2016 Nissan Armada – Release Date and Info

2016 Nissan Armada Release Date, Interior, Diesel, Specs – The Armada currently in the market has been with us for eleven years and since then has barely seen any changes on it. However, with us is the new 2016 Nissan Armada Concept which, according to Nissan will sure be the kingpin within its segment. The release date details haven’t been made public yet but we expect them soon.

2016 Nissan Armada Platinum, front view, headlights and grille

Among all the concept cars that the automaker has been developing within the recent past, the Armada has emerged the very best in terms of performance and power. It has increased quite significantly in terms of popularity and many are anticipating just what Nissan will unleash. But Nissan also needs to watch the competition which comes in the from of Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe 2017, GMC Yukon and Chevy Suburban vehicles.

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The new reiteration that Nissan is planning will downright an improvement in almost every aspect, and will be able to achieve better fuel efficiency ratings and excellent performance. The eco-friendly vehicle will definitely grab your attention after you are done reading this review from an award-winning site.

2016 Nissan Armada Platinum, exterior, rear view, taillights

Exterior Spy Pics & Interior Colors – Nissan Armada 2016

Most of the changes in the vehicle are cosmetic and have graced both the interior and exterior configurations. To begin with, the new 2016 Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV that is offered in three trims: base SV, SL, and Platinum models.
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All of the variants will give you a choice of either RWD or AWD. And depending on the seating configuration, the Armada will offer either seven or eight seating capacity. The base model just like the 2015 Nissan Armada will come equipped with running boards, cloth upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, reclining front seats, heated exterior mirrors, an eight-way power driver seat and four-way power front passenger seat, a telescopic steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals. Also coming standard include an eight-speaker audio system with an in-dash six-CD changer and Bluetooth phone connectivity, and USB and auxiliary audio input jacks and satellite radio.
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Four-wheel-drive SVs also come with a power liftgate, foglights, and parking camera, an 11-speaker Bose sound system Bose sound system with rear audio controls and towing preparation, and a multifunctional garage door opener.

2016 Nissan Armada side angle, white color, alloy wheels

The Armada SL includes all the above equipment plus an auto-leveling rear air suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, a roof rail, full cabin leather trim, keyless ignition and entry, a power-folding third-row seat and footwell lighting and heated front seats. Optionally provided will be a sunroof and an aft seat DVD/CD infotainment system mounted on 7” headrest-mounted screens.

2016 Nissan Armada trunk, cargo space

Moving up highest the trim ladder will be the Platinum model which gets you 20-inch chromed alloy wheels, a moonroof/sunroof, memory functions for the driver seat and electric pedals, reclining second-row seats and steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio connectivity and the rear seat DVD entertainment system, and a navigation system.
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Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan Armada

Under the hood of the vehicle, the old 5.4L V8 engine is going to be replaced with a new set of engines. Despite lacking the exact details, the most likely engine will be the 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 that is going to be derived from the GT-R model.

2016 Nissan Armada engine

The engine will easily make around 440 hp and 430 pounds of torque. According to well-placed sources, the improved transmission set to grace the performance specs will help reduce the fuel consumption ratings by around 30%.
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Arriving at an undisclosed time will be the 5.0L Cummins diesel engine capable of making around 300 hp and 550 pounds of torque. With the diesel engine, expect the 2016 Nissan Armada to have a towing capacity of around 9,000 pounds.

Some of the safety features to expect from the Armada might include antilock disc brakes, front seat side-impact airbags, traction and stability control, front seat active head restraints and full-length side curtain airbags.
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We also expect the seating arrangement to look similar to what we had in the 2015 Nissan Armada: comfortable front and second-row. It is expected that the 40/20/40-split second-row bench will provide enough head and leg-room.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 3.2 in. (123.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.7 in. (207.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.3 in. (79.3 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 20 ft³
Curb weight: 5267 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 13/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Espresso Black, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Midnight Garnet and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 9000 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Nissan Armada

Considering the previous model came with an MSRP of $57,680, we shouldn’t expect the new 2016 year model to deviate much from that considering the vehicle isn’t expected to come with many changes.
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The details provided are scanty and the above review is merely based on industry rumors and speculation. As pertains the release date, no official word has been uttered about it but we expect the vehicle to be unmasked during the Detroit Motor Show later in the year.

