Accessorize your Nissan for the New School Year

The academic year has started for many and if you're the lucky few who don't start until after Labor Day the clock is quickly winding down. We have seen countless shoppers come in looking for a ride that can fit the whole family, a new or used vehicle for their sixteen year old, or a capable off-to college vehicle for the older ones.

However, there are many people who are set with their current vehicle, but that doesn't mean they can't have a bit of automotive buying fun. At Lithia Nissan of Ames  our parts center…

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Efficiency Meets Capability in the Nissan LEAF

Just because the 2015 Nissan LEAF Is a fully-electric vehicle doesn't mean that it can't withstand the rigors of daily driving. As proof of this, LEAF owner Steve Marsh recently drove his 100,000th mile in the zero emissions vehicle. Not coincidentally, Nissan also recently sold its 100,000th copy of the LEAF.

Clearly, the word is getting around about the LEAF's amazing utility and capability. When given a full charge, the?
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Nissan Calls Quits on the Cube, Continues Iconic Design

It's a sad time for uniquely-designed vehicle enthusiasts, as the Japanese automaker has decided to discontinue the Nissan Cube with the 2014 model year being its last. Of course, this doesn't spell the end for iconic design; quite the contrary, actually. With the huge success of the Juke under their belt, Nissan has stated that they'll continue on the path. Though a spiritual successor may not be in the works, they've…

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The Local Natives Perform With the Help of the 2014 Nissan Rogue

To prove the impressive capability of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, the Local Natives took the crossover SUV out in the desert for a little impromptu performance. The indie band rocked out with the help of two Rogue models as part of Nissan's "Off the Stage" series. So, without further ado, here's the Local Natives singing their hit song, "Breakers."

Beyond concerts, the 2014 Nissan Rogue has been redesigned to deliver sleek style, improved…

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Nissan Releases Video Rendering of Speedy Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

When it comes to the development of speedy and sporty models, the Nissan brand is no stranger, as you may have previously gleaned from models like the recently debuted 2015 370Z NISMO. The Japanese automaker is at it once again as they recently released a video clip of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

This vehicle is featured in the Gran Tursimo 6 video game for Playstation, where gamers can virtually get behind the…

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Jam out to your Favorite Tunes in the 2014 Nissan Sentra

Are you planning some fun driving adventures this summer? If so, you're going to need two things: a reliable vehicle and a good sound system. This is where the 2014 Nissan Sentra comes in handy. We love that this sedan offers the whole package, including NissanConnectSM technology and a Bose Premium Audio system.

You can feel free to put down the windows and blast your favorite tunes when cruising around in the Sentra. This…

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Nissan LEAF Achieves Big EV Milestone in the U.S.

At the beginning of the year, we reported how the Nissan LEAF was off to a strong sales start. Now we are nearing the halfway point of the year, and this EV's success has only continued to grow, especially as the 50,000th U.S. model was just recently sold. This is a huge milestone for the Nissan brand as the LEAF is the very first EV ever to reach this achievement. Learn more?

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Nissan Hits a Home Run with New 2015 370Z NISMO

One of our favorite aspects about the Nissan lineup is its diversity. While you can find sporty sedan models such as the Altima, there are also family-geared SUVs and crossovers, such as the Pathfinder. But what if you're looking for something with less of a "tinge" of sport--one that leans more toward the "roadster" end of things?

Well, there's the 370Z for that.

And guess what? The next generation of this stylish sports…

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New Nissan Lannia Concept Amazes Beijing Audience

Finding out about new vehicles coming soon to dealerships like ours in Ames, IA is always exciting but, if you ask us, it's concept vehicles that really put us on the edge of our seats. And speaking of which, the Nissan Lannia Concept was recently revealed at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show to much applause and approval from showgoers. Offering a futuristic, flowing design aimed at young Chinese drivers, we could easily see this…

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Nissan Packs a Ton of Features into the 2014 Rogue

When you're looking around for a new car, you'll likely agree that finding a model with healthy dose of versatility is a huge plus. The Nissan R&D team knows this full well so they went ahead and decked the 2014 Rogue out with all sorts of helpful amenities. Of course, that's music to our ears here in Ames, IA, but loading a crossover with all those highlights does present a challenge...

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