All-new 2022 Nissan Frontier

  • All-new powerful, rugged design
  • Best-in-class 310 horsepower, proven shift-on-the-fly 4WD
  • “Right-sized” pickup for a workweek in the city or a weekend off-road
  • Modern, utility-centric interior includes largest-in-class available 9-inch colour touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM, available WiFi and wireless charging
  • First-ever Nissan to feature Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Off-Road Mode
  • Standard class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 on every trim, available class-exclusive Traffic Sign Recognition,

With more than six decades of experience bringing compact and mid-size trucks to Canadian customers, the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier brings the power, capability, utility, manoeuverability and technology that drivers need to take on both weekday work and weekend adventures.

Frontier also plays an important role as the company revamps its Canadian showrooms with the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier goes on sale in summer 2021.

Aggressively imposing exterior design
The all-new Frontier design combines aggressive, modern style with elements inspired by the iconic Nissan Hardbody, a truck that burnished its rough and rugged reputation winning off-road races in the 1980s and 1990s.

Frontier features a powerful front end with a massive grille and chiseled hood, framed by new precision interlocking headlights. A wide, elevated stance and massive vertical fenders evoke durability and strength, accentuated by a high eye-point and high shoulder bodysides – where natural light and shadows meet.

In the rear, precision lighting features a machined, structural look, with the lamps appearing to clamp to the body sides. The muscular rear fenders combine with the rear bumper for an athletic, uncompromising stance.

Body colours such as Tactical Green Metallic offer a new, yet familiar, perspective – inspired by tech-savvy backcountry gear. Another example, Boulder Grey Pearl, helps accentuate the Frontier’s exterior form and pairs well with bold accent colours.

And for an even more aggressive look, the specially-equipped Frontier PRO-4X features LED headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED fog lights and Lava Red grille accents.

Confident capability
Building on a proven chassis and frame – one of the most durable in the mid-size truck segment with multiple industry quality and durability awards – the engineering team refined and tuned the powertrain, steering and suspension with a focus on the demands of North American truck owners.  

The standard 310-horsepower 3.8-litre direct injection V6 engine, which was all-new for 2020 with 93 per cent new or redesigned parts, offers best-in-class horsepower1. Torque is rated at 281 lb-ft.

Matched to the engine is a 9-speed automatic transmission designed to maximize efficiency and provide strong acceleration. With an expanded lockup area, a new high-response electro-hydraulic system, long input shaft and a 99 per cent wider gear range (versus the previous Frontier 5-speed design), the transmission offers quick, crisp and direct shift response throughout the entire gear range.

Nissan also retuned Frontier’s hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering gear for 2022 to provide better on-centre feel, reducing driver fatigue on long trips. Steering gear ratio has been increased by 16 per cent, leading to a faster response with less steering effort.

Frontier’s front and rear suspensions offer best-level ride and handling both on- and off-road. New hydraulic cab mounts reduce road vibration by 80 per cent, while new urethane jounce bumpers – the only in class – provide improved damping for a smoother ride. In addition to a larger front stabilizer bar, a rear stabilizer bar reduces body roll and increases traction. Standard 4-wheel ABS disc brakes provide confident stopping power.

All Frontier models sold in Canada feature a shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4HI/4LO modes operated by an electronically controlled part-time transfer case. Frontier offers a 4-wheel limited-slip system, which helps transfer power to the drive wheels with more grip on low traction surfaces. Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control are standard – helping adventurers safely climb and descend steep grades.

The PRO-4X model adds an electronic locking differential, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers and underbody skid plates for the most fierce of off-road adventurers.

Bed utility continues to be a strength for Frontier, with an available high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and Utili-track™ Channel System. The Utili-Track™ system provides ultimate cargo hauling flexibility through the use of three special “C” cross-section rails mounted in the bed. In addition, four fixed bed tie-down hooks help secure adventure gear of all shapes and sizes.

