Nissan is a brand on the move. And on a roll. The past two years have seen the back-to-back introductions of the segment-busting 2014 Rogue and 2015 Murano, which helped drive Nissan to record 2014 calendar year sales of 1,269,565 (+12.2%) in the United States.
Three Nissan models have been recognized as being among the most appealing vehicles to own and drive in their segments in the just released J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive, Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study℠ – led by the totally redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano crossover's top finish in the Midsize SUV category.
Some say there's more to life than popularity, but with Edmunds.com "Most Popular" awards, it seems to be rather important. Edmunds.com recently named the 2015 Nissan Altima "Most Popular Midsize Car," the 2015 Nissan Frontier "Most Popular Compact Truck," and the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder "Most Popular Midsize Traditional SUV."
Nissan's U.S. sales have significantly outperformed the industry in 2014, up 12.7 percent CYTD through June. Sales have been led by the recently redesigned Altima, Rogue and Sentra – along with other models such as LEAF, JUKE, Frontier and NV200. This gives the Nissan lineup great momentum heading into the 2015 model year. Headlining the changes for 2015 is the upcoming launch of the all-new Nissan Murano. There are also a number of significant enhancements to other Nissan cars, SUVs and trucks for 2015. Following is a top-line overview of the 2015 changes, followed by more complete "Fast Facts" product information.
Already known for its fuel-efficient sedans and SUVs, Nissan is keeping fuel efficiency a priority across all segments as gas prices remain high. This week, Edmunds.com named the 2014 Nissan Frontier and the 2014 Nissan Titan among its “Top 9 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2014.” The Frontier tied for second with 21 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy, while the Titan finished ninth with 15 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy.
Nissan today debuted two special vehicles that form the centerpiece for the brand's display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show – the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by Cummins and the latest addition to the popular Nissan Versa Note lineup, the sporty new 2015 Versa Note SR.