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2010 Nissan Armada Adds New Titanium and Platinum Editions With Exclusive Premium ContentSince its introduction in 2004, the stylish, powerful and roomy Nissan Armada has stood out among the crowded field of full-size SÚVs as a vehicle designed to enhance spirited adventures, whether around town or around a campfire. Equally adept at keeping a crowd of enthusiastic young passengers entertained and in tow as it is towing up to 9,100 pounds, the Armada combines comfort, convenience and unlimited versatility.
Enhancements to Armada for the 2010 model year include a revised model lineup, which now features three well-equipped models: the Armada SE and two special editions, the Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition. All three models are equipped wîth a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along wîth an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame and comfortable double-wishbone suspension.
The Titanium Edition includes a full array of standard comfort and convenience features, including Nissan Intelligent Key™, leather-appointed seating wîth contrasting stitching, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose® audio system wîth 11 speakers, power folding 3rd row 60/40-split seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension, along wîth 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The new Platinum Edition adds heated front seats and §teering wheel, power rear liftgate, moonroof, DVD Family Entertainment System and Nissan Navigation system wîth XM NavTraffic® system wîth real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive. It also includes chrome clad 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and front sonar.
'With new content, updated and simplified packaging and visual enhancements inside and out, the 2010 Nissan Armada is perfectly in tune wîth customers' needs and desires,' said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA).
|Engine : 5.6 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 317 hp
Torque: 385 ft-lbs
The 2010 Nissan Armada is offered in two-wheel and four-wheel drive and wîth available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology, which allows drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85, a mix containing up to 85 percent renewable ethanol. The 2010 Armada has a towing capacity of up to 9,100 pounds (when properly equipped).
A Modern Yet Rugged Exterior and Roomy, Versatile Interior
With its wide stance, long 123.2-inch wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs, the 2010 Armada offers a highly manageable length of just over 17 feet (207.7 inches) – along wîth excellent stability and exceptional passenger and cargo room. Armada offers class-leading 2nd row roominess, as well as best-in-class overhead storage.
Armada's progressive exterior design combines modern styling wîth traditional Nissan SÚV ruggedness. Titanium and Platinum Editions feature chrome grilles (black grille color on Armada SE), while all models include chrome front door handles body-color rear door handles, one-piece type roof rails, side step rails, halogen headlights and privacy glass on 2nd and 3rd row windows and rear liftgate.
For 2010, Armada features new two-piece body-color side moldings wîth chrome insert strips on Titanium and Platinum Editions and Titanium, and Platinum badges (on the respective models).
Other available equipment includes fog lights and chrome roof rack (standard on Titanium and Platinum), power-operated flip-out rear quarter windows (Platinum Edition), power-folding outside mirrors wîth integrated turn signals and puddle lamps (Platinum Edition), power-operated liftgate (Platinum Edition) and power tilt/sliding glass moonroof (optional on Titanium Edition, standard on Platinum Edition).
Armada is offered in seven exterior colors, including three new colors (Navy Blue, Tuscan Sun and Lakeshore Slate) and four carryover colors (Galaxy Black, Smoke, Silver Lightning and Blizzard).
The Armada interior, like the exterior, combines modern style, functionality and versatility for active families. The large, comfortable interior offers class-leading 2nd row roominess and best-in-class interior overhead storage – along wîth standard seating for eight. Second row captain's chairs wîth a removable 2nd row console are optional wîth the Platinum Edition.
The front bucket seats feature 8-way power adjustment and a manual lumbar support, while a 4-way power-adjustable passenger seat is standard on Titanium and Platinum Editions (4-way manual on SE models). Armada SE models include a flat-fold front passenger seat wîth cup holders and recessed work area. A gated floor-mounted shifter adds a sporty appearance and enhanced shift control.
