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Nissan unleashes rugged, refined, redesigned Armada SUV

An Armada is a swift of warships and a redesigned Nissan Armada full-size SUV suggested this evening in Chicago does a good pursuit of vital adult to that name.

The 2017 Armada is built on a new, rugged body-on-frame platform, has room for eight passengers and is versed with a new V8 engine with 390 horsepower.

The Armada’s height was subsequent from a height Nissan uses for the Infiniti QX80 SUV as good as a Nissan Patrol — a hefty SUV that Nissan sells globally though not in a U.S.

The Patrol, which traces a story to 1951, has been used by a United Nations assent gripping forces.

Richard Miller, executive of product formulation for Nissan in North America, pronounced a automaker blending a height to make it improved matched for family vacations than toiling in a Sahara.

“(The Patrol) is famous as a severe, off-road vehicle,” Miller pronounced during a media lecture Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. “The Armada is not for a serious off-road driver. Hauling boats and family adventures — that’s what a Armada is built for.”

Miller said the float and doing of a new Armada is improved than a effusive chronicle and is “whisper quiet” inside.

The pivotal differences between a 2017 Armada and a before era include:

The 2017 Armada will go on sale this summer during a time when gas prices are expected to still be low, that bodes good for a vast SUV.

While Nissan didn’t recover fuel economy total for a new version, a effusive indication got a total fuel economy of only 15 miles per gallon.

Peter Luttenbacher, manager of product planning, declined to contend what a 2017 chronicle will get though pronounced it will be better.

The Armada is Nissan’s largest and many absolute SUV. Its redesign comes on a heels of Nissan’s redesigned Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue, that have all been launched over a past 3 years. It competes with SUVs like a Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia and Toyota Land Cruiser.

Miller estimates that a vast SUV shred accounts for about 300,000 in annual sales in a U.S.

Last year, Nissan sole only 12,737 Armada’s, or only 1.1% some-more than a before year. But Miller pronounced Nissan stopped producing a effusive Armada about half-way by a year.

Nissan, he said, is assured a new Armada will win over a incomparable share of families who need a space and comfort it is offering.

Miller also declined to contend how most a Armada will cost, though with all of a improvements and a investment into a new car it could simply be a few thousand dollars aloft than a stream Armada, that starts during $38,510 — a discount for a segment.

“We are not looking during a vast jump,” Miller said. “We are still going to offer an affordable, full-size SUV.”

Contact Brent Snavely: 313-222-6512 or bsnavely@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrentSnavely. 

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