Riverdale High School Student Wins Car

Above: Tyler Holman stands with Car Giveaway Emcee, Coach Rick Insell, her mom, and Newton Nissan South’s General Manager & Operator moments after winning on Friday night

Tyler Holman, a student who just graduated from Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, won a brand new car this weekend because of her good grades. Tyler was so shocked, unable to say much from the stage. She will be attending Cumberland University in the fall! Her mom was with her and she was also surprised and thankful for this gift to their family. The annual contest, hosted by Newton Nissan, is open to all students enrolled in a middle Tennessee high school. This is the 4th year the giveaway has been held at Newton Nissan South.

Ready to drive off!

The grand prize was a 2019 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Tyler doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Castro, Newton Nissan South’s General Manager and Operator. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.

Click here for more information on the annual contest.

2019 Nissan Altima Wins an Autotrader Best New Car Award

The Autotrader Best New Car Awards have been announced, and among the winners is the 2019 Nissan Altima. It’s not the first award that this new, redesigned Nissan classic has won this year, and it probably won’t be the last.

The criteria for the award included:

  • interior comfort
  • interior materials
  • build quality
  • available features
  • ride quality

The vehicle also had to be the current or next model-year and available for purchase at the time of announcement. The editorial and data team at Autotrader unanimously agreed upon each of the winning vehicles.

The redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima strikes a strong pose.

Features & Familiarity

The 2019 Nissan Altima is known for its reliability and has been around for almost 25 years to prove itself as a top sedan time and time again. Even with the complete redesign to the exterior, it remains familiar.

Where it stands out above the competition, though, is with its upgraded all-new, high-tech turbo engine, the interior luxury without the luxurious price tag, and the host of features and upgrades.

New for the 2019 Altima include:

  • available all-wheel drive, unlike close competitors
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto are now standard on all trims
  • A full lineup of driver-assist features, such as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking
Autotrader Best New Car 2019 Nissan Altima

Looking for a new car that’s been voted one of the best by Autotrader? Check out our lineup of 2019 Nissan Altimas here.

For more information, visit Autotrader.com. Autotrader is a registered trademark and used with permission.

Introducing Express Service at Newton Nissan South

Did you know that you do not need to make an appointment for an oil change at Newton Nissan South? We know life gets busy and that your time is very valuable, so we want to help by offering an Express Service lane so that you can get in and out of the service drive as quickly as possible.

Beginning February 18, thanks to our Express Service Lane you will no longer need to make an appointment. You can come at your convenience, on your time.

What services can you receive in our Express Service Lane?

You can stop by for the following services:

  • Oil & Filter ChangeExpress Service
  • Tire Rotation
  • Certain scheduled maintenance services
  • Battery Service
  • Air/Cabin Air Filter Service
  • Wiper Blade Replacement



Simply pull into the right lane at our service center in Shelbyville, TN. Our Express Service adviser, Anthony, will welcome you, assess your vehicle’s needs, and our Nissan certified technicians will get to work on your vehicle! While you wait, enjoy free coffee, snacks, water, and Wi-Fi!
We also have a children’s play area where your kids can have some fun with chalk and games.

Don’t forget the complimentary multi-point inspection!

Additionally, you’ll also receive a FREE multi-point inspection of your vehicle. This is an important step for your service visit, as it can alert you to a problem in your vehicle before it shows up as a much more expensive issue down the road. At the end of your visit, your service adviser will go over the inspection with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be alerted to any issues, such as how your tire treads are looking.

Areas inspected include, but are not limited to:

  • Interior and exteriorExpress Service
  • Under hood inspection
  • Under vehicle check
  • Battery performance analysis


Have other service needs? Schedule an appointment for those here.

Need to see your vehicle’s maintenance plan? Look that information up here.

You can also browse our service coupons here!


Community Spotlight: Boys & Girls Club Bedford County

Boys & Girls Club Bedford County

Newton Nissan South is proud to sponsor local non-profits, schools, sports teams, and community events in and around Bedford County! This month in the spotlight is the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County! You may recognize this name as a national program, but did you know that they are located right in our backyard here in Shelbyville as well?

