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Old 02-13-2003, 11:51 AM
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Nissan: Pathfinder news **2013 Unveiled (page 3)**



Nissan taps into the brand equity it has built with the Pathfinder compact SUV by christening its forthcoming full-sized SUV the Pathfinder Armada. The automaker put out this rendering of the new truck in advance of its formal unveiling at the New York auto show in April.

The Pathfinder Armada, which goes on sale this fall as a 2004 model, will use the same platform as the Nissan Titan full-sized pickup. The automaker will produce another version of the full-sized SUV for its Infiniti luxury division.

All three trucks, along with the redesigned Quest minivan and Altima sedan will be produced at Nissan's new assembly plant in Canton, Miss.
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the front looks nice and butch like the Titan, but the sloping rear door window make the whole side look weird.
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so what happens w/ the Pathfinder??? I think they should just call this vehicle the Pathfinder (drop the Armada) and call it a day.
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Armada? Like the Spanish Armada. Pathfinder is cool, Pathfinder Armada is trying to hard.
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Armada? Like the Spanish Armada. Pathfinder is cool, Pathfinder Armada is trying to hard.
An armada is just another word for a "fleet". As a name, it sounds alright...but if you put any meaning behind the word, it just sounds stupid. I guess they had to run out of cool names sometime.
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Side looks like the Element, except for the roof line. I like it except for the the hood. Poor visibility, it would appear anyway. Approach and departure angles look great! We'll see when it's in production.
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With the bigger more open look (compared to the current Nissan suvs) it looks like Nissan is trying to come up with an answer to the Pilot...but far uglier.
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so I guess the Trashfinder is done????
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Looks tough I guess, but I'd much rather own a Tahoe.
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the armada is the fullsize suv- sequoia, etc., the pathfinder will be redesigned next year to go against - 4runner,etc.

armada is overall a titan crewcab with a cap on back. have the same flares on the front and rear fenders.
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Looks almost like an Xterra on steroids.
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wow the have the Mahindra Armada in India. Jeep based SUV.


see pic here!
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Armada's brute power blows competition away

Big Nissan SUV plays spoiler to U.S. rivals

By Paul Lienert / Special to The Detroit News


Toyota Motor Co.p. was the first Japanese brand to challenge Detroit in the full-size sport-ute arena. Now, two years after the arrival of Toyota's Sequoia, a second Japanese contender, the Pathfinder Armada, has been launched by Nissan Motor Co., and it finally seems like the Japanese mean business.

The 2004 Pathfinder Armada, much like its sister vehicle, the 2004 Titan pickup, is the first serious attempt to crack Detroit's stranglehold in the full-size truck market.

The Sequoia, as good as it is, always seemed like a middle linebacker on a diet, somewhat underequipped to be playing with the pros. Not so the Pathfinder Armada, which is the second vehicle to roll out of Nissan's new $1.4-billion plant in Canton, Miss.

The Armada -- even its name sounds formidable -- looks and acts the role of spoiler. It shares the Titan's aggressive front-end styling and a tough-guy attitude that carries through the muscular side profile all the way to the bold rear-end graphic.

Nissan backs that up with a sturdy ladder-type frame that supports a fully independent suspension, with double wishbones and coil springs at all four corners. The result is a solid truck-like ride that absorbs man-size potholes on the freeways of Detroit while still providing reasonably good ride comfort, and brisk, controlled handling in most situations. Helping with the compliant ride are a generous 123.2-inch wheelbase -- the longest in the segment -- and standard 18-inch wheels and tires.

I didn't get a chance to take the Armada off the highway, but then most SUV buyers rarely do either.

But it's good to know the big Nissan SUV has a towing capacity of more than 9,000 pounds, which makes it fully-competitive with popular Detroit iron in this class, including the Ford Expedition and the Chevrolet Tahoe.

In fact, the Armada handily outguns its domestic rivals in the power department.

The base Expedition ($32,885 including destination) is fitted with a single-overhead-cam 4.6-liter V-8 that makes 232 horsepower and 291 pounds-feet of torque. An SOHC 5.4-liter V-8 is an extra-cost option. The base Tahoe ($34,955) comes with an overhead-valve 4.8-liter V-8 that produces 275 horsepower and 290 pounds-feet. An OHV 5.3-liter V-8 is available for an additional charge.

The Armada blows both away. The only available engine in model year 2004 is a double-overhead-cam 5.6-liter V-8, a monster block that is borrowed from the Titan and in this particular application churns out 305 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

Despite Armada's two-and-a-half-ton mass, the big V-8 is more than up to the task. Acceleration is brisk, and the engine responds willingly to the slightest throttle provocation.

