The 2011 Nissan Lineup: Charting the Changes

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The arrival of the 100% electric 2011 Nissan LEAF™ ushers in a new era for Nissan and a new era for mobility. As a pure electric vehicle designed for affordability and real-world requirements, LEAF stands to be as much of a milestone vehicle for Nissan as the original Datsun 510, 240Z or Hardbody compact pickup – vehicles that changed the course of their respective segments.

Yet LEAF is not the only important, all-new model arriving at Nissan showrooms in 2011. First up is the dramatic new Nissan JUKE™ sport cross, featuring bold, motorsports-influenced styling inside and out – plus the first North American application of Nissan’s new 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo engine and advanced torque vectoring AWD system. JUKE will be available in fall 2010.


Then in early 2011, the stylish Nissan Quest mini-van arrives – re-thought, re-imagined and re-energized. And finally, the 2011 calendar year sees Nissan’s entry into the commercial vehicle market, starting with the 2012 Nissan NV.

The 2011 model year is also the 25th anniversary year for another iconic Nissan, the groundbreaking Nissan Pathfinder SUV – an event celebrated with a special 25th Anniversary Edition model. And, there are important enhancements to many other 2011 Nissan models. Following is a brief overview of the changes, refinements and enhancements to the complete 2011 Nissan lineup. Full information and specifications on each vehicle will be available, as always, closer to each model’s on-sale date.

THE NEWEST NISSANS

2011 Nissan LEAF™

Slated for launch in late 2010 in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Nissan LEAF is the embodiment of Nissan’s radical, transformative vision for the future and the culmination of decades of investment and research. Key characteristics of the LEAF include:

  • Zero-emission powertrain and platform
  • Affordable pricing
  • Distinctive design
  • Real-world range autonomy – up to 100 miles
  • Connected Mobility: Advanced intelligent transportation (IT) system

2011 Nissan JUKE™
Distinctive, independent, adaptive and confident. Unlike traditional entries in the fast-growing compact hatchback/crossover market today, the all-new 2011 Nissan JUKE™ offers bold styling, unexpected levels of performance and an available advanced torque vectoring AWD system with performance technology usually reserved for premium vehicles.

JUKE’s aggressive styling brings a breath of fresh air to the segment. Built on Nissan’s proven global B-platform, JUKE looks exactly like it drives – fun, bold and exciting. The JUKE interior is equally aggressive with bolstered front seats, a wide instrument panel and a unique center console inspired by a motorcycle fuel tank and finished in a high-gloss paint.

Powering JUKE is a standard 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 180+ horsepower and 170+ lb-ft of torque. The engine, the first application in North America, combines energetic performance and good fuel economy. JUKE’s available torque vectoring AWD system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels and can also can split torque from side-to-side across the rear axle. When cornering, the system helps reduce understeer and enhance the vehicle’s cornering feel.

Another new-to-Nissan technology debuting on JUKE is the innovative Integrated Control (I-CON) system. It combines control of the automatic A/C and the three-mode drive selector – Normal for everyday driving, Sport for a more intense performance feel and Eco for maximum efficiency, adjusting throttle, transmission (CVT) and steering feel for the precise ride the driver desires.

2011 Nissan Quest
After a brief absence from the lineup, the Nissan Quest minivan returns to showrooms in early 2011. The next-generation Nissan Quest is designed to present a new paradigm in family mobility.

Along with top levels of quality and reliability, the all-new design is a fusion of sophistication, security and thoughtful utility for both families and empty nesters alike. The new Quest will be the ideal vehicle for buyers needing the size, safety, functionality and comfort that a minivan has to offer, without sacrificing style or driving pleasure.

Nissan NV2500

The new Nissan NV (Nissan Van) marks Nissan’s first entry into the commercial vehicle market in North America. Scheduled to launch in mid-2011 as a 2012 model, the Nissan NV will be available in three versions, NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD, and in two roof configurations – Standard Roof and High Roof. The NV is the first High Roof commercial van to offer rugged body-on-frame construction. High Roof models allow most users to walk and stand in the cargo area. Powering the rear-wheel drive Nissan NV will be a choice of two powerful yet fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8. Both will be mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

2011 NISSAN SPORTS CARS
Nissan’s potent sports car lineup continues in 2011 to offer a range of four dynamic, authentic driving machines – the award-winning Nissan GT-R, the stunning 370Z Coupe, the NISMO 370Z and the open-air 370Z Roadster. This veritable “fantastic four” of affordable, high-performance sports cars receives a number of enhancements for the 2011 model year. Details on each vehicle follow.

