Archive for January, 2017

Be Ready For Anything Life Throws At You With The Nissan Rogue

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Nissan Rogue 2017 1The crossover SUV class has many strengths that make it an incredibly versatile car. Getting to work every day on time and safely is important, but many sedans or hatchbacks don’t let you head off road or explore the wilderness. In addition, they have many sporty attributes, making them ready to handle whatever life may bring, from driving in highway traffic to camping outdoors. If you want the best crossover SUV that looks good and is affordable, then head over to Cardinale Nissan to try out the 2017 Nissan Rogue.

 

The Rogue tackles the challenges of smooth handling and plenty of seating with ease this year. The clean lines and redesigned V-motion grille create a bold and powerful look, which is more then backed up by its 2.5 L engine that revs to life when the car is turned on. The engine even has an available hybrid version that raises both the city and highway fuel efficiency by 6 mpg, along with reducing emissions. Inside the car the impressive trunk space can be enlarged by folding down the second row, and because Nissan’s Divide-N-Hide technology includes reversible trunk floor panels, you can quickly find room for all your necessary gear.

 

If you are really busy and tend to live life always on the go, then consider trying the new Nissan Rogue Sport. The entire interior is accented by fine wood or metal and plenty of “smart places” give extra room to store cords, snacks, glasses or whatever you might need. Another new technology on the Rogue #Sport is the Advanced Drive-Assist Display, which shows directions, phone calls and drive mode on a clear display by the speedometer. This way you can get all your essential notifications and messages without the danger of having to stare at the center console.

 

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At a Monterey car dealership like Cardinale Nissan, we can help you test drive a brand new or used Nissan Rogue. We have the largest selection of used cars Monterey can offer, so come check us out yourself or visit us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Explore The Best Of Monterey In A New Nissan

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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One of the best parts about living in the Monterey area is that there is always something to do. There are hundreds of restaurants, scenic drives and beautiful beaches to stop by, each of which you could easily spend hours at. Exploring Monterey in a Nissan Altima or Nissan Juke is one of our favorite pastimes at #CardinaleNissan, so here is a quick list of some great spots to spend a weekend afternoon.

 

The 17-Mile Drive:

We may be a bit biased, but the 17-mile drive is one of the most relaxing and beautiful tours of in our area. This scenic route follows the raised cliffs over gorgeous bridges and through the heart of Highway 1. You can find all sorts of lookouts and trails to walk along at designated spots, so you can experience the true beauty of coastal nature. There is a wide selection of restaurants along the way that feature the freshest seafood on the west coast, along with several historic locations to stop by. There is a lighthouse built in 1872, plenty of seaside mansions and of course the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course. The course has a visitor’s area as well, with old photos of stars that have played rounds and even a viewing area of the 18th green.

 

Historical Monuments and Museums:

If you are looking to do some actual exploring of your own, there a few destinations that might catch your eye. The Cannery Row Monument offers a great view of the ocean along with a look at some historic statues that celebrate the achievements of the novelist John Steinbeck. The surrounding park is a great place to spend some time with family and friends, as well. If you are interested in some scientific discovery, Doc Rickett’s Pacific Biological Laboratories is a fun and educational place to bring the kids. It also happens to be near the famous #Monterey Bay Aquarium as well, so you can experience the best of marine biology.

 

At Cardinale Nissan, we have spent years helping this community find great deals on both new and pre-owned Nissan’s, like the Nissan Maxima. Don’t hesitate to drop by for a friendly chat with one of our sale associates, or find us on the web at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Dance Into A Different Set Of Wheels With The Nissan Juke

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Nissan Juke 4 Many people have different ideas about the word “Juke”. It’s a bit of a peculiar word; it could be something that is fast moving, quick or different. The word often pops up in sports or dancing, where it means to run in a zigzag pattern or to boogie to a jukebox, respectively. If you ask any Nissan employee though, the Juke is a stylish vehicle that stand out, thanks to its endless customization and affordability. We invite you to come experience this extraordinary car at Cardinale Nissan.

 

The Nissan Juke likes to display its style and fashion in an exciting and different way. The vehicle itself has a particular aesthetic that distinguishes it from an ordinary car, and Nissan describes it as having, “a fiercely sculpted hood and those aggressive muscular lines.” It even has some influences of the Nissan’s racing car, the 370Z, in its selection of headlights and taillights. By blending elements of style, speed and performance from different classes of car, it gains attributes like that set the Juke apart from other crossovers.

 

New for 2017 is the Nissan Juke Color Studio, which really puts the paintbrush in your hand. Every person loves a certain combination of colors, so the #ColorStudio allows you to browse hundreds of shades in order to get the interior and exterior looking exactly right. From bright pink to solid black, the Juke will become an expression of you and your life.

