All new 2014 Nissan Rogue production starts

The first U.S.-made Nissan Rogue rolled off the production line today in Smyrna Tennessee and it was the 10 millionth built at the plant which opened in 1983. Production of the redesigned 2014 Rogue compact crossover in Smyrna is one of five new models redesigned in 15 months the others are the Altima, Sentra, Versa and Pathfinder. U.S. sales of the Rogue have risen 43 percent in two years to 142,349 in 2012 from 2010 and this year through September, U.S. Rogue sales are up 14 percent from the same period last year, to 124,669.

Nissan to offer Apple Radio iTunes Radio

Apple iTunes Radio will be offered by Nissan in the 2014 Rogue, Versa Note, and the Leaf EV. “We see iTunes Radio as an integral part of our new vehicle launches and ‘big moments,’ riding the wave of interest and usage of this exciting new service to maximize exposure of Nissan’s new models,” Jon Brancheau, vice president of marketing for Nissan North America, said in a statement. “We’re also adding iAd on iTunes Radio as a critical platform in support of ongoing campaigns, such as our college football and Heisman Trophy Tour initiatives. It’s a great way for Nissan to reach the right audiences in the right markets.”

Kelly Blue Book ranks 2013 Altima Sedan a 10-Best New Sedan Under $25,000

Kelly Blue Book KBB.com ranks 2013 Altima Sedan a 10-Best New Sedan Under $25,000. 2013 Nissan Altima is an exciting take on sporty sedans. As indicated by KBB.com, “Altima offers both 182 willing horsepower and superb fuel-economy.” They went on to say, “the Altima is one of the great new buys in the midsize sedan class.”1 Flattery (and the Altima) will definitely get you everywhere.