Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2015 Nissan Armada Will NOT Get Titan's Diesel Engine...

It would have seemed like a no brainer...but I guess it isn't...

It was revealed today that while the 2015 Nissan Titan will get the V8 Cummins Turbo-diesel and its SUV sibling, the Nissan Armada, will be redesigned at the same time and use the same frame and other underpinnings as the new Titan, much as it does today, it will not be offered with a diesel.

This is kind of odd as I would imagine the SUV will get at least as bad gas mileage as the truck version but maybe Nissan's internal info says that families and others more likely (soccer moms?) to buy the SUV over the pickup truck have no interest in a diesel option. This is about the only thing I can think of at the moment...

The new Armada will remain a body-on-frame truck based vehicle and will remain LARGE in size. Nissan plans to use lightweight materials and aero-packages (active aero?) to hopefully eke out whatever mileage improvements they can.

Next Gen Armada NOT to get diesel engine...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a shame. I'd LOVE to have a diesel in my Armada. I tow with it! Give me one of those 600ftlb diesels like they have in trucks, pleeeeeze!

Anonymous said...

I have a big family AND we haul things. We use the SUV like an SUV and use the "Utility" portion a lot. Having the diesel in the Armada would be beneficial because the family vehicle can then double as a work truck and hauler when necessary. Diesel fuel is more efficient as well so though diesel costs more we would save fuel costs in the long run.

If not the diesel then put the QX engine in it. OR build a V^ with turbos to increase horsepower and torque.