It’s finally cold outside (for today, anyway), and we’re now under a month away from Christmas! Can you believe it? Although I’ve been playing Christmas music off and on throughout the year, now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s finally a culturally acceptable time to really begin listening 24/7. And Sirius XM Radio makes that possible for us in our cars, with several stations that offer many different varieties of Christmas music. They have been offering holiday music 24/7 since November 1st, so maybe some of you have discovered these already, but keep reading to learn which ones you might play this holiday season! Running now until December 30th!
Here are the top offerings from Sirius XM Radio:
Holly (Channel 70): Contemporary & classic Christmas hits with Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, & Pentatonix.
Holiday Traditions (Channel 4): Traditional hits from the 40s-60s with Bing Crosby & Nat King Cole.
Navidad (Channel 785): Contemporary Latin holiday music with Gloria Estefan & Marco Antonio.
Country Christmas (Channel 58): Selection of country holiday favorites with Garth Brooks & Carrie Underwood.
Holiday Soul (Channel 49): Motown and Soul Christmas hits from the 80s & 90s with Whitney Houston & Aretha Franklin.
Radio Hanukkah (Channel 77): Hanukkah themed music, reflections, and prayers (runs 12/12-12/21).
Holiday Pops (Channel 76): Classic carols by the greatest classical musicians including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, & Luciano Pavarotti.
We here at Newton Nissan South hope you enjoy your Holiday season!
We loved Trunk or Treat 2017!
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 the community we are in. This year, the Cascade High School Band Boosters helped us decorate 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.
Battling the fierce wind, the booster 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 Harry Potter and Star Wars. We had a friendly competition over whose trunk was the best, and we brought in fun bouncy houses and euro bungees for the kids to enjoy for a few hours! The wind would not keep us down!
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 2018!
Here at Newton Nissan, we pride ourselves on our involvement in the community. It is very important to us to know our customers and their families as more than numbers or sales, but as neighbors, friends, and family. For this reason, we have many different events to do this, including Spirit Nights and our car giveaway for high school students. But by far, the most fun event we love to host for the community is our annual Trunk or Treat!
Each year, we shut down our dealership and host thousands from our community for fun, games, food, and, of course, candy! It is always a fun time for kids and adults alike to enjoy a few hours celebrating together. Cars, as well as children & adults, are dressed up in fun costumes, and a good time is always had by all.
Come to our Trunk or Treat here at Newton Nissan!
Where: 2801 Highway 231 N Shelbyville, TN
When: 3-5 PM
Details: Everything is free! Come dressed and ready to have fun! Rain or shine!
This year, we hope we can join us at this family-friendly event for all ages! We’ll serve pizza, have a euro bungees, and more!
Past Trunk or Treat Photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the second straight year, Newton Nissan South has given away a car to a student with good grades. This year’s giveaway story was especially heartwarming.
Allyson Bivvins, the winner from the Shelbyville location, is a junior from Victory Baptist Academy. She succeeded in school this year despite personal trials. Allyson’s father just got out of the hospital on Friday for his first round of cancer treatment. Because of the crowd and potential for germs at the car giveaway event, Allyson’s father sat inside his car while the car giveaway was going on inside. When Allyson’s name was drawn, Allyson’s mom rushed out to the car to tell her dad the good news.
The annual contest, hosted by Newton Motor Group’s two Nissan dealerships, is open to all students enrolled in a middle Tennessee high school. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card, and they get an entry for each “A” on their report card. Newton Nissan in Gallatin has given away a car for 8 straight years. Their newest Nissan location in Shelbyville has now hosted the giveaway for two straight years.
A 2017 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,370, was the grand prize at each location. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so the winning students don’t have to pay anything for their new cars,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Motor Group’s Vice President. Producer Eddie from the Bobby Bones Show came in to DJ the event and officially give the car to Allyson.
Most shoppers don’t have an affinity for car dealerships, but Newton Nissan has proven that it is the exception to the rule. For the second year in a row, Newton Nissan has been named the #1 Nissan Dealership in America by shoppers on DealerRater.
“Car buyers have spoken and have identified Newton Nissan as the best Nissan dealer to do business with in the U.S,” said DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. “The quality and number of reviews for Newton Nissan speak volumes of the top-notch experiences they provide to customers.”
Out of 1,080 Nissan dealerships in the United States, Newton Nissan’s PowerScores emerged at the top of the class. The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2016 calendar year.
Founded in 2002, DealerRater, a Cars.com Company, is the world’s leading car dealer review website that connects consumers with the right dealership. The 2017 Dealer of the Year awards were announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association Awards Ceremony on January 27th.
The annual awards are based on reviews by car shoppers and those who took their vehicles into dealerships for service. Reviewers evaluated Newton Nissan on its customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience.
“This feels like a David and Goliath moment for us,” says Mike Abbondanza, the Vice President of Newton Nissan. “Most dealerships are owned by big corporations with lots of resources; but our team is small, local, and we put a lot of heart into everything we do.”
Newton Nissan has two award-winning locations on the outskirts of Nashville; one in Gallatin, and one in Shelbyville. Beyond it’s national recognition, the Newton team is known for its community involvement like Trunk or Treat, and its annual car giveaway for high school students.
More info about the Dealer of the Year Awards can be found at: www.dealerrater.com/dealers/awards