With a renewed emphasis on trucks and SUVs, Nissan is gaining real traction in the North American marketplace. With that, on the car side updates are few – and, with the exception of the GT-R – relatively subtle. The biggest news is that Nissan's Year of the Truck, initiated in 2016, continues into 2017 with an all-new Armada (pictured above) and expansion of the Titan/Titan XD menu.

NISSAN 370Z: Nissan's two-seater continues to supply Miata-like reflexes with Cayman-type performance, while effectively splitting the difference on price. Chicane Yellow is a new color; cops will love it.

ALTIMA: After an aggressive refresh for 2016, the Altima receives little in updates for 2017. An all-new Camry and upcoming Accord suggest (or mandate) the Altima receiving more than a refresh in the next year.

GT-R: With updated sheetmetal, more power and a revised mission statement (more refinement to go with the additional horsepower), the GT-R remains a viable, value-oriented (even with window stickers starting at well over $100K) weapon in the hyper performance jungle.

LEAF: Having received an upgraded battery for its SV and SL trims, the Nissan EV enters the '17 model year with no substantive changes.

MAXIMA: With an all-new redesign for '16, this year Nissan's flagship sedan receives standard Apple CarPlay, Medallion and Dynamic packages, and a Midnight Edition trim.

SENTRA: Nissan adds further refinement to its compact four door, reducing interior noise with thicker glass front and rear, and doubling available storage within the center console. For those wanting a Sentra with more horsepower, Nissan now offers two solutions. The SR Turbo supplies a blown 1.6-liter four providing 188 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Sentra NISMO takes that same drivetrain and ups the ante with a stiffer structure, aerodynamic adds and a more performance-oriented interior.

VERSA: Nissan now offers a High Value SV Special Edition. All models receive a revised front center console with relocated USB, auxiliary ports, a secondary 12-volt outlet and new cupholder.

VERSA NOTE: Nissan's stylish small hatch benefits from a freshened exterior, new colors and interior enhancements.

NISSAN ARMADA: Nissan's three-row SUV is all-new, and more closely related to Infiniti's QX80. Body-on-frame construction continues, but the new platform offers far more refinement, and clear separation from the truck-specific Nissan Titan architecture, which underpinned the previous Armada.

FRONTIER: Nissan will offer an S Work Truck Package w/spray-in bedliner, bed rail caps, splash guards and rubber floor mats. A replacement is past due, but with sales of the current model still strong a new Frontier is reportedly some distance down the road.

JUKE: The regular lineup is joined by a Black Pearl Edition. New alloy wheels are standard on SV and SL, and a Cold Weather Package is made standard on the SV.

MURANO: Apple CarPlay is added across all trim levels, and Driver Attention Alert enjoys expanded availability.

NV: Nissan's fullsize cargo and passenger van receives an updated 5.6-liter V8, now with 375 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque.

NV 200: Nissan's compact cargo van receives power door locks and Hill Start Assist on all grades. Also, the Sliding Door Glass package has been revised.

PATHFINDER: Nissan's three-row crossover enjoys a significant refresh for 2017, with a revised front end, and under the new hood a bump in horsepower and torque. A third-generation CVT transmits the power to either the front wheels or all four wheels, while a revised suspension provides a more composed ride/handling balance. The Pathfinder's interior also receives upgrades, while technology and safety features are revised and/or expanded.

QUEST: With the exception of new exterior colors, no changes are planned for Nissan's reliably overlooked minivan.

ROGUE: The most visible news affecting Nissan's compact crossover is the marketing tie-in with Lucas Films' Rogue One. Once those limited editions are sold, focus your attention on the Rogue's new front end, interior enhancements and three new packages: Sun and Sand Touring, Platinum and Platinum Reserve. Also, three existing packages – Family, Appearance and Premium – are revised with new content.

ROGUE HYBRID: A hybrid is added to the Rogue's crossover menu, with 176 net system horsepower and a 33 City/35 Highway/34 Combined EPA estimate.

ROGUE SPORT: Launched in the middle of the '17 model year is the Rogue Sport, an abbreviated version of the Rogue crossover concept. Filling the subcompact segment (Rogue is a compact) is all-new to the US market, although it's been previously offered on the global market as the Qashqai.

TITAN/TITAN XD: A new Single Cab, announced at this year's Chicago Auto Show, joins the Titan and Titan XD lineup.

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