Renault Nissan Hits 350,000 EV Milestone, Making It the Leading EV Seller in the World

Leading EV Seller in the World
Renault Nissan has hit a milestone of 350,000 electric vehicles sold, holding its position as the leading EV seller in the world.

Renault Nissan has hit a milestone of 350,000 electric vehicles sold with its popular LEAF and other electric vehicles, holding its position as the leading EV seller in the world. August also marked an important milestone for the company, when it sold 100,000 vehicles in a single year, a new record for EVs.

More than 230,000 LEAFs have been sold since it was introduced in 2010, making it the most popular electric car in the world. Renault is also the best-selling EV brand in Europe and recently delivered its 100,000th electric vehicle to a customer in Norway in person.

The Renault-Nissan partnership is the only auto group in the world that sells a wide range of electric vehicles, including the LEAF and several others like the e-NV200, a commercial vehicle that is mostly used in Europe and Japan. Renault sells four EVs of its own: the ZOE, the Kangoo Z.E. van, the SM3 Z.E. sedan, and the Twizy, which is a two-seater used for city commutes.

Renault Nissan continues to innovate and push for better range and safety, setting its eventual dual goal as an entire lineup of cars with “zero emissions and zero fatalities.” In recent years Renault Nissan has dramatically improved the range of all its vehicles as well as developing advanced driver assist technologies.

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

Change a Cabin Air Filter
Changing a cabin air filter is one of those things you can easily do yourself. Follow these steps and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!

Changing a cabin air filter is one of those things you can easily do yourself, but most people never learn how, and they either let it go or spend a lot of money having it done by a mechanic. Fall is a great time to change your cabin air filter, so follow these steps and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is!

First, locate the cabin air filter. Usually it’s behind your glove compartment, but your owner’s manual will tell you for sure. Go to a parts store and ask them about the right kind of filter for your car. Then get a couple of screwdrivers and a rag so you can wipe off the compartment where the filter goes. Once you have your parts and tools assembled, it’s time to get started.

Once you know where the air filter is, whether that’s under the hood, under the dashboard, or behind the glove compartment, open up the housing unit and take the old filter out. It may just pop out, or you might have to unscrew it.

Depending on what it looks like, you may want to keep this filter for a while longer. If it’s very gray and slimy, replace it, but if it looks relatively clean and white, you could put it back and save the new one for a few more miles down the road.

If you want to replace it, just wipe down the housing unit with your rag and pop the new air filter into place. Screw it back in if you need to and you’re done!

Best Car TV Shows to Watch

Car TV Shows
However, there are other ways to watch cars other than on the racetrack. Here are a few awesome car TV shows you can check out!

If you love cars, then obviously you love watching them burn rubber or zoom down a straightaway! However, there are other ways to watch cars other than on the racetrack. Here are a few awesome car TV shows you can check out!

‘Top Gear’

This is pretty obvious because it’s a popular show. But it’s worth it! It’s ideal for racing fans because you get to watch incredible cars race down tracks and perform insane stunts.

‘American Restoration’

If you like Pawn Stars then you’ll love this show. It follows the operation of Rick’s Restorations, a place that fixes up old cars and bikes.

‘Car Warriors’

This show is especially unique. It pits two teams against each other, gives them identical cars, and has them race to see who can create the coolest custom car. It’s kind of like Pimp My Ride!

‘Fast N Loud’

You’ll see lots of antique and classic cars in this show. It follows mechanics at Gas Monkey Garage, where they work tirelessly to fix old and rare cars.

‘Counting Cars’

“The Count” aka Danny Koker is an expert at appraising the worth of vehicles. This show follows him at his business, Count’s Kustoms. You’ll learn a lot about antiques and their worth from this show!

2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS Get Some Refinements

2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS
With every model year comes new surprises. And this year, the 2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS are getting some excellent refinements.

We know Cadillac is your favorite luxury brand, and for good reasons! With every model year comes new surprises. And this year, the 2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS are getting some excellent refinements.

