Meet the Powerful, All-New 2023 Nissan Z Sports Car

The Nissan Z cars date back more than 50 years and the sporty model has been providing an adrenaline rush ever since. Now, Nissan has revealed details on the 2023 Nissan Z — less than 5 miles from the spot where the 1970 Datsun 240Z made its world debut in October 1969.

Arriving in style at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York, the all-new Nissan Z made its debut with its familiar sloping fastback design and low, athletic stance. Under the hood of all Z models is a powerful 3.0-litre V6 engine that generates 400 horsepower. You’ll get to choose between a six-speed manual with a high-performance EXEDY® clutch and a new nine-speed automatic transmission with aluminum paddle shifters.

Inside, the 2023 Z has an appealing driver-focused cockpit with a large 12.3-inch racing-inspired display behind the steering wheel with various modes to switch between. Atop the dash are three analog gauges while an 8-inch display (or available 9-inch) below those keeps you connected via Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. You can also opt for the available Bose® eight-speaker audio system and leather-appointed sport seats for an ultra-premium feel.

The 2023 Nissan Z will be available in limited quantities here in Canada, and you can get more info on this exciting new model when you contact our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario.

2021 Nissan Rogue Named a Most Improved Car by U.S. News

2021 Nissan Rogue Named a Most Improved Car by U.S. News | Toronto, ON

Since its debut in 2007, the Nissan Rogue has undergone many changes. Now in its third generation, it seems that all of those updates have paid off. Fittingly, the 2021 Nissan Rogue was recently named one of the six most improved cars by U.S. News & World Report.

With the compact SUV segment being highly competitive, it can be hard for a model to stand out. But Nissan made sure to fill the Rogue’s cabin with premium materials and ensure that drivers could feel confident behind the wheel with a bevy of driver-assist technologies. In fact, standard automatic high beam headlights and Intelligent Driver Alertness were two of the features that stood out to U.S. News and helped the Rogue improve its overall ratings.

Additional highlights that helped the 2021 Rogue land on the list included its comfortable, quiet cabin; increased rear headroom and legroom; and a new driving platform with an updated suspension and steering design. U.S. News editor Kevin Linder noted, “Overall, the ground-up redesign of the Nissan Rogue for 2021 produced a competent and well-equipped crossover SUV. It’s a comfortable SUV that can tackle just about any duty required as a daily driver.”

You can find the new 2021 Nissan Rogue at Avenue Nissan, where we have a wide variety of models to choose from. Visit us today to take this SUV for a test drive.

Nissan Provides Details on the All-New 2022 Pathfinder®

2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Toronto, ON

The Pathfinder® has been a part of the Nissan lineup for more than 30 years and is currently in its fifth generation. Over time, the SUV has undergone a handful of changes and is now more comfortable than ever. As such, Nissan recently announced details on the 2022 Pathfinder® and what you can expect from this family hauler.

“We closely analyzed every angle to make this vehicle as versatile as possible, while also delivering on rugged capability,” said Jared Haslam, vice president of Product and Services Planning at Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Our goal was to turn Pathfinder® into a multi-tool on wheels – making this the go-to SUV for hard-working, adventurous families.”

On the outside, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder® is approximately the same size as it has always been. But to maximize every part of the Pathfinder®, Nissan engineers carefully examined the SUV’s interior design and made necessary changes. You’ll now find an additional 10.6 cubic feet of space inside — with a new max total of 164.6 cubic feet available.

As a first for the Pathfinder®, the 2022 model can be outfitted with available captain’s chairs to add more luxury and comfort. Additionally, a new storage shelf above the glove compartment is perfect for placing sunglasses, smartphones, or other smaller items within reach. Rounding out the Pathfinder®’s convenient upgrades are the 16 total beverage holders throughout the cabin, allowing for two per occupant.

To learn more about the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder®, contact our team at Avenue Nissan.

Beat the Heat with These Summer Car Care Tips

Beat the Heat with These Summer Car Care Tips | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

Whether you’re traveling this summer or staying put, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is properly maintained for higher temperatures. To learn more, check out these summer car care tips from Avenue Nissan in Toronto.

Bring your car in for routine maintenance

It’s a good idea to keep up with maintenance year-round, and summer is no different. Visit Avenue Nissan soon for an oil change, tire rotation, filter replacements, and any other service you’re due for.  

Make sure your air conditioning is in peak condition

Summers in Toronto can get hot, so make sure your vehicle’s prepared. If you feel like your air conditioning system isn’t working as well as it should be, get it checked out by a mechanic so you don’t have to roll the windows down when temperatures rise

Check your coolant levels

Coolant helps your engine stay cool when the weather is hot. Checking your coolant levels can help ensure that you don’t have to deal with an overheated engine this summer.

Remember to use your dashboard sunshade

Over time, the sun can really do a number on your car’s interior. Make sure you keep your car’s interior cool and protect the upholstery from ultraviolet rays with a dashboard sunshade.

For all your vehicle service needs this summer, come see our expert technicians here at Avenue Nissan.

AJAC Names Nissan Rogue Canada’s Best Midsize SUV

2021 Nissan Rogue in Toronto, ON

If you want to drive Canada’s best midsize SUV, it’s time to meet the Nissan Rogue. The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) recently named the Rogue the best midsize SUV in the country.

AJAC consists of over 100 automotive journalists from all over the country. Each journalist put eligible current vehicles through stringent testing in a variety of contexts and conditions. Each vehicle was eligible was evaluated based on road handling, safety, convenience, technology, and a variety of other criteria.

“We are honoured to accept this award from AJAC,” said Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “The all-new Nissan Rogue rose above the pack in a popular segment where competition is fierce. This new generation of the Rogue meets consumers’ needs with its bold all-new design, upscale interior, exceptional driving dynamics, and an array of cutting-edge safety technologies fitted as standard.”

