The 2017 Nissan Armada has been announced for sale in North America. The 2017 model is no longer based on the full-size Titan pickup. It is based on the global market Nissan Patrol model. The Nissan Patrol was previously available in the North American markets as the Inifiniti QX80. It is now available under the Nissan badge. The 2017 Nissan Armada is offered in 3 trim levels: SV, SL and Platinum.
The 2017 Nissan Armada is powered by a 5.6 liter Endurance V8. It is the only engine variant that is available. The engine generates a maximum power of 390hp and 543Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. According to Nissan, the new Armada is more fuel efficient and its maximum tow rate has been increased to 8500 pounds. The optional, rearward biased AWD system can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels if necessary.
The chassis underpinning the 2017 Nissan Armada is considerably different than before. The frame rail width has increased from 2.4 inches to 3.9 inches in certain areas. The suspension has been changed to four-corner control-arm-suspension. The new Armada’s body has a 20% increased torsional rigidity. Depending on the trim level and options, the Nissan Armada can weigh between 5600-6000 pounds. It is an increase of 125-300 pounds from the current model.
The Nissan Armada features a bold exterior highlighted by boomerang shaped headlights, LED DRLs, LED tail lights and the signature V-motion grille. There is a two-tone paint scheme with dark fenders and running boards. The mirrors feature a chrome trim, as well as the door handles, window edges and grille. The windshield and the front windows are now made of acoustic glass. The new Armada has a shorter wheel base of 121.1 inches, which is 2.1 inches lesser than the predecessor. The overall length is 208.9 inches.
The 2017 Nissan Armada is offered in 3 trim levels: SV, SL and Platinum. The SV is the entry level trim. It includes cloth seats, navigation and 13 speaker Bose Audio System. The SSV also features heated front seats, a second row curtain vent for rapid cooling/heating for rear occupants, a push-start button, backup camera and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The SL trim offers all the features of the SV trim. It features leather seats over the cloth ones. Additional features include fog lamps, remote start, power liftgate, power-folding 60/40 rear bench seats and 20-inch painted rims.
The Platinum trim is the top of the line. IT adds heated and cooled front seats, heated outer second-row seats, 7.0 inch rear entertainment screens, a moonroof, and 20-inch painted alloy rims. The Platinum trimmed Armada can be ordered with second-row captain’s chairs, which feature a removable center console. The Platinum trim features a host of safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning and intervention, backup-collision assist, predictive forward-collision assist and emergency braking. These are optional on the SV trim.
The 2017 Nissan Armada will start selling in summer. Nissan is to announce the prices closer to the launch date.
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