Nissan to Debut New GT-R NISMO at Auto Show

new GT-R NISMO
Where’s the GT-R NISMO going to be next?

Southern California and Nissan both have a long-standing history with the realm of racing, which is why the 12th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show, or JCCS, held in Long Beach, California near the end of September, will be the chosen site for the unveiling of the new GT-R NISMO supercar. Never before seen in the United States, the GT-R NISMO is a welcome surprise for stateside fans of the track-inspired performance car.

The GT-R NISMO won’t be the only Nissan being shown off at JCCS. A few mint-condition classics – a ‘69 Patrol, ‘62 Fairlady, and a modified ‘71 Skyline – will make an appearance (it is a classic car show, after all) as well as some of Nissan’s racing stars. Nissan also has information about a number of giveaways and other activities that will be available at its booth at JCCS that the brand is slowly revealing throughout September with the hashtag #NissanAtJCCS.

With motorsport-inspired carbon fiber components, a redesigned front end, an entirely revised cockpit, all-wheel drive capability, and a 600-HP twin-turbocharged V6, the new GT-R NISMO is a sight to behold. More than 7,000 spectators will be attending JCCS on September 24th, when news and images about the GT-R NISMO are sure to surface online as well.

Best Fayetteville Restaurants

Best Fayetteville Restaurants
By Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA – The restaurant Inside Marriott, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24320871

Enjoying a day out in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina? If you’re looking for the best Fayetteville restaurants, we’ve done your homework for you and compiled a list of some of the most delicious choices in the area.

Billy Boy’s Grille: Want some good ol’ Southern cooking with a friendly, local atmosphere? Billy Boy’s Grille delivers delicious food, great specials, and a welcoming staff.

Charley’s Pub: Charming, cozy, and packed with a full bar and excellent weekend entertainment, Charley’s Pub is an awesome destination for anyone looking for a fun night out.

Fayetteville Pie Company: Who doesn’t love pie? Don’t be deceived, however; this place isn’t just desserts. Check the menu for a variety of unique and interesting savory pies for lunch and dinner.

Pierro’s Italian Bistro: If you want something a little more upscale, check out this award-winning Italian restaurant for gourmet meals.

Sherefe Mediterranean Grille: Sherefe provides more exotic cuisine, including Greek, Turkish, and other Mediterranean foods. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available, and everything is locally-sourced.

Has anything caught your eye on our list of best Fayetteville restaurants? Give one of our choices a whirl and you’re sure to be impressed, or maybe explore the downtown area for yourself and come up with your own recommendations.

JD Power APEAL Awards Go to Nissan TITAN XD, Maxima, and Altima

Three Nissan vehicles recently earned JD Power APEAL awards. This test looks at automotive performance, execution, and layout on new models. The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD took first for the Large Light Duty Pickup segment, the Maxima won the Large Car segment, and the Altima came in second for the Midsize Car segment.

JD Power APEAL awards

According to Nissan, the JD Power APEAL awards are given on the basis of customer satisfaction and surveys. In other words, Nissan owners were so satisfied with their driving experience, that they ranked three models among the highest in the industry. Many especially noted the sense of safety provided by Nissan Safety Shield technologies like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and more.

“It is gratifying to see three vehicles that are either all-new or redesigned receive such high marks from customers,” said Christian Meunier, VP of Sales and Marketing for Nissan. “And along with our best-selling sedans and crossovers, Nissan is providing more options as we launch the ‘Year of the Truck’ with our all-new TITAN and TITAN XD trucks.”

This is the 21st year in a row for the JD Power APEAL survey. Models are ranked on a 1,000-point overall scale. The TITAN scored an 867, the Maxima had 857, and the Altima had 824 points. The Murano and Sentra also scored high, at 831 and 814. This is pretty impressive for Nissan, especially considering the fact the industry average was just 801 points.

