|Nissan 2006 Armada|
Nissan will produce the Armada full-size SUV as an E85 flex-fuel vehicle beginning in 2007. Nissan made the announcement during the just concluded Summer Meeting of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC).
The 2007 E85 full-size SUV Armada will have a 5.6-liter V8 engine, offer three-row, eight-passenger seating and up to 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity.
The gasoline version of the Armada offers fuel economy of 13 mpg US city, 19 mpg US highway, and 15 mpg US combined. Sales of the Armada for the first six months of 2006 are down 23% compared to the first half of 2005, with 15,924 units sold compared to 20,641.
Nissan began offering the 5.6-liter Titan truck as a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) in 2005. The company plans on producing approximately 55,000 flexible fuel Titans this year and plans to produce about 20,000 FFV Armadas in model year 2007.
Both the Titan and Armada will be available in North Central, South Central, South East, and Mid-Atlantic regions where there are the highest concentrations of E85 stations. Nissan will manufacture both E85 vehicles at its Canton, Mississippi plant.