2025 Nissan Armada
In recent years, Nissan has experienced a big makeover, producing new Rogue, Frontier, Pathfinder, Sentra, Versa, and Z models.
More new models are coming soon as dealers say that the Redesigned Armada will launch in the United States later next year or in 2025.
Little is known about the model, but the source says a new twin-turbo V6 will replace the current 5.6-liter V8 engine.
There’s no word on the specs, but the V8 produces 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) power and 413 lb-ft (559 Nm) of torque on premium gasoline.
It’s an impressive figure, but the V8 has a penalty on the pump. The SUV’s fuel economy was 14 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the interstate, and 16 mpg overall when rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive were included.
That is the reason behind the engine change; as another dealer told the publication, “Fuel efficiency is on everyone’s mind if they can get the same horsepower and torque from the V6 engine.
Nissan is one of many automakers to drop the V8 engine for the twin-turbo V6. In contrast, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia sees the old 5.7-liter V8 replaced by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo hybrid V6 that produces 437 hp (326 kW / 443 PS) of power and 583 lb-ft (790 Nm) of torque.
Furthermore, the 2022 Lexus LX sees its V8 replaced by a twin-turbo V6 with 409 hp (305 kW / 415 PS) power and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque.
While the source only mentions Armada, twin-turbo V6s will also be offered on Patrol internationally. In the future, we anticipate it to drive the new Infiniti QX80.
The report comes as Nissan prepares to scale back the development of internal combustion engines in some markets towards a full-electric lineup.
The automaker this week confirmed it will stop developing internal combustion engines for the European market following the introduction of the Euro 7 emission standard, which is currently expected in 2025.
Instead, Nissan will focus on EV investments. Nissan and its alliance partners Renault and Mitsubishi announced in January that it would invest more than $25 billion in electrification over the next five years and launch a combined 35 EVs by 2030.