Nissan announced pricing on two new 2008 vehicles, the Nissan Titan full-size pickup and Nissan Armada full-size SUV. Both go on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide.
Originally launched in 2004, the Nissan Titan pickup lineup expands for 2008 with the addition of two new long bed configurations and a new PRO-4X grade, which is available in both King Cab and Crew Cab 4-wheel drive standard bed configurations. In addition, the 2008 Titan features revised front styling with a new grille and light design, a redesigned brake system with larger front rotors, a variety of interior and technology enhancements and larger standard wheel sizes – including 20-inch alloy wheels on Titan LE models. Titan LE models receive an extensive list of new standard equipment, including XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and wood appearance trim.
Prices for the 2008 Nissan Titan start at an MSRP of $23,700 for Titan 2WD King Cab XE standard bed and $26,550 for Titan 2WD Crew Cab XE standard bed. The 4WD King Cab XE standard bed starts at $26,900, while the 4WD Crew Cab XE standard bed is $29,750. Titan PRO-4X models are $31,450 for the King Cab and $33,950 for the Crew Cab standard bed models (available in 4WD only).
With the addition of the new Long Bed models, Titan is now available in two body styles – King Cab and Crew Cab; in 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations; four bed sizes – 5-foot 6-inch, 6-foot 6-inch, 7-foot 3-inch and 8-foot 2-inch; and with Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) capability (E85 Ethanol) in select markets.
Titan is built on Nissan’s rugged F-Alpha pickup platform, featuring a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque. Titan features a standard 5-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped).
“The 2008 Titan, with its freshened styling, new wheel styles, new seat design, refined meter clusters and available features such as Bluetooth hands-free phone system, XM satellite radio tuner, heated leather-appointed bench seat and larger, 8.0-inch DVD screen, offers more choice and greater value than ever before,” said Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. “Titan remains first and foremost a powerful, go-nearly-anywhere, tow-nearly-anything workhorse. For 2008, it’s also a refined partner for work and play.”
Prices for the refined 2008 Nissan Armada, which is offered in eight models, each equipped with standard 5.6-liter Endurance V8 and 5-speed automatic transmission, start at $35,250 for the Armada 4x2 SE and $41,750 for the Armada 4x2 LE. FFV (Flexible Fuel Vehicle) editions of the same models are offered at no additional cost in select markets. Four-wheel drive Armadas begin at $38,050 for the Armada 4x4 SE and $44,550 for the Armada 4x4 LE. As with the 2WD models, Flexible Fuel Vehicle versions are available at no additional cost in select markets.
The major enhancements to Armada for 2008 include a new front fascia, new headlight and fog light designs, new one-piece roof rack design, revised rear fascia and an available 20-inch wheel and Michelin tire package (LE only).
Inside, the 2008 Armada offers an available power folding 60/40 3rd row seat (LE only), new interior colors and fabrics, new gated shifter, new wood grain accents (LE only), available heated steering wheel (LE only), a locking glove compartment and revised steering wheel and combination meter illumination.
Armada technology enhancements include an Intelligent Key with twist start (standard LE, optional SE), enhanced Bose sound system with 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive and 3rd row speakers and amplifier (standard LE, optional SE), Bluetooth hands-free phone system (optional on LE), improved available Nissan Navigation system with an XM NavTraffic system with real-time traffic information (XM contract required), a standard integrated 7.0-inch color information monitor and a larger 8.0-inch screen for the optional DVD Entertainment Package.
Armada’s strength comes from a 5.6-liter V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, with available Flexible Fuel Vehicle technology (FFV) in select markets, allowing drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85, a mix containing 85 percent renewable ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
Every 2008 Armada also comes with standard customer-friendly features like three-row, eight-passenger seating, ample 2nd row leg room, roof-mounted curtain air bags for all three rows and up to 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped). Prior model year Armadas have been awarded the top honors in two customer opinion-based studies - buyer-perceived overall quality by the Strategic Vision research firm in the Large SUV class of its 2006 Total Quality Index, and “Most Appealing Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle” by J.D. Power and Associates’ 2006 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study.
“Armada continues its strong value positioning for 2008, offering a long list of enhancements to its foundation of power, roominess, style, comfort, utility and safety,” said Bosley. “It’s another great Nissan SUV made even better for the new model year.”