A dampened tailgate assist – new for 2022 – is standard on all models. Inside the bed, two standard stop lamp lights mounted on the back of the cab and two new available LED cargo bed lights make the all-new Frontier ready for any adventure, night or day.

Frontier’s towing capacity is rated at up to 6,490 pounds (2,944 kg) (maximum, when properly equipped). New for 2022 is standard Trailer Sway Control, which detects sway and automatically applies the brakes to eliminate it for a more confident towing experience.

A protective, utility-centric interior
Seamlessly blending with the powerful new exterior, designers gave the all-new interior of the 2022 Frontier a feeling of protection and versatility with modern functionality.

Helping set the stage is an available, largest-in-class 9-inch colour touchscreen2 with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ that are standard on all models. The new centre stack is simplified and intuitive, allowing for a user-friendly experience for driver and passenger.

Further making life easier, a standard, largest-in-class3 7.0-inch Advanced Driver Assist Display offers configurable information directly in front of the driver.

New trim, finishers and metre accents are inspired by adventure gear.

Addressing common customer needs, Frontier provides 4.0 litres of centre console storage – almost double that of most mid-size pickups – as well as 5.7 litres of rear-door-pocket storage and 6.5 litres of front-door-pocket storage. Storage is also provided at the top of the instrument panel.

Added insulation, improved rear carpet structure and new front-door acoustic laminated glass all reduce interior road noise. Standard Zero Gravity seats provide initial softness with lateral support to help reduce long-range driving fatigue.

An abundance of modern tech and safety features
A long list of advanced technology and safety features make each ride more confident, including five new class-exclusive features4.

Wireless smartphone charging and NissanConnect® with WiFi Hotspot, standard on PRO-4X models, keep driver and passengers connected. Standard on all models are two front USB ports (one Type-A, one Type-C), two front 12V outlets and Siri® Eyes Free. Two 110V outlets with 400-watt capability – one in the rear, one in the bed – are available on SV and standard on PRO-4X models, allowing users to easily power a wide variety of indoor and outdoor accessories. Fender® Premium Audio with nine speakers is available on PRO-4X Crew Cab.

The 2022 Frontier is the first application of Nissan Intelligent Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Off-Road Mode5. Nissan was the first automaker to offer Around View Monitor, which creates a birds’ eye view by stitching together views from four cameras mounted on the outside of the vehicle.

The new Off-Road Mode standard on Frontier PRO-4X functions while the vehicle is moving forward at slow speeds and the 4WD system is in 4LO, ideal for negotiating tight trails without having an external spotter to avoid potential body scrapes or dents. 

Standard safety technology starts with Nissan Safety Shield® 360, featuring Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking6.

Class-exclusive7 Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy Fill Tire Alert are also standard. Additional features include class-exclusive8 Traffic Sign Recognition  and standard Intelligent Cruise Control, and standard Intelligent Driver Alertness. Rear Door Alert9 is standard on all models. The all-new Frontier features eight standard airbags.

A range of models and features
The 2022 Frontier King Cab is offered in 4WD for all grades, in S, SV and PRO-4X grades.  

The 2022 Frontier Crew Cab is also available exclusively with a 4WD drivetrain, and two grades – SV and PRO-4X. The Frontier Crew Cab SV offers a LWB (long bed) and the Crew Cab PRO-4X is offered with the standard bed.

A 5-foot bed is standard on the PRO-4X Crew Cab with a 6-foot bed standard on Crew Cab SV Long Wheelbase models. A 6-foot bed is also standard on all King Cab models

Available exterior colours include Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Red Alert, Cardinal Red Metallic TriCoat, Deep Blue Pearl, Baja Storm, Tactical Green Metallic and Boulder Grey Pearl – colours intended for fun and adventure. Interior colour options include Charcoal and the PRO-4X Charcoal with Lava Red.