2011 Nissan GT-R

Now in its third year of availability in the North American market, the Nissan GT-R enters the 2011 model year with a number of enhancements and a simplified model lineup. The previous GT-R base model has been eliminated, leaving the GT-R Premium as the only available 2011 model.

Other changes include slightly darker wheel center caps, double clearcoat on the front and rear fascias and the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area. The suspension has been retuned and the rear bushing strengthened to enhance ride comfort while still maintaining the GT-R’s outstanding handling. In addition, auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod® interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and DVD playback. The navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ capability (XM? subscription required, sold separately).

The 2011 Nissan GT-R is once again anchored by a 485-horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine matched with a high-performance 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. GT-R is built on an exclusive Premium Midship platform, which enables the use of the world’s first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. This system places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, optimizing weight distribution and maximizing handling capability.

The GT-R suspension is a special Bilstein DampTronic system, and the braking system consists of Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads and Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. Tires are nitrogen-filled high-performance summer run flat or optional high-performance all-season tires on exclusive GT-R 20-inch wheels.

The 2011 Nissan GT-R is available now through approximately 650 official “GT-R certified” Nissan dealers across the United States. The names and locations of local GT-R Certified Nissan dealers are available to consumers on NissanUSA.com.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Simplification of the line-up to one fully equipped model – Nissan GT-R Premium
  • New slightly darker wheel center caps
  • Double clearcoat on the front and rear fascias
  • Addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area
  • Retuned suspension with strengthened rear bushings
  • Standard auto on/off headlights, speed-sensitive windshield wipers and USB iPod® interface
  • Standard Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and DVD playback
  • XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ capability added to navigation system

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe/NISMO 370Z
Now entering the third year of its latest generation design, the 2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe remains one of the most vibrant and dynamic sports cars available in North America. The 370Z Coupe is again available in three models, 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring and the NISMO 370Z, which features unique performance and design attributes.

Enhancements for the new model year are limited to the addition of one new exterior color, Gun Metallic, and the addition of RearView Monitor to the 370Z Touring’s optional Navigation Package.

The 370Z and 370Z Touring are each available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) and choice of 6-speed manual transmission with an available SynchroRev Match™ synchronized downshift rev matching system or a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Crisp handling is provided by a refined 4-wheel independent suspension.

The dramatic 370Z interior utilizes an innovative driver-centric three-layer design which groups items by how a driver sees information, operates the controls and is held in place – so drivers feel completely connected and engaged whenever and wherever they drive.

Available technology features include the enhanced Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 7-inch VGA touch-sensitive display, 9.3GB Music Box®, USB connectivity and iPod connection, XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather™ (XM subscription required, sold separately), automatic phonebook download (select phones) and Bluetooth Streaming Audio; Nissan Intelligent Key™ and a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System.

The limited production NISMO 370Z features 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a NISMO-tuned suspension and special super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. As expected of a true performance machine, the NISMO 370Z is offered with only one transmission – a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with SynchroRev Match™.

The NISMO 370Z also features unique 5-spoke 19-inch RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated high-performance tires, Nissan Sport Brakes and a Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).

The NISMO 370Z stands out from the 370Z and 370Z Touring with functional and fully integrated aerodynamic body pieces (including an extended front nose, fully integrated chin spoiler, side sills, a unique rear and functional rear spoiler). The interior includes NISMO logo seats with black and red fabric and red stitching, a NISMO tachometer, aluminum trimmed pedals and serialized plaque of authenticity.

The 2011 370Z Coupe and NISMO 370Z go on sale in October 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • RearView Monitor added to Navigation Package (370Z Touring)
  • One new exterior color: Gun Metallic


2011 Nissan 370Z Roadster

Introduced as an all-new model for 2010, the Nissan 370Z Roadster offers an unmatched balance of dynamic performance, sculptured styling, innovative technology and exceptional value – along with the exhilaration of pure open-air motoring.

