Hone Your Drawing Skills With Nissan’s Coloring Pages

Hone Your Drawing Skills With Nissan's Coloring Pages | Dixon, IL
Hone Your Drawing Skills With Nissan’s Coloring Pages | Dixon, IL

Nissan’s global design team invites you to #DrawDrawDraw. In an effort to connect artists all over the world, the company has created downloadable coloring pages.

The project offers 23 line drawings of Nissan cars, including classics like the 240Z and the Rouge, to today’s Leaf and concept cars like the Ariya and IMs. Like people all over the world, Nissan designers have been working from home during the global pandemic, and this seemed like the perfect time launch the drawing project.

The idea was launched in a video by Nissan senior vice president for global design, Alfonso Albaisa, who is sheltering at home with his two young sons. The company will post more videos by other designers in the future who discuss how art becomes reality in the process of design. The idea is to encourage people to express their creativity during this difficult time and to connect with those who might be thinking of becoming car designers themselves.

Nissan wants to see everybody’s drawings, so the company is asking artists to tag their work with the hashtag #DrawDrawDraw when they upload it to social media. Consider contributing your own masterpiece to the project; it can be anything from digital drawings to pencil and paper or markers on a wall.

We here at Ken Nelson Nissan wish you and yours a creative (and safe) summer. Remember to call us for any questions about car care or how to finance a new Nissan vehicle.

Introducing the New Nissan Subscription Service

Nissan Subscription Service - Dixon, IL
Nissan Subscription Service – Dixon, IL

With so many great options in the lineup, it’s a little difficult to pick which Nissan vehicle is right for you. Luckily, with the new upcoming Nissan subscription service, you might have a chance to try them all on for size.

Nissan is trying out its new subscription service with a launch in the Houston area. The program is called “Nissan Switch,” and it will be available with two different price tiers. A Select tier costs $699 a month, and gives drivers access to Nissan models including the Altima, Rogue, and Pathfinder. For access to a wider range of models, you can choose the Premier tier for $899 a month. This adds the Nissan Maxima sedan and the Armada full-size SUV.

Subscribers must pay $495 initially in order to join the program, but after that the single monthly fee grants use of a different Nissan vehicle as often as every day. That fee includes the cost of insurance, roadside assistance, cleaning, delivery, and regular maintenance.

Arranging the next car is easy. In order to get a different Nissan, subscribers just have to log in to the Nissan Switch app, or text their own concierge to set up delivery. With the Nissan Switch program, drivers can have the right vehicle for the occasion every time, while saying goodbye to hassles like maintenance and insurance.

Find out more about Nissan’s new subscription service or other exciting news from the automaker when you call us at Ken Nelson Nissan.

Why an Eco-Friendly Vehicle Is Great for a New Driver

Nissan Leaf - Dixon, IL
Nissan Leaf – Dixon, IL

An eco-friendly vehicle could be the perfect first car for your teen driver. Today’s versions of eco-friendly cars offer just as many features as conventional gas-fueled cars, with safety systems, advanced technology and highly-efficient engines that save time and money at the pump.

Not all green cars are created equally though, and a careful search with plenty of digging is required to find the best one for your teen. You should also set a realistic budget that can narrow down your choices.

One great option is the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Hybrids and electric vehicles are great options for your teen because they don’t pollute the environment, and they can help you teach your teen to be an efficient driver, beyond just owning an EV.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF is great for your teen driver because it’s outfitted with standard safety systems like Automatic Emergency Braking, the Nissan Advanced Braking System and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

In addition to the great safety features, the LEAF offers a spectrum of batteries to suit different preferences. The 62 kWh earns an EPA-estimated range of about 226 miles and also delivers a 214-horsepower rating. The 40 kWh battery delivers a range of about 150 miles and a horsepower rating of 147. No matter which battery you choose, three levels of charging makes it easy to keep the LEAF at full strength.

Experience the Nissan LEAF for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan for a test drive.

US News List of Best Commuter Cars for 2019 Picks Two Nissan SUVs

Nissan Rogue Best Commuter Cars for 2019 | Dixon IL

U.S. News & World Report recently announced its top 25 Best Commuter Cars for 2019. This list showcased sedans and SUVs with excellent fuel economy, comfortable interiors, and affordable prices (all under $35,000). Both the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Kicks received spots on the list, proving that their efficient designs make them rewarding choices for a commuter vehicle.

The 2019 Rogue earned praise for its excellent fuel efficiency of 33 mpg on the highway, as well as its standard set of Nissan Safety Shield 360 features. Safety features on this model include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. U.S. News & World Report writer Joel Patel also commented, “When you’re commuting, the comfort-first nature of this SUV shines.”

The 2019 Kicks also received marks for its fuel-sipping powertrain. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission to achieve 36 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined. The model’s interior amenities — like the Zero Gravity Seats, which are designed to help reduce fatigue by encouraging a more neutral posture when you’re behind the wheel— make even long drives more comfortable.

Celebrate these two models’ accolades when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan to test-drive them for yourself.