Posts Tagged ‘Nissan’

Straight from Nissan North America, Inc.: “NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 20, 2011) – Today, at the New York International Auto Show, the 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF was named 2011 World Car of the Year, edging out the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A8 for the top spot. Today’s award is the latest in a string of accolades for the world’s first affordable mass-market, all-electric vehicle for the global market, which was also named European Car of the Year.

“It is a great joy that the world’s first, mass-marketed electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, has won the prestigious award of 2011 World Car of the Year,” said Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “This accolade recognizes Nissan LEAF, a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, as comparable in its driving performance, quietness and superb handling to gas-powered cars. And it validates Nissan’s clear vision and the values of sustainable mobility that we want to offer to customers around the world.”

The World Car Awards jurors observed that, “The Leaf is the gateway to a brave new electric world from Nissan. This 5-seater, 5-door hatchback is the world’s first, purpose-built, mass-produced electric car. It has a range of over 100 miles on a full charge claims Nissan, takes around 8 hours to recharge using 220-240V power supply and produces zero tailpipe emissions. Its low center of gravity produced sharp turn-in with almost no body roll and no understeer. The good news? It feels just like a normal car, only quieter.”

Brian Carolin accepts the WCOTY award

The World Car of the Year competition was launched in 2004, with winners chosen by a panel of automotive journalists from Asia, Europe and North America.

Nissan LEAF is available in Japan, the United States and select European markets and will be released in other global markets in 2012. The vehicle is currently built at Nissan’s Oppama, Japan plant. It also will be manufactured at the company’s Smyrna, Tenn., plant in the United States in late 2012 and at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom by early 2013.

Aiming to be the world leader in zero-emission vehicles, Nissan, with its Alliance partner, Renault, has formed partnerships with more than 90 governments, cities and other organizations around the world not only to develop and produce EV and lithium-ion batteries but also to promote sustainable mobility. Nissan is also taking a comprehensive approach to encourage to the world to more sustainable mobility such as improvement of charging service, infrastructure deployment, the promotion of the use of recycled materials and overall energy management system including second-life use of lithium-ion batteries.”

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Introducing the new 2011 Murano CrossCabriolet. Lets answer a few questions you may have on this new beauty.

What is it?

Murano CrossCabriolet is the World’s First AWD Crossover Convertible. The Murano CrossCabriolet uniquely delivers the open air exhilaration of a convertible and the versatility and interior refinement of a premium crossover without compromise.

Who is it for?

Active couples in their 40s who want to enjoy new adventures on their own terms. Or if you’re like me, who is in their late 20’s you too would love to own this beauty in the Caribbean color.

With that, brings us to what colors are offered?

The Murano CrossCabriolet is built off the 2011 Murano LE AWD and includes premiom features, such as Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Bluetooth Handsfree Phone System, Bose Audio System, 20″ aluminum-allow wheels, Room for 4 adults, Cargo capacity for 2 sets of golf bags/luggage or 3 cases of wine, and more!

On sale March 2011 at only $46,390. Microsite is now live at

Tell me your thoughts of the new Murano CrossCabriolet on our Hall Automotive Facebook page at

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Techies Transportation


When it comes to technology, you’re either an “early adopter” or you’re a “laggard”. Even among early adopters, there are those that stand out, the “innovators,” as marketers call them. This category includes people willing to stand in line all night in a driving rain outside an Apple store to get an iPad at the first moment of its market launch.

So, what do these kinds of people drive? According to the quick answer is a Chevy Camaro, Kia Soul or Ford Flex. The cars most popular with techies are based on a survey of 140,000 consumers over the last two years. Six other vehicles on the list are certainly no surprise: Acura TL, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, the Hyundai Genesis sedan, and the Porshe Cayenne. Innovators and early adopters are more likely to choose a luxury car, concludes. used the 2010 Acura TL as an example. At a base price of $35,105, it offers Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port and an iPod interface as standard features. Options like a 10-speaker audio system that plays audiophile DVD-Audio discs, a navigation system with voice recognition, and a rear-view camera take it to the next level.

Muscle is the Camaro’s chief innovation, serving up 300 hp from its direct injection V6 or 426 hp from its V8. The Ford Flex in part made the list thanks to its edgy exterior styling. According to, “Innovators are people who are more likely to take risks and they will definitely gravitate to vehicles with bolder and more polarizing styling.”

What these folks have in common is a desire to try out new things and share their experiences with their peers. So, just how adventurous or “techie” are you when it comes to your form of transportation?

Top Cars for Technology Innovators:

1. Chevrolet Camaro

2. Kia Soul

3. Ford Flex

4. Hyundai Genesis Sedan

5. Porsche Cayenne

6. Ford F-Series pickup

7. Acura TL

8. Infiniti G sedan

9. Volkswagen CC

10. Nissan Maxima

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OWN A BRAND NEW 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 for only $13,990



Doors Open At 7 a.m. Only at Hall Nissan Virginia Beach & Hall Nissan Western Branch.

MSRP $20,895 SAVINGS $6,905 – 6 Available At $13,990

You must register in person at either Hall Nissan Virginia Beach or Hall Nissan Western Branch by 7:30 a.m. for the chance to own a BRAND NEW NISSAN ALTIMA for $13,990.

**3 will be sold from each location at that price.

We will be giving away prizes every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. with a grand prize of an iPad…SO DON’T MISS OUT!!

For more information please email

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All-New 2011 Nissan JUKE


The All-New 2011 Nissan JUKE is here! With Turbocharged “Sport” mode…Check out the all new TV ad called “Donut Action”! Innovation for success. Innovation for all.

