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Nissan offers popular 'Midnight Edition' on six 2017 models

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The six models slated to offer Midnight Edition trim are the Sentra, Altima, and Maxima sedans, and the Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder SUVs.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - Nissan's popular Altima mid-size sedan offers black 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and low-profile  tires, black mirror caps, black rear spoiler, LED headlights, remote engine start and available Midnight Edition floor mats. The package is priced at $990 and is on sale now.CHICAGO – Nissan used the Chicago Auto Show as a backdrop to announce that they will offer special "Midnight Edition" trim on six of the brand's most popular models. The first Midnight Edition package was offered in 2016 on the Nissan Maxima SR, and the trim became so popular that 85 percent of Maxima SR sales now include the package.

"Customers loved the blackout treatment on Maxima SR and asked for it to be available on other popular Nissan vehicles," Christian Meunier, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America, said at the show on Feb. 8.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - According to Nissan Director of Marketing Eric Ledieu, the six models offering Midnight Edition packages account for more than 75 percent of Nissan's U.S. sales. The six models slated to offer Midnight Edition trim are the Sentra, Altima, and Maxima sedans, and the Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder SUVs. Midnight edition features include black wheels, a black rear spoiler, black side mirror caps and optionally, special floor mat. Midnight Edition vehicles may be ordered with black, white, gray or red body color. Additional Midnight Edition features are available on a model-by-model basis.

"We're creating a clear visual identity package across key models in the Nissan lineup," said Meunier.

Unique features on the Midnight Editions of the six models mostly involve wheel sizes and designs, but also include LED headlights and remote engine start on the Altima, black roof rails on Rogue and Murano, and a special rear diffuser on Maxima SR. Prices for the Midnight Edition package range from $490 to $1,195 depending on the model chosen.

Midnight Edition models are available at Nissan dealers now.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE - The 2017 Nissan Sentra Midnight Edition is the most affordable, at just $490 over the general MSRP of the vehicle. The Sentra Midnight Edition includes black 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, black mirror caps, black rear spoiler and available Midnight Edition floor mats.