NEXT up: New Nissan Armada and Kicks unveiled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Mississauga, Ont. – In May2020, Nissan announced its global transformation plan called Nissan NEXT. As part of the extensive business, cultural and product plan, the company promised 10 new vehicle reveals in 20 months – with six new vehicles in Canadian showrooms by the end of 2021.

Recently, Nissan took a big step forward toward delivering that goal with the preview today of the 2021 Armada full-size SUV and 2021 Kicks compact crossover. As a result, a full 80 per cent of Nissan’s SUV/crossover lineup will be new or renewed in calendar year 2021.

The new 2021 Armada is highlighted by a rugged new exterior design and new premium interior, offering a combination of strength and luxury. A long list of safety features allows peace of mind for the adventurous family, while standard technology features such as a new, largest screen in class3 12.3-inch colour touchscreen display, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Wi-Fi hotspot keep the family connected to the outside world. The 2021 Armada also offers best-in-class standard 400 horsepower1 and best-in-class standard 8,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity2.

The 2021 Armada features a redesigned exterior that is more squared and chiseled than the previous design. Inside, the comfortable, contemporary redesigned interior offers simplified everyday usage and an enhanced experience for driver and passengers. Among the long list of enhancements are a simplified, redesigned center stack anchored by a new standard 12.3-inch colour display with multi-touch control, standard wireless smartphone charging, standard Wi-Fi hotspot and standard wireless Apple CarPlay®. Every 2021 Armada comes with a 5.6-litre Endurance® V8 with best-in-class1 standard 400 horsepower, a refined 7-speed automatic transmission, front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension with rear levelizer, large 4-wheel vented disc brakes and standard All-Mode® 4WD system. For 2021, Armada adds a standard Trailer Brake Controller with tow hitch receiver; Trailer Sway Control is also standard.

The 2021 Armada is available in a choice of two grade levels – SL and Platinum – and in a 4×4 drive configuration. The new 2021 Armada goes on sale in January, followed by the Kicks in February.