In a rapidly greening auto industry, another automaker is walking away from the gas-guzzling V-8 engine.
Nissan is jettisoning the 400-hp V-8 that powers the three-row Armada SUV, leaving the low-volume Titan full-size pickup as the only nameplate under the brand with the engine.
The next-generation Armada, expected to arrive at U.S. stores in late 2023, will instead be powered by a more fuel-efficient twin-turbo V-6 engine, according to a dealer briefed on the plans.
A Nissan spokesman declined to comment.
"Fuel efficiency is on everybody's mind," another Nissan dealer told Automotive News. "If they can get the same horsepower and torque out of a V-6, why not?"
Nissan is following some other automakers in dropping big V-8 engines from their largest SUVs.
The Ford Expedition has used a conceptually similar turbocharged V-6 since the 2015 model year, while the latest Toyota Sequoia goes a step further with hybridization applied to a turbocharged V-6 as standard.