10 Things You Should Never Do

Have you heard our latest radio commercial? In it, Mike Abbondanza mentioned a few things that you should never do, including: buying a car from any other place than Newton Nissan South! Why? Because of the Newton Advantage. We’ve got you and your new Nissan vehicle covered with both a 2-year Carefree Maintenance Package and — brand new for 2019 — a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty! Combine that with our customer service and our goal to make your car-buying experience as simple & stress-free as possible, and that’s it: the Newton Advantage.

To learn a little bit more, listen to our latest radio spot here–it’s a fun one, we promise:

We decided to add more to that list with 10 things you should never do! We asked our co-workers and had some fun making this list.

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What would you add to this list?

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Download the Newton Nissan South App!

Have you downloaded our Newton Nissan South App yet?

In order to help our customers have an easy & simple process to buy and service their vehicle, we’ve invested in the Newton Nissan South App! No matter where you are — in the market for a new vehicle, looking to schedule your next service visit, wanting to refer a friend to Newton Nissan South, our app is the tool you’re looking for!

Here’s what it looks like!

Newton Nissan South App

Why should you download another app?

We promise – the Newton Nissan South app is going to make your life easier. Forget going to Google, searching for us, searching for the right page, etc, etc! With just a few clicks, you can quickly & easily:

  • look at our new & used inventory
  • call or text us
  • leave us a review
  • find the Nissan Roadside Assistance Number
  • check out upcoming events
  • refer us to your family & friends (we’ll send you a check!)
  • schedule a service appointment
  • download service coupons
  • redeem loyalty rewards for a free oil change!
  • find you
  • and more!

Download the Newton Nissan South App Today!

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Newton Nissan South App

 

 

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Introducing: 2019 Nissan Murano

2019 Nissan Murano

The New Year is almost here, and that means new Nissan models continue to roll out. The 2019 Nissan Altima, with its major design updates, was a big hit, and now two more newly designed models have been introduced: the 2019 Nissan Maxima and the 2019 Nissan Murano.

A New Generation

This is the 3rd generation re-design of this popular crossover, which focuses on giving upper-class style an affordable price tag. This year’s exterior refresh includes an upgrade on the front v-motion grille, redesigned headlights and taillights, and new wheel designs. On the inside, the trim is updated with leather features on both the seats, armrests, and center console in the Platinum trim.

2019 Nissan Murano

New Standard Features

The 2019 Nissan Murano also two new standard features on all trims:

  • Intelligent Driver Alertness

This smart technology actually learns the driver’s steering patterns and helps alert the driver when drowsy driving is detected.

  • Rear Door Alert (RDA)

This feature alerts the driver to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle. By model year 2022, Nissan aims to have RDA on all four-door trucks, sedans, and SUVs.

2019 Nissan Murano

Available Upgraded Safety Shield Technology

2019 Nissan Murano

Also available is the full lineup of Nissan’s safety technology, known as Safety Shield 360. It includes 6 key advanced safety and driver-assist technologies designed to improve all around confidence for drivers. Safety Shield 360 includes:

  •  Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection,
  • Blind Spot Warning,
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert,
  • Lane Departure Warning,
  • High Beam Assist headlights, and
  • Rear Automatic Braking

This technology is standard for the 2019 Nissan Murano’s Platinum trim and as a part of the additional SL Technology Package.

The 2019 Nissan Murano is coming soon! Until then, check out our 2018 Nissan Murano lineup, which still features many great safety and convenience technology! We hope to see you soon at Newton Nissan South in Shelbyville, TN!

 

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Music

‘Tis the season for Christmas music! Now that it’s December, we are currently listening to Christmas music on repeat with SiriusXM Radio here at our store. Are you listening to Christmas music yet? Personally, I’ve been listening since Trunk or Treat ended!

If not, here are our recommendations for you! SiriusXM has a large variety of Holiday music stations for you to listen to. Here’s the comprehensive list:Christmas Music

We’ve been enjoying the all-new Hallmark Channel here! Let us know what you’re listening to, if you’re in a vehicle equipped with SiriusXM.