2017 Cadillac ATS

The ATS is the fastest and most powerful turbo sedan in its class. And now, it’s becoming the smartest, too. Cadillac CUE, the best of the best when it comes to infotainment, is now standard on all 2017 ATS sedans and coupes. With it, you’ll get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to always keep you connected. Now you’re guaranteed top technology!

2017 Cadillac CTS

In this sporty sedan, you’ll find some design changes that are sure to turn heads. An all-new grille design in the front fascia makes for even greater aerodynamics. Plus, a new rear fascia includes a new vertical exhaust orientation that gives the CTS a unique look. Don’t worry though, as you’ll get to keep the same updated technology that was featured in the 2016 CTS.

Whether you prefer classy or sporty, you’re in for luxury and refinement when you’re behind the wheel of the 2017 Cadillac ATS and CTS.

Day Trip Destinations in Indiana

Day Trip Ideas
With so many different activities and unique locations to explore, here are just a few day trip ideas that you can experience in the city of Elkhart.

Indiana has great deal to offer and it’s also a state full of unexpected promise. With so many different activities and unique locations to explore, here are just a few day trip ideas that you can experience in and around the city of Elkhart.

For Car Lovers

If you love cars, we have the perfect destination for you. The Studebaker National Museum is located approximately 30 minutes from Elkhart in South Bend, Indiana. The Studebaker National Museum features tons of classic cars, including those unique to Indiana.

For Biking Fanatics

There are plenty of awesome biking trails all over the state for you to tackle. Take for instance Brown County State Park, which is about three and a half hours from Elkhart. These trails are some of the best trail systems in North America. In addition, these trails are the longest and most popular in Indiana.

Another popular trail is located at Bluhm Park. This park is approximately one hour from Elkhart and it’s a shorter trail of just 4.2 miles. However, it’s great for riders, with lots of twists and turns plus elevation changes. You can even hike, horseback ride, and ski here.

For Sports Fans

Love sports and sports movies? Then you’re in luck! The Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum is only about three hours away from Elkhart. Obviously, since you live in Indiana, you definitely know about the iconic movie Hoosiers. Well, in the Milan ‘54 Hoosiers Museum, you’ll find tons of memorabilia used to create the classic film.

Cadillac CT6 Rear Seat Infotainment Offers New Connectivity

Cadillac CT6 Rear Seat Infotainment
And now, luxury is stepping it up another notch. Thanks to Cadillac CT6’s rear seat infotainment, technology is all abound throughout the cabin.

You know you’ll always get top luxury with a Cadillac. And now, luxury is stepping it up another notch. Thanks to Cadillac CT6’s rear seat infotainment, technology is all abound throughout the cabin.

You’re used to having infotainment in the driver’s seat, but now your rear-seat passengers can have access to it, too. So how does it work? There are two independent 10-inch HD screens that come from the two front seats. When they’re not being used, they retract into the seat back for ultimate convenience.

From the screen, passengers will be able to play Blue-ray DVDs and even adjust their rear seat massage function if they’re uncomfortable. You’ll also get HDMI and USB ports that are integrated into the rear seat armrest. Along with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi feature, anybody in the car will be able to access Google ChromeCast, Apple TV, or even use the internet to directly connect to Netflix or YouTube.

When you own a Cadillac CT6, you’re not only getting top tech for you, but for everyone in the car! Check out the Cadillac CT6 and its revolutionary rear seat infotainment today at Tom Naquin Hub.

Parents Magazine and Edmunds Both Name the 2016 Nissan Murano a Top Family Car

Top Family Car
According to a Nissan press release, the 2016 Nissan Murano was named a top family car by both Parents magazine and Edmunds.

Finding the perfect vehicle for the entire family can be quite difficult. That is, unless you choose a Nissan vehicle. The Nissan family of vehicles has a number of different models that are perfect for your family. One of those models has recently been granted several prestigious titles for the benefits it provides to families on the road.

According to a Nissan press release, the 2016 Nissan Murano was named a top family car by both Parents magazine and Edmunds.

The Nissan Murano was selected by both groups as one of their Top 10 Family Cars of 2016.

Not only is the Nissan Murano affordable for families, but it also comes packed with a number of desirable features. For example, the Nissan Murano’s cabin is designed to cancel out excess noise from the outside, creating peaceful surroundings.

