Nissan Announces Pricing of Titan, Armada

By: Gertrude

Nissan has announced the pricing of Titan and Armada, two of its latest vehicles for 2008.

Prices for the 2008 Nissan Titan start at $23,700 for Titan 2WD King Cab XE standard bed and $26,550 for Titan 2WD Crew Cab XE standard bed. The price of 4WD King Cab XE standard bed starts at $26,900, while the 4WD Crew Cab XE standard bed is $29,750. Titan PRO-4X models are priced at $31,450 for the King Cab and $33,950 for the Crew Cab standard bed models.

Prices for the 2008 Nissan Armada start at $35,250 for the Armada 4x2 SE and $41,750 for the Armada 4x2 LE. Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) editions of the same models are offered at no additional cost in selected markets. Prices for the four-wheel drive Armadas begin at $38,050 for the Armada 4x4 SE and $44,550 for the Armada 4x4 LE. As with the 2WD models, Flexible Fuel Vehicle versions are available at no additional cost in selected markets.

First launched in 2004, the Nissan Titan pickup lineup expands for 2008 with the addition of two new long bed configurations. Added to this is a new PRO-4X grade, which is available in both King Cab and Crew Cab 4-wheel drive standard bed configurations. Also, the 2008 Titan features renewed front styling with a new grille and light design, a redesigned brake system with larger front rotors, a variety of interior and technology enhancements and larger standard wheel sizes including 20-inch alloy wheels on Titan LE models. Titan LE models have several new standard equipments. These include XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and a wood appearance trim.

Titan is now available in two body styles: the King Cab and Crew Cab. Both are in 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations. Both have four bed sizes, each measuring 5-feet 6-inches, 6-feet 6-inches, 7-feet 3-inches and 8-feet 2-inches. The two styles come with Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) capability E85 Ethanol in selected markets.

The 2008 Titan is based on Nissan's rugged F-Alpha pickup platform. It features a 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque. Titan features a standard 5-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab when properly equipped.

The car also has a heated leather-appointed bench seat and larger, and an 8.0-inch DVD screen.

The 2008 Nissan Armada is offered in eight models, each equipped with standard 5.6-liter Endurance V8 and 5-speed automatic transmission. All have well enhanced .

The major enhancements to Armada for 2008 include a new concept in the front, new headlight and fog light designs, new one-piece roof rack design, revised rear fascia and an available 20-inch wheel and Michelin tire package.
The interior of the 2008 Armada has an available power folding 60/40 3rd row seat, new colors and fabrics, new gated shifter, new wood grain accents, available heated steering wheel, a locking glove compartment, a revised steering wheel, and a combined meter illumination.

Armada technology enhancements include an Intelligent Key with twist start, enhanced Bose sound system with 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive and 3rd row speakers and amplifier, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, improved available Nissan Navigation system with an XM Navigation Traffic system with real-time traffic information, a standard integrated 7.0-inch color information monitor and a larger 8.0-inch screen for the optional DVD Entertainment Package. The XM Navigation Traffic system, however, requires an XM contract.

The car's strength comes from a 5.6-liter V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, with available FFV technology in selected markets. This allows drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85, a mixture containing 85 percent renewable ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

Every 2008 Armada also comes with standard three-row, eight-passenger seating, ample 2nd row leg room, roof-mounted curtain air bags for all three rows, and up to 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.

Earlier Armada models have been awarded with top honors in two customer opinion-based studies: the "Buyer-Perceived Overall Quality" by the Strategic Vision research firm in the Large SUV class of its 2006 Total Quality Index, and "Most Appealing Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle" by J.D. Power and Associates' 2006 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study.

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