The 2011 370Z Roadster is offered in two models: 370Z Roadster and 370Z Touring Roadster. Enhancements for 2011 include one new paint color, Gun Metallic, and availability of a full-size spare tire.

Based on the 370Z Coupe, the Z® Roadster shares its engine, transmissions, suspension, platform and most major components with the popular Z Coupe. The list of cutting edge technology includes the standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), choice of 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual with available SynchroRev Match™ (the world’s first synchronized downshift rev matching manual transmission), refined 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel vented disc brakes (with available Nissan Sport Brakes) and lightweight yet rigid body structure.

Unique Z Roadster equipment includes available high back net seats, added structural body reinforcements and the stylish convertible top. The 370Z Roadster’s standard power automatic latching top was designed with an emphasis on providing a sleek silhouette with the top up or down, offering easy single-action open-close operation, and providing an enjoyable top-down experience with reduced wind turbulence and all-climate driver/passenger comfort.

Other features include standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and available heating and cooling ventilated net seats, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, satellite radio and advanced Nissan Navigation System.

The 2011 370Z Roadster goes on sale in October 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • RearView Monitor added to Navigation Package (370Z Touring)
  • One new exterior color: Gun Metallic
  • Full-size spare tire available as option

2011 NISSAN SEDANS/COUPE
From flagship to fuel sipper, from curvaceous coupe to creatively cubic, the lineup of Nissan cars covers a lot of territory – and does so with style, innovation, quality and, of course, Nissan’s legendary fun-to-drive performance. The 2011 lineup includes Maxima, Altima Sedan, Altima Coupe, Altima Hybrid, Sentra and Sentra SE-R, Versa and cube®. Details on the 2011 enhancements and updates for each vehicle follow.

2011 Nissan Maxima
The iconic Nissan Maxima, the original and continuing 4-Door Sports Car™, continues in the 2011 model year to offer breakthrough sports sedan styling, a driver-oriented cockpit, ample comfort and luxury for passengers and an advanced drivetrain anchored by Nissan’s legendary 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 engine.

Enhancements for the new model year are concentrated on refinements to the Maxima SV with Sport Package – a new dark chrome grille, smoked headlights (replaces standard clear color), unique shiny gray interior stitching and new metallic finish interior trim. All Maxima models also receive a new rolled edge tailpipe finisher and three new exterior colors – Metallic Slate, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White.

Maxima is again offered in two well-equipped models – Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV – along with several special equipment packages. The 3.5 SV with Sport Package includes 19-inch wheels and tires, sport-tuned suspension, HID headlights, rear spoiler, premium leather-appointed seats, paddle shifters and much more. The 3.5SV with Premium Package includes the unique Dual Panel Moonroof, HID headlights, premium leather-appointed seats, Eucalyptus wood-tone trim, 7-inch color monitor, RearView Monitor and much more. In addition, the 3.5 SV Tech Package offers such features as Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, DVD playback capability and more.

Every 2011 Maxima includes a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine, Xtronic CVT™ with manual and “Ds” (drive sport) modes with available paddle shifters, and independent front strut/independent multi-link rear suspension.

The wide range of available technology includes a premium audio system, RearView Monitor and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic information and XM NavWeather™ (XM subscription required, sold separately), Voice Recognition and 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive.

The 2011 Maxima goes on sale in August 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • New dark chrome grille (Sport models)
  • New smoked headlights (Sport models)
  • New rolled edge tailpipe finisher
  • New metallic finish for center stack, console, automatic transmission finisher, and door pulls (Sport models)
  • Unique shiny gray interior stitching (Sport models)
  • Three new exterior colors: Metallic Slate, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White

2011 Nissan Altima Sedan
The Nissan Altima Sedan, Nissan’s best selling individual vehicle, received a number of enhancements for the 2010 model year – including a restyled hood, grille, front bumper and rear license plate finisher, new 16-inch and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and revised interior fabrics and finishers.

For 2011, Altima Sedan again provides a unique combination of exhilarating driving pleasure, distinctive and sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class. Refinements for the new model year are limited to three new exterior colors and the addition of a new high-value option package – the Special Edition Package – and an Alloy Package.

