Nissan TITAN Recognized for Towing Ability

2020 Nissan TITAN | Dixon, IL
2020 Nissan TITAN | Dixon, IL

The Nissan TITAN recently earned a top spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. This list features some of the best pickups on the market, with a specific focus on capabilities and performance. The TITAN has a range of impressive features, from its tuned powertrain to towing packages that optimize capability.

The 2020 Nissan TITAN can tow an impressive 9,370 pounds when properly equipped, which makes it perfect for camping, boating, or any other outdoor adventure. Under the hood is a standard 5.6-liter V8 engine, which generates a whopping 400 horsepower. “The TITAN has plenty of power and accelerates strongly when you need to make quick getaways,” said U.S. News reporter Nick Kurczewski.

What else helps this model stand apart on the road? You’ll find a suite of trailering assistance technologies, which includes an SL Tow Package with tow hooks, a trailer light check, trailer brake controls, and power heated tow mirrors covered in chrome. There’s also an SV Tow Package with trailer side mirrors and puddle lights, a Class IV tow hitch receiver, and manually extendable heated tow mirrors.

The TITAN is not only appealing because it’s the only pickup in its class with a standard 400-horsepower engine, but also because it has several amenities to improve comfort and convenience. Standard Safety Shield® 360 technology keeps you better protected, while a standard 8-inch screen pairs with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to turn your truck into a mobile workspace. These are just some of the many features on the 2020 model year. 

Experience the diverse qualities and appealing strengths of the Nissan TITAN when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan to test-drive one.

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.

Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids

Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL
Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL

If the COVID-19 crisis has left you working from home, you find yourself confronted with a new set of unique challenges. This holds particularly true if you’re a parent whose kids are staying home with during the typical 9-to-5. While working from home with kids is a real challenge, taking a few steps can help make the process easier for everyone.

Let people know what (and who) you’re working with

While viral videos might have you think that kids busting into the room on a call is cute or funny, it can be a major problem if you’re speaking with an important client, customer, or supervisor. To avoid any ill feelings, let anyone you’re on a call with know that your kids are home, which will ensure no one is surprised to hear crying or see a small face pop up on a Zoom call. On the flipside, make sure your little ones know that you have an important meeting and that they need to be as quiet as possible.

Empower your kids to entertain themselves

Even if they have a short attention span or finnicky sense of focus, your child should be able to lock into a n unsupervised activity long enough for you to get important stuff done. Whether it’s putting the baby down to nap, turning on the television for an afternoon cartoon, or giving your kid a chore or homework to complete by a deadline, you can create pockets of time where you can better focus on your work while your kid focuses on their own tasks.

There are lots of different things that you can do to make working from home with kids easier. In the end, it’s important to remember that even after a bad day, the best thing about it is knowing your kids there with you, safe and sound. From the family at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, IL, to you and yours: stay safe and healthy.

Rainy Day Activities for Car Geeks

Rainy Day Activities for Car Geeks | Dixon, IL
Rainy Day Activities for Car Geeks | Dixon, IL

The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, but the increase in rainfall can be a real drag if you just want to go for a drive. If you’re staying in but want to tap into your love of all things automotive, trying some rainy day activities for car geeks should do the trick.

Play a racing game

With today’s consoles and computers, playing a racing game has never made you feel closer to the option. Whether you want the simulation feel of hitting the track for your favorite motorsports team or the wild excitement of arcade-style zooming through crowded city streets, there’s a racing game out there for you. The feeling only gets better if you have a racing wheel or virtual reality accessories.

Spruce up your ride

If you have a garage or a carport, a rainy day might be the perfect time to give your ride a little TLC. Park your car under a roof and spend an afternoon cleaning out the interior, polishing the wheels and chrome accessories, or just reorganizing your cluttered glovebox. You can also use the time to clean up your garage space so that it’s easier to find things and more personable.

Take a ride

Driving in the rain means you’ll need to be extra cautious, but it can be pretty relaxing if you enjoy the pitter patter of raindrops on your windshield. If you’re driving a Nissan with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive like the 2020 Altima, Rogue, or Rogue Sport, you can feel even more confident that you’re in control of your drive.

There’s plenty to do on a rainy day if you’re into all things cars. One idea: Check out the Ken Nelson Nissan website and see all the great new vehicles we have in stock.

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.