Don’t have SiriusXM? No problem! Check out these local stations that are now playing 24/7 Christmas music:

  • Mix 92.9
  • 94FM The Fish

We’re wishing you a happy, safe holiday season — filled with great memories, food, and music!

Bigger & Better: Trunk or Treat 2018

We loved Trunk or Treat 2018!

Trunk or Treat 2018

Easily our favorite day of the year, we here at Newton Nissan South love getting to see our community turn out for Trunk or Treat. It’s also an important day for us, because it is a day that we don’t promote ourselves. Instead, we promote our community. This year, the Cascade High School Band Boosters helped us decorate over 40 trunks that we filled with enough candy for all the afternoon’s visitors! In return, we were able to donate some funds to help them continue to grow their program.

Trunk or Treat

 

Additionally, the National Honor Society partnered up with our second community organization, the Humane Society of Shelbyville-Bedford County! They teamed up to also decorate several trunks to join in the fun. And, of course, our very own Newton Panda Bear made her annual appearance!

We could not have asked for better weather for Trunk or Treat this year! The students & their cars showed up early and began setting up: decorating their cars, trucks, and SUVs into spooky entrances, fun characters, science labs, and music-filled pop culture references, such as The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars. We had a friendly competition over whose trunk was the best, and we brought in fun bouncy houses and, new for this year, a mechanical bull for the kids to enjoy! We had a much bigger turnout this year, and we were so proud and happy to host everyone and serve lots of pizza and candy for a few hours!

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One of the winners was an adorable little white car, simply decorated as…well watch this video to find out:

 

So, why do we do this?

Because we here believe that our customers are more important than our cars; our community is more valuable than our bottom line. And to show this, we simply want to be a part of each others’ lives. And Trunk or Treat is one of those days that allows us to host a fun event, get to know our community, and give back.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

We hope to see you next year at Trunk or Treat 2019!

Top Ten Things to Know about the 2019 Nissan Altima


2019 Nissan Altima

We’re excited about the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima! Are you?

We’re excited about the launch of this all-new design of the classic Nissan sedan we know and love! From exterior, to the engine, to the interior–this Altima has you covered. To get you excited too (it’ll be here soon!), we wanted to give you our top-five things you need to know about the 2019 Nissan Altima.

Here are the top things you need to know about it:

Redesign

The new Altima has been truly overhauled for a sleeker, sportier feel. Check out this head-to-head comparison with the 2018 Altima:

2019 Nissan AltimaThis sixth-generation Altima now has a deeper Nissan-signature V-motion grille, a floating roof like others in the Nissan lineup, and sharper lines. In fact, the new Altima is 1.1 inches lower in height than previous models.

Smart Technology

The 2019 Nissan Altima is leading the way in its class with the addition of the available ProPilot Assist. This is available on the SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels. ProPilot Assist was included on 2018 models like the Rogue; read more about that feature here. Also available on these trims is the new Rear Automatic Braking (RAB). RAB helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up, and, if necessary, will apply the break to avoid a collision.

Three features are standard on all trims:

  1. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  2. Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), and
  3. Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)

All of these combine to create a 360 safety shield around the 2019 Nissan Altima drivers and passengers, as Nissan continues to forge forward in vehicle safety technology.

Here are the top 10 things you need to know about the 2019 Nissan Altima:

  1. Variable Compression Turbo Engine – the world’s first! This combines power & fuel efficiency (combined MPG at 29!)
  2. It’s the 6th generation! The Altima is one of Nissan’s best selling vehicles, and it has been for 25 years.
  3. Brand-new design – it’s lower, wider, and sleeker than ever before.
  4. The backseat room is great for your passengers with long legs!
  5. All-new 8-in touch screen with Apple Car & Android Auto is now standard.
  6. The price is right – still very affordable with better features
  7. New technology: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)
  8. Available SR Sport Package
  9. Electronic power steering to help drivers stay in their lane
  10. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is now available!

These are adapted from the following video. Watch it for a fun review from one of the first people to test drive the Altima!

