Titan and Armada Pricing Announced

by : Jenny Mclane

Nissan recently announced the pricing for the 2008 model year installments of the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Armada. The Nissan Titan is the Japanese brand's entry to the full-size pickup class while the Nissan Armada is the company's entry to the full-size SUV class.

The said two new vehicles have recently been delivered in showrooms across the United States. These two new vehicles shows that while the current demand is for smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles, larger vehicles are still being considered by car buyers for their next purchase. The Nissan Titan will have a starting price of $23,700 while the Armada will come with a price tag which reads $35,250.

The Nissan Titan first made its appearance in Nissan's lineup in 2004 and after few years in the market, its lineup is expanded by Nissan. For the 2008 model year, Nissan will be offering two new long bed configurations for the Titan. Exterior styling is also changed for the 2008 Titan. The newest version of the pickup features a redesigned light configuration and grille. Braking power is also increased by redesigning the braking system.

The 2008 Nissan Titan is equipped with larger front brake rotors. The wheel size was also made larger that its predecessors. The 2008 Nissan Titan will is also loaded with entertainment features which includes satellite radio and Bluetooth technology integrated into the vehicle's audio system.

Nissan announced the full price list for the entire range of the Titan. For the Titan 2WD King Cab XE standard bed, the manufacturer suggested retail price or MSRP will start at $23,700. For the Titan 2WD Crew Cab XE standard bed, pricing will start at $26,550. Meanwhile, for the Titan 4WD King Cab XE standard bed, MSRP will start at $26,900. For the Titan 4WD Crew Cab XE with standard bed, pricing will start at $29,750. The additional PRO-4X will have a price tag starting at $31,450 for the King Cab version and $33,950 for the Crew Cab version. Both versions for the PRO-4X is available only in four-wheel drive configuration. The Nissan Titan will also be equipped with flex-fuel engines in some markets. This means that the Titan can run on ordinary gasoline or in E85, a combination of gasoline and bio-ethanol.

Bill Bosley, the Vice President and the General Manager for the Nissan Division, has this to say about the 2008 Nissan Titan: "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."

On the other hand, the Nissan Armada is offered in eight different models as Nissan aims to provide different configuration of the Armada to consumers to fit their whims or needs. All of the eight models of the Nissan Armada for the 2008 model year are equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 engine coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The starting price for the 2008 Nissan Armada will be $35,250 for the base model Armada 4X2 SE. For the Armada 4X2 LE, MSRP will start at $41,750. The said two trim levels of the Armada, like the Titan, will also be offered as a flex-fuel vehicle in selected markets. The flex-fuel capability of the Armada will not be subject to an increase in the MSRP. For the four-wheel drive configured Nissan Armada, the pricing will start at $38,050 for the Armada 4X4 SE. For the Armada 4X4 LE, pricing will start at $44,450.

Similar to the Titan, the front end of the Armada was also redesigned. For the 2008 model year, the Nissan Armada will sport a new headlight design as well as re-configured fog lights. It will also be equipped with a one-piece roof rack system. The Nissan Armada is also armed to the teeth with technologically advanced features. It will be equipped with a satellite radio and a state-of-the-art navigation system. The Bose sound system will also provide listening pleasure to Armada owners. Bluetooth connectivity is also possible with the Armada. A 7-inch color monitor is standard for the Armada and a larger 8-inch monitor is included as an option. Both the Titan and Armada can be made more aesthetically pleasing with the use of aftermarket parts such as tips.

Concerning the Armada, Bosley has this to say: "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."