Report: Dealer Claims Nissan Planning Fresh Armada and a Range of New EVs
Automakers never talk about future products with the media, but dealers often get previews of upcoming models and lineup changes. Automotive News recently reported that Nissan showed off a next-generation Armada SUV, and the changes are said to make the full-size family hauler more “Range Rover-like.”
A dealer told Automotive News that Nissan plans to swap the current model’s standard V8 for a twin-turbocharged V6 engine making 424 horsepower paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. They also said the new SUV is larger and more rugged-looking and noted that it gets a better interior with upgraded tech and driver assistance features.
Other expected updates include a new e-Power hybrid system for upcoming Rogue models, and the dealer said that Nissan is planning trial production of its solid-state batteries at its Yokohama plant in 2024. The automaker is also expected to roll out three new EVs by 2030, with a sedan, a crossover, and a hatchback joining the lineup. Dealers heard that the hatchback, which will replace the Leaf, will offer 25 percent more range and styling that the person described as being like a “mini Ariya.”
Nissan has seen tough times over the last few years, but the automaker expects its fortunes to turn as supply chains and production edge back to normal operations. Executives expect sales to climb by 30 percent by the end of Nissan’s fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2024.
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