08-27-21

Introducing the Long Awaited 2023 Nissan Z | Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Blog

The Nissan Z is the long-awaited new sports car from Nissan. It is a replacement for the 350Z, with Nissan having dropped the numbers from the vehicle’s name. Despite being a new generation model, the Z keeps all the features that has made the 350Z one of its most popular vehicles – with twin seats, RWD and a six-speed manual transmission.

One area though that the new Z has really improved in is power, with a twin-turbo 3.0 liter V6 engine that can boast 400hp. This is the same VR30DDTT V6 engine from Nissan’s Infiniti Red Sport 400 models. It maxes out at 400 hp at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque. This 3.0 liter engine has variable valve timing and direct injection which adds a maximum 14.7 psi of boost.

The Entry Level Trim of the 2023 Nissan Z is the Nissan Z Sport

The Z Sport is the entry level trim, but it has an identical powertrain to other Z’s in the range. It also has a completely customizable 12.3-inch TFT instrument display, a complete set of safety features, club seats that have synthetic suede inserts and driver-assistance tools.

The next trim up in the Z Performance. Among its upgrades over the Sport include an eight-speaker Bose stereo system (two more speakers than the Sport), heated leather seats, more responsive braking and firmer suspension.

In terms of looks, the Performance switches the Sport’s 18-inch wheels with lightweight 19-inch forged Rays wheels. The Performance also has red-painted brake calipers, front and rear spoilers and a dual exhaust. The Performance model also has an automatic launch control which the Sport does not have.

The top trim is the Proto Spec which is basically a Performance that’s been merged with the Z Proto concept car. It is a full bumblebee design – yellow body, black roof, bronze wheels, yellow brake calipers and black seats with yellow stitching and accents.

The 2023 Nissan Z is All About Stunning Good Looks and Envy Inducing Power

The Z goes a little overboard in instrumentation, featuring three analog gauges that are basically just there for show – one for boost, one is a turbocharger tachometer and one is a voltmeter. Like Z models of the past, this vehicle has similar-looking taillights and the usual ‘long hood, short deck’ visual appeal.

"The Z has always been an accessible sports car – always placed at the intersection of aspiration and attainability – of dreams and reality,” said Ashwani Gupta, COO at Nissan. “This latest iteration is now ready to thrill Z enthusiasts and create a whole new generation of Z fans as well, when it comes to market here in the U.S. early next year.”

The only bad news about the new Nissan Z is the waiting time until this premier vehicle is released for purchase, which may not happen until April 2022.

The Charlie Clark Nissan Showroom is the Place to go for all Your Nissan Vehicle Needs

If you like the sound and look of the 2023 Nissan Z, then why not head down to the Charlie Clark Nissan showroom in El Paso when the vehicle is released onto the market? In the meantime, we also have a full and complete line of Nissan vehicles in stock, no matter your needs and expectations for a Nissan vehicle, and your price range.

We offer both new and fully-certified preowned Nissan vehicles. We also offer service for all Nissan vehicles, no matter whether you purchased your vehicle from us or not, plus rentals and we welcome inquiries from commercial enterprises as well.

We can also offer you the complete vehicle purchasing experience as we can provide you with financing options, so you really have no need to go anywhere else. Commence your search by reviewing our available inventory, or by arranging a visit to our El Paso showroom. Contact us by phone at (915) 975-6992, or online through our contact form.

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08-27-21

Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Blog

One of Nissan’s flagship vehicles, the Pathfinder, is in receipt of a comprehensive stylish makeover that Nissan hopes will see it regain the ground it has lost in recent years to vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai Palisade. If you are looking for a strong, sturdy and reliable vehicle with plenty of cargo space, the ability to tow trailers and some off road capability, then the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder should be exactly what you are looking for.

The 2022 version of the Pathfinder has a powerful V6 engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SUV comes with FWD fitted as standard, so if you intend to spend some time in your Pathfinder off road, then you will want to upgrade to the AWD option. The latest version of the Nissan Pathfinder is again a three-row SUV with space for up to eight passengers. The infotainment features of the Pathfinder have been upgraded too, and increased tech is available via a series of potential upgrades.