Their Mission

The primary goal of the Boys & Girls Club here is to provide year round after school programming for kids ages 5-13. Unlike other programs, the Boys & Girls Club is not limited by the poverty line on who can be helped. Instead, it is a heavily discounted program so that anyone in need can receive affordable after school care for their children.

What They Do

The Boys & Girls Club is a well-rounded program that not only seeks to help students academically, but also give them life skills that they can take home with them. On top of homework help, they plan field trips like swimming and bowling to keep the kids active. They rely on volunteers helping out with this, many of whom are TN Promise college students. If you are interested in volunteering or enrolling your child, you can call their office at (931) 735-6525.

Upcoming Event: End of Summer Carnival

The way Newton Nissan South got involved with the Boys & Girls Club was by becoming a sponsor of their upcoming event, the End of Summer Carnival on July 27th. This is an annual event to celebrate the kids with awards, games, and a water slide. Director Shawn Hart said, “They’ve worked hard, so we plan this event to celebrate them!”

How You Can Help

Right now, the Boys & Girls Club is located at 1055 Madison Street in Shelbyville. “Our sign and building is very small,” Shawn said, “so we are hoping to buy an old school building in the next five years.” Right now, they are only able to hold about 100 kids at a time, and they cannot provide meals without a working kitchen. The school would allow them to provide meals, have more kids involved in the program, and have a full gym to use!

If you would like to donate to the Bedford County Club, please visit this website: https://www.bgcrc.net/campaigns/custom-donation/donate/

Toward the bottom of the page where it says “Which company or program will you be submitting to?”, simply enter “Shelbyville” or “Bedford County Club” so that your donation is allocated!

We are so happy to help the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County, and we hope you will help them too!



Our New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year!

So we asked our employees at Newton Nissan South what their New Year’s Resolutions are…

here are some of their answers:

Learn a new language like Vietnamese 

Be more successful

Lose weight


Run a marathon in Greece

Curse less

Quit smoking

Have car ready for No-Prep drag race

Get into the gym (same one for three years!)

Get more healthy!

Be more driven, focused, and positive

Start a bucket list

Not eat past 9pm

Exercise more

Save more money

Function like a human being after having a baby!

Be nicer

Learn myself more and be more comfortable in my own skin

To never change! 😉

Connect with old friends, eat healthier and exercise


What are you New Year’s Resolutions?

Share them with us on our Facebook page!

2017 Nissan Titan vs. 2016 Chevy Silverado; Which One Should You Buy?

Thinking of buying a new truck this year? Let’s take a look at two of the hottest trucks currently on the market: a 2017 Nissan Titan SL 4×4 Crew Cab with Chrome package, and a 2016 Chevy Silverado Z71 4×4 Crew Cab All-Star Edition.

Exterior Styling

Titan has a bigger modern muscular look and has a much more updated look compared to the outdated Silverado. Both trucks feature full-length running boards and power-sliding rear windows.


Titan’s V8 Endurance Engine has a more advanced dual-overhead design than the overhead valve design of the Silverado.

Front Seat

The Titan has a grip assist on the driver’s seat door, while the Silverado does not. The Silverado features a traditional steering column ignition requiring a key. Titan features a more convenient push button ignition so you can keep your keys in your pocket (or purse). Both cars feature the option between box and bucket seats, and have climate controlled front seats. The Titan and Silverado both have a rear-view camera, but only the Titan can offer a trailer guide. The Titan is also set on safety, as it’s the only truck in it’s class with individual tire pressure displays, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.


Rear Seat

The Titan also offers a superior ride for those in the back seat. Only the Titan can give those passengers heated seats, their own cup holders, a full 120 volt power outlet, and dividable under-seat storage that’s lockable.


Cargo Bed

The Titan has a few advantages in terms of its cargo bed. Only the Titan can offer tailgate assist for lowering and raising the tailgate. The Titan’s cargo bed also has the distinct features of a 120 volt power outlet, movable floor channels, and waterproof in-bed storage system.




