Archive for January, 2017
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 Cars.com 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: www.dealerrater.com/dealers/awards
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.