The 2011 Altima is available in a number of well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets, including the Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT and Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT with 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, and the Altima Sedan 3.5 SR CVT with the powerful 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine.

The 2011 Altima Sedan also offers a range of comfort and convenience features, including standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Audio Streaming via Bluetooth®, RearView Monitor and Nissan Navigation with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ Real-Time Information services (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

The 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • New Special Edition Package with auto on/off headlights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights and rear spoiler (2.5 S CVT)
  • New Alloy Package with 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (2.5 S CVT)
  • Three new exterior colors: Metallic Slate, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver

2011 Nissan Altima Coupe
Last year, the sporty, 2-door Nissan Altima Coupe received a long list of changes, including a more aggressive front end exterior appearance with new grille and projector beam headlights, standard 17-inch wheels on all models, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), refined option package content, revised interior fabrics and finishers, and a new red leather-appointed interior color. For 2011, enhancements to the high-value, high style Altima Coupe are limited to two new exterior colors: Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver.

As in previous years, the Altima Coupe’s unique exterior design is intended to appeal to customers seeking a more personal expression of individuality and fashionable appearance. Its magnetic, perfectly proportioned styling – with a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than the Altima Sedan – and lighter overall weight contribute to the Coupe’s sportier driving feel – a desired attribute of the typically younger, more performance-oriented coupe buyer.

The 2011 Altima Coupe is available with a choice of the award-winning VQ-series 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 or 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engines, each offered with either a 6-speed manual transmission or Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Also offered is a long list of user-friendly technology features – including standard Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with audio streaming, advanced touch-screen navigation system with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ Real-Time Information services (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

The 2011 Altima Coupe is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Two new exterior colors: Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Like the Altima Sedan and Altima Coupe, the Altima Hybrid received a number of significant changes for the 2010 model year – including a revised front end appearance, new 16-inch wheel design, revised option package content, and refined interior fabric and finishers. For 2011, enhancements to the Altima Coupe are limited to three new exterior colors: Metallic Silver, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver.

The 2011 Altima Hybrid continues to offer the efficiency and fuel economy of a hybrid drivetrain with the performance and excitement typical of any Altima. The Altima Hybrid powertrain mates a specialized version of Nissan’s QR25 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and standard electronically controlled CVT with an advanced electric drive motor/generator. This combination increases fuel economy while maintaining low tailpipe emissions, earning Altima Hybrid a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rating. Fuel economy is rated at 35 mpg City, 33 mpg Highway.

The 2011 Altima Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010 in states that have adopted California emissions regulations: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Three new exterior colors: Metallic Silver, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver

2011 Nissan Sentra
As with many other Nissan vehicles, the Nissan Sentra received a number of significant exterior, interior and content refinements for the 2010 model year. For 2011, the fine-tuning of the popular Sentra compact sedan continues with a realignment of option package equipment – helping buyers to attain just the right level of features to match their needs and budgets.

New packages include a SL Value Package, Visual Audio Package and SL Audio Package. Other changes for 2011 include the addition of a SE-R style rear spoiler for 2.0 CVT, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL models. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) is now standard on Sentra 2.0, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) has been added as standard equipment to the Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SR.

Again in 2011 Sentra is offered in six models – Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and the performance-oriented Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V. Each combines a stylish compact exterior with outstanding roominess and amenities, responsive, fun-to-drive performance and unexpected versatility.

Sentra 2.0 models feature a standard 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed manual transmission or fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Sentra SE-R is equipped with a 177-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder with Xtronic CVT™ and SE-R Spec V offers a potent 200-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and a 6-speed manual transmission.

SE-R and SE-R Spec V models include unique sporty exterior and interior designs and exclusive wheel/tire offerings. Sentra is also available with a range of amenities ranging from the luxury of heated leather-appointed seating to the convenience of Nissan’s Intelligent Key keyless entry system.