2016 Nissan Murano Release Date, Review and Specs

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2016 Nissan Murano Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – The forthcoming new Murano has undergone significant changes to its vital components and will certainly address any issues in the previous model. Nissan is by far one of the automobile’s which provides something everyone is looking for, which makes them one of the most trusted automobile brands globally.

2016 Nissan Murano side angle, orange color, exterior, alloy wheels

The upcoming new 2016 Nissan Murano will certainly set the pace in terms of manufacturing and designing. It is a comfortable family car, with the capability of comfortably accommodating up to five adults. Also, it is stylish and modern, and only the exquisite materials have been employed.

2016 Nissan Murano
2016 Nissan Murano

Some of the major looks that you should anticipate in the new-look Murano include a nicer interior, improved fuel economy and sleek new styling. The Murano was impressive ever since it made a debut way back in 2003. It is one of the crossover SUV that is credited for standing high on stylish looks, better handling and power characteristics and a spacious five-passenger seating configuration.

2016 Nissan Murano rear view, orange color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Since then, dozens of other SUVs have followed suit. With the larger crowd came challenges for the vehicle, however, it still stands out as the crossover you wouldn’t want to miss out on. There still exists plenty of practicality in the new Murano despite the stiff competition, which includes the Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Journey models respectively. Below is a well-detailed review on what we think will be provided alongside the 2016 Nissan Murano.

Exterior Photos & Interior Changes – 2016 Nissan Murano

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We don’t expect Nissan to change the trim levels. With this in mind, expect base S, SV, SL and Platinum models to be made available.

Standard equipment which you should expect in the base Murano will include 18-inch alloy wheels, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and dual-zone automatic climate control. Electronics and entertainment features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, smartphone app integration, a rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system with a satellite radio, CD player and an auxiliary input jack.

2016 Nissan Murano front
2016 Nissan Murano front

The S model is offered with an optional Navigation package that consists of voice recognition, an 8-inch touchscreen, HD radio, a navigation system, and a USB port with an iPod interface.

The mid-trim SV model gets all the equipment in the Navigation package, plus roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), foglights and a 4-way power front passenger seat. An optional Premium package for the SV adds a nine-speaker Bose audio system and a panoramic roof.

2016 Nissan Murano back
2016 Nissan Murano back

Going to the SL model gets you the Bose audio system as standard and further adds driver memory settings, heated outside mirrors, rear cross-traffic alerts, a blind spot warning system, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera system, a power liftgate and ambient interior lighting.

2016 Nissan Murano interior
2016 Nissan Murano interior

The trim topping Platinum model is loaded with the above, plus 20-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, LED headlights, power return rear seats and

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Both the SL and Platinum are offered with a Technology package that includes adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, a forward collision warning and crash mitigation system.

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Engine Specs of the New 2016 Nissan Murano

Under the hood of the new 2016 Nissan Murano will be a 3.5L V6 engine capable of generating around 260 horsepower and 240 pounds of torque. A Continuous Variable Transmission system comes standard, and you will be able to get the Murano in either FWD or AWD.

Despite the lack of official EPA estimates, we expect the vehicle to come with improved fuel economy ratings. That said, the 2015 Nissan Murano EPA estimates were 21/28/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, which even if the company decides to keep unaltered will still be impressive than what you will normally get from most V6 SUV’s.

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Safety has always been a priority for all Muranos and the 2016 year model will not be an exception. Some of the safety features to expect include antilock brakes, hill-start assist, traction and stability control, front side airbags, a driver knee airbag, side curtain airbags, rearview camera and active front head restraints.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 111.2 in
Length: 192.8 in
Width: 75.4 in
Passenger volume: 103-108 cu ft
Cargo volume: 40 cu ft
Curb weight: 3790 lbs
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 21/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Black, Pacific Sunset and Pearl White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Release Date & Price – 2016 Nissan Murano

Expect the new 2016 Nissan Murano to grace dealerships stores by the first quarter of 2016. The average price paid for the Murano will most probably be around 35,000 USD and up to $45,000 for the top of the range model.

2016 Nissan Murano release date
2016 Nissan Murano release date

2016 Nissan Z Concept Release Date and Review

We are ever slightly getting closer and closer to the actual appearance of the 2016 Nissan Z vehicle. Till now we have only received rumors and updates on the development situation but nothing has been released from Nissan that actually tell us when the release date is going to arrive for certain. The concept model was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show and after which we haven’t really been given any particular details about the seeing the production model.