The 2022 Pathfinder is all-new from the ground-up. Every inch of the vehicle was carefully designed to convey a sense of strength and capability with a strong front face, wide stance, blister fenders and a shorter front overhang (versus the previous design).

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, so what’s new?

The first thing you will probably notice about the new version of the Pathfinder is its impressive new look. The appearance of the 2020 model was not well-received, with many people condemning it as lackluster. This new Pathfinder has taken a more modern approach with a return to the more rugged looking Pathfinders of old.

The two base trims of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder (S and SV) both come with an advanced set of driver assistance features, but it is likely to be the next trim up (SL) that is going to be the most popular. With the SL trim drivers receive a 9.0-inch infotainment system complete with a 360-degree camera which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. With the SL’s premier package more luxuries become available, including a panoramic sunroof, a Bose stereo system, 20-inch wheels, heated rear seats and wireless smartphone charging.

Performance, Transmission and Power in the all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

One of the biggest changes with the 2022 version of the Nissan Pathfinder is the dropping of the continuously-variable automatic transmission. It has been replaced by a new nine-speed automatic transmission although the same powertrain as from the previous generation – 284-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine – has been retained. In testing, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder accelerates from a standing start to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Despite these upgrades the handling of the new Pathfinder has not changed much, although a more comfortable ride over rugged terrain in particular is aided by sound deadening agents meaning the noise experienced within the cabin is maintained at a minimum.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the EPA has rated the Pathfinder at 23 mpg combined (21 city, 27 highway) for the AWD, with very little difference for the FWD model.

The 2022 Pathfinder is all-new from the ground-up. Every inch of the vehicle was carefully designed to convey a sense of strength and capability with a strong front face, wide stance, blister fenders and a shorter front overhang (versus the previous design).

2022 Nissan Pathfinder – Cargo and Comfort

Again, the previous generation of the Nissan Pathfinder came in for criticism over the dated design of its interior. This criticism has spurred Nissan on to completely update the look of the interior of the Nissan, with stylings closer to that of a truck than a standard SUV. There is also more cabin storage space, while higher trim versions come with extra luxuries such as semi-aniline leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

If you are interested in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder or any generation of the Pathfinder or any other Nissan model, then please check out the inventory available at Charlie Clark Nissan. Please feel free also to contact us at any time with any questions you might have, by phone at (915) 233 2730, or online through our contact form.

 

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04-29-21

Choosing a Home Charger for a Nissan EV

As El Paso electric vehicle shoppers get further along in the process of transitioning from a traditional gas-powered vehicle to an all new EV (electric vehicle) like the popular Nissan LEAF, one decision that has to be made is how to charge the EV between rides.

EV drivers love the experience of owning an electric vehicle. From the instant acceleration only a battery powered vehicle provides to skipping out on not only fill-ups at the pump, but also other routine maintenance like oil changes—there is a lot to love about driving an EV these days.

El Paso electric vehicle owners also appreciate the ability to fuel their car in their very own driveway or garage at night while they sleep. Thanks to the 6.6 kilowatt charger that comes on-board and a port for quick charging, the Nissan LEAF provides for fast charging in between trips.

To be technical, when we talk about chargers, we actually mean power supplies. Outlets and other sources simply supply the power that the on-board charger uses to fuel the battery, but for simplicities sake, we’ll stick with charger.

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An EV Keeps El Paso Drivers on the Go

Not only can drivers of a new or used Nissan LEAF charge at their home, but there are also public charging stations currently dotting the map around El Paso where EV drivers can get a quick charge thanks to the fast-charging capabilities of an electric vehicle like the Nissan LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF uses a technology known as CHAdeMO, which is the most optimized fast charging standard. Using a public fast charger located around town means your electric vehicle will be charged up in no time. EV drivers are always surprised at the range just a handful of minutes at a public quick charging station provides.

There is less and less range-anxiety for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area today than ever before. Today’s technology and charging options go a long way in assuaging these concerns—especially around the house.