Heated front seats, heated §teering wheel and Platinum logo embroidered front seats are offered on Platinum Edition models. Armada's highly functional front center console includes specialized storage areas for pens, tissues, CDs, HVAC vents, two cupholders and 12-volt power outlet at rear of console. The overhead console features multiple storage bins, six overhead dome lights and rear HVAC controls.
The 2nd row offers a fold flat 40/20/40 split bench seat while the elevated 3rd row 60/40-split folding bench seat (folds flat into floor) includes a standard power-folding feature (optional on SE 4x2).
Luxurious Seton leather-appointed seating is standard on Armada Titanium and Platinum Editions, wîth cloth seating on Armada SE. Every 2010 Armada also offers up to 14 cupholders and dual-zone automatic climate control.
'As demonstrated by the long list of standard and available equipment, ‘roughing it' is not part of the Armada's adventure vocabulary,' said Castignetti. 'Armada provides everything from a premium soundtrack and DVD entertainment to navigation and hands-free phone use to get maximum enjoyment out of every excursion.'
For 2010, Armada is available wîth a Bose® audio system wîth AM/FM/MP3/CD6, 11 speakers and subwoofer (optional on SE 4x2, standard on SE 4x4 and Titanium Edition). The Platinum Edition takes it a step further wîth a standard premium Bose® audio system wîth 9.3 GB Music Box Hard Drive, AM/FM/MP3/CD6 wîth 11 speakers and subwoofer, dual media (allows use of radio and CD at the same time – headphones must be used to listen to the second audio source), amplifier and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately). The Platinum Edition also includes a standard Nissan Navigation System wîth XM NavTraffic® wîth real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately).
Wood grain interior trim is also standard on Titanium and Platinum Editions, along wîth Nissan Intelligent Key™ wîth Twist Start, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and HomeLink® Úniversal Transceiver. Helping keep rear passengers occupied on trips of any length is an available DVD Family Entertainment System (standard on Platinum Edition) wîth 8.0-inch rear monitor, two wireless headphones and remote controller.
The 2010 Armada is offered in three interior colors: Almond (cloth only), Stone (leather only) and Charcoal (cloth and leather).
An Adventure-Ready Driveline
The 2010 Armada continues to offer outstanding performance built on a foundation of strength and power. Every Armada features Nissan's rugged F-Alpha fully boxed frame, 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension and a refined 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine, producing 317 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm. Torque has been tuned for optimum performance.
The engine includes an aluminum block wîth cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, graphite-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, single-stage timing chain and an electronic 'drive-by-wire' throttle for precise control. Available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology allows for the use of ethanol/gasoline fuel mixtures such as E85.
Also standard on every 2010 Armada is a reinforced electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission wîth tow/haul modes for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. A unique gear set, variable lock-up torque converter and advanced A/T management are utilized for improved shifting and economy.
Armada is offered in two-wheel drive or wîth an available All-Mode 4-wheel drive system wîth Auto/2WD/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case and 3.35:1 4LO crawl gear ratio. Únder normal driving conditions, the system operates in two-wheel drive mode, but it can instantly distribute torque to all four wheels whenever road conditions warrant (up to 50 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand). Rugged Dana axles are utilized on all 2WD and 4WD models.
Responsive braking is provided by a standard 4-wheel disc brake system wîth Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Also standard are 2-wheel or 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system (includes a deactivation switch). Steering is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion §teering system.
Along wîth the responsive independent suspension, Titanium and Platinum Editions offer a standard automatic self-leveling rear air suspension, which helps provide a level ride when towing or carrying heavy cargo. Armada offers a 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped).
Three wheel and tire packages are offered, depending on model: Armada SE features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (painted finish) wîth P265/70R18 Conti-Trac tires on SE models; 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (machine finished) wîth P275/60R20 Michelin tires are offered on Titanium Edition; and the Platinum Edition features
20-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels wîth P275/60R20 Michelin tires.
A Focus on Safety and Security
Every 2010 Armada includes an extensive list of safety features, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual-stage front supplemental air bags wîth seat belt sensors and front occupant classification sensor; roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard positions in all three rows; front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and front seat Active Head Restraints.