NISSAN CANADA ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR THE REVISED 2022 PATHFINDER

Nissan Canada Announces Pricing for the Revised 2022 Pathfinder

MORE-RUGGED STYLING AND A BIT MORE CAPABILITY SIGNIFY A RETURN TO ITS ORIGINS FOR THE SUV

The Nissan Pathfinder has been around for a while now, but as its revised new 2022 edition nears its debut on the market, the automaker’s Canadian division has just announced the pricing structure for the model range. Here’s what it looks like.

The offer starts at $43,798 for the S version. Note that all-wheel drive is included from the start. The SV variant comes next and costs $46,798 or more. It’s followed by the SL model, priced just over the 50 grand mark at $50,398. To this version buyers can add the Premium package of options, which ups the cost to $52,198. Finally, at the top of the range sits the Platinum trim, priced at $54,398.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder, profilePhoto: Nissan2022 Nissan Pathfinder, profile

Among the main features that define thew nest-gen Pathfinder, note that its 3.5L V6 engine is now wedded to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which represents a major change in philosophy for Nissan when it comes to this model. The new unit allows for greater towing capacity (now 6,000 lb).

The latest generation of the brand’s four-wheel drive system is also part of the package. With a selector that allows you to choose from seven driving modes, the Pathfinder shouldn’t fear rough terrain or cranky weather. On board, safety and technology are a big focus, as you’d expect with a model that has just been completely redesigned.

The new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will be arriving at Nissan dealerships across the country this summer.2022 Nissan Pathfinder, frontPhoto: Nissan2022 Nissan Pathfinder, front

Source: Auto123

NISSAN SENTRA CUP SET TO BEGIN ON CANADIAN TRACKS AT THE END OF JUNE

Nissan Sentra Cup set to begin on Canadian tracks at the end of June (Graphic: Business Wire)
Nissan Sentra Cup set to begin on Canadian tracks at the end of June (Graphic: Business Wire)

Nissan Canada and JD Promotion & Compétition today unveiled the revised schedule for the 2021 Nissan Sentra Cup. The original schedule has been altered after event cancellations were announced due to the pandemic. The new schedule still includes six events with two races each weekend. The series, which features the all-new Nissan Sentra will kick off on June 25-27 at Shannonville Motorsport Park, Ontario.

“While adjusting the schedule, it was crucial to maintain an event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, because it is close to Nissan Canada headquarters and this legendary track meets the expectations of our drivers”

Built in 1979 and located East of Belleville, Shannonville Motorsport Park will have the honour of staging the first race in the series’ history. Ontario’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the original site of the season’s opener will welcome the Nissan Sentra Cup on Labour Day weekend, September 3-5.

The four subsequent events initially scheduled will still take place, ensuring that the 2021 Nissan Sentra Cup will offer a well-balanced schedule featuring two events in Ontario and four in Québec. After Shannonville (June 25-27), the series will travel to Circuit Mont-Tremblant for the traditional Summer Classic (July 23-25). The season’s halfway mark will be reached at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (August 13-15), before the competitors tackle Complexe ICAR (August 28-29) and then the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (September 3-5), as part of the highly popular NASCAR weekend. The season will conclude September 24-26 at Circuit Mont-Tremblant for the Fall Classic.

“While adjusting the schedule, it was crucial to maintain an event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, because it is close to Nissan Canada headquarters and this legendary track meets the expectations of our drivers,” says Jacques Deshaies the series’ promoter. “I am also very proud to see that despite the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix, where the Nissan Sentra Cup was supposed to compete but will return to our schedule in 2022, we managed to guarantee our drivers a full season with the addition of the Shannonville event. This allows us to keep a total of 12 races, all of which will be broadcast on RDS in Québec for the enjoyment of our drivers and fans.”