The 2011 Nissan Sentra is scheduled to go on sale in August 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • SE-R style rear spoiler added to Sentra 2.0 CVT, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL
  • Revised option packages for all models
  • New SL Value Package (2.0 SL)
  • New Visual Audio Package (2.0 S, 2.0 SR)
  • New SL Audio Package (2.0 SL)
  • Navigation system now standard with SE-R Upgrade Package (SE-R, SE-R Spec V)
  • Heated front seats added to SL Leather Package
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) now standard on Sentra 2.0
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) now standard on Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SR

2011 Nissan Versa
The 2011 Nissan Versa, which goes on sale in June 2010, is once again offered in a range of high-value models, including the remarkably low-priced Versa Sedan 1.6 Base with 107-horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The Versa Sedan 1.6 adds air conditioning among other standard features, and is also available with additional standard features and a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

The 2011 Versa is also offered in Hatchback and Sedan 1.8 S and 1.8 SL models, each equipped with a 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine. Versa Sedan 1.8 S models are offered with a choice of 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions. The Sedan 1.8 SL is offered only with the 4-speed automatic, while the Hatchback 1.8 SL is available exclusively with Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ transmission.

Following an extensive list of changes for the 2010 model year, enhancements for 2011 are limited to the a new six-disc CD player for the Sedan 1.8 S; and the addition of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for the Versa Sedan 1.6 (except 1.6 Base).

The front-wheel drive Nissan Versa continues to provide excellent fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance or roominess. Versa features one of the highest standard horsepower/torque ratings and largest interiors in the entry-level segment. Versa’s long list of standard and available equipment is anything but entry-level, however, and includes available Nissan Navigation System, Nissan Intelligent Key™, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Standard 6CD radio for Versa Sedan 1.8 S
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) now standard on all models except Sedan 1.6 Base

2011 Nissan cube®
Entering its third model year of production for 2011, the innovative Nissan cube® is scheduled to go on sale in late November 2010. Enhancements for the new model year include the addition of navigation system for the SL Preferred Package and cube 1.8 S Krom™ Edition, the addition of standard XM® Satellite Radio on the cube 1.8 S Krom™ Edition (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and one new exterior color, Golden Ginger (eight total exterior colors are available). Emissions certification is now classified as LEV2-SULEV (CAL).

The cleverly designed Nissan cube, with its asymmetrical rear window, refrigerator-style rear door and wide range of personal accessories, is available in three well-equipped models: cube 1.8, cube 1.8 S and cube 1.8 SL and in a special cube 1.8 S Krom™ Edition.

The front-wheel drive cube is built on Nissan’s proven B-platform and is offered with a standard 122-horsepower 1.8-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of Nissan’s advanced, smooth shifting Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) or 6-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission is offered on the cube 1.8 only, while the Xtronic CVT™ is standard on the cube 1.8 S, cube 1.8 SL and cube 1.8 S Krom™ Edition.

Available cube technology includes the Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Automatic Temperature Control air conditioner with outside temperature display, Rockford Fosgate subwoofer with six upgraded speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Interface System for iPod® and RearView Monitor.

The cube 1.8 S Krom™ Edition adds exclusive 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with P195/55R16 tires; an integrated body design with unique front and rear bumper fascias, grille, bodyside sills and rear roof spoiler; Automatic Temperature Control air conditioner with outside temperature display; black/gray seat cloth; Rockford Fosgate subwoofer and upgraded speakers; aluminum-trimmed pedals; 20-color Interior Accent Lighting; navigation system with 5-inch touch screen; RearView Monitor and more.

More than 40 individual accessories are offered – ranging from a unique 20-color interior accent lighting kit and “shag dash topper” inserts to aerodynamic body kits and custom wheels – allowing cube owners to personalize their vehicles to reflect their own tastes and needs.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Enhanced Secure Digital (SD) Card-based navigation system with 5-inch color touch screen, XM NavTraffic®, and USB connectivity (SL Preferred Package, 1.8 S Krom™ Edition)
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio on 1.8 S Krom™ Edition (XM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • New exterior color: Golden Ginger (replaces Moss Green)
  • Emissions certification is now classified as LEV2-SULEV (CAL)

2011 NISSAN SUVS AND TRUCKS
Along with its extensive range of sports cars and sedans, Nissan again offers a wide portfolio of trucks and SUVs – Murano, Armada, Pathfinder, Xterra, Rogue, Titan and Frontier. Details on the changes and refinements for each vehicle follow.

