The Japanese manufacturer has officially shared information concerning to the upgraded 2017 Nissan Armada full-size SUV. It’s not a secret that this massive Nissan Patrol SUV is sold under the Nissan Armada name in the North American market. Everyone knows that everything outdated comes to an end and a new era already begins – so, this car has got a new appearance and with it the new model year.
The novelty is equipped with a traditional V-Motion grille, which looks very impressive; the LED optics, chrome designed trim, vented fenders and a 5.6-liter V8 power unit with a capacity of 390-hp. The new SUV will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show.
The Exterior of the Model
As for the exterior, the novelty has much in common with the Infinity QX80. Let’s remind, that the 2017 Armada has got a new grille, made in the original style of the manufacturer, the LED lights, the vents on the fenders, chrome trim, acoustic windshield, significantly improving the passengers’ comfort. The car will get new light-alloy wheels, the size of which will vary from 20 to 22 inches, according to the customer’s wish.
The Interior Design
Inside of the improved seven-seat 2017 Armada one can see the nice-looking wood trim, metallic accent and an advanced set of equipment, including: the heated front seats, a modern Bose sound system with thirteen speakers, as well as the new 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system.
In addition to this, in the basic configuration, the model will feature a variety of assistance and safety systems, including a system that warns the driver of a probable frontal collision, the circular view system and other modern technologies, which for these types of vehicles can already be called basic. While the manufacturing of the cabin, engineers and designers have focused on comfort and an increase of free space, so we can safely expect that the amount of free space will be slightly increased.
Technical Characteristics of the New Car
The weight of the car is the change, which will be instantly noticed. The novelty will be made of aluminum and lightweight carbon, which will lead to the car weight reduction. The use of these materials has also enabled the engineers to reduce fuel consumption and increase the efficiency of the car.
The 2017 Nissan Armada will be mounted by a powerful V8 engine that was borrowed from the delightful Infinity QX80. The power unit is designed for 5.6 liters, and its maximum power is 390 hp. It should be noted that the previous version of the car was powered by the 317-horsepower engine. The new powertrain will be coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive system.
If taking the all-wheel drive system into consideration, the fuel consumption of the SUV will be about 17 liters per a distance of one hundred kilometers in city driving, and 12 liters – on the highway.
The maximum towing capacity is 3865 kg.
The 2017 Armada Versions
In the North American automotive market, the modernized SUV will be available in three configurations: Platinum, SL and SV. At the moment, we found out that the top-end model will be equipped with ventilated and heated front seats, the leather interior, the heated steering wheel and rear seats, the infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen displays for the rear passengers.
The Release Date
The updated 2017 Nissan Armada will become available in the markets this summer. The cost of the novelty is yet unknown and it will most likely be announced before the start of sales. It should be recalled that the current version of the car with the basic equipment is offered for 38 510 USD, while for the Platinum version the manufacturer asks 49 900 USD. Most probably, the cost of the new modification of the car will be slightly higher.
Apparently, this SUV is unlikely to enter the domestic market, as the 2017 Armada will be distributed exclusively in the North American market.
It should be informed that last year, the Nissan manufacturer exported a huge Titan pickup of the new generation on world markets. The car was equipped with a 5.0-liter power unit. It is a turbo diesel engine, generating the peak power of 310 hp, and its torque is equal to 572 Nm. The fans of big cars enjoy Titan. It is now in demand and actively sold.