Nissan Armada is a full-size sports utility vehicle which was first launched in 2003 as a 2001 year model. This model has been through some modifications such as the 2010 and 2013 redesign but it is still way below today’s SUV standards. In this case, a new second generation is expected to be released in the shortest time possible. Some rumors have it that the redesigned model will be similar to the new Titan pick-up since the two will share the same platform. The new Nissan Armada will be proof of Nissan brands excellence. The automaker aims at retaining the brand’s greatness and innovation by releasing a new 2016 Nissan Armada featuring an extravagant form.
This second generation model is speculated to be a half breed variant which shall adopt some styling cues from SUV’s. It will also come with improved driving dynamics and a lavished appearance. Based on rumors, the current engine will be rolled over to this new model but it will be updates for the benefit of the buyers. The interior and exterior shall be refreshed to pave way for high beauty standards, durability and user friendliness.
2016 Nissan Armada: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Nissan Armada will be based on body-on-frame platform which was utilized by the 2015 Nissan Titan pick-up. Its new dimensions will be 207 inches length, 78 inches height and a width of 70.3 inches. Its bumpers will acquire some holes for improved air circulation. The headlights will acquire chrome trims with Led technology while on the roof there will be roof racks as well as a rectangular movable glass roof which will make this SUV more attractive. As for the wheels, there will be sizes of 19 and 22 inches to serve the buyer’s diverse hauling needs. The taillights shall not be left behind in this redesign as they shall be enriched with the beautiful and functional LED technology. This model is expected to utilize light weight materials such as aluminum in a bid to reduce its weight to make it more fuel economical.
When it comes to its interior, this SUV will get a number of updates than in the previous versions. Its cabin layout will feature a mixture of colors, high tech parts and themes which will create an ultramodern space. There will be ventilated and leather upholstered seats with ample leg room. This new 2016 Nissan Armada will accommodate eight passengers. There will be enough luggage space which will make this new model a great choice for large families who adore going for vacations. Some of the standard and optional features in this SUV include Bose audio system, Radio Data system and USB ports and a memory slot. Its instrumental panels will be installed in a visible area where the driver will easily access it.
2016 Nissan Armada: Engine Specs
Unlike the current model which runs on a 5.6 liter V8 with an output of 357 hp and 385 Nm of torque, this new 2016 Nissan Armada is rumored to get a much smaller but powerful V6 engine. The current model’s engine is mated to a five speed automatic transmission whose fate in the upcoming model is still unknown. A hybrid variant is also expected in the coming years.
2016 Nissan Armada: Release Date, Price and Competitors
The 2016 Nissan Armada is most likely to be unveiled in late 2015. As for the price, it is predicted to cost about $ 40 000 for the base trim. The main rivals in the markets for 2016 Nissan Armada include Mazda CX-9, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Trax and Toyota Sequoia.