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At Cardinale Nissan, you can experiment with different colors for your very own Juke or test drive a different model, like a used Nissan Sentra. Our Monterey car dealership has excellent service and a wide inventory, which you can find online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Delivers Powerful Keynote At International Auto Show

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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To discuss how the future of car design is shaping up, car companies gathered at the North American International Auto Show. CEOs and lead engineers presented keynote speeches to talk about their views, including Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn has always been a big voice for change in car design, and in his discussion he listed numerous areas that need to be addressed in the coming future. He put his biggest emphasis on four areas: autonomy, self-driving cars, applications and electric cars.

 

Autonomous/Self-Driving Cars: Both of these areas are similar, with #autonomous cars requiring minimal user input. These revolutionary cars are slated to arrive in 2020 for companies like Nissan, and Ghosn urged others to stick to that promise. Look for these cars to make a big impact.

 

Applications: All cars nowadays have some sort of smartphone integrations, and adding more apps to that is important. Voice activated commands and adding events to your calendar are just the tip of the research iceberg. Autonomous and self-driving cars will also become safer if they can connect to other cars and know their intended paths

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Electric Cars: This type of car is actually becoming much more popular and affordable, but continuing to make these cars more accessible and easy is another hurdle to overcome. These cars do have several advantages including no emissions and a charging time of just over 30 min.

 

To see why Nissan has been a continual leader of the car industry, come check out the best Monterey car dealership, Cardinale Nissan. We always have the latest models, like the Nissan Altima, in stock, so check us out online at www.cardinalenisssan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

How To Use Your Smartphone To Make Driving Easier

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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Smartphone integration is one of the most important features for cars to have right now. A phone is one of the most practical electronic devices to have, as they let you browse the internet, communicate with others and find new destinations. To make the most out of your driving experience though, Cardinale Nissan has bound these great phone apps for you:

 

GasBuddy: Saving money at the pump is always a priority, and this easy to use app will find the lowest price in your area. Even just a dime difference will slowly accumulate, and you can even submit gas prices yourself, giving you a chance to win $100 of free gas.

 

Carcorder: Dashcams are great to have on your car as a record of your driving, but can be expensive. With this app, place your phone in the right position on the dashboard and turn it on. It captures each of your drives, as well as your location and speed. It is also inexpensive, at just $1.99.

 

Waze: As an alternative to Google or Apple Maps, Waze is perfect and free. It lets users report accidents, traffic jams or other disturbances, so you always are on the fastest route. You can even send your ETA to any of your friends.

 

Dashdroid and iCarMode: If you have a dashboard mount, these programs provide easy shortcuts to commonly used programs like your music. You can create custom shortcuts and voice commands, letting you can keep both hands driving the car. iCarMode is $1.99, while Dashdroid is free.

 

Even the best smartphone #app still needs the right car, so let our sales team at Cardinale Nissan find the best car for your needs. Whether you want the all new Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima, visit us on the web at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Zoom Through Space With The Nissan Rogue

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Nissan Rogue 2017 4 One of the easiest ways to spread the word about a new product or feature is through a TV commercial. Ads and commercials can sometimes be fun to listen to, as most now include an interesting story, graphics or effects. Probably the most shown are car commercials, which talk about all the new features or tech on the latest models. Star Wars and the Nissan Rogue have recently come together to make the most viewed commercial so far, which shows the reliability and safety of the car.

 

Successful advertising and car sales go hand in hand, along with how the vehicle lives up to the created expectations. This new commercial for the Rogue depicts it navigating a chaotic #StarWars battle, with fast spaceships, huge walkers and loads of blaster fire. According to Visual Measures, the spot has been viewed over 3.4 million times, with a comfortable lead over the next highest. Along with the fun to look at visuals, the ad also highlights the safety features on the car like blind spot monitoring and emergency forward braking.

 

The high point of the ad is when a lovable robot mistakenly wanders into the road, and the car automatically brakes just in time. This just as readily occurs on any city street or even if a car shifts too quickly into the space in front of you on a highway. Using Emergency Forward Braking, the car can monitor the surrounding area for these unexpected obstacles and if a collision is eminent, bring the car to a halt. The car also makes use of blind spot warning and rearview detection software to warn you of cars moving about, so you don’t have to worry about safely changing lanes.

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The brand new 2017 Nissan Rogue is on sale at your local Monterey car dealership Cardinale Nissan, along with other models like the 2017 Nissan Altima. You can talk with us in person, or visit our website at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Dominates Latest Auto Industry Reports

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Sales trends over the past year are a great way to predict the future, and the numbers for 2016 are just coming in. The auto industry has gained some ground back this year, partially thanks to Nissan, who experienced an 8.3% increase. Many companies struggled to even come out positive, but Nissan led the charge with its diverse selection of sedans, crossover SUVs and trucks. Come see why Nissan is the company to beat in 2017.

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Nissan has always had a strong commitment to creating consumer friendly cars, which is why it performed well in 2016. Nissan manufactures a number of sedans that are fun to drive and still provide a whole host of practical features for families and single drivers. You can easily to stream music and media through the car using the built in USB ports, which charge your phone at the same time. The Nissan Altima has a generous cabin space with comfortable seating for up to five people, while the Versa provides a smaller and lightweight build. The engine on both is responsive and ready to handle any road.

