nissan makes interesting vehicles...
the I side of N adds some uniquely contoured and techno' heavy tweaks.
richL towed his 30 with the ugly older sister of this vehicle so it's certainly capable.
his time with armada is well documented in da'blog.
this thing is FULL of gadgets and sensors and bells and whistles.
it's also got a big ass v8 and beefy structure.
it would NOT be a very thrifty daily driver, but will get a LOT of looks.
((they all are improving mgp while boosting hp/torque but it's still a FULL SIZED thing))
the question is what does it DO to enhance the rv experience.
the curvaceousness really cuts INTO interior storage for "box" shaped stuff.
and would it really work for a couple of happy wet, saliva tossing dogs in the back seat ??
the 20 or 22 inch wheels/tires are an issue in the CRUD (stay on tarmac, no problems)
they've SHORTENED the wheelbase compared to previous models, but added more techno aids...
so who knows if towing is better or worse.
two CLUES to the direction of this thing...
""The biggest market for this vehicle is actually Long Island, N.Y.,
and we can see how it would serve well the family making the run out to the Hamptons,
perhaps towing a boat or horses""
""decision to completely conceal the towing receiver hardware within the rear bumper.
...the exposed towing hardware found on some competitors' vehicles
"looks agricultural, not contemporary, not that smooth." "
hiding the receiver, means INSPECTING or altering the receiver for REAL towing is more difficult.
give me "ag look" if that means checking the receiver/chains/7 pin is easier.
regardless for a bambi class stream this thing will tow just fine...
but can it stand up to the bugs, birds, critters, rocks and crud...
that line the roads to camping OFF the frosted path?
are u headed to the hamptons?
whoz got the grey poupon?
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