Staycation in Lumberton: Explore the Area

Take a staycation in Lumberton. With a new vehicle, you can easily make small day trips around the area, exploring locations and shops you’ve never found time to visit before. From entertainment to cuisine and museums, there’s something for everyone in the Lumberton area.

staycation in Lumberton

According to the Lumberton Visitor’s Bureau, there’s plenty to do for those who want to take it easy on a staycation. For example, check out the African American Cultural Center. You can see paintings, photographs, and artifacts from local African Americans, exploring the legacy of the Lumberton community. You can even schedule a tour or have educational sessions.

Everyone loves shopping. Stop by the Biggs Park Mall to see premiere shopping locations, with over 30 stores in the area. Located right off I-95, it’s easy to find the mall. Whether you’re simply browsing or if you want something specific, the Biggs Park Mall is bound to have it.

staycation in Lumberton

Explore the outdoors at the Lumber River State Park. As a favorite spot for hikers and anglers, you can enjoy scenery, canoe, kayak, and more. This park has even been named a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service.

Finally, hit the links at the Pine Crest Country Club and Golf Club. This refined club has a golf shop, driving range, practice green, and more. There are also banquet and dinging facilities on site. Don’t forget about the specially designed golf course, created by Donald Ross and Dick Wilson.

Nissan “No Charge to Charge” Program Reaches New Markets

Nissan “No Charge to Charge”
Charging your LEAF will be easier than ever.

Nissan first introduced its innovative “No Charge to Charge” program in July 2014, offering Nissan LEAF owners or leasees in certain areas the opportunity to charge their cars for free. At first available to just 10 markets, the program has since expanded and is now available in 38 markets across the country.

Rewards

Officials say “the economics are easy” when it comes to the Nissan “No Charge to Charge” program. With public charging stations still be relatively uncommon, car buyers are still hesitant to jump into the electric car market, especially with their somewhat limited range. A big draw of electric cars is that they’re money savers because they don’t use any gasoline, so free public charging incentivizes buying electric cars even more.

Public Charging

Public charging is necessary to give electric car drivers more range confidence, and having the option of free charging is a major draw over gasoline, for which prices have noticeably risen in the last few months.

The public chargers Nissan has developed can recharge a LEAF from 0% battery to 80% in less than 30 minutes. This will be even more of a benefit when the next-generation LEAF is released in 2018 with a much longer range than its current range. The current LEAF sells for an affordable $21,510 after federal tax incentives.

Summer Events in Fayetteville, NC

Summer Events in Fayetteville, NC
Family-friendly events in Fayetteville!

If you’re looking for summer events in Fayetteville, look no further! Fayetteville has a lot going on this summer, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you want something family-friendly or just for you and your friends.

Get Historic

Fayetteville is a great spot for history fans, especially if you’re into Civil War history or the history of transportation. Fayetteville is packed with museums and historical exhibits, like the Cumberland County Goes to War exhibit and the Railroading in Fayetteville exhibit, both at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum.

Get Active

The Kiwanis Recreation Center is also a fantastic place to go this summer. Take a class on taekwondo or sign your toddler up for break dancing! Fayetteville State University has classes throughout the summer too, like swim lessons for parents and kids.

Get Festive

There are also festivals and events going on throughout the summer, like the Indigo Moon Film Festival taking place until July 14 Cumberland County Library. Local churches will be holding day camps for kids all summer, and that’s just a few of the many things to do in Fayetteville this summer. There are tons of things going on every day, so check out the event calendar!

Nissan Takes Home Four AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2016 Nissan Rogue - AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Keep reading for Nissan’s latest award!

Nissan is winning awards left and right, including four recent awards from AutoPacific for vehicle satisfaction. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier each won Best in Class for the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, showing just how impressive these models are. You won’t regret buying a new Nissan.

According to Nissan, these awards are given after AutoPacific surveys over 65,000 customers on their vehicles, measuring over 50 attributes. The Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Frontier have each been redesigned recently, with great new features and record sales. Styling and comfort were among the leading reasons for owner satisfaction, while performance, fuel economy, and safety were added perks.

