5 Reasons to Tour the Nissan Factory

By krosenbaum | Posted in Murfreesboro News + Events, Nissan News, Our Customers, Shelbyville News + Events on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Nissan Factory

Nissan Factory

We’ve got a tour of the Nissan Factory in Smyrna coming up on March 27th!

Here are 5 reasons why you should join us:

1. Meet others in your area

Network with others as we take a drive together and walk the grounds of the plant. You might even make a new friend!

2. Take your family & friends along

Even kids over the age of 10 are allowed to come! Bring them along for a fun learning experience for the whole family.

3. Meet staff from your local Nissan dealership

A few staff members from Newton Nissan South will be doing the driving for you! We consider our employees and customers family, so we want to get to know you.

4. See how cars get made!

This is the coolest reason, of course. These are just a few of the cars that are currently being produced at the Smyrna Nissan Factory: Leaf, Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, and Rogue!


Finally, the best reason: Let us take you out for free BBQ after the tour! 

Come spend a few hours with us at the Nissan Factory Tour on March 27th, from 9 AM – 1:30 PM.

Interested? Email Lynn Buchanan: lbuchanan@newtonnissansouth.com to reserve your spot. Only 8 spots remain, so email in ASAP!

2018 Nissan Titan vs. 2018 Ford F-150

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Nissan Models, Titan, Versus the Competition on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 9:00 AM
2018 Nissan Titan vs. 2018 Ford F-150

2018 Nissan Titan vs. 2018 Ford F-150

2018 Nissan Titan vs. 2018 Ford F-150

Two great trucks. Why choose Nissan?

When buying a truck, dependability is at the top of the list for anyone in the market. And both the 2018 Nissan Titan and the 2018 Ford F-150 have that quality. The Ford F-150 is the best selling truck in America, and the 2017 Titan model was named TruckTrend’s “Pickup Truck of the Year.” So between these two great models, how do you decide?

2018 Nissan Titan

The 2018 Nissan Titan offers three standard features that used to be available options, including:

  • Standard column shifter,
  • tow/haul mode with Downhill Speed Control,
  • and tailgate assist.

Combine these with a wide array of available upgrade features, compared to the F-150:

  • Available hill descent control (King and Crew Cab only),
  • 120-volt power outlet in cargo bed,
  • front and rear sonar system,
  • and Intelligent Around View® Monitor (King and Crew Cab only).

These are just the beginning of the list of features and perks offered with the 2018 Nissan Titan.

2018 Ford F-150

America’s best-selling truck has some great additions to this year’s model. Update exterior styling, new interior color options, and an available audio system give fresh style to this trustworthy truck. In addition, it has made the rear-view camera a standard feature on all Ford models. Available options include:

  • 4G LTE modem for a WiFi hot spot,
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality,
  • and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.


Seems like a neck-and-neck race for these two trucks,

so come and see us at Newton Nissan (and Newton Ford South!) to test drive one for yourself!

Introducing: the 2018 Murano

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Murfreesboro, New Nissan Owners, Nissan Models on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Murano

Nissan’s striking lineup of crossovers continues with the 2018 Nissan Murano. In 2017, the Murano was named “2017 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money.” It was also named by J.D. Power as the top vehicle in the mid-size SUV category. But with Nissan, awards are not the goal, or a stoplight for improvement; instead, constant innovation is the goal.

Technology to Stay Connected

The 2018 Nissan Murano features technological improvements to help keep drivers connected, without being distracted. This includes AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, NissanConnect with Navigation, and SiriusXM (with subscription). This is housed in a 8-inch color display with touch screen control.

2018 Nissan Murano

Luxurious Interior

On the inside, different trim levels offer different levels of luxury. Choose between a power liftgate (SL & Platinum), a Dual Panel moonroof (Platinum), heated rear seats and steering wheel (SL), and more! In addition, the SL Midnight Edition package, a popular package from 2017, carries over in many models and offers new content for the 2018 Nissan Murano.

