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5 things to know about the Nissan Kicks

5 Things to Know About the Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks is a subcompact SUV. It offers you a fun driving experience with great technology and features as well as a low base price and ample cargo space. There is a lot to love about the 2018 Nissan Kicks, but we have picked out five things you should know about this vehicle. Learn five things about the Nissan Kicks below.

  1. The Kicks has Standard Autonomous Emergency Braking – Safety technology is becoming very important in vehicles. It is always impressive when vehicles offer these safety features standard instead of having you pay extra for them. In the 2018 Nissan Kicks, you get autonomous emergency braking standard, and you also get forward collision warning and a rearview camera standard.


  1. The Starting Price is Under $19,000 – Impressive for its class, the price for the Nissan Kicks starts out under $19,000. It is also important to note that this vehicle gives you a lot of standard features for this price. One big reason to be interested in this vehicle is the good value that it offers.


  1. The Engine is a 1.6-liter Four-Cylinder – The Nissan Kicks is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-cylinder engine. This engine produces 125-horsepower and 115 pound-feet of torque. Also, the Nissan Kicks stands out in terms of fuel efficiency. This vehicle offers you 31 city miles per gallon and 36 highway miles per gallon, which is very good for its class. The 2018 Nissan Kicks also gives you standard front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission.


  1. There is Good Tech – The 2018 Nissan Kicks has a lot of good technology standard. This technology includes a six-speaker audio system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a push-button start, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, and more.


  1. The Kicks Has Impressive Cargo Space – When you are buying a small vehicle, making the most out of your cargo space is important. The 2018 Nissan Kicks offers you 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space and 32.3 cubic feet of space with the seats folded down. This is good for the overall size of this vehicle.

Are you interested in the 2018 Nissan Kicks? You can come down and take a test drive at Palm Springs Nissan. Palm Springs Nissan is a Nissan dealer near you. We have a great selection of new and used Nissan vehicles including 2019 Nissan models. If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle, come down to see us today. We are your Nissan dealer in Palm Springs.

The Most Exciting Feature of the 2018 Nissan Armada? A Mirror.

Nissan Armada

The 2018 Nissan Armada is making waves on Palm Springs Nissan dealer lots thanks to its superior design, awesome powertrain options and advanced security features. But the component that has Nissan fans most excited might surprise you: Folks are clamoring just to take a look at the new Nissan Armada’s rear view mirror.


Sounds silly, right? Well, this is no ordinary mirror.


The 2018 Nissan Armada’s Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RVM) uses a high-resolution camera mounted to the rear of the vehicle to project an image onto an LCD monitor built into the mirror. The video image allows drivers to see what’s behind them without trying to see around interior obstacles like cargo and rear headrests.


The Intelligent Rear View Mirror system also helps improve visibility in low-light conditions, dramatically reduces glare, and offers drivers an expanded field of view thanks to the camera’s wide angle lens.


Even if your Nissan Armada’s cargo area is piled high with luggage or groceries and you’ve got the kids or a pet in your back seat, you’ll be able to see clearly behind the car using the I-RVM system. You can even sync the mirror to your own custom needs–the option exists to use the I-RVM’s settings to sync the mirror to your garage door opener, control the brightness of the video image and more.


Of course, the traditional rear view mirror is still there. All drivers have to do is flip a switch located on the bottom of the mirror to access either the traditional rearview mirror system or the new Intelligent Rear View Mirror.


Naturally, the groundbreaking I-RVM system isn’t all that makes the 2018 Nissan Armada special. The SUV comes standard with a whole range of incredible, futuristic tech features, including NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, an 8-inch multi-touch display, HD Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link with three years of trial access, Enhanced Voice Recognition, a Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and plenty of additional USB ports to keep the whole family happy.


The new Armada is, after all, a family vehicle. The SUV seats up to 8 passengers in its ultra-roomy, comfortable interior. The Armada offers passenger 40 inches of second row headroom and 41 inches of second row legroom so you can be guaranteed that your daily commute will be comfortable no matter how large the car pool fam is.


Front seat passengers will enjoy 8-way power-adjustable bucket seats with heating and cooling. Heated second row seats are standard on certain Armada models. Ask a Nissan dealer near you for more information.


Ready to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Armada? Want to test out the new Intelligent Rear View Mirror system for yourself? Visit Palm Springs Nissan today.

