July 21, 2006

Nissan announces new flexible-fuel Armada

Jefferson City, Missouri – Nissan has announced that its Armada SUV will be produced as an E85 flexible-fuel vehicle in 2007. The announcement was made by Harland Reid, Senior Director of Government Affairs of Nissan North America Inc., at the recent summer meeting of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC). The Armada FFV will be manufactured at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant.

Nissan began offering the 5.6-litre V8-powered Titan truck as an FFV in 2005. The company plans on producing some 55,000 FFV Titans in 2006, and about 20,000 FFV Armadas in model-year 2007. The model will be available in the U.S. north central, south central, southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., where there are the highest concentrations of E85 stations.

Nissan is also the newest automaker to join the NEVC; Harland Reid was named as a member of the NEVC’s Board of Directors at the meeting. Representatives of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler also serve on the board.

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