“The redesigned Murano has terrific passenger and cargo space, including comfy contoured rear seats that kids – and even Adults – will appreciate,” says Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points. “Plus its utter lack of cabin noise ensures that kids can nap undisturbed on long drives.”

For a vehicle that every member of the family will enjoy, be sure to check out the 2016 Nissan Murano, here in stock at our Tom Naquin dealerships.

Fun Activities to do at the Lake this Summer

Fun Activities
Elkhart is only a few hours away from Lake Michigan, so consider spending part of your summer participating in these 3 fun activities at the lake.

One of the staples of summertime is relaxing on the beach alongside the ocean. Here in Elkhart, Indiana, we happen to be a little landlocked for that. Although we can’t enjoy a day swimming in the ocean, there are several lakes in the area surrounding Elkhart. Additionally, Elkhart is only a few hours away from Lake Michigan. With that in mind, consider spending part of your summer participating in these 3 fun activities at the lake.

Swimming

The most obvious thing to do at the lake would be to swim. Although many lakes might unfortunately be a tad bit dirty to swim in, most of the lakes near Elkhart are clear as crystal, inviting you to dive right in!

Fishing

If you have the proper license and have found the proper location, then a day out on a boat fishing can be quite the relaxing activity. Although fishing is a skill that requires a good deal of patience, the reward of a caught fish makes the whole thing worth it!

Boating

Boats aren’t just used to help you fish out on the lake. You can use a variety of boats for a variety of activities. For example, kayaks and canoes can test your endurance, while a jet ski can make a day out on the lake all that much more exciting!

Chevy Camaro Celebrates 100th Running of the Indy 500

100th Running of the Indy 500
Roger Penske will set the pace at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 behind the wheel of a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition.

Motorsports legend Roger Penske will set the pace at the upcoming Indianapolis 500 on May 29 behind the wheel of a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition.

A whopping three major milestones will be celebrated that day: the 100th running of the Indy 500, the 50th anniversary of the Chevy Camaro, and Penske’s 50th year as a team owner.

Penske, who was almost a professional driver himself in his younger days, has won 16 Indy 500s over the last half century, more than any other team. When he takes the Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition to the track, it’ll be the ninth time the Camaro serves as pace car at the Indy 500 and the 27th time for Chevrolet. The first time it occurred was in 1967 when an RS/SS convertible led the race; the last time was a Z/28 coupe just two years ago.

“Chevrolet and Roger Penske are inextricably linked to the heritage of the Indianapolis 500,” said J. Douglas Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “When he leads the pack on May 29, behind the wheel of the Camaro SS, he will drive the race into its next 100 years and strengthen the bond Chevrolet and Indianapolis forged a century ago.”

Only four examples of the Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition are being built, so it’s unlikely we’ll ever see a copy in our showrooms, but you can still find the car it is based on at Tom Naquin!

2017 Cadillac XT5 Named to 2016 Wards 10Best Interiors List

2016 Wards 10Best Interiors
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover has been named by WardsAuto to the 2016 Wards 10Best Interiors list, once again proving Cadillac’s commitment to excellence.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover has been named by WardsAuto to the 2016 Wards 10Best Interiors list, proving once more that when it comes to car interiors, few automakers can deliver quality and luxury like Cadillac.

WardsAuto’s Tom Murphy complimented its “first-rate materials,” including satin-finish Rosewood trim, supple semi-Aniline Maple Sugar leather, velvety microsuede headliner, and rich metallic brightwork.

The awards were selected by eight WardsAuto editors after they spent February and March evaluating the interiors of 47 all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles.

“Other features are impressive as well, such as the rear camera mirror, seamless connectivity of the Cadillac User Experience, bright head-up display, Ultraview panoramic sunroof and generally flawless fit-and-finish,” said Murphy.

He also pointed out that the XT5 manages to remain comfortable and ergonomic despite these numerous technology features.

The XT5 replaced the outgoing SRX and is already one of our most popular models at Tom Naquin. Come check it out today to see why WardsAuto thinks so highly of its interior for yourself!