Although we already have reached February of the new year, 2021 isn’t that far in the past. What does that mean for car-buyers in Dixon, Illinois? Remaining 2021 models are a hot commodity on our lot at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Sure, we have impressive 2022 models rolling in every day, but our remaining 2021 lineup has plenty of gems, including the Kicks, Altima, and Rogue. Late-model-year Nissan models offer competitive prices, innovative features, and the signature advanced tech from Nissan.
If you are in the market for a new Nissan, you should consider a late model year, and here’s why.
A new car from the previous model year offers cost savings without sacrificing cutting-edge technologies, comfort features, and thrilling performances. The MSRP of a late model year could be thousands of dollars less than a model in the 2022 lineup because we’re trying to make room on our lot for new models being delivered by the manufacturer. Plus, you’ll still earn peace of mind with full warranty coverage.
The 2021 Nissan Kicks offers potent, fuel-efficient performance and a stylish cabin. The 2021 Altima is a sophisticated midsize sedan that offers ample trunk space and advanced technologies. The 2021 Rogue is always ready for an adventure and helps safeguard your journeys with innovative technologies.
The 2022 model year ushers in an innovative twist for the well-equipped and fun-to-drive Nissan Rogue. The best-selling SUV will feature the automaker’s all-new 1.5-liter VC-Turbo engine under the hood as an available option. This 2022 Nissan Rogue engine delivers a potent, fuel-efficient performance that excels on every road in Dixon, Illinois.
Engine stats that deliver a thrilling ride
The available engine — which will be assembled in Decherd, Tennessee at the automaker’s powertrain facility — delivers an 11-percent increase in horsepower and 24-percent increase in torque compared to the 2021 Rogue. It also improves fuel efficiency to earn an EPA-estimated rating of 33 mpg combined city/highway. The engine pairs to a new Xtronic® transmission, which increases acceleration response in the 2022 model.
“With the new Rogue engine, the Decherd team will continue to deliver top quality powertrains that provide the thrilling driving experience Nissan customers expect from our vehicles,” said Steve Marsh, senior vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management of Nissan North America.
2022 Nissan Rogue trims and availability
The 2022 Nissan Rogue — which will be available at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois — offers a choice of four trim levels: S, SV, SL, or Platinum. You have the option of FWD or AWD on each trim.
Contact Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the new VT-Turbo engine for the 2022 Nissan Rogue and to reserve your when it arrives at our dealership. 2022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 30 City/37 Highway/33 Combined for 2022 Nissan Rogue. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
Sometimes when we buy things, we regret it afterward; that is buyer’s remorse. You do not want to feel buyer’s remorse after buying a new car — especially one from Ken Nelson Nissan. One way to avoid that is to buy a vehicle with a high satisfaction rating. Recently, four Nissan models earned best-in-class ratings in the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.
These four vehicles include the Nissan Rogue, Armada, Sentra, and Versa — all available at Ken Nelson Nissan. These models have been completely redesigned or thoroughly updated as part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.
AutoPacific selects its winners after polling new vehicle owners. This year, the survey included 89,000 owners and covered 36 vehicle attributes like technology, interior comfort, and driving performance.
The Rogue, which was redesigned for 2020, was praised for its spacious cabin, versatile cargo area, and abundant standard safety features. The full-size Nissan Armada comes with updated styling in 2021 and an influx of advanced technology features. This is the third year in a row it has earned the top prize in the Large SUV segment of the AutoPacific VSAs.
As for the Sentra, its affordable pricing is matched by its modern exterior styling. The Versa delivers a lot of “bang for your buck” and was named the most satisfying subcompact sedan for the second consecutive year.
Although we would never recommend playing a video game while driving your Nissan, you might feel like you are in a video game when you ride in a new 2021 Nissan Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Why is that? Nissan teamed up with the Bandai Namco Group, the makers of Pac-Man to redesign the sound signals inside some Nisan models — and you can hear the difference.
The Bandai Namco Group’s imaginative sound designers wanted to create sounds that would communicate with drivers in a more musical, organic way, as opposed to the harsher sounds previously used in those SUV models.
“We wanted to make it easier to understand the information in the car and provide an emotional tone so that people feel the Nissan brand,” explained Hiroyuki Suzuki, Nissan’s lead engineer for in-car information sound design.
Like in a video game, the sounds you hear in your Nissan are telling you critical information, for example, one tone pattern will remind you to put on your seatbelt, while another sound tells you your headlights are still on. These new Nissan SUV sounds are much more friendly, which you can hear in the automaker’s video spotlight on the sound creation process.
During the process, Nissan engineers realized the monotone device usually used to emit sounds would not work, so they created a new speaker. These updated Nissan models come with a high-quality speaker underneath the dashboard that is optimized for the new custom sounds.
To hear these new sounds in person, test-drive a Pathfinder or Rogue at Ken Nelson Nissan. If you’re a young parent in Dixon, Illinois, who has a soft spot for childhood nostalgia and care about the safety of your family’s SUV, you’ll enjoy owning these Nissan models.
You may not associate Nissan with cookbooks, but after a difficult 2020, the automaker wanted to celebrate its families, communities, and a shared love for tasty meals. It asked thousands of its hardworking U.S. manufacturing employees to share their favorite family recipes and compiled the most delectable ones into the Nissan Family Cookbook.
Nissan says the cookbook was “created with hopes of helping people feel connected to one another, break up the pandemic-induced monotony and make new memories.” So what’s inside?
The cookbook features 140 recipes including everything from appetizers and main courses to soups and desserts. According to the foreword, the variety of recipes is emblematic of the diversity of its customers and employees.
Many of the recipes use canned goods as ingredients, which is handy if you’ve been stacking your shelves with them in preparation for lockdowns, or receiving food bank donations. Nissan also peppered the cookbook with lovely backstories that give you a little background info on the people that work for the company.
“My dad, Tim ‘Boss Hogg’ Boisseau, retired from the Smyrna plant a few years ago,” said Tim’s daughter Christy. “His recipe is well-known and I’m happy to keep the family tradition going by sharing it with our Nissan family and neighbors.”
If sharing food is a favorite pastime of yours, or you’re just looking for new dishes to cook up, make sure to check out the free-to-download Nissan Family Cookbook. And if the cookbook whets your appetite for something more substantial, make sure to visit Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, for a look at Nissan’s collection of high-quality vehicles, produced by the same people whose recipes make up the Nissan cookbook.