Kingston Nissan is proud to announce that according to the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Trends” Report, the Nissan Group is the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker in the United States. The Nissan name has long been associated with value, style and fuel-efficiency and the Nissan Group continues to strive to improve each year. From an advanced intake system that optimizes the opening of intake valves at high rpm to keep the torque curve flat while giving you smooth power while contributing to the impressive highway fuel economy, to the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) which helps ensure exceptional highway fuel economy along with amazingly smooth power delivery as you breeze past the pump, the Nissan Group is paving the way when it comes to fuel-efficiency.
Pierre Loing, Vice President – Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc, shares his thoughts on how Nissan achieved this level of fuel-efficiency for its full-line, and what the Nissan Group is doing to stay ahead of the trend. Pierre discusses how in order to achieve good fuel economy, you need to work on weight reduction, aerodynamics and frictions, and powertrain. Pierre uses the new Nissan Murano as an example:
“the new Murano compaired to the previous generation, the weight is down by 130-pounds, the drag is 0.31 which compares to the most iconic sports cars on this planet. And that gives us an 18% improvement in fuel economy for the new vehicle versus the previous generation”
The Nissan’s Groups fuel-economy is at the top of the list when it comes to Product Planners concerns and that is largely due to the fact that fuel-economy is at the top of the criteria for prospective buyers, along with price of the vehicle and design. It is for these reasons that this is really important for the Nissan Group to remain a leader or best level in almost every category.
Here are the impressive fuel-efficiency numbers a selection of the Nissan Group puts out for 2015:
- 2015 Nissan Versa – 40 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Altima – 38 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Maxima – 26 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Sentra – 39 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Versa Note – 40 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Juke – 32 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Rogue Select – 28 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Rogue – 33 mpg hwy
- 2015 Nissan Murano – 24 mpg hwy
Nissan’s fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the annual report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology trends in the United States. While alternative fuel vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, are not factored into the EPA rating, Pierre hopes and expects this to change in the future.
If saving at the pumps is a top priority for you, check out one of the many fuel-efficient vehicles that the Nissan Group has to offer. Whether you choose a commuter friendly Versa or a larger family friendly Pathfinder, Nissan has a vehicle that will give you the style you want with the efficiency you need. Shop Kingston Nissan and start saving at the pumps today!