Features to Keep You Safe

Finally, the best enhancements are always the ones that keep you and your passengers safe, and the Murano lacks none of them. Standard on all grades is Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. Added to the SV grade are Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Intelligent Cruise control. In the SV Premier package, added to the rear-camera is the Intelligent Around View, which gives you full scope of what is behind, in front, and all around your vehicle as you reverse (see below).

2018 Nissan Murano

Like what you see on the 2018 Nissan Murano?

Check out our inventory here, and come test drive it today!

Introducing: the 2018 Nissan Rogue

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Nissan Models, Nissan News on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Rogue

The Rogue is Nissan’s best selling vehicle by far, but why is it so popular? Is it the safety features? The signature exterior style? The Nissan dependability? It’s all of this and more! Read on to see why the 2018 Nissan Rogue continues to be a favorite among car shoppers!

The Future: Hands-Free Driving?

The most noteworthy addition to the 2018 Nissan Rogue is the introduction of the available ProPilot Assist, which might be the closest thing that we can get to hands-free driving at the moment! Here’s how it works:

  1. Turn on the system by pressing the blue ProPilot Assist button, on the right side of your steering wheel.
  2. Set your Intelligent Cruise Control at your desired speed, like you normally would set it.
  3. The system will recognize the lane markers and steering assist will engage your steering wheel. These two icons will turn green on the driver’s display.
  4. It will remain active as long as the front camera can see both right and left side lane markers, and will disengage in heavy traffic.

In addition, it will be quickly overridden by your cues as the driver, such as when you engage your turn signal or turn the wheel. Though this does not give you permission to drive hands-free, it’s still a pretty cool feature! Remain alert & aware, keep your hands on the wheel, and let ProPilot Assist take care of the rest!

2018 Nissan Rogue

Standard Utility Features

All the 2018 Nissan Rogue models now come with standard Nissan Connect & Apple/Android Car Play, making it easier to stay both connected and focused as a driver. Other available and affordable utility features include: Motion Activated Liftgate, Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Nissan continues to increase confidence, ease, and dependability!

Like what you see?

Then come visit us at Newton Nissan South & check out the 2018 Nissan Rogue!

Our New Year’s Resolutions!

By krosenbaum | Posted in New Years Resolutions, People, TN, Uncategorized on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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!

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Buying a New Car, Murfreesboro, Nissan Models, Versus the Competition on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 9:00 AM

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Chevy Malibu:

Two great cars. How do you decide?

When it comes to buying a new car, no one wants to be uninformed about what’s out there. And here at Newton Nissan, we do not want to ever pressure you into making a decision. So here are two great options out there for your next sedan. Keep reading to understand the key similarities and differences between them, so that you can make a well-informed decision!

2018 Nissan Altima

This new model year for the Nissan Altima brings with it many new standard features, including:

  • Standard hands-free text messaging assistant,
  • Standard Advanced Drive-Assist® Display,
  • and Standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

These features combine to keep the driver alert and aware at all times, even when needing to stay connected on-the-go. In addition, also available is the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which warns the driver to a potential rear-end accident. It monitors the vehicle directly two cars ahead, and alerts the driver with both visual and audio warnings. Though the Malibu also offers a similar system, it can only monitor the car directly in front.

2018 Chevy Malibu

The Malibu for this year is not lacking in features itself, either. One noticeable difference in the increase in the size of the fuel tank–up from 13.0 gallons to 15.8 gallons on models with the 1.5 liter engine. The Altima, however, does make even that increase seem small,by offering a 18.0 gallon tank! An additional standard feature now on all Malibu models is the rear-view camera, which makes backing up a breeze. Also available are many different trim levels, which vary in both packages and pricing.

Standards Sweeten the Deal

When you’re looking for a car, of course you want good features. Nissan makes that easy by making so many great features standard–at no extra cost to you–ranging from connectivity to safety. But you also want an affordable price. Nissan again offers a lower starting price than the Chevy. The bottom line is that you can’t go wrong either way. Check the choices out for yourself, and we hope to see you soon!

Click here to view Newton Nissan South’s 2018 Altima options!


