What is it: The Nissan Armada is the company’s huge three-row, body-on-frame SUV, not to be confused with the smaller three-row unibody Pathfinder. Since its redesign for the 2017 model year, the Armada now rolls on the same platform as the Nissan Patrol and Infiniti QX80. Speaking of the QX, the Armada got a huge redesign for this second generation, making it look similar to the more luxurious Infiniti. If you like boxy SUVs, you’ll be less excited by this, but if you like them smooth and rounded, the Armada could be a good alternative to the Chevy Tahoes and Ford Expeditions of the world.Key Competitors: Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition, Toyota SequoiaBase Price: $64,085 As-Tested Price: $67,850Full review: Nissan Armada first driveHighlights: The Nissan Armada was new for 2017 with its freshened body style and Patrol-based platform, so changes for the 2019 model year are minimal. Rear door alert, intelligent cruise control, automatic emergency braking and intelligent … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Armada essentials: Infiniti in training?
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2019 Nissan Armada adds standard Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning to all grade levels•Nissan's flagship SÚV designed for full-size family adventures on and off-road•2019 Armada adds Nissan's Rear Door Alert (RDA)1 – the industry's first system that uses the horn, in addition to door sensors and a message display on the center instrument panel, to remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked•All models equipped with standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission – offering best-in-class1 maximum horsepower •Featuring comfortable seating for eight, second-generation Armada continues to set Nissan sales recordsNow entering its third year, the second-generation Nissan Armada continues to set records. With no signs of this sales momentum slowing down, Armada adds to its list of standard equipment across all … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Armada
The Kia Telluride has landed in the US, helping Hyundai-Kia to a 4th consecutive gain. The U.S. new light vehicle market sinks -3.4% year-on-year in February to 1.258.042 units. Note some reporting has this figure to up to 12.000 units higher due to overestimating Tesla sales. The February clear loss means the year-to-date tally is now down 3.1% to 2.381.439 deliveries, the lowest result at this stage of the year since 2014 (2.206.454). and the largest year-on-year decline at this point since 2009. Accordingly, the seasonally adjusted, annualised selling rate (SAAR) drops from 17.08 million in February 2018 to 16.61 million, the second consecutive month below 17 million and the lowest SAAR in 1.5 years, since the 16.58 million of August 2017. There’s more worry to come: even though the stock market is strong and consumer confidence remains positive, March is traditionally the theatre of tax refund-driven sales, but tax reform legislation has meant some … [Read more...] about USA February 2019: Hyundai-Kia, Subaru, Ram strong in slowest start of a year since 2014
The 2019 Nissan Terra debuted at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. Look for a possible U.S.-market variant of the Terra to be imported for the 2021 model year. Is the U.S. market ready for a return of the old-school body-on-frame midsize SUV? Ford seems to think so, as a revived version of the company’s Bronco SUV is being readied for a 2020 model-year debut. Of course, Toyota never left the segment. The Japanese automaker’s 4Runner still sells well, having enjoyed a small year-over-year sales increase for 2017. Though Nissan essentially abandoned the off-road-oriented midsize-SUV market with its discontinuation of the Xterra SUV after the 2014 model year, the company is said to be considering a return to the segment. While the absolute sales potential of this category of rugged, trail-ready SUVs is relatively small—likely no more than 200,000 sales–it is a potentially profitable niche, assuming the number of … [Read more...] about Future Car: 2021 Nissan Xterra
The Cavalier (+252.3%) helps Chevrolet up 110.7% in Mexico this month. After 19 consecutive months of year-on-year declines, in January the Mexican new car market records its first uptick since May 2017 at +1.8% and 111.225 units. However, the reason behind this gain is a little controversial as it is solely linked to Chevrolet’s spectacular 110.7% year-on-year surge, itself due to a change in sales reporting methodology: up until January 2018 GM sales were wholesales but have been replaced in February 2018 by retail units. Without it, the market would be down for the 20th consecutive time at -7.4%. Undisturbed, Nissan (-11.7%) remains the best-selling carmaker in Mexico by far at 21% share vs. 15.8% for Chevrolet at #2. Volkswagen (-12.5%) closes the podium like last year, distancing Toyota (-3.3%) with Kia (+1%) shining once again and equalling its all-time share record at 7.2%. But it’s Suzuki (+25.3%) and Seat (+23.4%) that post the largest year-on-year gains in … [Read more...] about Mexico January 2019: Chevrolet (+110.7%) lifts market to first gain in 1.5 years