All is not roses, however. The two-wheel-drive edition of the Armada is rated by the EPA at a middling 13 miles per gallon in city driving and 19 mpg on the highway; the 4x4 model surrenders one mpg in highway driving. Even with the standard 28-gallon fuel tank, you're likely to find yourself filling up frequently on long trips -- an undesireable trait that Armada shares with its equally thirsty Detroit rivals.

We can forgive the mediocre fuel economy in part because Nissan has lavished so much attention on turning the Armada's cabin into a safe and inviting environment for family and friends.

The vehicle can seat up to eight. Both the second- and third-row benches fold flat for more cargo space.

Outside of a massive plasticky center stack that houses the audio and climate controls and screams Japanese kitsch, the Armada is pretty tastefully outfitted.

The base SE series comes with cloth seats; leather is standard on the LE and optional on the SE.

Other options include a satellite navigation system on LE models; a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, with a single overhead display and two sets of wireless headphones; and a premium Bose audio system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer, 10 speakers and redundant steering-wheel controls.

The Armada has been thoughtfully equipped with ample safety features. Among the standard items are four-wheel disc brakes with antilock, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution; electronic stability and traction control; side air curtains for all three rows, and a tire-pressure monitor. Seat-mounted side air bags for front occupants are standard on LE and optional on SE.

Among the competition, the Expedition was heavily revised a year ago, while Tahoe and Sequoia won't be overhauled for at least two to three more years. Armada then is not only the newest and freshest kid on the block, it's also -- for the moment anyway -- the spunkiest.
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the Armada's a nice Nissan, should not be rebadged for Infiniti QX56.

do u have any info on pricing?
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I don't like it.
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not a fan of bigass suv's.
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I am not an SUV fan but I kinda like the Armada's looks. The

base price is $33,950 (including destination).
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I am not an SUV fan but I kinda like the Armada's looks. The

base price is $33,950 (including destination).
Damn good price too...
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dont like that orange color dash

this one looks better

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That is one ugly truck. It won't get confused with anything else. It's damn big. Wow. I am sure it will sell well, as any SUV sells.

The interior is not that bad.
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not a fan of bigass suv's.
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new nissan pathfinder+ new vq [email protected] detroit auto show





(13:22:27 Oct. 25, 2003)
Nissan concept offers glimpse at next-generation Pathfinder


By MARK RECHTIN | Automotive News


Squint and you'll see the next Nissan Pathfinder, riding on a 112.2-inch wheelbase.
The angular, aggressive look of the Nissan Titan full-sized pickup and Pathfinder Armada SUV will move downmarket to the next-generation Pathfinder SUV.

Nissan offers a glimpse at the styling of the redesigned mid-sized SUV in the concept Dunehawk. Nissan will place the Pathfinder on a downsized version of the Titan ladder-frame architecture.

Patrick Pelata, Nissan Motor Co.'s executive vice president of product planning and strategy, says the Dunehawk combines the ruggedness of an SUV with the packaging of a minivan.

The vehicle's off-road capability is enhanced by Nissan's All-Mode system, previously used in the Infiniti QX4. The system is based on a rear-drive system, sending up to 50 percent of power to the front wheels in cases of poor traction.

Inside, the Dunehawk has seven seats, while the outgoing Pathfinder has five, a change that a Nissan source said was necessary to succeed in the segment.

The Ford Explorer and Chevrolet TrailBlazer are available with seven seats.

The Dunehawk seats fold flat, allowing for stowage of two upright mountain bikes.

The concept did not specify an engine displacement, but a Nissan source said the Pathfinder likely will have a 4.0-liter enlargement of the V-6 engine used in numerous Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.

The production version will be shown in Detroit in January.
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looks like the armada
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sorta reminds of the current 4 runner, but i like it.
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that rocks! very tough looking, i like it
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thats hot! i like it. huge improvement over armada...

id rock it.
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Don't look to bad. The Pathfinder is in need for a refresh since '99 1/2
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Very nice, i think the color may not be the best for showing it off though.
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So my first thought is:

I am surprised to see the VQ engine be enlarged all the way to 4 liters. This is one large V6 now.

The second thought is:

I wonder if that means that this engine will be used for Nissan and Infiniti cars...like the Z and the G. If I had to guess, I would say no. Too large for a V6. Plus I just cant see a 400 Z or a G40...I dont know.
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if that thing had a honda badge on it you guys would be sayingit looks nice. admit it.
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should be sweet if the engine is true, would proably be putting out some nice power 280/280 to start. i would assume they would use it in the new frontier/xterra and the base titan truck to start, possibly some high performance cars later.
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