Charging at Home Makes Driving an El Paso Electric Vehicle Even More Convenient

When it comes to charging your Nissan LEAF or other electric vehicle at home, the convenience for modern chargers makes it easier than ever. In fact, one option for charging at home is as simple as plugging your EV into a standard 110-volt wall outlet just as you would any other appliance.

This option provides what is known as “Level 1” charging, which meets the need for many drivers who don’t travel very far each day. Fully charging up your El Paso Nissan LEAF EV using a 110-volt outlet can take around 20 hours if the battery has been completely depleted.

However, “Level 2” charging using a 240V outlet can cut that time by over half.  Depending on the amperage, charging a Nissan LEAF at Level 2 can be done in about 7 hours. This is the perfect amount of time to charge up an electric vehicle at night in your garage or driveway to be ready to go with a full charge the next day.

Most El Paso electric vehicle drivers opt to have a “Level 2 charger installed by a professional electrician at home when they purchase their new or used Nissan LEAF EV. Today’s options include smart chargers that connect to an app to manage charging.

To learn more about EV charging options, contact the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso. Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse our website where you can chat with a friendly and knowledge associate today!

 

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04-29-21

Why You Should Own an Electric Vehicle.

It is time we stop saying that EV’s (electric vehicles) are set to become the future of transportation and understand how they are actually the present—or at least they are the most efficient and responsible option currently. What was once thought to be reserved for celebrities or the uberwealthy in big cities is becoming more and more the standard for everyday drivers in every city—like El Paso.

As the technology driving EV’s has skyrocketed over the past few years, both the cost of ownership and the conveniences they bring have also improved dramatically for residents in a place like El Paso. In fact, with today’s electric vehicles, the cost to power and maintain an EV can cost just a third of what it costs to fuel and maintain a traditional gas-powered vehicle.

Incentives at Every Level for Electric Vehicle Drivers

What many El Paso drivers are unaware of is that with fewer moving parts and less opportunity for friction in the engine, electric vehicles do not require oil changes or other regular services like vehicles powered by combustion engines. Instead, an electric vehicle allows drivers to stay on the road longer simply by no longer requiring the inconvenient routine maintenance of a gas-powered vehicle.

Not only is the low cost of ownership a worthy incentive in and of itself, but there are other ways that governments or power companies are making driving an electric car extra worth it. From the federal level all the way down to certain municipalities, tax credits, rebates, and discounts abound for owners of EV’s—even in a place like El Paso, TX.

As if the financial incentives and the pride of owning one were not enough, an added bonus for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area is the increased performance. The ability of electric vehicles to transfer power from their battery to the engine and throughout the drivetrain in a fraction of the time it takes a gas-powered vehicle means instant torque.

More responsive acceleration coupled with a quieter ride is an added benefit many drivers are unaware of until they get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle for the first time. This perk is not just reserved for only higher-end electric vehicles but is a part of every model.

The Only Environmentally Friendly Choice Means Making Much Less Impact

While incentives have been used to get the ball rolling toward critical mass, the number one motivator for EV drivers currently is their effect on the environment—or rather their lack of an effect. Being much cleaner to operate and to manufacture, electric vehicles do not leave a devastating mark on nonrenewable energy sources.

Thanks to their zero emission powertrains and the ability for El Paso electric vehicle drivers to charge their EV using electricity sourced from low-emissions sources such as solar panels, wind, and natural gas, electric vehicles are the most climate conscious decision drivers can make.

When you are ready to experience an electric vehicle in El Paso for the first time, the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso is here to help. With makes and models like the all-electric Nissan LEAF—which is still building on over a decade of advancements in the EV market—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso features the latest new and used options for electric vehicles in El Paso.

Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse the inventory of electric vehicles online where you can also safely and securely book a test drive while beginning the process of purchasing an electric vehicle today!

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01-19-21

Our Love for El Paso Texas—Our Home, Our Life

It is not happenstance that Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso made its home here in El Paso. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso intentionally chose El Paso. Actually, you could say that El Paso chose Charlie Clark Nissan.

