Nissan Unveils 2023 Altima Makeover

2023 Nissan Altima | Toronto, ON
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As Nissan continues to unveil its 2023 lineup, the new Altima arrives with a refreshed exterior design and more technology. The 2023 Nissan Altima will be available in four grades: S AWD, SR AWD, SR Premium, and Platinum.

On the outside, the Altima receives a new Ethos Gray premium colour, which joins the six previously available options. But what’s most noticeable on the 2023 Altima is the new front fascia that showcases the updated Nissan V-Motion grille with a black chrome finish.

Next to that new grille are new standard LED headlights that have integrated turn signals within the daytime running lights. As you move to the back, you’ll find an available single panel moonroof and the expressive rear taillight design.

Technology has been updated for the new Nissan Altima as well. Available features include a large 12.3-inch HD colour display with multi-touch control, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless charging pad. All of those amenities are standard on SR Premium and Platinum grades.

The 2023 Nissan Altima is expected to be available soon here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario. Contact our team or visit us to learn more about reserving your model!

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring Cleaning Tips | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

With winter finally winding down, it’s time to remove all of the dirt and grime from your vehicle. Our team at Avenue Nissan put together the following spring cleaning tips for your car.

Start on the exterior

If you plan on washing the outside of your car by yourself (instead of going to an automatic wash), start from the top and work your way down. But before you rinse the whole vehicle, scrub the tires and rims. When it’s time to dry, use a clean microfibre towel so you don’t scratch the paint.

Get rid of trash

Once you move inside, gather any pieces of trash and clutter into a trash bag. Consider finding new homes for non-essential items that have made their way into your vehicle. Don’t forget to look under the seats and floor mats as well as in the trunk.

Interior cleaning

Cleaning the interior should consist of wiping down all surfaces with appropriate materials. If you have leather seats, be sure to use a leather cleaning solution that won’t harm them. Wipe down everything, including the dash, steering wheel, air vents, centre console, gear shifter, and door handles. Don’t forget the inside of the windows, too!

Another great way to keep your car in great shape as we head into a new season is to ensure that you’re staying on top of its maintenance schedule. Stop by Avenue Nissan in Toronto, ON for a routine check-up and other helpful services.

Nissan Announces 2022 Rogue Updates

Nissan Announces 2022 Rogue Updates | Toronto, ON
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The Rogue has been a solid part of the Nissan lineup for 15 years. Nissan recently unveiled the third generation of the popular SUV in 2020, featuring a bold new design and exciting features. For 2022, the Nissan Rogue receives even more updates.

“As the Nissan NEXT transformation continues, the 2022 Nissan Rogue’s all-new powertrain is a proof point of the company’s commitment to investing in its lineup and improving the company’s product, brand and sales power in North America,” said Steve Milette, President of Nissan Canada Inc.

Thanks to Nissan’s new 1.5-litre VC-Turbo engine, the 2022 Rogue is more powerful than ever. This new engine builds on the initial 2.0-litre version of the VC-Turbo that Nissan pioneered in 2019 and improved on its acceleration, fuel economy, and emissions.

Also helping the new Rogue become more fuel efficient is the new generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission with Manual Mode. With a new control valve system and twin oil pump system, the upgraded CVT offers a smoother drive and enhanced fuel economy — as low as 6.7 L/100 km on the highway on certain models.[1]

To learn more about the updated 2022 Nissan Rogue, contact our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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.

GT-R NISMO

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.

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 Celebrates Production of 500,000 LEAF®

Nissan LEAF | Toronto, ON

Nearly a decade after its introduction to the world, the Nissan LEAF® has hit a major milestone. The brand recently announced the production of the 500,000th LEAF® model, and it just so happened to fall on World EV Day.

The LEAF® was the world’s first-ever mass-market all-electric vehicle. Its introduction to the market marked Nissan’s move towards eco-friendlier vehicles.

Since its introduction, the LEAF® has earned a range of accolades. This includes World Car of the Year 2011, Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012.

The LEAF® is a zero-emission vehicle that easily helps reduce its drivers’ carbon footprints. In fact, LEAF® owners have driven more than 14.8 billion clean-air kilometers since the model was introduced in 2010, helping to prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.

Along with offering all-electric power, the current LEAF® model also provides advanced technologies to help keep its passengers safe and comfortable out on the road. This includes the award-winning Nissan ProPILOT system, which allows the vehicle to stop, restart, and stay centred in its lane on the go. It also comes with e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.

If you’re interested in driving a LEAF® around Toronto to help you save on gas and reduce your carbon footprint, stop in at Avenue Nissan and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

Nissan Introduces Ariya Electric Crossover

Nissan Ariya | Toronto, ON

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Electric power is coming together with versatility thanks to the all-new Nissan Ariya electric crossover. Nissan recently announced that this new eco-friendly ride will combine innovative technologies and superior comfort to make going green easier.

The Ariya, which will be the first-ever all-electric Nissan SUV, is the first big milestone in the Nissan NEXT transformation initiative, which is a four-year plan that strives to build on its reputation for innovation, customer focus, quality, and craftsmanship.

The Ariya will allow drivers to travel up to 482 kilometres on a single charge, providing powerful acceleration and a smooth ride, while also making it an ideal vehicle for driving around Toronto. This electrified crossover comes available with two-wheel drive and also has a new e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system for all-weather capability.

Its interior will be spacious and lounge-like, while its exterior offers a sophisticated silhouette that hints at its innovative powertrain. The Ariya will also offer the most advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility® technology available, allowing drivers to feel more confident behind the wheel. It will also offer an e-Pedal, which will allow the driver to start, accelerate, and decelerate using only the acceleration pedal.

Nissan is planning on bringing the Nissan Ariya to the Japanese market in mid-2021, releasing it in Canada and the United States later in the same year. Until then, you can browse the latest Nissan models at Avenue Nissan in Toronto.