train New Nissan Armada: No V8 Option

Not a Significant Loss

The forthcoming Nissan Armada won’t be utilizing the much praised 5.6-liter V8 engine, likewise seen on the Nissan Titan.

Nissan’s international head of product preparation affirmed the news to Drive at the Japan Mobility Exhibition. Instead, the succeeding-generation Armada will be driven by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine; however, Nissan isn’t in the least bit concerned with dropping fanatics of its traditional luxury sport utility vehicle.

“I’m certain that when customers get behind the wheel of a twin-turbo V6, they will be exposed to a whole new world,” said Ivan Espinosa. “It has incredible capability, performance, acceleration, and power delivery – all of which will bring a smile to the customer’s face. We have enhanced the strengths of what we already have, and off-road performance will remain a priority.”

It may cause discontentment amongst aficionados who stand by that there’s nothing like displacement, yet multiple situations sustain showing the opposite. Toyota took out the V8 and put in a 3.4-liter turbocharged V6 in its stead, to give a clear demonstration. In fact, people survive in an globe where a 1.6-liter turbo triple can generate 300 horsepower reliably.

Undeniably, we have taken both the Lexus LX and the Land Cruiser 300 out for a spin with its less powerful engine, and the result is that they are everywhere significantly superior. Without doubt, Nissan has had to reduce their size to observe environmental rules, however the consumers will gain from the augmented productivity as well. The V8 Lexus LX was able to reach 13 mpg in the city and 15 mpg combined, while the latest version with the dual-turbo V6 achieves 17 mpg citywise and 19 mpg on the average. That still is not amazing, but there really isn’t any way to improve it drastically with such an immense car.

The Nissan Titan has been discontinued, so retaining the V8 for just one model would be impractical.

Espinosa promised that the 2025 Armada will have a substantial technological upgrade: “Probably where we’re stretching the most is on technology. Of course, the current Patrol [the Armada’s name in other markets] is quite old, and we don’t have the best infotainment system, and that’s where you’ll see a huge improvement in that technology.” It’s likely that this is the source of the comparison between the new Armada and the Range Rover.

Curious as to what might take the place of the current V8, producing Honda power and torque figures of 400 hp and 413 lb-ft respectively, the Japanese automaker currently only manufactures one twin-turbocharged V6, known as the VR. This engine is used within the GT-R, Infiniti Q50 and Q60, as well as in Nissan’s most recently introduced vehicle, the Z.

Nissan is likely to employ the 3.0-liter variant but fine tuned exclusively for the Armada. In the Z, it churns out 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, however Nissan possibly may be inclined to compromise on outright power in order to push that torque amount past 400 lb-ft. It shall also require to reduce the RPM at which the torque begins, because it presently only manifests from 5,200 rpm, which isn’t suitable for a sizable high-end SUV.

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