From self-driving cars to a “magic” mirror that makes all objects inside the vehicle disappear, Nissan and the future of the automotive industry seem to go hand in hand these days. And that will be the case once again as Nissan teams up with PlayStation to create the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.
The supercar concept was made to celebrate the Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary, and it has a, well, interesting backstory. It all started when Nissan designers were given permission to create a dream car for their Gran Turismo fantasy garage, with input from designers from England to Japan being taken into consideration.
This all led to NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, which could provide a sneak peek at what the futuristic supercar may look like down the road. Nissan fans will be able to get a closer look at what the car is capable of once it becomes available for download in Gran Turismo 6.
In the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo by watching the video above!
If the alarming statistics about texting and driving haven’t kept you or your family members from using your cell phone in the car, this recent innovative message from Volkswagen might do the trick.
VW recently ran a PSA at a Hong Kong movie theater called “Eyes on the Road.” The audience members were shown a first-person video of a Volkswagen vehicle driving on an open road. They’re all focused on the screen, waiting to see what will happen, until a man in the back uses a location-based broadcaster to send a message to every cell phone in the theater.
While everyone takes their eyes off the video to look at their phones, the car suddenly veers off to the left and crashes into a tree. Then, these two messages appeared on screen: “mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel,” followed by “a reminder to keep your eyes on the road.”
The PSA is a great message from an automaker that has always been committed to keeping its drivers safe. Recently, the IIHS awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI, which are equipped with numerous safety features both inside and out. Stop by our Stratham, NH Volkswagen dealership if you’d like to test one out. But whether you buy from us or not, please don’t text and drive.
The 2014 Nissan Altima may be a sedan, but from a performance standpoint, it’s a lot closer to a race car than you may think.
At least that’s the message Nissan wants you take away from its “Ride of Your Life” campaign. In the video above, you can watch what appears to be an Altima race car zipping around the Willow Springs Raceway … only it isn’t a race car at all. It’s a 2014 Nissan Altima sedan.
“The ‘Ride of Your Life’ campaign shows off the performance DNA that lives inside every Nissan and will help engage consumers nationwide, creating positive, lively conversation online and in person as we enter upon our year-end sales event,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president of marketing communications and media at Nissan North America. “With a blend of performance, technology, superior fuel economy and more, Nissan vehicles are intended to give drivers the ride of their lives.”
A number of high-profile members contributed to the commercial, including “Transformers,” “Spiderman” and “Iron Man 2” production designer Page Buckner. You can find out more about the campaign, as well as the 2014 Altima, here.