2008 Armada, Titan Pricing Announced

by : Gertrude

Nissan producer of quality has recently announced the pricing of its two new 2008 vehicles, the Nissan Titan full-size pickup and Nissan Armada full-size SUV---both has started sale last April 24, 2007 at Nissan dealers nationwide.

The Nissan Titan pickup lineup was first launched in the year 2004 and for the coming 2008 Nissan will add two new long bed configurations and a new PRO-4X grade which is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab 4-wheel drive standard bed configurations.

In addition, the 2008 Titan will feature revised front styling with a new grille and light design, a variety of interior and technology enhancements, a redesigned brake system with larger front rotors, and larger standard wheel sizes that include 20-inch alloy wheels on Titan LE models. The Titan LE models has been given an extensive list of new standard equipment, including XM(TM) satellite radio, Bluetooth(R) hands-free phone system and wood appearance trim.

The prices for the 2008 Nissan Titan

- Titan 2WD King Cab XE standard bed - $23,700
- Titan 2WD Crew Cab XE standard bed - $26,550
- 4WD King Cab XE standard bed - $26,900
- 4WD Crew Cab XE standard bed - $29,750
- Titan PRO-4X King Cab - $31,450
- Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab -$33,950

The addition of the new Long Bed models made Titan to be offered in two body styles -- King Cab and Crew Cab---offered in 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations; four bed sizes: 5'6", 6'6", 7'3" and 8'2"; and with Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) capability (E85 Ethanol) in select markets. Titan is built basing on Nissan's rugged F-Alpha pickup platform that features a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque. Titan also 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).

Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division said, "The 2008 Titan, with its freshened styling, new wheel styles, new seat design, refined meter clusters and available features such as Bluetooth(R) hands-free phone system, XM(TM) satellite radio tuner, heated leather- appointed bench seat and larger, 8.0-inch DVD screen, offers more choice and greater value than ever before. Titan remains first and foremost a powerful, go- nearly-anywhere, tow-nearly-anything workhorse. For 2008, it's also a refined partner for work and play."

Bosley also added, "Armada continues its strong value positioning for 2008, offering a long list of enhancements to its foundation of power, roominess, style, comfort, utility and safety. It's another great Nissan SUV made even better for the new model year."

The prices for the refined 2008 Nissan Armada offered in eight trims, equipped with standard 5.6 liter Endurance V8 and 5-speed automobile transmission were also announced:

- Armada 4x2 SE - $35,250
- Armada 4x2 LE - $41, 750
- Armada 4x4 SE - $38,050
- Armada 4x4 LE - $44,550

The FFV or Flexible Fuel Vehicle 4x2 editions are offered at no additional cost in selected markets same with the 2WD models, FFV versions which are also offered at no additional cost.

The major improvements to the 2008 Armada include a new front fascia, 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 (LE only). It also offers an available power folding 60/40 3rd row seat (LE only), new interior colors and fabrics, new gated shifter, new wood grain accents (LE only), available heated steering wheel (LE only), a locking glove compartment and revised steering wheel and combination meter illumination.

The technology of the Armada was also enhanced and include an Intelligent Key with twist start (standard LE, optional SE), Bluetooth(R) hands-free phone system (optional on LE), enhanced Bose(R) sound system with 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive and 3rd row speakers and amplifier (standard LE, optional SE), improved available Nissan Navigation system with an XM(R) NavTraffic(TM) system with real-time traffic information (XM(R) contract required), a standard integrated 7.0-inch color information monitor and a larger 8.0-inch screen for the optional DVD Entertainment Package.

The source of the Armada's strength comes from its 5.6 liter V8 that revs up 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque and offered with FFV in selected markets. The FFV enables drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85 which is a mixture of 85 percent renewable ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.

All of the 2008 Armada will come equipped with standard customer-friendly features like 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. Previous model year Armadas have been awarded the top honors in two customer opinion-based studies -- 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.