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Slip into Something More Comfortable With the 2015 Nissan Murano

Whether you're experiencing the 2015 Nissan Murano from its dynamically-styled exterior, plush interior, or behind the wheel, you're in for a journey you won't soon forget. Now available on dealership lots nationwide, the Japanese automaker is making sure drivers are familiar with all of its features.

Today, we're going to cover the impressive cabin of the Murano. Plenty of space for passengers and cargo are just the start: Nissan has loaded…

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On the Horizon for NISMO


It can be difficult to distinguish an idea from an actual progression within the automitve indutry, especially since the great concepts are usually painstakingly guarded as secrets within the field until an auto show to put all the competition to shame. While we can only guess whether the newest rumor will come to fruition, we here at Lithia Nissan of Ames want to keep you in the loop. Now, you know that the racing style…

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2015 Nissan Murano Begins Production in Mississippi

2015 Nissan Murano Begins Production in Mississippi

These days you might be surprised to learn that many of the vehicles produced by foreign automakers are actually assembled right here in the U.S. Since Americans buy most of the company's cars anyways, there is a lot of money to be saved by sourcing the parts and putting them together here in the States. In fact Nissan is currently celebrating the first production run of?

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Nissan LEAF Blasts Off to Massive Sales

Big news for EV lovers this month; our favorite Japanese automaker has sold more all-electric vehicles this year than any other automaker and 2014 isn't even over yet! By the end of last month, Nissan sold 21,822 LEAF models in the United States, with between 2,000 and 3,000 sold each month, give or take. This makes sales up by 36 percent over the same time of the previous year, so we…

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Complete Control with the NissanConnect Audio System

When you're out driving and want to listen to a particular song, or make a quick phone call, or just have your text messages read back to you, is it easy or do you find it a hassle? When you're using the NissanConnect Audio System, you'll have full command and have a great time doing it. No matter if you're the driver or a passenger in the back, the option to…

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The Nissan Versa Note Has Your Back


It's always good to be aware of what's happening on all sides of your car. That's especially true if you're like the guy in the video below, and you have an army of action figures trying to stop you from driving away. Lucky for this guy, he was driving a Nissan Versa Note that had the Around View Monitor feature, so he could avoid the toys and get away. Check it…

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Just For Fun, Nissan Engineers Mold a LEAF into a Pickup

We've talked an awful lot about Nissan technology recently. And even though it's built right into the brand's slogan, the latest innovations that have come out of the home office have still left us quite impressed. That being said, the next piece of automotive engineering is really exciting to watch, even if it isn't due to hit production anytime soon.

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Nissan Places NASA Technology into their Latest Models


Automakers are always looking for a new avenue to venture down; they are always looking for ways to improve technology and better the driving experience. However, more often than not these avenues involve music, safety or a more refined, fuel efficient engine. And besides the option of leather upholstery and the ability to recline, there really has yet to be any technology created which has really wowed us in comfort.

This is where Nissan steps…

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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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