2011 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano’s premium crafted crossover experience continues in 2011 with a number of significant enhancements – starting with a revised front grille and bumper design, new taillight appearance, a new 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and the addition of a new trim level, the Murano SV model.

The new Murano SV offers a long list of standard comfort and convenience features such as dual panel power moonroof, 7-inch color monitor, RearView Monitor, 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, 08IT system with USB for iPod® and CD, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), automatic on/off headlights, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and more.

Other Murano enhancements for the 2011 model year include a change of instrument panel illumination from orange to white; the addition of an auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver to Murano SL; heated steering wheel added to Murano SL; Bose® premium audio system with nine speakers and dual subwoofer added to Murano SL; new center stack colors; new wood grain hue on Murano LE; and one new exterior color, Graphite Blue.

All 2011 Muranos feature a VQ-series 3.5-liter DOHC V6 rated at 265 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque and an advanced Xtronic CVT™ that provides a sporty and smooth driving experience. Murano is available in front-wheel drive or with an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, and all Muranos come standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction Control System (TCS) for all-weather confidence.

Standard or available technology includes Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start, Interface System for iPod®, 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system, an advanced touch screen navigation system with 9.3GB Music Box® hard drive, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. The 2011 Murano is available in eight models: Murano S FWD, Murano S AWD, Murano SV FWD (new for 2011), Murano SV AWD (new for 2011), Murano SL FWD, Murano SL AWD, Murano LE FWD and Murano LE AWD.

The 2011 Nissan Murano is scheduled to go on sale in October 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • New Murano SV trim levelNew front grille and bumper design
  • New 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design on S, SV and SL models
  • Instrument panel illumination changed to white (from previous orange)
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink Universal Transceiver added to Murano SL
  • Heated steering wheel added to Murano SL
  • Bose premium audio system with nine speakers and dual subwoofer added to Murano SL
  • New center stack colors, new wood grain hue on Murano LE
  • One new exterior color: Graphite Blue

2011 Nissan Armada
Stylish, powerful and roomy, the 2011 Nissan Armada is designed to provide the complete adventures experience with room for the whole family – and their stuff. Combining unbridled power, premium interior comfort and a wide range of available technology, Armada continues to stand out in the full-size SUV segment.

Following a number of enhancements for the last model year, the major changes for 2011 include a renaming of two of the three available Armada trim levels. The Armada SV replaces the previous Armada SE, and the Armada SL replaces the previous Titanium model. The Armada Platinum model continues unchanged. All three models are offered in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive. Other changes include the addition of one new exterior color, Espresso Black, and the previous Stone interior color has been replaced with a new Almond color.

All three 2011 Armada models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along with an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty fully boxed ladder frame and comfortable double-wishbone suspension. Available options include Moonroof and DVD Family Entertainment System.

Standard and available comfort and convenience features include Nissan Intelligent Key™, leather-appointed seating, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose® audio system with 11 speakers, power-folding 60/40-split 3rd row seat and auto-leveling rear air suspension.

Also available are heated front seats and steering wheel, power rear liftgate, moonroof, DVD Family Entertainment System and Nissan Navigation system with XM NavTraffic® system with Real-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive.

The 2011 Nissan Armada is also offered with available Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology, which allows drivers to use traditional gasoline or an alternative fuel such as E85.

The 2011 Nissan Armada is scheduled to go on sale in August 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Former SE grade now SV model
  • Former Titanium grade now SL model
  • 2.937 final drive ratio now applied to all 2WD models
  • 2WD maximum towing capacity now 8,200 pounds
  • Armada SV 4WD maximum capacity now 6,500 pounds
  • New exterior color: Espresso Black
  • New interior color: Almond

2011 Nissan Pathfinder
When the original Nissan Pathfinder was introduced in 1986, it essentially created a new class of sport utility vehicle – authentic, rugged yet civilized enough for everyday use and family adventures. Now, 25 years later, Pathfinder remains in a class of its own – still authentic, still offering first-class style and surroundings and still a great value.