 

One of the most successful types of car in 2016 was the #crossover SUV, and the Nissan Rogue dominated the class. The car has a spacious trunk and enough room for all any kind of outdoor adventure gear. The car even performs well off-road thanks to its all-wheel drive setting, and the sport mode makes the turning more precise. For 2017, the car even has a hybrid option so you can save money at the pump and reduce emissions.

 

Cardinale Nissan has a team of experts who can help you find the right Nissan for your lifestyle, like a Nissan Altima or used Nissan Sentra. We also work with you to create a personalized finance package, so visit us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Sets New Luxury Standards With Two Of Its Models

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Luxury cars come in all sizes, from a heavy duty truck all the way down to a small sedan. Nissan offers several luxury models, but the most popular are the Nissan Maxima and the Nissan Titan XD. Both cars offer a refined interior that keeps you warm and comfortable, while still providing an exciting time with each drive. Come take a look at the latest changes to these two cars that will put these cars at the top of their classes.

 

Making a #luxury sedan can be a challenging task, simply because of the limited size and space that engineers have to work with. But Nissan has managed to make the Maxima one of the best selling sedans of last year, thanks to the attention to detail and premium features the car offers. A fully loaded infotainment system connects to all your devices and provides real-time navigation and plenty of other tools. The seats are made of fine leather that feels incredible, with a nice stitching pattern available. The Intelligent Climate Control combines with the Remote Engine Start System to get the car warmed up or cooled off so you are saved from the elements as soon as you get in.

 

Much like the #Maxima, the Titan XD also includes Remote Engine Start and a large infotainment system for all your media needs. The Endurance 5.6-liter engine provides all the towing power and acceleration you could ever ask for, with a surprisingly quiet interior thanks to improved insulation. Several upgrade packages offer larger wheels, more towing accessories and additional technology so you can customize this pickup to fit your lifestyle.

 

You can experience true luxury for yourself by test driving one of these cars at Cardinale Nissan, the top Monterey car dealership. Let our sales staff help you find the best car to fit your needs, or visit us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Reveals New Leaf Prototype At The Consumer Electronics Show

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

2016-nissan-leaf-rear-profile-black-largeEach year vendors from all across the country gather for the Consumer Electronics Show, which happened to be in the first week of January this year. This exciting gathering gives a preview of all the most interesting toys and tech that will find their ways to shelves during the year.  Nissan was one of the car companies who showed up to the event, and they revealed their upcoming changes to the Leaf.

 

The Chevy Bolt EV and the Tesla Model 3 are some tough competitors, but Nissan has spent countless hours into perfecting the ultimate long-range electric car. The new Leaf is just one component of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility project, which is working on developing more advanced electric and autonomous cars. These two modes of transportation will be the face of driving within only a couple of years, so Nissan is working to get an early head start in the competition. These latest changes all continue to make the Leaf one of the hardest working and most affordable electric cars.

 

On display at the show was a prototype of the upcoming Leaf that included all the new features. The most important additions are the boosting of the range to around 200 miles. This is a big leap from previous versions. It will also include superior handling and a simpler regenerative braking setup so even new drivers will be able to drive an electric car with ease. Also in the pipeline for the Leaf is the implementation of #ProPILOT technology that can will self-drive the car on certain highways.

 

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For a test drive of our latest Nissan models like the Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima, head down to Cardinale Nissan. We can show you all the benefits of driving a Nissan, so find us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Integrates NASA Tech Into Its Autonomous Cars

Monday, January 16th, 2017

shutterstock_317811290The future of car driving is approaching fast, as many companies already have working prototypes of self-driving cars and even have plans to sell them by 2020. Nissan’s shipping division has already started using electric, autonomous cars to pull trailers of new vehicles down to the nearby port. It takes special software in order to control and operate these cars, which is why Nissan is integrating NASA technology that can be found on the Mars Rover.

 

The proper management of a car’s on-board systems and electronics is extremely important for the success of these vehicles. Thanks to its regenerative braking and general efficiency, the Nissan Leaf has one of the longest ranges of any electric car at the moment. If too much or too little energy is applied in electric car, your drive can be difficult or significantly cut the range, so Nissan has always made sure its vehicles are equipped with the most advanced technologies. This extends all the way from the physical components of the car and battery to on-board computer.

 

NASA’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) program has found success on the Mars Rover and will continue to do well in Nissan cars. This software helps autonomous cars understand and analyze unfamiliar or unpredictable situations. The SAM system is capable of analyzing the images and sensor data to engineer an effective and safe response. In the event of something way out of the ordinary, it can even contact a control center manager for assistance.

 

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If you are in the market for the most advanced used cars Monterey can offer, like the Nissan Altima, come visit us at Cardinale Nissan. We analyze each and every customer’s situation with care, so come on in for a test drive or visit us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

 

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1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com