Trunk or Treat 2018: What’s New?

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Murfreesboro News + Events, Shelbyville News + Events, Trunk or Treat on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 1:36 PM

 

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

By krosenbaum | Posted in Nissan Altima, Nissan Models, Nissan News on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 1:26 PM

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

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Affordable, Buying a New Car, New Nissan Owners on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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

By krosenbaum | Posted in People, Shelbyville News + Events, TN, Uncategorized on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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!

 

 

3rd Annual Student Car Giveaway

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Car Giveaway, People, Shelbyville News + Events on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 12:56 PM

 

Newton Nissan Car Giveaway

Good Grades = Free Car

Ashley, a 10th grader from Community High School in Shelbyville, won a brand new car this weekend because of her good grades. Ashley was so shocked, saying, “I just can’t believe it…I mean, ME?!” She will be getting her permit soon, and is excited to begin driving her new car! Her little sister and mom were also surprised and thankful for this gift to their family. The annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway event is open to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away ten cars to students in the Nashville area.

About the Grand Prize

The grand prize was a 2018 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Ashley doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Nissan’s Vice President. 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.

Other Fun Happenings This Year

But there were more prizes to be had! We had several trivia rounds for other students to win smaller prizes like gift cards and very large candy bars!

Add that to free food and a drawing for a free oil change for the parents — it was a fun night for all! We love celebrating all these students, who have worked so hard all year long, and we especially love giving back to our community in this way. If you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope that you will next year for the Newton Nissan Car Giveaway!

Congratulations again to Ashley!

 

For more information on the annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway, visit our Car Giveaway page here.

    

Get the Best Oil Change at Newton Nissan South

By krosenbaum | Posted in Our Customers, Service on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Oil Change

Here at Newton Nissan South, we pride ourselves on the best customer service: before, during, and after the sale. This year, we even won a top award for it: the 2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award from Dealer Rater. When it comes to service, we want to give you the best experience possible. From the moment you’re greeted to the moment you drive away. In between, we are thoroughly inspecting your vehicle as we take care of your oil change, balance your tires, and do necessary maintenance work and repairs. You’ve entrusted your vehicle to us, and we take that very seriously.

Which is why, in the coming days, you will see a slight increase to your bill – specifically for an oil change. That is because we are changing from regular oil to a fully synthetic oil for all our oil changes. We believe that this will be better for the vehicles we service in the long run, giving you more miles between changes and better protection for your engine.

Here’s 5 reasons why you’ll get the best oil change at Newton Nissan South:

  1. Customer Service – we’re consistently rated 5-stars on sites like Google and DealerRater because we take care of our customers. YOU are our number one priority!
  2. Synthetic Oil – This is a intensely refined oil, which removes more impurities. This gives your engine the best protection and better flow no matter the temperature or conditions.
  3. Convenient Hours – We’re open from 7:30 AM – 6 PM Monday-Friday, and 8 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays. Anytime you need us, you can come see us.
  4. Express Lane – For those busy mornings, we do offer an express lane with no appointment necessary. Get in, get out.
  5. Free Coffee & Snacks – Need we say more? Oh wait, yes: we also offer free WiFi for your convenience as well!

Bonus: We have a super fun kids area with chalkboard walls for the kids to play in!

Why wait? Schedule your next oil change with Newton Nissan South today!

 

For more information on why synthetic oil is the better choice for your upcoming oil change, check out this article: http://ow.ly/8CW250hpDZr

Upcoming Shelbyville Events

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Shelbyville News + Events on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:49 PM

Looking for fun, family-friendly events this summer? Check out what’s going on in Shelbyville this summer!

 

Wartrace MusicFest – Wartrace

Shelbyville Events

Saturday, June 2nd

Come to this annual summer celebration to hear some of your favorite songs being played! Enjoy food, pony rides, arts & crafts, and a fireworks show at the end of the night!

R.C. Cola Moon Pie Festival – Bell Buckle

Shelbyville Events

June 16th

Recently rated by Southest Tourism as a Top 20 event for 2018! Celebrating two southern favorites, R.C. Colas and Moon Pies, this festival in Bell Buckle draws visitors from around the country each year.  There’s a 10k Race, parade, music and food. Also featuring the cutting of the world’s largest Moon Pie!

Bedford County Fair – Shelbyville

July 22-28

Just before the end of Summer Break, take the kids to the fair! Enjoy livestock shows, arts and crafts, baking contests, and so much more.

Get out and have fun with your family this summer at these great Shelbyville Events!

 

Jaci’s Favorite Things: The 2018 Nissan Rogue

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Buying a New Car, Our Customers, People on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Rogue

Local Grammy-nominated artist Jaci Velasquez recently took the 2018 Nissan Rogue for a month-long test drive, and she rated it in 2nd place among her top three favorite vehicles! From its advanced technology to its sleek, black exterior and leather interior, Jaci loved this vehicle. We think you will too!

“The Superhero”

Jaci dubbed this Rogue more than just a car — “It’s a superhero!” Her primary reason for calling it a superhero is the technology. This begins with the key fob, by which you can not only unlock and lock your car, but you can also enter your car without pressing the button at all. As long as the key fob is on your person, you and your passenger can get in the car by pressing the button on the door handle. In addition, with the key fob, you can remotely start up your car! “Who needs keys? You’ve got superheroes like Nissan!”

