To match Toyota, Nissan offers 0% loans

Nissan Division is offering 0 percent financing on the Rogue crossover, shown, and four other models.
NASHVILLE — Nissan North America Inc. is joining rival Toyota in providing 0 percent financing to revive U.S. auto sales.

Nissan Division is offering 0 percent factory financing on five models: the Altima, Rogue, Sentra, Versa and Murano. The 36-month loans, which end Jan. 5, require good credit ratings.

In addition, while some automakers' finance arms have abandoned leasing, Nissan is offering factory-subsidized $199-a-month leases on the Altima sedan and Rogue crossover while extending a $339-a-month lease offer on the newly redesigned Maxima sedan.

As a third measure, on Nov. 18 the brand will introduce a lower-priced version of its Versa sedan with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $10,685 — about $3,000 less than existing versions. The price includes shipping.

Nissan's moves come as traditional sources for auto financing are squeezed by the nation's banking crisis. Sales of Nissan-brand vehicles plunged 38.4 percent in September, while sales industrywide fell 26.6 percent.

You can reach Lindsay Chappell at

ATTENTION COMMENTERS: Automotive News has monitored a significant increase in the number of personal attacks and abusive comments on our site. We encourage our readers to voice their opinions and argue their points. We expect disagreement. We do not expect our readers to turn on each other. We will be aggressively deleting all comments that personally attack another poster, or an article author, even if the comment is otherwise a well-argued observation. If we see repeated behavior, we will ban the commenter. Please help us maintain a civil level of discourse.

Email Newsletters
  • General newsletters
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Mondays)
  • (As needed)
  • Video newscasts
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Weekdays)
  • (Saturdays)
  • Special interest newsletters
  • (Thursdays)
  • (Tuesdays)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Monthly)
  • (Wednesdays)
  • (Bimonthly)
  • Special reports
  • (As needed)
  • (As needed)
  • Communication preferences
  • You can unsubscribe at any time through links in these emails. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.