Nissan really captured my attention not only for being the Media Sponsor of the Chicago Auto Show 2018, but because the brand offered a solid, strong and innovative presence, which has been the foundation for great things yet to come!
First we headed to the “Garage” to check out the new launches and other amazing cars they had on display!
The Kicks 2019
The Kicks was one of my favorites! Compact, stylish and yet offering all the features and innovation you love about the other Nissan vehicles!
The 2019 Nissan Kicks is an all-new, five-seat compact crossover. The Kicks is sold in 80 countries and features several high-tech safety features standard, Brazil is one of these countries!
Only one drive-train will be available: A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 125 horsepower and pairs to a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Kicks will be offered in front-wheel drive only.
The Kicks will be offered in three trims: Kicks S, Kicks SV and Kicks SR. Available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, leather seats, heated seats, power moonroof, cruise control, etc.
Available safety features include automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, 360-degree camera, rear-view camera, stability control, traction control, and dual-front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.
You already know how much I love the 2018 Nissan LEAF, right? E-PEDAL is a feature I can’t stop talking about…..
This time we had another chance to check it all out and I shared my favorite features with some friends attending the show with me!
2018 Nissan Leaf: Positioned as an electric-car with an affordable price tag. The Leaf is completely redesigned inside and out.
A 100-kilowatt electric motor is paired with a 40-kilowatt Li-ion battery producing 147 horsepower and has an EPA-estimated maximum range of 150 miles – which is 43 miles longer than the outgoing model.
There are three available trims: S, SV, and SL. The Leaf offers available features such as ProPILOT Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated front seats, heated rear seats, premium audio, auxiliary jack, USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and navigation and telematics system.
Available safety features: rear-view camera, 360-degree camera, anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, and dual-front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.
The night was young and we headed to the welcome reception, where Nissan offered a warm welcome to the media attending the Auto Show!
Paired with great company and a gorgeous view!
Next day, I had the opportunity to check Nissan’s line up and enjoy their winter wonderland display!
Loved meeting Tiago Castro, fellow Brazilian, the head of the Trucks Division at Nissan and learning all about the new Titan! Isn’t it a beauty? I can’t wait to test drive one! Here is what I’ve learned:
2018 Nissan Titan: The 2018 Nissan Titan is the company’s entry in the fiercely competitive full-size pickup truck class. It competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra. For 2018, the Titan remains unchanged, with the exception of a new Midnight Edition trim.
Under the hood is a 5.6-liter V8 that makes 390 horsepower and pairs with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The Titan is offered with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. EPA-estimated fuel economy is listed at 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway with both drivetrain layouts. Available maximum towing capacity is 9,740 pounds and maximum payload capacity is 1,950 pounds when properly equipped.
The Titan is offered in Single Cab, King Cab, and Crew Cab. Five trim levels are offered: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. Available features include trailer sway control, leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, premium audio, USB, satellite radio, Bluetooth, navigation, and remote start.
Available safety features include rearview camera, 360-degree camera, front and rear sonar systems, anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and dual-front, front-side and side-curtain airbags
Also checking out other vehicles on display!
Yes….they made it snow after their presentation! After the “snow”, we had awesome treats and a special bonus to have time to chat with Wendy Orthman, finding out more amazing news from what the brand has in store in 2018!
Nissan is really ahead of the game as far as using social media and amazing activations to amplify the brand’s message, so I truly felt honored to have been invited and partnered once more with them to elevate their efforts to offer innovation, performance and style in their vehicles and even more amazing experiences to showcase those vehicles to us!
Looking forward to sharing more Nissan events with you in 2018! I can’t wait to see what the brand has in store!
Will be sharing it all with you soon!
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