‘Tis the Season for Christmas Music on Sirius XM Radio

By krosenbaum | Posted in Christmas, Our Customers, People, Shelbyville News + Events, Sirius XM Radio on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Sirius XM Radio

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!

Sirius XM Radio

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!

The Valuable 2018 Nissan Versa

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Affordable, Buying a New Car, Murfreesboro, Nissan Models, Versa on Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 9:00 AM

First-time buyer? Here’s why the 2018 Nissan Versa is worth a look.

2018 Nissan Versa

Affordable Value

The 2018 Nissan Versa, no matter what model or edition you choose, stays priced well under $20,000. But it won’t feel that way, with options ranging from chrome details to a leather-wrapped steering wheel to a rear view monitor. If you choose to forego additional options and packages, the base price will continue to drop. That is primarily why this is a great first car! No matter which options or trims you choose, the Versa will remain an affordable value. Here at Newton Nissan South, we have many different available options for you!

Spacious Interior

2018 Nissan Versa

Standard on the Versa is a spacious interior–with 90.2 cubic feet of space, including several inches more legroom in the rear than in other comparable sedans. The trunk volume itself measures almost 15 cubic feet. Couple this with the ability to lay down the back seats in a 60/40 split, and the space increases, allowing for more cargo room. The Versa proves that a smaller sedan does not have to equal small space!

Essential Features

2018 Nissan Versa

The Versa might seem simple by today’s common standards of luxury and intelligent features. However, it has all the essential features for staying connected: AM/FM radio, USB and auxiliary ports for music and charging, and hands-free Bluetooth connection. It also keeps standard essential safety features: airbags, anti-lock breaks, and tire pressure monitoring. Even more features–including a 5-in. LED display scene with rear-view camera–are available on the affordable SV Special Edition upgrade (pictured above).  Add this to the already trustworthy Nissan brand, as well as the service available here at Newton Nissan South, and we’ve got you covered in a car you can feel good about purchasing!

Come see us today, and test drive the 2018 Nissan Versa for yourself!

2018 Nissan Versa



That’s a Wrap! Trunk or Treat 2017

By krosenbaum | Posted in Murfreesboro News + Events, Nissan News, People, Shelbyville News + Events, Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Trunk or Treat 2017 Wrap Up

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.

Trunk or Treat

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!Trunk or Treat

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!


2018 Nissan Altima: What’s New?

By krosenbaum | Posted in Buying a New Car, Murfreesboro, New Nissan Owners, Nissan News on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Last month, we took a closer look at the 2017 Altima, and saw how it stacked up against a strong competitor: the 2017 Toyota Camry. The upgrades made on the 2017 model proved that upgrades are becoming standard for Nissan’s already impressive and durable lineup. With the 2018 Nissan Altima, the bar for what is becoming standard just got set higher.

2018 Nissan Altima

A New Standard

With the 2018 model year, Nissan set a new standard with many of its models, including the Rogue, Murano, and Altima. On a million of these models, the revolutionary Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB) technology was placed as a standard feature–not for special editions only, but on base models, with no excess charges. This is double the amount of Nissan vehicles with AEB from 2017.

2018 Nissan Altima

What is AEB?

AEB is a new technology that helps a driver stay alert to possible collisions with vehicles ahead. It offers both visual and auditory alerts as it tracks the space in between your car and the car ahead. If the driver fails to respond to these warnings–i.e., not slowing down–the car will automatically apply the breaks. This will either help you to avoid rear-ending someone altogether, or it will at the very least reduce the speed at which the collision occurs.

An Intelligent Interior

2018 Nissan Altima

On the inside, the 2018 Nissan Altima complements its exterior.  It features a standard Advanced Drive Assist display and a 5-inch color audio display. Its primary goal is to help the driver stay focused on the road while staying informed of incoming messages. The driver can respond with preset or custom messages through the smartphone connection via the USB port below the controls.

The 2018 Nissan Altima features new standards, alongside optional upgrades, and is available at Newton Nissan South! Come see us today to check it out!