Professional race car driver Jean-François Dumoulin was responsible for developing the new Sentra and the first race-ready cars have now been shipped to the competitors. As of today, nearly 20 drivers are participating in the Sentra Cup, with the rest of the track filled with Micra drivers. “Several drivers didn’t wait long to complete a few laps with their new Sentra and the feedback we’re getting is excellent,” says Deshaies. “Everyone is thrilled with the performance and feel of their Sentra. It’s almost a production car, with the addition of some racing components, but drivers keep saying that the Sentra Cup is going to be really spectacular on Canadian tracks this season.”

About 30 drivers are expected to compete in the 2021 Nissan Sentra Cup season. For more information, visit the series’ social media channels and the website of the series at sentracup.com.

2021 Nissan Sentra Cup Schedule

June 25-26-27 Shannonville Motorsport Park, Ontario

July 23-24-25 Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Summer Classic, Québec

August 13-14-15 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, Québec

August 28-29 Complexe ICAR, Mirabel, Québec

September 3-4-5 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario

September 24-25-26 Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Fall Classic, Québec

Source: Business Wire

NISSAN CANADA HAS STRONG FIRST-QUARTER SALES

2021 Nissan Rogue in front of a large building
2021 Nissan Rogue
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The first quarter of 2020 was rough for vehicle sales, but that dry spell seems to have come to a close for Nissan Canada. The automaker reported strong sales for the first quarter of 2021. Here’s a look at the sales figures and the hottest sellers.

Compared to the first quarter of 2020, Nissan Canada’s sales were up by 29.4 percent. In terms of raw numbers, during the first quarter of 2020, Nissan saw 19,663 sales. In 2021, Nissan made 25,082 sales during the same time frame.

Once again, the Rogue held the honour of being the automaker’s hottest-selling model. This year, Nissan sold 9,218 units of the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue. 2020 only saw 5,518 sales, which when compared to 2021, translates to a whopping 67.1 percent increase. The latest generation of the Rogue gained completely refreshed styling, inside and out. But the changes were more than skin deep — it also gained the comprehensive Nissan Safety Shield 360 driver-assist technology suite as a standard feature across its entire lineup. It’s even slated to gain a turbo engine.

In addition to marking the start of the nameplate’s eighth generation, the 2021 Rogue attracted drivers with its family-focused features. “The all-new Rogue was purposefully designed to meet all of the needs of today’s young families,” stated Mike Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

THE STYLISH KICKS DRAWS IN YOUNG DRIVERS

2021 Nissan Kicks rear view
2021 Nissan Kicks
Photo: Nissan

In March of 2021, the Kicks saw its strongest month of sales yet. It moved 4,423 models, which constitutes an uptick of 66 percent compared to 2020. For 2021, the Kicks added standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as larger touch screen options, with the goal of attracting younger buyers who enjoy staying connected on the go. In addition to its tech updates, it gained an updated interior, new colour combinations, additional wheel styles, and available LED headlights.


THE COMMUTER-FRIENDLY SENTRA

2021 Nissan Sentra by the ocean
2021 Nissan Sentra
Photo: Nissan

The Sentra also saw quite a boom — with 2,245 models sold, its sales increased by 92.9 percent. For the latest model year, the fuel-efficient Nissan Sentra gained standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Top trims added available Wi-Fi connectivity and NissanConnect remote services.

The all-new 2021 Rogue has no doubt been a strong driver for sales. And with the 2022 Frontier on the horizon, it seems that the automaker’s upward sales trend will continue.

Source: NewsWheel

Canadian Nissan Rogue Set to Gain Turbo Engines

Looking for Your Next Family Vehicle? Check out the 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue driving on city streets
Photo: Nissan

Ever wanted a little more efficiency from your Nissan Rogue?

Well, it seems that there’s a new three-cylinder turbo engine in the works for the popular crossover. And according to Nissan Canada, it’s not the only model that’s about to go turbo. Here’s what we know so far.

