NISSAN TITAN XD, MAXIMA AND ALTIMA EXCEL IN 2016 J.D. POWER AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE, EXECUTION AND LAYOUT (APEAL) STUDY
July 27, 2016 by Nissan
◾All-new Nissan Titan XD named most appealing Large Light Duty pickup
◾Redesigned Maxima takes top spot in Large Car segment
◾Refreshed Nissan Altima finishes in top 3 among Midsize Car competitors
◾Nissan safety, convenience and connectivity technologies rate well with customers
– Three Nissan models have scored favorably in their respective segments in the just released J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive, Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) SM Study – with the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD taking honors in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment, the new Maxima topping the Large Car segment and the refreshed Altima ranked number two among Midsize Car competitors.
The Titan scored 867 points to dominate its class, while the Maxima tallied 857 points. The 2016 Altima, Nissan's best-selling vehicle, with 824 points, was up seven points from last year. Overall, the industry average score was up three points to 801 in 2016. Murano and Sentra scored well at 831 and 814 points, respectively, but lacked sample size in this year's survey to qualify in their segments from J.D. Power.
'It is gratifying to see three vehicles that are either all-new or redesigned receive such high marks from customers,' said Christian Meunier, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. 'And along with our best-selling sedans and crossovers, Nissan is providing more options as we launch the 'Year of the Truck' with our all-new TITAN and TITAN XD trucks.'
The annual APEAL Study, now in its 21st year, surveys purchasers and lessees of new vehicles, giving owners a platform to evaluate their cars, trucks and SUVs across 77 specific attributes. The results are combined into an overall APEAL score measured on a 1,000-point scale. The study found that some features, such as blind spot warning and parking assist systems, substantially improved owners' sense of security – and satisfaction – with their vehicles. Nissan continues to offer a range of 'Safety Shield' technologies, as well as convenience and connectivity system technologies across a wide application of vehicles and trim levels including:
◾Predictive Forward Collision Warning
◾Forward Emergency Braking
◾Blind Spot Warning
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◾Driver Attention Alert*
◾Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection◾Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
◾Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display
*It is the driver's responsibility to remain alert at all times. DAA is only a warning to inform the driver of a potential lack of driver attention or drowsiness. It does not detect and provide an alert in every situation. See Owner's Manual for details.
About J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., J.D. Power has offices in North/South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit jdpower.com/ratings. J.D. Power is a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial.
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About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.