Heavy discounts are Nissan’s way of giving back

Hurricane Matthew devastated Florida’s eastern coastline during the first week in October before continuing north as it brought damage to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia before sweeping out to sea. Cities ranging from Miami to Norfolk felt the winds from the late-season storm. Millions were without power, thousands lost homes, and many more lost vehicles. That’s why Nissan is offering to help hurricane victims with heavy discounts on new Nissan vehicles.

Nissan is giving customers and businesses in the affected states access to employee pricing discounts so long as they can show proof of residency and proof their vehicle was damaged or destroyed during the storm. The program has no limits within households, meaning if a family had three vehicles affected by the storm, they could get employee pricing on three new Nissan vehicles.

Those who choose to finance through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation can qualify for a deferred payment plan that allows a three-month grace period before payments begin. Existing customers who reside in FEMA disaster areas can alloy for payment extensions, both for lease and retail vehicles.

The program is open though October 31, 2016 and includes most Nissan North American’s products.

Continue reading for more information.

Why It Matters

We don’t normally report on vehicle incentives and dealer pricing deals, but we’re making an exception here. Nissan is doing a good deed by offering discounts on its vehicles for storm victims. Hurricane Mathew proved to a widespread event that brought the entire East Coast to its knees. An untold number of cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks were destroyed, leaving people without transportation. What’s worse, buying a new vehicle can be challenging for customers who are also trying to rebuild or repair their houses or property. That’s where the deferred payment plan comes handy. It allows folks the chance to spend cash on other necessities before car payments kick in.

Nissan is also allowing customers to stack incentives on top of the Employee Pricing deal, meaning a vehicle’s MSRP can dramatically drop. Nissan says “most” of its vehicles are eligible for the program, so we’re betting you won’t get employee pricing on a new GT-R. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other vehicles under the Nissan umbrella to choose from.

Read our full review on the 2017 Nissan GT-R here.

Source: NIssan

Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America is offering employee-pricing, on most Nissan cars and trucks, to individuals or business owners whose vehicle(s) sustained damage or a total loss* during the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

Those impacted by the storm in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia may work with area Nissan dealerships to apply this offer, which must be redeemed for a claim ID before Oct. 31, 2016. Claim ID codes are valid for 45 days from date of issue. More information can be found by following the special "disaster relief" link at InsideNissan.com (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Program eligibility is transferable within the same household, and vehicle registrants must provide proof of residency. The program is non-transferable to other family members or friends outside of the household. There is a limit of one claim per damaged vehicle; i.e., if three vehicles are totaled, the customer is eligible for three replacements.

Additional incentives offered on vehicles are stackable on top of the Nissan Vehicle Purchase Program employee price.

If financing with Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) a deferred payment plan** allows qualifying customers, who are purchasing a new vehicle, to delay payment for up to three months, where allowed by law. For existing NMAC customers in FEMA disaster areas, payment extensions can be offered to both qualifying lease and retail customers***.

Consumers can send any questions to nissanvpp@programhq.com.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at NissanUSA.com and InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

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. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at Nissan-Global.com/EN/.

* Required documentation is Insurance Adjuster documentation indicating damage or loss of vehicle during date range of disaster event.
** NMAC deferred payment plan does not apply to leases; interest accrues on any deferred payments; offer applies to 60-month new contracts, except for Altima and Rogue, for which 72 month terms are applicable.
*** Customer will be responsible for accrued interest on deferred payments.

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