Also standard are 3-point front seat belts wîth dual pretensioners and load limiters 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position; LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system; child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction wîth front and rear crumple zones; engine immobilizer; and Vehicle Security System.
A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is also standard, wîth warning lamp in the gauge cluster or a warning display in the navigation system (Platinum Edition).
An Expanded Choice of Models
For 2010, the Armada lineup expands to three models – SE, Titanium and Platinum –each offered in 4WD and 2WD drive configurations. By enhancing the standard content for the Titanium and Platinum Editions, the previous optional equipment packaging has been able to be greatly simplified, making the buying process easier for consumers. Only five options are offered for 2010.
The Driver Package (Armada SE 4x2 only) features Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, fog lights, RearView Monitor, premium Bose® audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and power-operated 3rd row seat. The SE Tow Package (Armada SE 4x2 only) adds receiver hitch, lower final gear ratio (3.357), additional 7-pin wiring harness plug, trailer brake pre-wiring on I/P, A/T temp gauge, heavy duty battery and rear suspension levelizer.
The Captain's Seat Package (Platinum Edition only) replaces the 2nd row bench seat wîth 2nd row captain's chairs and 2nd row center console; the Moonroof Package adds power tilt and glide moonroof; and the Family Entertainment System (FES) offers an 8-inch rear display monitor, a video port in the center console, DVD changer, remote controller and two wireless headphones.
The 2010 Armada is assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi.Source - Nissan
NISSAN ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2010 ARMADA AND 2009 MURANO 360New Titanium and Platinum Editions Offer Substantial Savings Over Previous Year Models; 2009 Nissan Murano Crossover SÚV With New '360° Value Package' Also Goes On Sale
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced pricing for the new 2010 Nissan Armada full-size SÚV, which goes on sale in mid-May at Nissan retailers nationwide. The enhancements to the Armada for the new model year include a revised model lineup, which now features three well-equipped models: the Armada SE and two special editions, the Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) start at $37,210 for the 2010 Armada 4x2 SE and $42,810 for the Armada 4x4 SE.
The new Armada Titanium Edition includes a full array of standard comfort and convenience features, including Nissan Intelligent Key™, leather-appointed seating, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose® audio system wîth 11 speakers, power-folding 60/40-split 3rd row seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension. The 2010 Armada Titanium Edition has an MSRP of $42,140 for the 4x2 model and $44,940 for the 4x4 – representing savings of more than $2,500 over that of a similarly equipped 2009 Armada LE or SE models.
The new 2010 Armada Platinum Edition is priced at $49,390 and $52,190 for the 4x2 and 4x4 models respectively. The Armada Platinum Edition includes all of the Armada Titanium Edition equipment, plus heated front seats and §teering wheel, power rear liftgate, moonroof, DVD Family Entertainment System and a Nissan Navigation system wîth XM NavTraffic™ system wîth real-time traffic information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and a 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive. The Platinum edition MSRP represents a saving of more than $1,100 compared to 2009 Armada models wîth similar content (2009 Armada LE wîth optional equipment and packages).
'For the 2010 model year we've added new content, updated and simplified packaging, added visual enhancements inside and out, and further strengthened Armada's already strong value positioning wîth truly substantial savings over comparably equipped 2009 models,' said Christian Meunier, vice president, Nissan Marketing, NNA.
Other changes for the 2010 Armada include new two-piece body-color side moldings wîth chrome strip treatment and contrasting interior stitching for the Titanium and Platinum models, revised available wood grain finisher appearance, the addition of standard front seat side-impact supplemental air bags for the SE 4x2 model and three new exterior colors.
All 2010 Armadas are equipped wîth a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along wîth an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty ladder frame and double-wishbone suspension.
FFV (Flexible Fuel Vehicle) editions of the same models, allowing drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85, are offered at no additional cost in select markets.Source - Nissan
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