“The 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are confirmation of what we’re seeing everyday in Nissan showrooms nationwide – buyers are responding to the redesigned Maxima, Murano and Rogue’s styling, interior comfort, performance, fuel efficiency and advanced safety and security features,” said Dan Mohnke, VP of Nissan Marketing. “We’re also proud that Frontier, a true workhorse in its class, continues to deliver on and exceed owner expectations year after year.”

The Maxima took home the gold in the Luxury Mid-Size Car segment, while the Murano won for Premium Mid-Size Crossovers, the Rogue for Mid-Size Crossovers, and the Frontier for Compact Pickups. Why would you purchase a vehicle you weren’t satisfied with? Get the best of the best and buy a Nissan today.

Experience Your Community: Fayetteville, NC Summer Events

Fayetteville, NC summer events
Gather the family for fun and laughter this summer!

A new car opens the door to a range of possibilities, one reason you should check out events in Fayetteville. There’s something for everyone, from festivals to art shows and farmers’ markets. You can learn about your community, shop, and have fun with the kids at these Fayetteville, NC summer events.

According to the Fayetteville website, every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer is the Downtown Farmers’ Market event. You can check out the best local produce, ranging from candy to vegetables and arts and crafts. The Farmers’ Market is a great way to get out and support your community, and it also offers a way for local farmers and artists to showcase their products and work.

For those more interested in art, there is also the Fayetteville Art Attack. On Wednesdays you can stop by The Rock Shop and get in for just $2 per person. You can also shop local vendors or simply enjoy arts and crafts with the family.

Fayetteville After 5 is also a popular event, with a range of activities and shows for all to enjoy. Starting at 5pm you can stop by Festival Park. No outside food or drink is allowed, though you can buy plenty of good eats there at the event. Proceeds go towards the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.

These are just some of the many activities in Fayetteville. Come out and support your community at the next event! Stay up to date with more local events on our Facebook page.

Helpful Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer

Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer
It’s time to break out the wrenches!

Summer has finally arrived, which is probably good news for you! However, if you’re not careful, summer can be bad news for your vehicle. The summer can cause several complications for your car. Avoid these complications by following these helpful car maintenance tips for the summer!

Change Your Oil

You will probably do a good deal of driving during the summer, especially if you plan on going on a trip. So you will definitely want to change your oil to make sure your car is running at its maximum health.

Replace Your Windshield Wiper

April showers have already come and gone. However, summer is the time of year when thunderstorms become their most violent! That is why it is important to have a good set of windshield wipers installed on your vehicle.

Replace Engine Hoses and Belts

Engines are at risk to overheat during the hotter days of the summer. In order to avoid this overheating, be sure to check if any of your engine hoses or belts need to be replaced.

Check the Health of Your Air Conditioning Unit

The last thing that you want to happen during a hot summer’s day is to be stuck in a car without air conditioning. Have a mechanic make sure that your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is ready for the dog days of summer!

May Events in Lumberton, North Carolina

Events in Lumberton, North Carolina
Gather the family for one of these great events!

The month of May has finally arrived, and it is one of the busiest months of the year for our hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina. There are plenty of events that take place later this month. If you’re in town, be sure to check out some of these May events in Lumberton, North Carolina!

Cinderella in Spain (May 14)

You probably know the story of Cinderella. However, get ready to hear the story in a brand new way! This musical production transports Cinderella to the exotic surroundings of Spain.

16th Annual NC Folk Arts Festival (May 14)

Located in nearby St. Pauls, North Carolina, the Annual NC Folk Arts Festival presents visitors to discover the local art scene in North Carolina.

The Red Springs Street Festival (May 21)

Located between 3rd Avenue and Main Street in the downtown Red Springs area, this street fair offers activities to participate in for guests of all ages!

Explore Your Roots (May 24)

If you have ever wanted to learn more about your family history, then you should participate in this free genealogy workshop.

We hope you enjoy the month of May here in Lumberton, North Carolina!