2021 Nissan Rogue in a suburban setting
Photo: Nissan

According to EPA estimates, this upcoming three-cylinder dynamo will deliver 30 mpg under city driving conditions, 37 mpg on the highways, and up to 33 mpg combined when equipped with front-wheel drive at the base trim level. With all-wheel drive, the figures stay the same, but with a slight decrease in highway fuel economy — it’ll get 36 mpg instead of 37. On higher (and heavier) trims equipped with all-wheel drive, these figures drop to 29 mpg city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined.

Here’s how the other Rogue engine stacks up, for comparison purposes. At the base trim level, the current four-cylinder Rogue offers 27 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. With AWD and a higher trim level, those figures drop to 25 mpg on the city streets, 32 mpg when cruising on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.

So, where else will we see this efficient turbo mill? It’s too soon to tell, but it seems that Nissan has plans to explore its options. In response to an inquiry by CarScoops, Nissan Canada stated, “We are planning a small pilot program with a potential new powertrain, utilizing the 2021 Nissan Rogue.” It’s expected that the turbo-powered mill will make its way to the rest of the North American market.

About the 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Nissan Rogue in front of a large building
2021 Nissan Rogue | Nissan Canada

The Nissan Rogue was fully redesigned for the latest model year. Its updates include an available motion-activated tailgate, class-exclusive Tri-Zone Climate Control, and a newly available wireless smartphone charger. It also offers new available ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, a driver-assist tech tool that allows for the intelligent cruise control feature to reduce speed based on upcoming curves and junctions on the highway.

Source: The News Wheel

WELCOME TO NISSAN NEXT NISSAN

Nissan Next signals a new business approach and the changing of the culture of the automaker

Source: Wheels.ca

Nissan Next

Next signals signal a new business approach and the changing of the culture of the automaker

Nissan exported its Datsun small cars to become the automaker’s ambassador brand in North America 60 years ago, but not before replacing Joseph “the Prince of Darkness” Lucas’s electrical systems with reliable Japanese components.

Innovative engineering helped make the British Austin-inspired Bluebird a minor curiosity when it landed here. By 1971 Datsun was the top-selling import automaker in Canada, offering exceptional cars like the Datsun 510 and the 240Z sports car. In an alignment with its global brand, the Datsun nameplate was replaced with the Nissan badge in 1985.

The 1990s weren’t kind to Nissan. Financial difficulties prompted it to form an alliance with France’s Renault in 1999, which paved the way for Carlos Ghosn to bring his cost-cutting skills to Japan. He spearheaded an aggressive downsizing campaign that brought Nissan back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Ghosn stepped down as Nissan president in 2017 and was dismissed outright in 2018 following his arrest for allegedly underreporting his income to Japanese authorities. Ghosn’s fall from grace – he had been an executive rock star in Japan – seemed to cast a shadow in showrooms. Nissan’s global sales fell 10.6 percent last year, although it may have had more to do with the automaker’s ageing product line.

Enter Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada, who joined the firm in 2017 as vice-president of sales operations. He acknowledges that Nissan needed a deep rethink, which formed the basis for the Nissan NEXT product plan, unveiled earlier in 2020. Glimpses of the next-generation Z sports car, the Ariya electric crossover SUV, and redesigned Kicks, Rogue and other models have piqued buyers’ interest.

“Nissan NEXT is our transformational plan. Not only does it signal a new business approach, it’s also about changing the culture of the company,” says Milette. Central to the plan is the launch of 10 all-new and redesigned models over 20 months – an ambitious timetable that promises to make up for lost time.

Canadians have already seen some of the new wheels gathering in Nissan’s showrooms. The official launch of the redesigned Rogue – Nissan’s biggest volume seller – got a rousing reception from Nissan dealers.

Nissan Next

“The new Rogue goes head-to-head with the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, yet it’s a class above in terms of fit and finish, along with its luxury cues,” says Milette. “It’s generated a lot of excitement and positive media coverage for us.”

The redesigned Sentra arrived at the worst possible moment – just as the pandemic lockdown began in mid-March – yet sales of the compact sedan grew by 44 per cent right out of the gate, Milette points out. The 2021 Sentra has already received a boost in content, while the sporty SR variant features a manual transmission at a time when the stickshift may very become a museum piece.

