Bigger & Better: Trunk or Treat 2018

By krosenbaum | Posted in Murfreesboro News + Events, Our Customers, People, Shelbyville News + Events, Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 1:40 PM

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!

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat

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

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2019 Nissan Altima, Buying a New Car, Murfreesboro News + Events, Nissan Models, Nissan News on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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!

Nissan Award of Excellence | 4 years running!

By krosenbaum | Posted in 2018, Nissan News, Our Customers, People, Shelbyville News + Events on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Award of Excellence

Newton Nissan South has won the Nissan Award of Excellence – for the 4th year in a row!

Newton Nissan South has won the 2018 Nissan Award of Excellence. Nissan recognizes and rewards only a select number of dealerships for outstanding performance in sales, customer satisfaction, and owner loyalty. This award shows both our commitment to excellence as part of the Newton Motor Group, as well as our commitment to our customers & local community. Dealerships must meet a number of criteria to participate in the Nissan Award of Excellence program. The award is not given to everyone and only the top dealerships that meet the conditions can receive the award.

We are honored to receive this award for the fourth year in a row, and we have to first and foremost say “Thank you!” to our customers. We are thankful that each of you come in our doors for your new vehicle needs! And our employees each play a special and important role in this, and we are thankful for each of them!

Visit us today to experience the spirit of excellence that earned us this award! We look forward to serving you.

Award of Excellence

 

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!