Winter Tires Are a Must-Have for Toronto Drivers

Winter Tires Are a Must-Have for Toronto Drivers | Toronto, ON

As the weather changes in the city, the roads will become snowy and icy. To help you stay safe, it’s a good idea to update your vehicle’s tires for additional support while driving. Here are some tips for choosing and maintaining winter tires in Toronto.

Choosing winter tires

When it comes to buying winter tires, look for a specific logo that has a mountain with a snowflake inside of it. This symbol indicates that the tires qualify as “winter tires” in Canada, according to Transport Canada. However, be sure that you don’t purchase studded snow tires, as those are illegal to use in Toronto and are only acceptable in Northern Ontario during certain months.

Maintaining winter tires

Just like the standard all-season tires on your vehicle, it’s vital that you maintain winter tires, too. This includes checking the air pressure to ensure that the tires are performing well and are providing optimal traction. You’ll also want to check the tires via the “toonie test” to see if the tread depth is acceptable for safe driving.

Here at Avenue Nissan, we have a wide selection of winter tires available for purchase. Our team can help you pick them out and install them for you, making the entire process incredibly convenient. Contact us at (416) 783-3303 for additional information.

Thrilling New Nissan GT-R Special Editions Coming Soon

Thrilling New Nissan GT-R Special Editions Coming Soon | Toronto, ON

The Nissan GT-R made its Canadian debut in 2008 and has undergone quite a few changes over the years. One thing that hasn’t changed is how thrilling it is to get behind the wheel of this high-performance vehicle. Nissan has recently announced the arrival of two GT-R special editions: T-spec and NISMO.

GT-R T-spec Edition

The new Nissan GT-R T-spec is available in two luxurious colours, Midnight Purple and the new-for-Canada Millennium Jade. Inside, the cabin is filled with Mori Green semi-aniline leather-appointed seating with pearl suede accents, T-spec badging, and a quilted Alcantara® headliner. In terms of performance, the GT-R T-spec is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine that’s capable of 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. An advanced paddle-shifted sequential six-speed DCT is paired to the engine. The T-spec sports the independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system that can be found on the standard GT-R.


The previously announced GT-R NISMO is even more powerful than the T-spec. Under the hood is a similar twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8. But because this model utilizes a variety of components to dial into maximum turbo power, the engine is rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. The NISMO also shows off an exclusive Stealth Gray colour, new 20-inch RAYS® forged aluminum-alloy wheels with red accents, and a clear-coated carbon fibre hood.

As special-edition models, a limited number of these exhilarating vehicles will be available throughout Canada. To learn more, contact our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario.

Nissan Joins “Race to Zero” Carbon Neutrality Campaign

Nissan Joins “Race to Zero” Carbon Neutrality Campaign | Toronto, ON

To help combat the effects of climate change, the “Race to Zero” global campaign was created to get leadership and support from businesses, cities, and investors around the world. Nissan recently announced that it would be joining the campaign — making it the first Japanese automaker to do so.

As a requirement for the campaign, a business must also join the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to ensure that its carbon reduction targets have been validated and align with the latest climate science. Nissan also signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment, which aims to keep global temperature rise to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels.

“To accelerate global efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, Nissan will continue to address various issues in a responsible manner, including further promotion of electrification. Also at Nissan we are determined to fulfil our role as a company that will continue to be needed by our stakeholders in the future,” said Nissan President and CEO Makoto Uchida.

That commitment to electrification can be found in the all-new Ariya EV. This stunning electric crossover perfectly represents Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ thanks to the many advanced features and abilities found throughout the vehicle. This includes an expected range of 482 km, ProPILOT Assist 2.0, ProPILOT Park, and an available Heads-Up Display, among many other high-end features.[1]

The all-new Nissan Ariya is expected to arrive soon. In the meantime, contact our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario, for more details.

[1] Based on full charge when configured with optional Extended Range battery and FWD.USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options, and driving conditions.

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.