Sometimes corporate plans require culling the field. The diminutive Micra subcompact has been unceremoniously dropped from Nissan’s lineup – production ended in Mexico in December 2019 – although dealers had enough stock to sell it through 2020.

Budget-minded buyers might lament the demise of the $10,000 Micra, but Milette says Nissan has resurrected the Versa sedan as the replacement entry-level model – although its starting price of $16,495 doesn’t have quite the same appeal.

Milette counters that the 2021 Versa is packed with value, including air conditioning and helpful driver-assist safety features such as lane departure warning and pedestrian detection. It’s also a considerably bigger sedan than the tiny Micra hatchback.

“The all-new Versa is part of our one-two punch in the sedan segment, offering the subcompact Versa and compact Sentra to buyers on a budget,” explains Milette. “Our dealers also saw an opportunity for fleet sales with the Versa.”

Milette notes that Canadians are a little more preoccupied with the “quest for value” than our American neighbours, which is why Nissan is keen to plumb the economy end of the market. The redesigned 2021 Kicks represents another entry-level product, this time in the hot-selling subcompact crossover segment.

Nissan Next

“One of the effects of the pandemic is the movement towards low-cost commuter vehicles,” says Milette. Having embraced the work-at-home trend, city dwellers are relocating to the countryside – a groundswell that has more Millennials taking up car ownership for the first time. Nissan wants to be their car company with affordable “gateway” models like the Versa and Kicks.

Nissan is more than just economy cars, of course. It’s revamping its entire lineup with an eye to sparking excitement in a brand that’s sometimes been overlooked by shoppers. To do that, Nissan revisited its legacy nameplates.

It may not have broken the Internet, but the Z Proto reveal in September certainly generated some buzz. Video of a pearlescent yellow sports coupe carving up a test track has been viewed 1.4 million times, representing more than a few driving enthusiasts pining for a sleek, twin-turbo sports car.

“They could have made another SUV. We are glad they didn’t,” reads one grateful post online. The retro-styled Z is expected to be released in the first half of 2022.

Just unveiled is the 2021 Armada luxury SUV, a true body-on-frame sport-utility that’s more chiselled and hard-edged than the outgoing model. The Frontier mid-size pickup will be redesigned for the first time in 16 years, powered by a new 3.8-litre V-6 that debuted in the 2020 model. And slotting between the little Kicks and the compact Rogue is the Qashqai crossover, the 2022 version sporting the Rogue’s headlight treatment and a more tapered greenhouse.

Key to Nissan’s future – and that of every automaker – is electrification. But unlike many manufacturers, the Japanese company has a past in this segment. After all, it’s the maker of the world’s bestselling all-electric car, the Leaf.

“We just marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Nissan Leaf, with one-half million sold around the world to date,” notes Milette. “As pioneers in the EV space, we’re committed to electrification.”

Leafs have accumulated 16 billion kilometres to date and kept an estimated 2.5 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, Milette adds. Nissan intends to build on its momentum by selling one million electrified vehicles by 2023, thanks to its upcoming model, the Ariya.

This all-electric crossover will feature a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and two battery choices: standard 65 kWh with an output of 160 kW (215 horsepower) and a battery range of 321 km, or a 90 kWh pack with 290 kW (389 hp) of output with a range of 482 km. Not to mention the Ariya looks very cool.

Beyond its revamped product line, Nissan is striving to change the customer experience.

Its new Nissan Studio provides consumers with an up-close look at the bestselling models on display in a futuristic “product salon.” Physical vehicles are surrounded with an array of technology and accessory feature displays. The interactive website lets visitors speak with experts in real-time, and participate in one-on-one sessions or live product group tours in either English or French.

“Our showrooms will be different,” says Milette. “The recipes of the past are not the recipes of the future.”

Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

Dual electric motors give driver enhanced control and acceleration

Source: Nissan

Nissan today launched the all-new Note e-POWER AWD compact car, with dual electric motors that give the driver enhanced control and acceleration.

The car comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in early 2021. The introduction of the all-wheel-drive model follows last month’s launch of the two-wheel-drive Nissan Note, which went on sale today.

The Note AWD’s electric motors in the front and rear deliver power to each wheel, resulting in a new level of driving experience. Increased rear-motor output enables a powerful standing start and mid-speed acceleration in a variety of driving conditions, such as snowy or wet roads. The car’s all-wheel control also enables accurate cornering and stable, smooth deceleration, with regenerative braking available on all four wheels.

Both the 2WD and 4WD models feature the second generation of Nissan’s acclaimed e-POWER electric powertrain. e-POWER offers linear and exhilarating acceleration that is unique to the 100% electric motor driven system, which has now been extensively redesigned and optimized. The system produces more power, a higher-quality driving experience, improved efficiency and cabin quietness.

Let the Showroom Come to You With Nissan Studio

Since December 1, people across Canada have a unique opportunity to discover Nissan’s latest products from the comfort of their living room, office or anywhere else thanks to a new virtual experience called Nissan Studio.

The two models initially featured are the Sentra compact sedan and the completely redesigned 2021 Rogue compact SUV. Others will be added early next year.

Nissan Studio is an interactive website that lets visitors speak with product experts in real-time, ask questions in a private setting, and participate in one-on-one sessions or live group tours.

“The consumer experience has changed significantly over the past year, and we’ve had to adapt how we connect with our customers in response,” said Adam Paterson, director of marketing, Nissan Canada. “The Nissan Studio signifies our evolution into this space, allowing us to bring the best of the showroom into the homes of Canadians everywhere.”

Photo: Nissan Canada

Visitors can explore the vehicles to learn about their various features, specifications and interior amenities, but also check out various accessories and options offered at the dealership. Obviously, this is no substitute for a test drive, but for everything else that comes before the sale, you no longer have to be there in person.

The service is available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, seven days a week until March 31, 2021.

NISSAN MAKES FULL SUITE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT STANDARD IN MORE CARS FOR 2021

Source: AutoTrader

Nissan Canada has announced it is expanding the availability of its Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced driver assists by making it standard on 11 models for the 2021 model year.

According to Nissan Canada, the suite’s six features – forward collision detection with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear automatic braking – are already included in the Sentra, Leaf, Maxima, Qashqai and Titan.

What we know for sure is that, for 2021, Nissan’s Kicks, Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, Murano and Altima will add Safety Shield 360 to their entry-level models. Some of those cars were already standard with some advanced driver assists or could be optioned with them, so here’s a model-by-model look at which features the base models of each of those vehicles gain in their adoption of Safety Shield 360.

Nissan’s Kicks subcompact crossover gains automatic high beams in its transition to the 2021 model year. The 2020 version already includes the other five elements of the company’s safety suite.

The 2021 Rogue compact utility vehicle has an all-new design. The Rogue’s outgoing 2020 model has forward automatic collision detection with automatic braking, but the new version gains a pedestrian detection function. Also new to the 2021 model are auto high beams, lane departure warning, and rear automatic braking.

Nissan’s five-seat mid-size SUV offering, the Murano, currently only comes with basic forward collision detection with automatic braking. For 2021, its base model gains a pedestrian detection function, plus the other five Safety Shield 360 items.

New to the mid-sized, three-row Pathfinder are forward pedestrian detection (it already had collision detection with automatic braking), rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic headlights, lane departure alert, and rear automatic braking.

The full-size Armada SUV already boasts rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning with auto-braking. For 2021, Safety Shield 360 brings forward pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and rear automatic braking.

Finally, the 2020 Altima family sedan comes standard with only forward collision warning with auto braking, so the 2021 version adds automatic high beams, lane departure warning, forward pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear automatic braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.