2016 Nissan Z Concept
2016 Nissan Z Concept

The Nissan Z vehicle is a popular sports brand vehicle which is going to enter in its seventh generation of production with the newest car and it is already a popular brand among fans, but it has had some stints and release delays in the past, namely in 1990s, where we had a gap between the 300ZX and 350Z vehicles.

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The initial assumption was that the production model was going to hit the market at the end of this year but we still haven’t received a new 2016 Nissan Z car, and as this is a 2016 model we might expect the release date to be scheduled for next year, which is a far more likely scenario. The 2016 Nissan Z concept model is based in the Infiniti Q50 model as it shares its chassis. It is a two door vehicle and of course the popular convertible option has also been confirmed. This review holds the currently known details about the concept model and some speculations on when we will be able to see the production car in action. Also keep in mind that the top ranking cars in this segment include models such as Jaguar F-Type, the Chevy Corvette and Porsche Cayman models.

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2016 Nissan Z concept exterior

There were quite a lot talks about the design of the exterior of the 2016 Nissan Z concept car and many people assumed that the car will go larger and more powerful. But as it seems and as it is based on the concept vehicle, this is an impossible effort. The car is currently using a chassis borrowed from the Infiniti Q50 which does not fit with the Z design in order to make it bigger. Instead the makers have decided to make it a mid-size sports car and have built the concept that way, which will no doubt be transferred to the production level car. The current FM platform supports the Z vehicle and the addition of aluminum alloy spread across the chassis accounts for the light weight of the car. The car is certainly going to be much stronger and faster which is going to bring it a larger popularity rating than before.

2016 Nissan Z Concept front
2016 Nissan Z Concept front

In terms of overall design, the 2016 Nissan Z is going to be a lot different than the previous model that was released. This goes for both the inside and the outside of the car. The look of the concept model has been made in the manner where elegance meets sportiness. The front end of the car has been restyled which also goes for the back part of the car. The new car is designed to look very speedy so from there we have the premise of the car getting a speed boost and upgrade in the performance department.

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2016 Nissan Z Concept back

Interior

The 2016 Nissan Z is supposed to bring an adrenaline jump while being ridden and thus the interior has to be made to match that sort of an excitement that the car is able to offer. The vehicle is going to be largely refurbished on the inside but it won’t differ to much compared to the previous look. The inside is going to get amped up a bit and as there are no current specifications on what makes it on the inside of the Z vehicle, we can assume that it is going to be a mixture of sportiness and elegance. The car is aimed at a more youthful audience and as such is going to receive a lot of technological upgrades and some fine features.

2016 Nissan Z Concept interior
2016 Nissan Z Concept interior

Nissan wants its Z vehicle to be a contender in the sports market where it has to face a fierce competition which comprises of the latest Mustang release and the current Audi TT car. To make it much more competitive the car needs to be given a plush design on the inside which will update the car and make it desirable to all. We will have to wait for the release date to get nearer and see what will come of the inside and which additions will be made for this part of the car.

2016 Nissan Z Concept interior, steering wheel and dashboard

Engine

There were several assumptions on what the actual engine is going to be added to the 2016 Nissan Z production car. The 2016 Nissan Z concept is using a V6 3.0 liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection and the ability to gain a power of 350 horsepower. It is offered with a six-speed manual transmission with CV and there is also a seven-speed automatic transmission option available as well. There are some talks that this engine option does not make it to the production model, although being exactly what the Z car needs. Some rumors say that a .0 liter turbocharged engine inspired by the Mercedes vehicle with a  seven speed automatic transmission is a far better solution. This concept would enable the car to produce 210 horsepower and 260 pound – feet of torque. Whatever the solution at the end might be, the fact is that the car is lighter than before so it will not need a lot to power it and give it an extreme performance.

2016 Nissan Z Concept engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 100.4 in
Length: 167.5 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 7 ft³
Curb weight: 3308 lb
Top Speed: 157 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

As there are no certain details available about the release of the 2016 Nissan Z production model we can only study the concept and base our assumptions on that. The car will certainly be released by next year but the question still remains on when actually it is going to happen. Expect the release date to come at the end of next year. The car is going to be released in two forms and one of them is a convertible and it is going to be priced somewhere around $33,000, making it an affordable option when you compare it with the price of the competition.

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