 

Do you have questions about the 2019 Nissan Altima? Call us today and let us know if you want to take a test drive!

Trunk or Treat 2018: What’s New?

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is hands-down one of our favorite events at Newton Nissan South. It is such a fun way to get family and friends dressed up, eating, and having fun together! This year, we’re hoping for it be bigger and better!

As you may know, Trunk or Treat is not just about having fun. We also use it to give back to the Cascade Band, as well as other organizations in our community. Some of those include In addition, we are offering sponsorships this year for business to help us support our community. We are happy to have Global Homes, Inc as part of our team this year! One of the new elements they are helping make happen is Go Bonanza’s Photobooth. That’s right! We’ll be having a photo booth and printing your family’s photo right on the spot!

We’re really looking forward to this event, and we hope you are too! Come prepared for lots of pizza, games, and candy, of course! We can’t wait to see you! Rain, shine, cold, snow–we’ll be here, having fun!

Please let us know if you have any questions, or if you would like to be a sponsor for this event. We’d love to have you! Email katie@newtonmotorgroup.com for more information! ca

 

25 Years of the Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is 25 years old! The photo above shows the very first generation next to the latest generation, which debuts very soon: the 2019 Altima. This first generation was produced from 1993-1997. It replaced the Nissan Stanza in the US, which was known as the Bluebird in Japan.

Nissan Altima

The second generation (above) was manufactured between 1998-2001. This redesign offered a sportier apperance, increased horsepower, and 15-inch tires.

The third generation of the Nissan Altima was made between 2002-2006. This all-new design was widely popular, and receives credit for reviving the Nissan brand in the US. Again, the horsepower increased with an award-winning engine upgrade.

Nissan Altima

The fourth generation was produced from 2007 to 2012. This was the first to use the Xtronic transmission system, which is now standard on several other Nissan models.

Nissan Altima

The fifth generation, made from 2013-2018, became the one of the most innovative & premium Altima in its history. Major developments included advanced technology features. It’s in this span of time that this Altima remained the best selling nameplate for Nissan up until the redesigned Nissan Rogue crossover passed it in 2017.

Finally comes the sixth & most current generation of the Nissan Altima (below). With updated styling, the best technology available, and two all-new engine upgrades, this generation is aimed at re-energizing the sedan segment of the market!

 

What do you think of the new 2019 Nissan Altima?

Let us know & be on the lookout for it, beginning in the Fall of this year!

Introducing: 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

The 2018 Nissan Kicks is the newest addition to the Nissan lineup, joining the other 5 crossover & SUV models that Nissan offers.  Designed with exceptional style as well as advance safety and technology features, the Kicks remains affordable for anyone looking for a new vehicle at a great price. Keep reading to learn more about what the 2018 Nissan Kicks offers!

Smart Technology

The Kicks has technology that feels personal and tailored to each driver. This includes:

  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™; available Nissan Intelligent Key™ with remote engine start; standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • 7.0-inch display screen, three USB inputs; available 7.0-inch driver information display in meter cluster
  • Available Bose® Personal® Plus Audio system with amplifier and eight speakers – including two speakers in the driver’s headrest

2018 Nissan Kicks

Standard Safety

Alongside technology that keeps you connected is the technology to help keep you safe on the road. Standard on each Kicks model is a rear-view monitor and standard Automatic Emergency Braking.  Other safety features also available are Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. And, with the price starting under $20,000, the Nissan Kicks makes safety more affordable than ever before.

2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

Personalized Color

Perhaps one of the most standout features of the 2018 Nissan Kicks is its available color options: 7 exterior colors plus 5 two-tone combinations. Three of the two-tone color schemes utilize a black roof and contrasting body colors (white, orange or red), along with one each orange roof/grey body and white roof/blue body.

2018 Nissan Kicks

Is the 2018 Nissan Kicks for you?

Whether you are looking for a fun, stylish upgrade or a safe vehicle for you small family, the Kicks marries the best of both worlds and offers in it an affordable package. Check out our available Kicks inventory, and come see us today at Newton Nissan South!

 

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!