To understand how Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wound up making El Paso its home, you have to know the Charlie Clark story. Charlie Clark himself was raised in the McAllen TX area and while located nearly 800 miles from El Paso, McAllen shares much of the same culture that attracted Charlie Clark to El Paso.

A large part of Charlie Clark’s rearing was influenced by the time he spent with his nanny—Mari Cruz Aurora Aguirre—who he called, “Nana.” She was a native of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Nana played a key role in developing Charlie Clark’s love and appreciation for the melding of cultures along the Texas border.

Charlie Clark’s firsthand exposure to many Mexican traditions in the home of Mrs. Aguirre and across the border in nearby Reynosa led to a deep affection for the festive environments he often experienced. This appreciation and affection has led to the culture Charlie Clark creates in his El Paso dealership.

One recent online testimonial even states, “It’s a party atmosphere in that place from the time they open their doors in the morning till they close.” Another reads, “I love your commercials. I think your Nana is so beautiful.” Charlie Clark would agree!

The Beauty of El Paso’s Geography is Only Matched by its People

Not only is the geography a sight to behold, but so is its wildlife. Hikers, bikers, and others love to view beautiful landscapes along with the diverse ecosystem. Birds, reptiles, and small mammals all live throughout the city limits of El Paso. It is a regular occurrence to spot mule deer, coyotes, and even an occasional mountain lion.

El Paso sits on the westernmost point of Texas and features striking views of the Franklin Mountains that extend north into New Mexico. The rich history of El Paso goes back hundreds of years and it is no wonder how El Paso became the site of choice for many to watch the Mexican Revolution rage between rebel and federal forces back in 1911.

While no longer a place of nearby revolution, El Paso does demonstrate honor to military heritage through its own Fort Bliss; which is home of the U. S. Army’s tank division. Soldiers who call El Paso home are regularly involved in giving back to the community through toy drives and other efforts.

Sun City is Also a Safe and Fun City

Also known as Sun City, El Paso has a storied history of tales for which the wild west is often depicted in movies and legend. While the truth of these stories cannot be validated, the area pays homage to its country western heritage all around town. Ironically, in light of its wild west reputation, El Paso is actually one of the top 10 safest cities in the nation.

The name Sun City is one that El Paso earns due to the large number of sunny days every year. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso loves to call a place with this type of climate home. The weather in El Paso provides for lots of opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. The Franklin Mountains State Park provides many ways for El Paso residents to enjoy activities outside like camping and hiking.

Many People Have Learned that El Paso is a Great Place to Raise a Family

The famous El Paso Zoo is another outdoor attraction that features fun for the whole family. The zoo’s 35 acres of green space and exotic animals from all over the world make it a favorite destination for many in the city. Along with the zoo, downtown El Paso features seasonal festivities throughout the year for all of its residents and visitors to enjoy.

The cultural crossroads of El Paso provides one of the most delicious culinary scenes of any city. Residents and tourists are regularly treated to authentic Mexican, true southwestern, and the best Tex-Mex cuisine you can find anywhere. The appreciation for food found in El Paso is what leads Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso to feature fresh pan dulce daily along with special grilling every Saturday featuring tacos, carne asada, burgers, and more.

The great public school system coupled with outstanding colleges and universities make El Paso a popular destination for those who highly value education. Coupled with the low cost of living, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso knew that it would be easy to serve a population that shares these same values.

El Paso Displays Tribute to History

The ways in which El Paso honors the past is another reason Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso calls our city home. El Paso features the only border patrol museum in all of America and also provides the only bi-lingual Holocaust museum in the U.S. as well.

The beautiful architecture of El Paso includes lots of adobe—Spanish for mudbrick—structures in the El Paso area. Although adobe is among the earliest building materials used throughout the world, it is not one forsaken by designers and builders around El Paso. The use of adobe is another way the history of Latin American culture is on display in the El Paso area.

Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wanted to be part of a community where art lovers, history buffs, and others with a deep love of blended cultures are not only welcomed, but also celebrated. To understand even more why Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chose to call this area home, simply drop by the dealership to experience it for yourself.

Call today or even start your Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso experience online where you can read about all the ways Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chooses to give back and add to the rich cultural community of El Paso.

