first appeared in Nissan’s lineup — though it’s good to keep in mind that the new GT-R manages to cut a more modern shape and offer top-of-the-line performance, while still remaining in its first generation.

Exterior changes to the 2017 Nissan GT-R includes a newly redesigned front nose that’s more in line with Nissan’s newer design philosophy. The most notable new feature will be the grille, with its v-shaped lines extending back into the creases on the hood. Additionally, the new LED headlamps follow the lines of the dynamic V-motion grille, and the GT-R will come with a new color option titled Blaze Metallic.

The engine has also undergone some upgrades. Tuned to optimize horsepower and torque output, the GT-R’s engine now provides 565 horsepower, which is an increase of 20 horsepower over the current model. Plus, with features like active noise cancellation, a new titanium exhaust system, a dashboard with an 8-inch touchscreen, and more comfortable seating, the interior looks just as good as the exterior and is more accommodating and quiet than ever.

The new Nissan GT-R was unveiled on March 23rd at the New York International Auto Show, and is expected to hit showrooms across the United States as soon as this upcoming summer. Pricing has not yet been released, but the current model carries a starting MSRP of $101,770.

Are you excited for this great car? We sure are! 

2016 Nissan Murano Named Best 2-Row SUV for Families

Best 2-Row SUV for Families

The annual US News & World Report on the best family vehicles in the auto industry has named the new Nissan Murano the Best 2-Row SUV for Families. This is the second time the Murano has been recognized this year by US News, having also been named one of the Best Cars for the Money back in February.

US News & World Report draws information from reviews made by professional automotive journalists, as well as seating and cargo space, family-friendly features, and safety ratings to determine the best family cars in 21 categories across the auto industry.

Obviously one of the most affordable cars on the market given its Best Cars for the Money win, US News cited its affordable price as a high point for families and said that “reviewers say its cabin offers a near-luxury level of refinement.”

This is just one of many reasons the Murano was named the Best 2-Row SUV for Families, though—the Murano leads its segment in interior space, safety ratings, and features, making it the best car for families in its class.