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Habitat For Humanity 2010


Thursday, September 16 from 8:30am – 4:00pm Hall Nissan Western Branch helped the King Family in an unbelievable way….they built them a home for their family!

The King family is one link in a chain of Habitat homebuyer families. When a fellow church member was selected for a Habitat home, the Kings filled out an application, and to their surprise, were selected as a Habitat homebuyer family for 2009. Going forward, the King family hopes to help more people learn about Habitat, “so that more people in our same situation will have the opportunity to take advantage of the blessing that we have been given. Everyone wants the “American Dream” to own a home, but not go broke trying to do it,” said Mr. King.

Thomas King was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He attended Bayside High School and has worked as a construction inspector in public utilities for the City of Norfolk for nine years. His wife, Dottie, is a stay-at-home mom and cares for their five boys. The entire family is very excited about being selected as a Habitat family, saying “it is just a blessing.” They currently rent a house in Virginia Beach, but are looking forward to no longer paying rent, seeing home ownership as an investment in their family and future.

Mrs. King describes her five boys – Bryce, 15; Daryan, 14; Christopher, 9; Clarence, 7; and Ethan, 1 – as handsome boys who love sports and like to hunt. The oldest son is on the football team at Salem High School and enjoys all sports. The other boys too enjoy participating in basketball, wrestling, and soccer.

The Kings are very grateful for the chance to own their own home – “we say thank you, but words really can’t express the gratitude,” said Mr. King. “We feel we would not have had our dream come true without the help of Habitat, and for that, we are grateful. We have gained friends and family through Habitat, and I will not stop helping Habitat once our house is built. I will help others become homeowners too.”

The King family belong to New Beginning Church and their faith is the center of their home. “I try to spend as much time with my family as possible and do things around the house to show my sons that if I can help out at home they can too.”

The King boys helped to build their home and are excited about picking out paint colors for their rooms.

Construction Volunteers arrived by 8:45 AM for sign in and safety orientation. They broke for lunch at 12 noon and resumed building until 3:30 pm.

Safety is the most important concern at Habitat SHR. It is imperative that all volunteers arrived on time to attend the safety briefing and are trained on that day’s task the morning of volunteering.

Hall employees had a great time getting to know the King Family while helping to build their brand new home.

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Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center Announces its 2010 Inaugural Signature Event!

Hall Automotive’s Dan “The Man” Banister, Hall Nissan VB General Manager will be turning up the heat in the kitchen for the Men Who Cook: Tidewater Edition.

Dan Banister will be competing against 24 other local amateur two-man chef teams (no professional chefs allowed!). Accompanied by lawyers from Kaufman – Canoles, volunteers from the Children’s Museum of Virginia, ODU’s President, John Broderick, and even staffers from Senator Webb and Senator Warner’s offices are giving their time. They will present delicious specialties for your enjoyment. Dine and Dance the night away!! With entertainment by The Motown Review.

This event will take place Saturday evening, April 17, 2010 at the Norfolk Masonic Temple from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center which helps keep seniors active, independent and able to live at home. Primeplus is a South Hampton Roads not for profit agency that for over forty years has provided numerous important services for active adults as well as those needing respite care.

The Men Who Cook will be officially critiqued by an all-woman team of judges including delegated Paula Miller and Portsmouth City Council member, Elizabeth Psimas and Shannon Sims of WVEC. Awards will also be determined by People’s Choice awards. Contestant requirements are as follows:

-Submittal of 2 tasing choices from two different categories: Appetizer, Entree, Side Dish, Salad or  Dessert.

-Preparation of your special dish to serve 300-400 using approximately 2 oz portions and at a Health  Department permitted site.

$40 per person ($50 at the door) and $150 for a four-pack. Call 757.625.5857 for information and tickets or email

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Win a New 2010 Nissan Altima


Nissan has partnered with Master The Shift – a video and workout series instructed by a group of master athletes. The Nissan Master team consists of four elite American athletes, Ryan Hall -Olympic runner, Tara Stiles – yoga master, Eddie George – former NFL Star, and Chris Carmichael – former Olympian and professional cycling coach.

Like a master athlete, the Altima is the ideal mix of endurance and performance which is why Nissan is backing this workout series.  People expect Nissans to perform and endure more than most auto manufacturers, but what people fail to realize is that their body needs to run the same way. Nissan hopes to get Americans off the couch and exercising.

The Master The Shift Events Team will be touring the country this spring and summer. Come out and participate in an event near you and enter to win a 2010 Nissan Altima. Click here to learn more about how you can enter to win or be apart of the tour.

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The Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence is the highest award presented by Nissan North America Nissan dealerships. This award recognized Nissan’s top dealers from across the nation who were able to meet the high standards of achievement for the Owner First Award of Excellence.

Those worth of this award have embodied the philosophy and vision of Nissan that is, to endeavor to provide our customers with an outstanding ownership experience, from the showroom through every aspect of the dealership. When it comes down to it, all that is meant of this is to put the customers first in all deals.

Scores for Dealerships were measured on a multitude of criteria including Nissan’s Owner First, survey, which was sent to each customer following the purchase of a new Nissan vehicle or service on their current Nissan.

The Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence dealers are recognized for consistently living up to the high standards of excellence!

MileOne is proud of the effort everyone at Herb Gordon Nissan has put forth to achieve this prestigious award. Next time you visit Silver Spring make sure to congratulate the Herb Gordon Nissan staff.

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