2017 Nissan Rogue Partners with Star Wars

Nissan has joined forces with Lucasfilm for an unforgettable reveal  exactly one month before ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters. Be sure to watch the live unveiling of the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition—the world’s first official STAR WARS vehicle.

2017 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s top-selling model. It has undergone some major changes for the year 2017, both exterior and interior.  It has also been equipped with an expanded suite of Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield Technologies. It has convenient features such as Bluetooth for phone use and streaming audio, RearView Monitor, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Intuitive All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Hill Start Assist put into place with the driver in mind. Also included are a premium AM/FM/CD audio system with 5″ color display, auxiliary input, NissanConnect w/ Mobile Apps,  an Xtronic CVT with Sport Mode Shifter and Eco Mode, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, EZ Flex Seating System, Divide-N-Hide cargo system, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This is all on the standard 2017 Nissan Rogue S trim level. Even more is available with each ascending trim level or with optional packages for each trim level.

Nissan’s Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition takes this midsize crossover to a stellar new level with features that will make any Star Wars fan proud.

The reveal will be on Facebook and YouTube at 9:45 AM PST, or 11:45 AM CST. Check it out here!

Holiday Music on SiriusXM

imageThe holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the best parts of the season is the music that comes with it! Ever notice that when you actually want to listen to cheery holiday music, there seems to be none on the radio? Well, not to fear, for SiriusXM brings Christmas cheer! That’s right! There will be lots of holiday music on SiriusXM for your listening pleasure. They have officially announced their 2016 channel line-up for holiday music. There will be eight satellite radio channels dedicated to the sounds of the holidays.

Holiday Music on SiriusXM

Holly (Ch. 17, streaming online on Ch. 781), Wednesday, 11/2 at 5 p.m. ET – Friday, 12/30 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Traditions (Ch. 18, streaming online on Ch. 782), Monday, 12/5 at 5 pm ET – Friday, 12/30 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Pops (Ch. 76, streaming online on Ch. 783), Saturday, 12/24 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Country Christmas (Ch. 58), Monday, 12/5 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Navidad (Ch. 785), Monday, 11/28 at 5 pm ET – Saturday 1/7 at 3 am ET,

Holiday Soul (Ch. 49, streaming online on Ch. 786), Tuesday, 12/13 at 5 pm ET – Monday, 12/26 at 3 am ET,

Radio Hanukkah (Ch. 787), Friday, 12/23 at 5 p.m. ET – Monday, 1/2 at 3 a.m. ET, and

New Year’s Nation (Ch. 18), Friday, 12/30 at 5 p.m. ET – Monday, 1/2 at 3 a.m. ET.

Not to mention, you will be able to stream most of them online at siriusxm.com or via the SiriusXM App for smartphones and other connected devices (streaming channels listed above). For details on the stations themselves and what type of music will be played on each, visit the blog here.

Two Students to Win 2016 Nissan Versa

The Newton Nissan family of dealerships is selecting two winners this year, instead of one, for the first time in its car giveaway history. Since 2009, Newton Nissan has given away a brand new 2016 Nissan Versa to one lucky student in the Nashville area. Our auto family decided to give away two cars this year because we now have two dealerships in the community.

Students who wish to enter the contest will need to bring in their original report card to Newton Nissan South at 2801 US 231 North, Shelbyville, TN, by May 31st, 2016. Students get a chance to win for every “A” on their report card. The contest is open to all high school students enrolled in a Middle Tennessee high school during the 2015-2016 school year.

The winners will be selected at each dealership’s A’s Party on June 3rd, at 6 PM. The party, hosted by Lunchbox and Ray from the Bobby Bones Show, is an end-of-school celebration with food, fun, and games for students and their families.

This is the first year for a car to be given away at Newton Nissan South in Shelbyville, so our team got a chance to visit a few high schools in the area to spread the word. Among the schools were Riverdale and Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, John Overton High School in Nashville, Community High School in Unionville, Cascade High School in Wartrace, and Smyrna High School. If you want the chance to be Newton Nissan South’s first lucky winner, be sure to bring your report card and show us those A’s!

For more information on the contest, visit newtonnissansouth.com/our-car-giveaway