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.

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

[Photo Credit: Official Canada Newsroom]

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.

Redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue Makes Its Debut

2021 Nissan Rogue | Toronto, ON

[Photo Credit: Nissan Official Canada Newsroom]

Finding the right SUV for your family just got a lot easier. The 2021 Nissan Rogue was recently unveiled, showing off a complete redesign with new family-friendly features, expanded safety offerings, and more. 

For the 2021 model year, the Rogue also boasts a new platform and a more powerful engine, along with new connectivity and convenience features.

Every 2021 Rogue comes with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The Rogue AWD models come with five drive modes to choose from — Off-Road, Snow, Standard, Eco, and Sport.

The 2021 Rogue comes standard with heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. It also has Nissan Zero Gravity front and rear seats, helping you and your passengers stay comfortable no matter the length of your drive. The

The Rogue offers a split one-touch fold-down rear seat so you can easily take advantage of its maximum cargo capacity. It also comes available with the redesigned Divide-n-Hide® system to help keep your cargo organized, along with an available Motion Activated Liftgate.

The Rogue offers the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 suite of technologies as standard, giving you the following tech: Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking.

The Rogue is one of our most popular models here at Avenue Nissan — and we can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of the all-new 2021 model when it arrives this fall.

Sanitation Tips to Keep Your Nissan Vehicle Clean

Nissan Sanitation Tips | Toronto, ON

Around Toronto, people are taking extra steps to ensure their safety from germs. If you’re wondering how you can sanitize your vehicle and stay in good health, consider these car sanitation tips from Avenue Nissan.

What Should I Use?

To get your vehicle spic and span, you need the right tools. Here are several to keep on hand:

  • Microfibre or soft cloth: Wipe down your vehicle’s hard surfaces with a cloth that has been dampened with soap and water, then dry it with a clean dry cloth.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol: To sanitize your Nissan, clean interior surfaces with solutions that contain at least 70 percent alcohol.  
  • Leather conditioner: While leather and leather-like materials have a protective coating, you might not want to use an alcohol-based solution on them. Instead, wipe them down with soap and warm water, then follow up by using a good leather conditioner.
  • Avoid these: You should avoid using bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzene, thinners, or other abrasive cleaners. Also, don’t use ammonia-based cleaners on the infotainment screen.

Where Should I Clean?

Pay special attention to the following places in your vehicle:

  • Steering wheel
  • Key and remote fob
  • Both sides of your exterior door handles and the interior door handles
  • Trunk levers
  • Start button if your Nissan has one
  • Rearview mirror
  • HVAC vents
  • Your centre console and arm rests
  • Shift knob
  • Steering wheel
  • Seat belt and buckle
  • Parking brake handle

For more advice on how to clean your Nissan vehicle, contact our service department here at Avenue Nissan.

Spring Maintenance Tips to Help Your Car Run Well

Spring Maintenance Tips | Toronto, ON

Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming all across the country. This means one big thing — getting your car ready for warmer weather. If you’re looking for some spring maintenance tips to keep your car running smoothly all year round, make sure you keep these in mind.

Don’t forget to switch your car’s tires

As the weather warms up, you will have no use for your winter tires. If you haven’t already, make sure you bring your vehicle into Avenue Nissan to switch your winter tires out for all-season ones.

Spring clean your car

Over the winter, salt and grime will build up on your car’s exterior. Make sure you give your car a good cleaning both in and out — and don’t forget to hose down the undercarriage, too, so you can help prevent rusting in the future.

Fill up your fluids

Check that your vehicle’s fluid levels are all where they should be. This includes oil, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid.

Check your brakes

Your brakes probably experienced a lot of stress over the winter while dealing with slick, icy roads. Make sure they’re in tiptop condition and get them checked out to ensure you can stop when you want to.

For help with spring maintenance, contact us here at Avenue Nissan. Our service department is ready to give your vehicle the care it deserves!

Price and Features Revealed for 2020 Nissan KICKS™

2020 Nissan Kicks | Toronto, ON

The 2020 Nissan KICKS™ delivers quirky style, efficient performance, and lots of the latest tech — and it’s now on sale starting at a recently announced MSRP of just $19,298.

For the new model year, the KICKS™ comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, which includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, and High Beam Assist.

Along with these advanced safety features, the KICKS™ carries a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque for plenty of pep under the hood. Paired to this engine is a Xtronic® transmission, which helps the KICKS™ receive a fuel-efficiency rating of 7.7 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway.

Inside, you will find a modern design that offers ample passenger space — including best-in-class front seat leg room. A 7-inch touch-screen display is standard, while Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a Bose® Personal® Plus audio system are available. On the exterior, you can opt for one of five exterior colours, along with five two-tone colour combinations.

Learn more about the standout style and superior features of the 2020 KICKS™ when you visit Avenue Nissan for a test-drive session.

2020 Nissan Qashqai Shows Off Smart Updates

2020 Nissan Qashqai | Toronto, ON

The Nissan Qashqai continues to raise the bar for family hauling, and the 2020 version is no exception. For the new model year, the Qashqai boasts a fresh interior design, a versatile interior, and the generous standard safety tech you’ve come to expect from Nissan.

New exterior design

The 2020 Nissan Qashqai has a new hood design, along with a more modern bumper, V-motion grille, and aggressive lighting fixtures. LED signature Daytime Running Lights and smoked LED taillights give the Qashqai a more modern presence, with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels available for an especially eye-catching look.   

Standard safety tech

Every 2020 Nissan Qashqai comes equipped with standard Safety Shield® 360 technologies. This package includes: Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Family-ready interior

Inside the cabin of the 2020 Qashqai, you will find ample interior space and a standard NissanConnect® 7-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Take advantage of up to 566 litres of cargo space behind the second-row seats or fold these seats down to get up to 1,509 litres. You can even opt for the Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System to help keep your family’s gear organized.

Stop in at Avenue Nissan to find out everything the 2020 Nissan Qashqai has in store for your family transportation needs.