2017 Nissan Armada – no downsizing planned

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Japanese manufacturer Nissan is working to create the next generation Armada SUV frame.

According to our resources, Nissan Armada new generation will remain a large frame SUVs – downsizing will not affect even the engine model, sharing a platform with the Titan pickup.

2017 Nissan Armada test mule

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2017 Nissan Armada redesign

Full-size SUV Nissan Armada and its “donor” pickup Titan is produced at Nissan plant in Canton city, Mississippi, since 2003. Of course, the age has much impact on the sales of “off-road” –Armada no longer a class leader, which also presents the models of Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Toyota Sequoia. Will new 2017 Nissan Armada correct the situation? It is difficult to say. Nevertheless, we know that its development is already in the middle of the cycle and the production version will appear approximately in 2016-2017.

2017 Nissan Armada concept

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2017 Nissan Armada plans

In an interview, the employee who is responsible for the development of models of Titan and Armada, announced that the updated SUV is ready for about 50% and will not follow current trend to reduce dimensions. The decision not to reduce ‘Armada’ is because the car needs to maintain such critical elements to the parameter as the maximum number of towed cargo.

Here we have the reverse — engineers are unlikely to significantly improve the fuel consumption. However, in this direction will be followed by concrete measures — the use of lightweight materials and new and improved transmission (not just the 5-speed automatic transmission as its predecessor).

2017 Nissan Armada redesign

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2017 Nissan Armada engines and specs

In an interview with Edmunds, rich Miller, Nissan USA responsible for this ruler said that “the second” Armada will be very large (the size of the current – 5276×2014×1981 mm) SUV frame – the target audience will not tolerate so-called downsizing in any form. This also applies to the engine. We believe that “Armada” will remain naturally aspirated V8 engine 5.6, but it will not be the old VK56DE unit, and its latest, more powerful and economical version of the VK56VD direct-injected, which is set on the new Nissan Patrol, Infiniti QX and M56 (recently – Q70). To reduce fuel consumption, the engineers intend by reducing curb weight%2

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2017 Nissan Armada will probably have all new features expected. The appearance of the new V6 turbocharged engine is questionable.

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