Nissan is celebrating the milestone with the introduction of a new 2011 Pathfinder Silver Edition model, which comes complete with special features and equipment including 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, body-color side moldings with chrome inserts, Bose® audio system with CD6 and 10 speakers, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Nissan Intelligent Key™, 4-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, leather-appointed interior and Silver Edition badging. The Silver Edition is offered with V6 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission and a choice of 4×2 or 4×4.

In addition to the new Silver Edition, the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is available in four other models: Pathfinder S V6 (4×2 and 4×4), Pathfinder SE V6 (4×2 and 4×4), Pathfinder LE V6 (4×2 and 4×4) and Pathfinder LE V8 (4×4 only).

Pathfinder’s 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine is rated at 310 horsepower and 388 lb-ft of torque, which helps it to achieve 7,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity. Pathfinder’s proven 4.0-liter V6 offers 266 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. All Pathfinders continue to be built on a high-strength, fully boxed, all-steel frame based on the full-size Nissan Armada SUV.

Unlike the original 1986 model, Pathfinder now offers three-row seating for seven. The refined interior offers a range of amenities, including available leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with twist start, Nissan Navigation System with 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.

The 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • New Pathfinder Silver Edition model, celebrating Pathfinder’s 25th anniversary
  • Silver Edition includes unique equipment, including leather-appointed interior, 17-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and Silver Edition badging
  • Pathfinder SV model replaces previous Pathfinder SE
  • One new exterior color: Espresso Black

2011 Nissan Xterra
For the 2011 model year, the adventure-ready Nissan Xterra offers a simplified model lineup. The previous Off-Road model has been renamed Xterra PRO-4X and the Xterra SE model is no longer available – leaving three 2011 Xterra models: Xterra X, Xterra S and Xterra PRO-4X. The X and S models are available in 4×2 or part-time 4-wheel drive. PRO-4X has standard part-time 4-wheel drive. The S and PRO-4X models have a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions.

All 2011 Xterras feature Nissan’s advanced 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine, rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, along with a rugged “F-Alpha” truck platform for adventure-ready performance.

Xterra again features a distinct “multi-flex” interior with an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features – including an available Easy Clean cargo area, a tie-down channel system, 10 cargo hooks and an available built-in first-aid kit.

While maintaining its “authentic” tough gear positioning, the 2011 Xterra also offers a range of advanced technologies, including Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an 8-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with subwoofer.

One option package is available for 2011: the PRO-4X Leather Package.

The 2011 Xterra is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Xterra PRO-4X model replaces previous Off-Road grade
  • Xterra S 4×4 6MT model added
  • Previous Xterra SE model is no longer available
  • Body side moldings added to Xterra S model
  • Two new exterior colors: Lava Red and Metallic Green

2011 Nissan Rogue
For 2011, the Nissan Rogue crossover SUV gets an upgraded look inside and out – including exterior, interior, comfort and convenience, and audio and entertainment system enhancements. Model names and options are also revised, helping keep Rogue fresh and exciting for its active, involved buyers. The Rogue SV replaces the previous SL model, with a number of previous SL features such as leather-appointed seats now offered as an SL Package. Four new exterior colors are offered for 2011.

For owners looking for a higher level of sporty appearance, the Rogue Krom™ Edition once again offers features including exclusive 18-inch chrome wheels, unique grille and bumper with fog lights, unique rear fascia, sport-tuned exhaust and body colored power outside mirrors. The Rogue Kr?m™ Edition was introduced in December 2009.

Again in 2011, Rogue comes with a standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Rogue S, Rogue SV and Rogue Krom™ Edition are available with an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system.

Rogue is designed to satisfy both the functional needs of the buyers and their emotional needs – including the versatility provided by a large 58 cubic feet of cargo space. Rogue’s interior includes a driver-oriented cockpit, available leather-appointed seating surfaces, heated seats and 6-way power driver’s seat. Utility is enhanced by numerous storage and ultra-functionality features, including an oversized glove compartment, large center console and an innovative rear cargo organizer.

Available technology features include Nissan Intelligent Key™, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and a Bose®–developed audio system.

