Nissan says that there really is a market for its huge truck-based eight-passenger SUV, called the Armada, and thus, won’t make it any smaller with the new upcoming generation. Speculated to arrive in 2015 or 2016, the redesigned model will simply be an evolution of the current model in every way, without changing the formula too much – it will be just as big, and almost just as heavy.
Along with the 2013 Versa Sedan, Nissan has also confirmed prices for its 2013 Armada full-size SUV, which benefits from equipment additions for the new model year.
In particular, there's a new Platinum Reserve Package priced as a $2,090 option and which includes 20-inch dark chrome alloys, dark chrome grille and outside mirrors, higher-grade two-tone Chocolate/Almond leather–appointed seating and dark satin chrome interior accents.
A defect in the ignition system that can cause an engine to stall while running has prompted a massive recall of some 2.1 million Nissan and Infiniti cars and trucks worldwide.
In the U.S. and Canada, the recall involves the 2004-2006MY Nissan Armada and Titan, 2005-2006MY Infiniti QX56, as well as the 2003-2006MY Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models. Other models in the global recall list include the Cube, March/Micra and Tiida.
All 2010 Armadas are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the 2010 models have been set at $37,210 and $42,810 for the Armada 4x2 SE and 4x4 SE respectively, $42,140 and $44,940 for the Titanium Edition 4x2 and 4x4 respectively while the Platinum Edition is priced at $49,390 and $52,190 for the 4x2 and 4x4 models respectively.