All the technology you want

On the inside, the Rogue doesn’t miss a beat in continuing to impress with the best lineup of technology. First, the touch screen houses all you need to stay connect: Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, and the Rear-View camera. In addition to the rear-view, though, is the front view camera. This shows you the sides and front of your vehicle, and warns you of potential objects. Behind the wheel, you can also choose what you want to see, which is also where you are warned when you drift lanes. The steering wheel itself will shake to alert you to stay in your lane alongside a couple of beeps.

“This car practically drives itself!”

2018 Nissan Rogue

“But the best part of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is the ProPilot Assist,” Jaci says.  This driver assist technology may not let you fall asleep with your passengers on long car rides (yet), but what it can do are these key things:

  1. Keep your speed the same, even in slowing and speeding traffic
  2. Maintain a set distance between your car and the vehicle ahead
  3. Keep you in your lane (note: you must keep your hands on the wheel)

You simply press the blue button (pictured) on the steering wheel, set your speed, and you’re all set! You will see if there’s a car in front, what your actual speed is, and if you are in your lane. Again, you still have to stay focused on the road ahead, but with your feet and hands fairly relaxed as you go!

 

We love the 2018 Nissan Rogue!

View our inventory today, and come see us to take a test drive yourself!

 

For more information, watch the full version of Jaci’s Favorites here:

 

Introducing: 2018 Nissan Frontier

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Buying a New Car, Nissan Frontier on Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 10:51 AM

2018 Nissan Frontier

The 2018 Nissan Frontier may look like a small truck, but it’s got big capability for small and large tasks alike. Whether you are looking for a truck “just because,” or you need a workhorse to tackle those projects you’ve been putting off, the Frontier is the vehicle for you! Read on to find out why.

Enhanced Standards

Nissan is committed to improving their vehicles year after year. Enhancements for the 2018 Nissan Frontier include:

  • the addition of standard RearView Monitor,
  • standard air conditioning,
  • cruise control,
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System,
  • 5.0-inch color display audio,
  • and Siri® Eyes Free.

Just look at that beautiful interior! But, as you can see, it’s not just there for looks — it has all the capability that you need to stay connected and up-to-date. In addition, later in the year, there will be a Midnight Edition of the 2018 Nissan Frontier for the very first time! This available package includes a black grille, 18-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels, semi-gloss black step rails, body-color front and rear bumpers, black outside rearview mirrors and door handles and black badging. These Midnight Edition vehicles are always very popular, and it is exciting to see the Frontier receive this special upgrade.

2018 Nissan Frontier

Options, options, options!

There are many options to choose from when looking at the 2018 Nissan Frontier. Choose between  a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (King Cab only); manual or automatic transmission; regular/crew cab or long bed, and more! Depending on what you need for towing or hauling or just an all-around truck, you can find the perfect Frontier to match your needs, including 8 different color options!

But the best way to see if the 2018 Nissan Frontier is right for you is to come in

for a test drive at Newton Nissan South!

Come see us today!

2018 Nissan Frontier

 

 

Newton Nissan South’s Car Giveaway 2018!

By krosenbaum | Posted in Murfreesboro News + Events, Our Customers, Shelbyville News + Events on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 5:25 PM
Car Giveaway

Car Giveaway

Did you know? Newton Nissan South hosts a car giveaway every year?

Well, it’s TRUE.

One lucky Middle TN high school student will drive away with a Nissan Versa this summer! For the third year in a row, we’ll be giving away a brand-new car for absolutely FREE. You read that right–no taxes or hidden fees. FREE! Why? Because we want to give back to our community, and one of the ways we can do that is by rewarding our hard-working students with a car giveaway!

So, how does it work?

  1. Sign up here.
  2. Drop off your report card at our Shelbyville location by June 11th. We’ll also need a copy of your (or your parent’s) driver’s license.
  3. Come to the big event on June 15th, at 6 PM!

How many entries can I have?

Students will receive an entry for every “A” on their report card! The more A’s, the more entries into drawing! Believe us…the odds will be in your favor! It is worth entering! On the night of the drawing, we will have food and drinks for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the car giveaway!

Here are a few FAQs:

Question: I’m taking a class that only gives me a pass/fail grade, will a “P” for “Pass” count as an entry?

No. Only grades that are considered an “A” on the report card will be eligible.

Question: I am taking a college class during high school, will that class be eligible for an entry if I get an “A” in it?

That’s tricky. An “A” from a college/AP class will count only if the class is listed on the high school’s report card (not on a college report card).

Question: I am a college student. Can I enter the car giveaway?

No. The giveaway is currently only open to high school students in a Tennessee high school.

Question: Can I use my Driver’s Permit to enter the car giveaway?

Yes. You can now use your driver’s permit, driver’s license, or student ID to enter, as long as your parent or legal guardian has a valid driver’s license.

Question: My school does not give out report cards. Can I print off my grades from the school’s online portal?

We cannot accept copies or print offs of report cards, unless they are verifed. To verify your grades, go to the Welcome Desk at Newton Nissan South and ask our teammates to log in to your school’s portal (you will need to provide your login). From there, we can verify and print your grades!

Question: I totally forgot to bring in my report card and now the deadline has passed. Can you make an exception for me?

No. We are unable to make exceptions.

Question: My child brought in her grades but she won’t be able to make the car giveaway. Can I stand-in for her?

No. Students must be present to win.

 

We can’t wait to see you!

Don’t forget: the deadline for report cards is June 11th!

Good luck!

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katie: lbuchanan@newtonnissansouth.com