Rogue also offers a long list of standard safety features, including front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

The 2011 Nissan Rogue is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • New front fascia and grille, front spoiler, rear spoiler, chrome license plate finisher, door side guard molding with chrome accent trim
  • New front and rear tire deflectors, underbody cover and lower rolling-resistance 17-inch tires
  • New center cluster, meters and drive computer on all models
  • New seat cloth (Rogue S models)
  • Mood lighting, rear heater ducts, outside temperature display, driver’s seat manual lifter, additional 12-volt power outlet (now two), driver’s seatback pocket, cargo light and illuminated visor vanity mirror added to Rogue S
  • One-touch auto up power function added to Rogue S driver’s window
  • New 4.3-inch color display audio system with USB interface added to Rogue SV
  • New Navigation Package with 5-inch color touch screen and XM NavTraffic® capability (SD card-based) available on Rogue SV Packages
  • New USP port in center console on Rogue SV
  • Rogue S adds new 2DIN audio, iPod® connection, MP3/auxiliary/RDS and speed-sensitive volume control
  • RearView Monitor added to Rogue SV
  • Rogue SV model replaces the previous Rogue SL
  • New SL Package added, with leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and outside mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, navigation system with 5-inch color touch screen display, Bose® audio system with seven speakers and subwoofer, automatic auto on/off headlights, power glass moonroof, automatic air conditioning system and front fog lights
  • Premium Package available for SV model, with navigation system, power glass moonroof, automatic air conditioning system and automatic on/off headlights
  • 18-inch chrome wheels added to Krom™ Edition
  • Four new exterior colors: Pearl White, Cayenne Red, Frosted Steel and Black Amethyst

2011 Nissan Titan
Following a number of enhancements for 2010, the Nissan Titan full-size pickup enters the 2011 with just a few refinements to the optional equipment package content. In addition, the previous Titan SE model has been replaced with the Titan SV.

The 2011 Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (138.9 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. Titan is once again available in four well-equipped models – S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. Titan is also available as a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) designed to run on E85 Ethanol.

Titan continues as a rugged, reliable, spirited choice for active truck buyers seeking style, innovation and excellent value. It is built on Nissan’s rugged F-Alpha pickup platform, featuring a powerful 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft torque.

Titan features a standard 5-speed automatic transmission and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds for King Cab and 9,400 pounds for Crew Cab (when properly equipped).

The 2011 Nissan Titan is scheduled to go on sale in August 2010.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • “4×4” tailgate badge added to Titan S, SV and SL 4×4 models
  • Captain’s Chairs now standard on Titan SL
  • Previous PRO-4X/LE Technology and Entertainment package content into PRO-4X/SL Technology Package (Crew Cab), with moonroof, navigation, flip-down 8-inch LCD display and DVD player with remote, auxiliary input and wireless headsets

2011 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier, a no-compromise pickup forged with premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Updated in 2009 with a new front fascia, grille and headlight design and available wheel designs, the changes for 2011 focus on revised model and option availability. For example, the previous Frontier SE model is now designated Frontier SV.

Frontier continues to offer an exceptional level of on- and off-road performance with the use of a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine with horsepower, torque, towing and payload specifications that are second-to-none in the mid-size truck class. A 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine is also available (King Cab only). With its strong performance, combined with good fuel mileage (17 city, 21 highway, King Cab 2WD), the Frontier is a fitting truck for work or play.

Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations, along with four trim grades: Frontier S, SV, PRO-4X and SL (Crew Cab only).

The 2011 Nissan Frontier V6 is scheduled to go on sale in September 2010, followed by Frontier 4-cylinder models one month later.

Revisions for 2011 include:

  • Frontier LE King Cab and SV Crew Cab LWB 6MT models no longer available
  • Frontier S Crew Cab SWB and PRO-4X Crew Cab SWB 6MT models added
  • Revised option package availability and content, including new SV Premium Utility Package and PRO-4X Luxury Package
  • Vehicle immobilizer and bed rail caps standard on Frontier SV, PRO-4X and SL models
  • Upgraded Frontier SV-I4 seat fabric (same as Frontier SV V6)
  • Navy Blue exterior color available on Frontier SV models
  • LATCH anchors added to King Cab rear seats
  • Top Tether Child Restraint added to King Cab driver’s side rear seat

Quelle: Nissan

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