Vehicles For Our Military Makeover From Nissan!

Vehicles used for our Military Makeover were supplied by Nissan North America

Designing Spaces

Nissan North America Provides Vehicles for “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover”

When mobilizing any operation, you need vehicles, and you want vehicles that will deliver; that you can trust. And, it wouldn’t be so bad if they look good too. Our friends at Nissan North America are back, once again providing the production with the vehicles that get the job done! Military Makeover field correspondent Art Edmonds meets with Jennifer Picheco to find out about some of the work Nissan has been doing to help those in need, including members of the armed forces.

Jennifer expresses how Nissan believes in good corporate citizenship, and appreciates the dedication of the military and supports service people across the country.Vehicles used for our Military Makeover were supplied by Nissan, so Jennifer and Art take a look at three models; Nissan Titan®, Nissan Pathfinder®   and Nissan NV. Designing Spaces extends a huge thank you to the good folks at Nissan North America for being a part of the show.

Vehicles for a Military Makeover

Nissan Helped Drive the Military Makeover for a wounded veteran who served our country, and his family.

For the second year, Nissan North America has joined forces with Designing Spaces to give back to the family of a wounded veteran who served our country.  Believing in good corporate citizenship, Nissan focuses on giving back to communities and charitable organizations associated with the military, appreciates the dedication of the military and supports service people across the country.

“Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” will chronicle the renovations of the home of wounded Purple Heart recipient Stephen Lunt, his wife Ashley and their son. While in Afghanistan, Lunt was forced to fight an insurgent in hand-to-hand combat, resulting in numerous injuries and multiple surgeries. You‘ll have to tune in to hear his full story.

As a proud partner of “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” Nissan provided the necessary transportation throughout the filming to move, haul, carry and distribute construction materials during the project, and get our sponsors safely to the airport and keep our project on schedule.

Nissan also had the honor of escorting the Lunt family to the big reveal of their completely updated dream home in a Nissan NV passenger van.

The vehicles generously donated by Nissan North America for use in the series included:

– 2014 Nissan Pathfinder
Totally redesigned just last year, the 2014 Pathfinder SUV offers exceptional levels of versatility, fuel efficiency and full-size comfort for seven passengers. Pathfinder is available in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations, powered by choice of 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 or a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine/electric motor hybrid. The attractive interior design includes comfortable seating for seven and premium seating materials in all three rows, along with Pathfinder’s innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat, allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed. A range of available features is also offered, including Around View® Monitor and 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system.

– 2014 Nissan Titan
The powerful full-size 2014 Nissan Titan offers a unique combination of style, innovation and excellent value. Titan is available in a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations to fit a variety of buyer needs and uses: King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, a choice of 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations, two wheelbases (138.8 inches and 159.5 inches), three bed lengths and four well-equipped trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. Titan features a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque and a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. Titan has a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped). Nissan’s full-size pick-up truck also features a range of innovations, including the first-in-class Utili-track™ cargo-carrying system, available durable spray-on bedliner, lockable bedside storage compartment, Wide-Open rear doors (King Cab) and available 87.0-inch long Crew Cab bed.

– 2014 Nissan Passenger NV
The Nissan NV Passenger Van, which joined the Nissan Commercial Vehicle lineup in Spring 2012, has made an impact in the passenger van market. For 2014, the NV Passenger features the most flexible seating configurations in the full-size passenger van segment*, along with segment-exclusive* roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side-impact and rollover head protection for all outboard passengers, and standard head restraints and integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions. The heart of the NV Passenger design is its unmatched seating flexibility – featuring 4-row/12-person seating capacity with up to 324 possible seat configurations. The large comfortable first row seats include integrated inboard and outboard wear patches for durability, while the split second and third row seats are completely removable and repositionable. The 50/50-split fourth row seat than can be partially or completely removed as needed. The NV Passenger also offers Limitless storage and power with a center console, fold flat passenger seat, under seat storage and available 12 and 120 volt power outlets.

Tune in to hear Stephen’s story and this heart-warming and inspirational series hosted by R. Lee Ermey on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime. Jennifer Picheco from Nissan will join the show in the third episode:

– Episode #1 – Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)
– Episode #2 – Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)
– Episode #3 – Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)

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Nissan North American Provides Vehicles for Military Home Makeover Series on Designing Spaces™

For the second year as Presenting Sponsor, Nissan will drive the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” by providing vehicles to move, haul, carry and distribute products; series hosted by R. Lee Ermey will chronicle the renovations of the townhouse of a Purple Heart Hero and his family 

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla.  – PR.Com – November 24, 2014) Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces™ airing on the Lifetime channel has teamed up with Nissan North America, Inc. for the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” three-part series. Nissan will be featured in episode #2 on Friday November 28, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT).

“Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” presented by Nissan, airing consecutive Fridays beginning November 21st, will chronicle the renovations of the home of wounded Purple Heart recipient Stephen Lunt, his wife Ashley and their son. While in Afghanistan, Lunt was forced to fight an insurgent in hand-to-hand combat, which resulted in multiple surgeries and a long and painful recovery.

Designing Spaces along with their valued partners like Nissan will take viewers step-by-step along this transformative journey to see how the house, provided mortgage-free by Operation Homefront, is changed room by room, inside and out, into a more comfortable home for the Lunt family. Through its Homes on the Homefront program, Operation Homefront – with the help of its corporate partners – awards mortgage-free homes to veterans of any era, helping bring the American dream of home ownership to those who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Nissan North America is committed to serving the communities in which our employees and customers live and work. The company’s programs focus on three main areas including education, the environment and humanitarian aid.

For the renovation, Nissan will once again drive the makeover by providing vehicles to move, haul, carry and distribute products for the military makeover, as well as support  all transportation needs.

“Through its charitable efforts, Nissan focuses on touching lives and improving the quality of life in local communities. Our continued work with ‘Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover,’ provides us with the opportunity to assist members the U.S. Armed Forces in need,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. “We thank Stephen Lunt for his service and are honored to support the transformation of the Lunt family home this year.”

“We were extremely excited to work with Nissan North America as our presenting sponsor for our Military Makeover once again. Their assistance on and off camera helped make the makeover a tremendous success and we look forward to showing our viewers the unbelievable transformation that took place,” said Scott Moss, Director of Programming, Designing Spaces.

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About Designing Spaces™ on Lifetime Television

Entering its 11th season, Designing Spaces™ continues to be one of America’s favorite home improvement shows.  The show inspires viewers on decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements to help make every space count and provide solutions to help you enjoy the space you live, work and play in.  Designing Spaces™ Family of Spaces includes Think Green Spaces, Kids Spaces and it’s widely popular Spaces of Hope which prides itself on assisting people and places in dire need of a makeover including children’s shelters, animal shelters, military families and more.  Designing Spaces™ airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30am (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.

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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 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.

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