• Employee pricing and financing deals to replace damaged vehicles
  • Deferred payments for current Nissan customers
  • Offers good through January 2, 2013

Nissan is extending a helping hand to those in the storm-ravaged Northeast. The automaker is offering special deals to owners of vehicles lost to Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in New Jersey late last month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared disaster areas in that state, along with New York and Connecticut.

Those in FEMA-declared emergency areas are eligible too. Those states include Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.

For those who qualify, Nissan is offering the same pricing and financing discounts it offers its employees. Those discounts come in addition to any other incentives currently available.

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC), the automaker's financing arm, will assist by allowing new customers who qualify for the special offer to defer payments for up to three months. The lender will provide similar relief to current qualified Nissan customers by granting up to three payment extensions with no late penalties.

The program could prove to be a win-win for owners of vehicles lost to Sandy, and for Nissan too. Brian Carolin, Nissan North America's senior vice president for sales and marketing, says the effort is aimed at helping life "return to normal."

"Nissan is a major player in the Northeast region with more than 225 dealers in the affected areas and is eager to lend a hand to neighbors who have been left without a means of personal transportation," said Carolin.

Infiniti, Nissan's luxury brand, is also offering assistance. It's running a nearly identical program concurrently with Nissan's.

Both programs are effective through January 2, 2013. For more information and to find out if you qualify, click on the "disaster relief" link at InsideNissan.com or visit InfinitiUSA.com.

What it means to you: Drivers with vehicles lost to Sandy--or Nissan/Infiniti owners that need extra time to recover from the storm--can find some relief thanks to special offers from these automakers.

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Nick Palermo is an automotive writer and lifelong car nut. He follows new and late-model used vehicles for AutoTrader.com, writes about vintage cars for Hemmings Classic Wheels and blogs on all things automotive at LivingVroom. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and twins.

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