2018 All Electric LEAF

2018 All Electric LEAF

The 2018 Nissan Leaf was not named the world best-selling electric vehicle for nothing. Not only is this vehicle available in three unique versions, but it also has tons of features that make driving easier and more enjoyable.


The 2018 Nissan Leaf comes in three different versions: S, SV, and SL. All three versions come standard with a 110kW synchronous electric motor that produces 147 horsepower and delivers 236 lb-ft of torque, a guarantee of being a zero emissions vehicle, a 40 kwh lithium-ion battery, and a 6.6 kW onboard charger.


The S version includes a synchronous electric motor, e-pedal, 7-inch information display, automatic temperature control, aerodynamic underbody panels and rear diffuser, and standard automatic emergency braking. This version starts at $29,990.


The SV version includes all S features, as well as 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, Nissan navigation system, NissanConnect EV and Services powered by SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and intelligent cruise control. This version starts at $32,490.


Containing every features of the S and SV versions, the SL also includes a portable charge cables, LED headlights with LED signature Daytime Running Lights, leather-appointed seats, blind spot warning, and intelligent around view monitor. This version starts at $36,200.


Click here for more information about the 2018 Electric Nissan Leaf, or visit your local Palm Springs Nissan dealer. Just ask the friendly staff at your Palm Springs Nissan dealership to show you to best Nissan models for sale today!

2018 Nissan Leaf and Rogue Stand Strong

If you are in the market for a 2018 Nissan Leaf or Rogue, get ready for some welcome news. As of this year, Nissan has officially introduced its latest driver-assist technology, ProPilot Assist, in two of its vehicles: the 2018 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle and the 2018 Nissan Rogue crossover. You can find both at Palm Springs Nissan, the go-to destination for Nissan’s on sale, in Cathedral City on Kyle Road. For those new to the technology, ProPilot Assist is paving the way for the next level of autonomous driving, and it is easy and intuitive to use.


Those who currently drive or are looking to make their next ride a Rogue are most likely already aware the comfortable, luxurious, and highly rated crossover is one of Nissan’s top sellers in the U.S. for good reason. Its size is solid and sound, and its fuel efficiency is among the best of any crossover on the market. Since Nissan announced it was going to add its ProPilot system to the Rogue for the 2018 model year, the belief among consumers has been anonymously positive in that the technology is at the point Nissan is confident in including it in most of its mainstream models.


Although ProPilot is a step in the direction of autonomous driving, do not get too comfy with the idea of turning your car on “auto pilot” mode just yet. Nissan has been firm in their clarification that, while ProPilot does assist the driver, it does not (and cannot) completely drive the car without the driver. The driver is still responsible for the car. End of story. We have no doubt the technology will get to the “autopilot” level someday, but it definitely will not happen this year.


On that note, Nissan has stated they want consumers to understand the most recent version of ProPilot is the first of many steps towards fully autonomous driving. This indicates that in the next five to ten years, we can expect to see multi-lane capabilities not limited to lane changing as further driver-assistance options.


The ProPilot technology included in the Rogue and LEAF is designed to help a driver on the highway or freeway remain centered in a lane of traffic, particularly while responding to various vehicle inputs that detect the driver’s input, other vehicles, and road conditions. The recommended lane-centering prompts are given via the steering wheel. Feeling out the brief bump from the wheel whenever the car wants you to stay centered comes naturally and impulsively after a few tries. ProPilot does take into account cruise control, which is also very easy to control and adjust.


If you want to start using ProPilot in your 2018 Rogue or LEAF, you must first push down the blue ProPilot button on the steering wheel. Doing this feels similar to activating the standard adaptive cruise control button available in all Nissan models. You will know ProPilot is operational when the driver information screen in the center of the front row notifies it is active and cruise control is set. Even if, for some reason, ProPilot does not work, adaptive cruise control will still function normally.


As soon as ProPilot Assist is activated, the system will maneuver the vehicle to keep it centered in its lane as well as most challenging highway-geared corners. In order to switch lanes or override the system, simply do so as if ProPilot was not engaged. When you flip your turn signal, ProPilot disengages temporarily and ceases steering prompting. Once you have successfully changed lanes, ProPilot will automatically resume (but not before beeping to alert the driver).


Take a 2018 Nissan Rogue or 2018 Nissan LEAF out for a spin to test the ProPilot Assist system at Palm Springs Nissan this week. Give us, your local Nissan dealer a call at (760) 328-2800 or visit us at 68177 Kyle Road in Cathedral City, CA 92234. The Palm Springs Nissan team looks forward to serving you!