The 2021 Rogue was completely redesigned for the new model year. It comes available with a range of premium features, including a tri-zone automatic climate control, the Divide-N-Hide® cargo management system, and leather upholstery. It also has family-friendly features like integrated rear sunshades, Rear Door Alert to remind you to look in the back seat when you exit the vehicle, and a hands-free Motion Activated Liftgate.

To test-drive the award-winning 2021 Rogue for yourself, stop in for a visit here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.

Nissan Set to Go Carbon Neutral by 2050

Carbon Neutral Nissan LEAF | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

Nissan is taking another step towards becoming more eco-friendly. The automaker recently announced a new goal to become carbon neutral throughout the company’s operations and product life cycles by 2050. With this goal in mind, the brand plans to ensure that every all-new Nissan vehicle offered by the early 2030s will be electrified.

“We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral.”

Nissan is working towards further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology, focusing significantly on the following areas:

  • Battery innovations, which includes solid-state and related technologies to create cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles
  • Greater energy efficiency with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains
  • The creation of a battery ecosystem to support onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources
  • Manufacturing processes that support higher productivity, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative

This goal expands past initiatives like the Nissan Green Program. Nissan was the first carmaker to introduce a mass-market electric car with the Nissan LEAF, and it plans to ensure 100 percent of its all-new vehicle offerings will be electrified in the Japanese, Chinese, American, and European market.

Here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario, we look forward to playing our part in Nissan’s carbon-neutral plans. Visit our dealership to learn more about the 2021 LEAF and other Nissan contributions to a cleaner world.

Nissan Introduces Rugged 2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan Frontier | Toronto, ON
2022 Nissan Frontier | Toronto, ON

If you want a pickup truck that can handle a rough work week, then take you on fun adventures off-road for the weekend, look no further than the 2022 Nissan Frontier.   

For the 2022 model year, the Frontier has an all-new design that combines aggressive, powerful lines with a modern style that draws inspiration from the iconic Nissan Hardbody. A chiseled grille and large grille give it a rugged look to go with great off-road capabilities.

The Frontier’s standard 3.8-litre V6 engine comes standard with 310 horsepower, which is the best in its class. It also puts out 281 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission to increase efficiency and provide you with strong acceleration on the go. The Frontier can tow up to 2,944 kg when properly equipped, and it also comes standard with Trailer Sway Control for the 2022 model year.

The all-new interior of this pickup truck comes available with a 9-inch colour touch screen, which is the largest in its class. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard on all models, along with 4.0 litres of storage in the centre console, which is almost double of what most midsize pickups offer. It even comes with 5.7 litres of rear-door-pocket storage and 6.5 litres of front-door-pocket storage.

The 2022 Frontier will go on sale across Canada in the summer of 2021 — including right here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.

Nissan Sentra and Altima Win IIHS Safety Awards

2021 Nissan Altima Safety | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a leader in the safety industry, so when it hands out crash-test awards, you should pay attention. The 2021 Nissan Altima and 2021 Nissan Sentra were recently awarded the title of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and IIHS Top Safety Pick respectively, after each model introduced advanced headlight technology.

For the 2021 model year, the Altima comes standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety technologies. The Altima also comes with standard High Beam Assist, which is what helped it earn the IIHS’s highest Top Safety Pick+ crash-test rating. Since 2013, the Altima has earned either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award each year.

The Sentra also received improvements to its optional thin projector LED headlights, which come standard on the Sentra SR trim with Premium Package. With these headlights, the Sentra qualifies for Top Safety Pick. It also comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360.

11 models in Canada will offer Nissan Safety Shield as standard. It offers six active safety technologies, including:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking

To learn more about the award-winning Sentra and Altima, stop in for a test drive at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.

2021 Nissan Versa Updates Offer New Style, More Tech

2021 Nissan Versa | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Nissan Versa packs a big punch for a small car. For the new model year, this efficient compact sedan is getting an array of interior and exterior updates to make the city driving experience more comfortable and convenient.    

Completely reimaged styling

As the Versa enters its third generation, it comes with more dramatic exterior styling and a fresh cabin design. On the outside, it’s lower, wider, and longer than previous models. The Versa uses the Nissan brand’s Emotional Geometry design language, boasting a new V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped lights, and a floating roof. Inside, it uses a modern design to highlight its floating 7-inch touch screen.

Standard peace of mind

Every 2021 Versa comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite, making it the vehicle with the most standard safety technologies in its class. With this safety package, you get innovative tech like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available.

Next-generation power

The 2021 Versa boasts a boost in power. Its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine has been tweaked for the new model, putting out 122 horsepower. This is a 12 percent increase compared to the previous generation’s engine.

To take a closer look at the 2021 Versa, visit Avenue Nissan in Toronto and head out for a test drive.

More Models Come Standard with Nissan Safety Shield® 360

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

If you want to feel safer behind the wheel, getting a vehicle that’s outfitted with advanced driver assistance technologies is a good call. Now, Nissan is making it easier than ever to do that. The brand’s innovative Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite will come standard on more models for the 2021 model year.  

Nissan Safety Shield 360® is already standard on the Nissan LEAF, Maxima, Sentra, Qashqai, and TITAN. The popular Rogue crossover is getting this suite of features for 2021, along with three more models to be announced soon.

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 comes with six cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies. These include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety notes that outfitting vehicles with systems like these can help to dramatically reduce serious crashes.

“Offering these safety technologies as standard equipment on 11 of our most popular models in Canada is an important step forward,” said Andy Christensen, senior manager and lead technology expert of Intelligent Transportation System Research, Nissan Technical Center North America.  

To learn more about Nissan Safety Shield 360® or to test-drive a vehicle equipped with these technologies, visit us here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.