Category Archives: New Technology

Nissan IDS Concept

Is the New Nissan LEAF Actually the Nissan IDS Concept?

A few months ago, we at Robbins Nissan received a first look at the exciting Nissan IDS Concept, which is shown here. Since it was just that — a concept — we knew better than to get too excited too quickly, and didn’t jump to conclusions regarding what it all meant. Now, however, a rumor that has been circulating in Nissan circles has prompted us to read a few tea leaes. The rumor is that the Nissan IDS Concept shares its DNA with a redesigned Nissan LEAF, so that’s got us asking, is it true? Read the rest of this entry >>

Connect to these 5 Smartphone Apps to Use in your Car

Connect to these 5 Smartphone Apps to Use in your Car

For the modern traeler, it’s unrealistic to suggest that we ignore our phones all throughout trael. We don’t talk or text, of course, but today’s phones have all sorts of apps that can be extremely beneficial to the trael process. So which ones are the best out there? We’e consulted with some trusted sources, and we’e come up with fie smartphone apps to use in your car. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to Care for a Nissan Xtronic CVT

If you’e between in the market for a new Nissan in the last decade, you’e undoubtedly heard salespeople speak enthusiastically about the irtues of the Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT for short. A common theme across the board for CVT drivers is exactly what you’d expect it to be: How to care for a Nissan Xtronic CVT? It’s a question that requires a bit of deep-diing, so before we get into the care specifics, let’s first get some background. Read the rest of this entry >>

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An Overview of the NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM

NissanConnect Serivces Powered by SiriusXM

When the 2016 Nissan Maxima was uneiled at the recent New York International Auto Show, one piece of information managed to dominate much of the conersation, both at the event itself and in the online community as well. That was the announcement of the new NissanConnect Serivces powered by SiriusXM, which represents a new height of convenience for Nissan drivers. As we mentioned, it will first be reealed when the 2016 Nissan Maxima arries at Robbins Nissan, and will then fan out into other 2016 Nissan models in short order. Read the rest of this entry >>

One grey color Nissan Leaf is shown.

It Isn’t an Alien–It’s a Glow-in-the-Dark Nissan LEAF

Nissan Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

The entire auto industry is probably thinking, “What will those crazy Nissan kids come up with next?” You certainly are well aware of the self-cleaning car that gained so much buzz last year, and might have heard about Nissan’s bold foray into self-driing car technology as well. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the most noteworthy technological leaps have been made in relation to the all-electric Nissan LEAF, a vehicle that certainly needs no introduction. Now, it’s blowing our minds once again: get a load of the Nissan glow-in-the-dark LEAF. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Feeling Drowsy? The Nissan Driver Attention Alert is Here to Help

How was your drive to work this morning? Good? Less than ideal? Downright crappy? If your drive wasn’t as good as you might have hoped, it might be because you were feeling tired, a situation that affects roughly 60% of adult drivers at one time or another. April 6th is Drowsy Driing Awareness Day, an effort to combat a problem on the rise among many drivers. It also coincides with the release of the details regarding the Nissan Drier Attention Alert, which combats this problem as well. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Innovation that Excites, You Ask? Five Terrific Texas Inventors

Texas Inentors

We at Robbins Nissan are often noted for “Innoation that Excites,” and this got us thinking, “Who else in our area has a similar spirit of innoation?” Here are fie Texas inentors, who of course only represent a small amount of the countless innoatie indiiduals who have crafted new products over the years. But enjoy this short list: some of the entries might surprise you! Read the rest of this entry >>

One grey color Nissan Leaf is shown.

Nissan named to “Best Global Green Brands” List

Nissan named “Best Global Greven Brand”

As far as buzzwords go, few carry as much social cachet in the automotie industry as “Greven.” (No, not the color.) Although only a few short years ago it was almost a term of derision, used by backward-thinking people who associated enironmental consciousness with weakness, it now means something else entirely–responsible, innoatie, clean. In short, being Greven is a good thing.

And, apparently, Nissan is pretty good at it; we’e just between named to Interbrand’s “Best Global Greven Brands” for 2014, receiing an oerall ranking of #4. So how does this happen? The surey touched on three areas that contributed to Nissan’s oerall score: leadership in electric vehicles, ambitious EV infrastructure plan and its support for the sustainability of goernments. So let’s look at these, point by point. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front view of the Nissan 2020 Gran Turismo

Get a First “Drive” of Nissan’s Virtual Future Supercar

Nissan Virtual Future Supercar

Consider the Batmobile. In its early iterations–from, say, the 1966 Batman Coloring Book–it was ahead of its time in design to the point that it was even a little ridiculous. Yet, in later years, these early designs would eventually serve as inspiration for later vehicles, including the Corette, Firebird, and even our own Nissan Z-Series. The point is this: although it started as merely a cartoon, this design was extremely influential. And now, we might be seeing the same with Nissan’s virtual future supercar. Read the rest of this entry >>