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01-19-21

Nissan@Home Car Buying Completely Online from Test Drive to Delivery with Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé! Pass

Given our current circumstance and the lack of a crystal ball revealing when this stay-at-home lifestyle will all be over, some companies refuse to simply wait for life to return to normal. Instead, companies like Nissan—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso specifically—are choosing to pivot in unprecedented ways to serve customers in the midst of the pandemic.

A new program dubbed Nissan@Home was launched late last year in order to provide a completely online shopping experience for customers who are either unable to leave their home or are choosing to lay low. Never having to leave your home to purchase a vehicle is almost unimaginable, but licensed dealerships like Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are making it possible.

The Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso Oralé Pass Makes It Possible

You may be curious as to just how such an offer can even operate. Charlie Clark Nissan is putting new and used vehicles in driveways around El Paso without the need to even visit the showroom. Thanks to Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass, shoppers can schedule both a service pick up for their existing vehicles and a home test drive for new cars, trucks, or vans.

The Oralé Pass is as easy as clicking over to the website and filling out a simple form with some basic information. The friendly and experienced teams at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are here to help El Paso drivers no matter their automotive needs. Sales and service staff are serving customers in new ways that are respectful to their wishes while keeping everyone involved safe.

Scheduling Service Online Saves Customers a lot of Hassle

For service to an existing vehicle, a certified staff member from Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will come and pick up your vehicle from you—whether it’s from your home or your place of employment. Once the service has been completed, a team member will bring your vehicle right back to you, again wherever is most convenient for you.

Vehicles are not only returned with the quality repair or service work completed, but also washed and completely sanitized! Think about the benefits of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass that go above and beyond taking your vehicle in for service elsewhere. You also get to pay for your service or repair work from the comfort of your home.

The Oralé Pass Makes Choosing Your Next Vehicle a Breeze

In terms of purchasing your next vehicle, a well-trained staff from Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will deliver the car, truck, or van in which you are interested. You get to test drive the vehicle around your own neighborhood and take it for a spin that mimics your regular driving habits.

You get to see exactly how the vehicle looks in your driveway or garage while also completing most of the financing process from wherever you would like. The Oralé Pass really is that simple and easy for anyone looking to take advantage of this unmatched service.

Who would have thought we would be purchasing new vehicles using the same means as Door Dash or Uber Eats? Yet thanks to the willingness and innovation of a Nissan dealership like Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso, here we are!

The real winner here is the customer. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass gives people what they’re asking for, which is the ability to buy a new car on their own terms. This improved customer experience is an opportunity the leadership at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso has made possible in an otherwise potentially problematic environment.

Online Innovation Provides Unprecedented Convenience to Customers

With many parents in the El Paso area having to navigate remote learning while staying productive at their job, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass provides ways to shorten the traditional car buying timeline. No longer does someone have to block off several hours to go to a showroom and try to select a vehicle in person.

Today, shoppers are afforded the option to handle all the research and begin the buying process online with just a few clicks around their own schedule. Of course, the sales team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are always available to either chat online or over the phone in order to help guide and answer any questions customers may have.

From scheduling a service to selecting a ride for a test drive, shoppers can manage the entire process from their computer, tablet, or cell phone. Whether that means clicking their way through in the comfort of their own living room, from their desk at work, or even a table in a local coffee shop—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass allows everyone to turn their current location into a full-blown virtual dealership showroom.

The Oralé Pass Allows for a Hybrid Model

With the Oralé Pass, shoppers can at any time transition the process from online to in person. If you get halfway through and decide you are able or would just prefer to come in, simply pick up where you left off online. The employees of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso are taking every step possible—from wearing masks to social distancing—to make even the in person experience safe for everyone.

All of us have been going through challenging times recently. The staff here at Charlie Clark Nissan is taking every precaution necessary to keep all spaces clean. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to make it in to Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso, don’t worry. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso will come to you! Oralé!

Take advantage of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso’s Oralé Pass today by simply clicking over to the website for more details and to start the easy process for yourself. You can schedule service for your car or choose a new one knowing that it is all on your timeline and that you can stay safe while doing so.

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