Nissan Delivers New Trio: Titan, Pathfinder, Armada

By: RyanThomas

The Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) unveiled the new trio at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The Powerful trio which is composed of the Titan full-size pickup, Pathfinder mid-size SUV and the Armada full-size SUV boasts of cutting-edge enhancements and upgrades. This is done to attract more aficionados in and to receive a greater slice of the auto market.

The upgrades and enhancements made include the addition of the new Titan Long Wheelbase King Cab and Crew Cab models. The new Pathfinder is also given the new 5.6-liter V8 engine. For Armada, the automaker gave it new exterior and interior designs. The powerful trio of the Nissan is set to be delivered this spring.

"The addition of the Titan Long Wheelbase models and the first-ever V8 engine ever offered in the 22-year history of Pathfinder expand the available choices for buyers of these two popular vehicles," said Larry Dominique, the vice president for Product Planning of the Nissan North America, Inc.

Dominique added, "The extensive makeover of Armada, which has topped J.D. Power and Associates' APEAL study for the Large SUV class in 2005 and 2006, adds up to an even more attractive, more premium and more complete Armada package for 2008 - one that we think will continue to make Armada stand out in the full-size SUV class."

The 2008 Nissan Titan is built on the reputation of its predecessors. The pickup is designed for either work or driving adventure. The trucker can choose the new Long Wheelbase (LWB) version and a new Titan PRO-4X model. Now, the truck is offered in four models: XE, SE, PRO-4X and LE. The vehicle also comes in two body styles: King Cab and Crew Cab. Two drive configurations - 4x2 and 4x4 - are also given as options. The vehicle also comes with four bed sizes - 5'5", 6'5", 7' and 8'. It also comes using the Flexible Fuel Vehicle capability.
The new Nissan Titan features a redefined styling which is further enhanced by sophisticated accessories and car systems that include a new seat design, refined meter clusters, a XM Satellite Radio tuner, a heated leather-appointed bench seat, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, a revised center stack, and an 8.0-inch DVD screen. Other accessories like could also be added to the pickup to enhance longevity.

The pickup is given the powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 that produces 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque. The engine is mated to the standard 5-speed automatic transmission to yield a maximum towing capacity up to 9,500 pounds for the King Cab and 9,400 pounds for the Crew Cab.

The new Nissan Pathfinder boasts of its 5.6-liter V8 that boasts 300-plus horsepower and a remarkable torque to offer 7,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity. The SUV is also available with a 4.0-liter version of the VQ-series V6 engine that produces maximum output of 266 horsepower.

Other modifications include the new fascia and interior as well as the availability of refine entertainment technology like the revised Nissan Navigation System with 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive, and 7.0-inch color display and RearView Monitor. Intelligent Key with twist start, revised cupholder design, illuminated switchgear, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system are also integrated in the SUV.

The 2008 Nissan Armada features a new exterior design, a new set of colors, more luxurious amenities and enhanced technology. New features include one-piece roof rack design, headlight and fog light designs and 20-inch wheel and Michelin tire package. For the LE, Armada will be offering a 3rd row power folding 60/40 seat, gated shifter, interior colors and fabrics, wood grain accents, heated steering wheel, Intelligent Key with twist start, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, Navigation system, and combination meter illumination. The new Armada has available Flexible Fuel Vehicle technology (FFV) to allow the use of alternative fuels like the E85.

"The 2008 model year is already shaping up to be a tremendous year for Nissan with the previously announced Altima Coupe and all-new Rogue crossover SUV - and now new Titan, Pathfinder and Armada," said Dominique. "Attendees at the Chicago Auto Show will have five great new reasons to visit the Nissan display."

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