Autobytel names Kyle Bolton Dealer of the Year

By Kelsey | Posted in Nissan News on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 7:17 PM

We’re honored to take home yet another award from the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo. Our teammate, Kyle Bolton (pictured 8th from the left), is the recipient of the 2016 Autobytel Dealer of the Year Award. The Autobytel award program recognizes an exceptional leader each year from over thousands of dealerships throughout the country. “Kyle and the Newton Motor Group team have proven that they are outstanding in their communications with customers, meeting their customers’ needs, and creating an exceptional car buying experience,” said Jeff Coats, president and CEO of Autobytel Inc. Kyle and his award-winning team are pictured above.

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Nissan Dealer of the Year… again!

By Kelsey | Posted in Nissan News on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Nissan Dealer of the Year

Most shoppers don’t have an affinity for car dealerships, but our Nashville dealership has proven that it is the exception to the rule. For the second year in a row, Newton Nissan has been named the #1 Nissan Dealership in America by shoppers on DealerRater.

“Car buyers have spoken and have identified Newton Nissan as the best Nissan dealer to do business with in the U.S,” said DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. “The quality and number of reviews for Newton Nissan speak volumes of the top-notch experiences they provide to customers.”

Out of 1,080 Nissan dealerships in the United States, Newton Nissan’s PowerScores emerged at the top of the class. The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2016 calendar year.

Founded in 2002, DealerRater, a Company, is the world’s leading car dealer review website that connects consumers with the right dealership. The 2017 Dealer of the Year awards were announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association Awards Ceremony on January 27th.

The annual awards are based on reviews by car shoppers and those who took their vehicles into dealerships for service. Reviewers evaluated Newton Nissan on its customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience.

“This feels like a David and Goliath moment for us,” says Mike Abbondanza, the Vice President of Newton Nissan. “Most dealerships are owned by big corporations with lots of resources; but our team is small, local, and we put a lot of heart into everything we do.”

Our team has two award-winning Nissan locations on the outskirts of Nashville, and it recently added a Ford and General Motors dealership to its roster. Beyond the national recognition, our team is known for its community involvement like Trunk or Treat, and its annual car giveaway for high school students.

More info about the Dealer of the Year Awards can be found at:


Introducing 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

By blogsadmin | Posted in Nissan News on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 2:15 AM

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

This January, Nissan released its newest vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show; it is called the Nissan Rogue Sport. It has a sporty new look to go along with the name. It is based off of the current European model, the Qashqai, and you guessed it — it has all of the great features you love about Nissan’s best selling model, the Nissan Rogue, with the addition of cosmetic changes giving it more of an edge.

The Rogue Sport is 12.1 inches shorter than the current Rogue. It also has a shorter wheelbase by 2.3 inches, making it slightly larger than the Nissan Juke. Even though it is smaller than the Rogue, the two share the same chassis, but the Rogue Sport comes with an entirely new design.

The interior is where you will find the similar styling and features of the standard Rogue. The Rogue Sport is available in trim levels you are familiar with: S, SV, and SL. The S comes with the Advanced Assist-Drive Display, Siri Eyes free, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Rear View Monitor, etc. The SV comes with all of S features, with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, Nissan Intelligent Key with push button ignition, Dual Zone climate control, 6-way power driver seat, etc. The SL comes with all the SV features plus 19-inch Aluminum wheels, Nissan Connect with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services, Around view monitor with moving object detection, and leather seats.

Watch the video below to see and hear about more of the magnificent features that will come standard on the all new Rogue Sport.

We hope that you all are as excited as we are to see this vehicle in person. We will be providing more information about the vehicle and its features, along with videos, when the Rogue Sport arrives in our stores.

2017 Nissan Titan

By mhughes | Posted in Car Tips and Tricks on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 9:21 PM

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The 2017 Nissan Titan was designed with comfort, style, and the ability to get the job done. The Titan’s rugged looks paired with its strength and convenience make it the go-to truck for even the biggest tasks.

The Titan has a smart layout with plenty of room. The interior is comfortable with a quality feel but also has the durability and versatility expected in a truck. Throughout the interior are premium materials, from the seats to the glove compartment. The zero-gravity seats are even weather-resistant. The front seats can be heated or cooled, and the back seats can be heated. Even the steering wheel can be warmed to the comfort of the driver.

The placement of the center stack gives the driver easy access to every button and control, including the climate control system and the centrally located, full-color 7-inch display. By moving the shift lever to the steering column, extra room was created in the center console, leaving plenty of extra storage space and room to stretch out. The middle console even has room for a small laptop. The glove compartment handle is placed closer to the center stack to make it easier for the driver to reach.

