2017 Nissan Armada full-size SUV makes world debut at Chicago Auto Show
CHICAGO – Nissan debuted the all-new 2017 Armada full-size SUV this
evening prior to its upcoming appearance at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the
largest auto show in North America. Nissan is also displaying a trio of
equipped with special snow tracks in place of their wheels and tires.
"Winter Warriors," custom-built Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue models
The new Armada features a fresh exterior design,
a comfortable full-feature cabin, enhanced performance and an extensive list of
available safety and convenience features – including Predictive Forward
Cruise Control (ICC) and Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure
Collision Warning (PFCW), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Intelligent
and Blind Spot Warning (BSW).
Prevention (LDP), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI)
"With the introduction of the all-new,
second-generation Armada full-size SUV, the last piece of Nissan's
transformation of its SUV and crossover lineup falls into place following the
recent makeovers of our Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue models," said Phil
"We're particularly proud that with this new Armada we're setting a new
O'Connor, Director, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America, Inc.
reserved for much higher priced luxury sedans or premium SUVs."
standard in class, offering advanced safety and security features usually
The 2017 Nissan Armada
The new Armada also continues the nameplate's
reputation for value and choice, offering a range of three high-content grade
levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive
standard features, including Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic and NavWeather
configurations. In addition, the 2017 Armada offers an exceptional array of
color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose® audio system.
information (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and 8.0-inch
The all-new Armada is built on the heritage of
the Nissan Patrol, which has been a workhorse for the world for many decades.
While it is intended primarily for family adventures here in North America,
Armada remains true to its roots as a strong, durable and authentic full-size,
8-passenger SUV. As part of its adventure-ready spirit, the new Armada offers
standard towing capacity of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when
Armada's redesigned body features an aggressive
stance with bold V-motion front grille and standard LED low-beam headlights and
signature LED Daytime Running Lights – maintaining the previous generation's
combination lights include LED taillights.
rugged, athletic image but with added contemporary style. In the rear, bold
Inside, the 2017 Armada combines style,
roominess and premium interior comfort – including special emphasis on
quietness and quick interior cooling and heating. "Library level"
interior noise levels (at idle) are achieved through the use of acoustic glass
on the windshield and the front side windows, as well as through expanded use
(versus the previous generation) of sound absorption materials.
The new Endurance V8, while maintaining the
same 5.6-liter displacement as its predecessor, offers an increase in
horsepower to 390 from the previous 317, thanks in part to the addition of
several advanced technologies – including new Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) and
advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) systems. Also new is the
advanced 7-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous 5-speed