The Nissan Intelligent Key allows for the driver to get in and go with the convenient Push Button Start, as long as the key is along for the ride. The Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control can adjust temperature and airflow for a quick cool down, or it can warm up the cabin, defrost windows and the windshield, and can even turn on the available heated steering wheel and outside mirrors.

The Nissan Titan’s rear seat gives plenty of stretch-out room and offers up all kinds of options, from a handy work surface to available lockable under-seat storage bins to a and a flat loading floor.

These are just a few of the many features of the 2017 Nissan Titan that elevate it above the competition. All in all, the Titan is a smart choice for any car or truck shopper looking for a vehicle that can do it all.


By mhughes | Posted in Nissan News on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 10:53 PM


Nissan joins forces with Lucasfilm to present the first-ever Star Wars-branded full-size production vehicle – the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. It is based on the extensively redesigned 2017 Nissan Rogue crossover. There will be only 5,400 copies of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition produced – 5,000 for customers in the United States and 400 for Canada. The Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition features battle-tested Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies and exclusive custom STAR WARS features.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition will come in two colors, both inspired by the iconic troopers from the film.

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It is based on the popular SV trim level for the 2017 Nissan Rogue, but upgraded with high-tech LED headlights. Each Limited Edition Rogue also features exclusive embossed badging designed for Nissan by Lucasfilm.


This is the first time they have put the Star Wars mark on a vehicle, and we are honored to be a pioneer. Both the  rear bumper and the illuminated kick plates feature the Star Wars logo.

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Also, the symbols of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire show up throughout the vehicle. The logos on the outside are not visible all the time, but when the light shines the right way, others will see the beautiful artwork inspired by the film.

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In addition to the wide range of custom features and equipment, each vehicle also comes with an exclusive numbered, full-size replica collectible Death Trooper helmet. The helmet is worn by the elite special forces of the evil Galactic Empire that make their debut in the new film, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.


This compact SUV is worthy of even the truest Star Wars fan. Go online to to sign up for a reminder of its arrival from your local Nissan Dealership. Don’t miss out!

2017 Nissan Rogue Partners with Star Wars

By mhughes | Posted in Nissan News on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Rogue OneNissan has joined forces with Lucasfilm for an unforgettable reveal  exactly one month before ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters. Be sure to watch the live unveiling of the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition—the world’s first official STAR WARS vehicle.

2017 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s top-selling model. It has undergone some major changes for the year 2017, both exterior and interior.  It has also been equipped with an expanded suite of Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies. It has convenient features such as Bluetooth for phone use and streaming audio, RearView Monitor, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Intuitive All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Hill Start Assist put into place with the driver in mind. Also included are a premium AM/FM/CD audio system with 5″ color display, auxiliary input, NissanConnect w/ Mobile Apps,  an Xtronic CVT with Sport Mode Shifter and Eco Mode, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, EZ Flex Seating System, Divide-N-Hide cargo system, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This is all on the standard 2017 Nissan Rogue S trim level. Even more is available with each ascending trim level or with optional packages for each trim level.

Nissan’s Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition takes this midsize crossover to a stellar new level with features that will make any Star Wars fan proud.

The reveal will be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:45 AM PST, or 11:45 AM CST. Check it out here!

Holiday Music on SiriusXM

By mhughes | Posted in Car Tips and Tricks on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 10:24 PM

imageThe holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the best parts of the season is the music that comes with it! Ever notice that when you actually want to listen to cheery holiday music, there seems to be none on the radio? Well, not to fear, for SiriusXM brings Christmas cheer! That’s right! There will be lots of holiday music on SiriusXM for your listening pleasure. They have officially announced their 2016 channel line-up for holiday music. There will be eight satellite radio channels dedicated to the sounds of the holidays.

Holiday Music on SiriusXM

Holly (Ch. 17, streaming online on Ch. 781), Wednesday, 11/2 at 5 p.m. ET – Friday, 12/30 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Traditions (Ch. 18, streaming online on Ch. 782), Monday, 12/5 at 5 pm ET – Friday, 12/30 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Pops (Ch. 76, streaming online on Ch. 783), Saturday, 12/24 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Country Christmas (Ch. 58), Monday, 12/5 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Navidad (Ch. 785), Monday, 11/28 at 5 pm ET – Saturday 1/7 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Soul (Ch. 49, streaming online on Ch. 786), Tuesday, 12/13 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Radio Hanukkah (Ch. 787), Friday, 12/23 at 5 p.m. ET – Monday, 1/2 at 3 a.m. ET, and

New Year’s Nation (Ch. 18), Friday, 12/30 at 5 p.m. ET – Monday, 1/2 at 3 a.m. ET.

Not to mention, you will be able to stream most of them online at or via the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other connected devices (streaming channels listed above). For details on the stations themselves and what type of music will be played on each, visit the blog here.

2017 Nissan Armada Bluetooth How-To

By mhughes | Posted in Car Tips and Tricks on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 9:28 PM

The new 2017 Nissan Armada has tons of features to make your driving experience as luxurious and convenient as possible. The 2017 Nissan Armada Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Front and Rear Sonar System, Dual Zone A/C, Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System w/ AM/FM/CD w/ USB & 8″ color display, 8-way power driver’s seat w/ power lumbar support, Active Brake Limited Slip, Dual power heated outside mirrors, & Running Boards are just some of the features that come equipped on the 2017 Nissan Armada SV, which is the base model for this particular SUV.

To make things even easier for you, we would like to give you a short how-to on pairing your 2017 Nissan Armada Bluetooth with a smartphone, for which the instructions apply to any other portable device that is able to connect via Bluetooth.

Step 1: Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on in your settings on your device.

Step2: On the screen of the Armada, go to settings. Press Connect Bluetooth on the screen.

Step 3: When prompted with “Are you connecting a Bluetooth device…” Press yes. This allows for the system to search for your device.

Step 4: On your device, look for MY-CAR. Enter the pin that appears on the screen of the Armada.

Step 5: Click ‘Pair’ on your device.

You will notice that when the device connects, a Bluetooth icon appears at the top of the Armada screen, along with your devices battery life and signal strength. You will also see a number in a circle ranging from 1 to 5. This is because you can pair up to 5 devices to the Armada via Bluetooth, from an MP3 player to an iPad.

The video below also gives a visual step-by-step tutorial on how to link a smartphone with the Bluetooth system in the 2017 Armada. For more information on this innovative SUV, visit Newton Nissan’s website here.

2017 Nissan Armada Bluetooth How-To

Get to Know the 2016 Nissan Frontier

By mhughes | Posted in Buying a New Car on Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Get to Know the Nissan Frontier

The 2016 Nissan Frontier is a midsize truck with a lot to offer. From its interior and available technology to its weight-bearing strength, the Frontier is definitely worth looking at! With the option of a crew cab or king cab, the Frontier can suit the needs of many. No matter what, there is plenty of space for passengers. There are many available trim levels for the Frontier. Different packages are available with each trim level, but all come standard with features such as a tire pressure monitoring system. Higher trim levels include perks such as NissanConnect with Apps, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, and Sirius XM radio. Not to mention, it comes equipped with a 4.0L V-6 engine that delivers 261 horsepower w/ 281 lb-ft of torque. The Frontier has a towing capacity of at least 3500 lbs, and with higher trim levels, can tow up to 6000 lbs! This midsize truck is ready for work or play. Take a look at the video below to decide if the Frontier is right for your next adventure.


2017 Nissan Pathfinder Earns 5 Stars

By mhughes | Posted in Nissan News on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 6:59 PM

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Earns 5-Star Rating

2017 PathfinderThe all new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is continuing on in the footsteps of its predecessors by earning 5 stars in overall vehicle safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with 2011 year models, NHTSA implemented more rigorous and stringent tests and requirements in order for a vehicle to reach a 5-star rating. The Pathfinder has done it for each year since 2014.

“This latest Pathfinder is designed to be everything customers want in a family adventure vehicle,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, product planning, Nissan North America. “Pathfinder delivers a safe and secure driving experience that is now augmented with our Nissan Safety Shield suite of technologies.”

In addition to the Pathfinder’s advanced driver assistance technology, including Forward Emergency Braking and Moving Object Detection, it has also gone through some changes, both exterior and interior.

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a more aggressive style, including, but not limited, to a revised taillight and rear bumper design, more detailed and precise, and a new hood and front bumper, projecting a wider stance and look. It has a new Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) system, which provides better throttle and emissions performance. It also now has a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine under the hood, producing 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has gone through a complete makeover to better fit the needs of all consumers. It is more adventurous and tailored to individual situations of Nissan customers everywhere. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is not yet available for purchase, but is expected to be available in September of 2016. To get more details, visit Nissan USA online.