Nissan: Nissan Armada prepared to conquer a dried with Team Wild Grace during a 2018 Rebelle Rally

  • The Rebelle Rally, a 10-day off-road journey with 8 days of competition, is a initial women’s off-road navigation convene in a United States
  • Work-from-home mothers Sedona Blinson and Leah Heffelfinger will commander Team Wild Grace
  • Rich in off-road heritage, Armada is an ideal car to navigate by a overwhelming and severe terrains of a Rebelle Rally
  • The Rebelle Rally starts Oct. 11 in Lake Tahoe and will interpretation Oct. 20 with a celebratory celebration in San Diego

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. – This won’t be a customary week during a bureau for work-from-home mothers Sedona Blinson and Leah Heffelfinger. But it will be filled with turf informed to a Nissan Armada. And Blinson and Heffelfinger, co-captains of Team Wild Grace, wish that fact will yield them a leg adult on a foe as they span some-more than 1,500 miles of overwhelming off-road turf in California and Nevada as participants in a 2018 Rebelle Rally.

The initial women’s off-road navigation convene in a United States, a Rebelle Rally starts Oct. 11 in Lake Tahoe and concludes Oct. 20 in San Diego.

“The Armada draws a birthright from a tellurian Nissan Patrol – an SUV famous around a universe as a King of a Desert – and is a healthy fit to attain in an off-roading plea like a Rebelle Rally,” pronounced Tiago Castro, executive of trucks and SUVs, Nissan North America. “We are vehement to watch Leah and Sedona take on a foe and uncover off Armada’s authentic capability as a partner in any adventure.”

Blinson, a maestro motorist who has competed in a convene twice before, and Heffelfinger met during Overland Expo West 5 years ago and initial participated in a Rebelle Rally as a group in 2017 with a Nissan Frontier PRO-4X.

“That tiny lorry was amazing. Its light-weight standing and tiny footprint done it easy to conduct by a tough terrain,” pronounced Heffelfinger, an adventure-seeker from California who now resides in Flagstaff, Arizona. “What I’m unequivocally looking brazen to this year, though, are a plush seats of a Armada along with a poignant belligerent clearance.”

Team Wild Grace’s 2018 Armada Platinum is batch with a difference of a full set of dirt-grabbing Nitto Ridge Grappler tires – ideal for retaining silt and hauling by a Nevada and California deserts. It is also wrapped in a custom-designed car hang finished by IF Signs. 

Heffelfinger and Blinson will spend adult to 13 hours any day in a Armada. Per a rally’s rules, no electronic inclination are available solely for easy digital cameras. Teams will use maps and a compass to wobble their approach by some of a many scenic and severe turf America has to offer.

It also means Heffelfinger and Blinson will be out of hold with family for over a week.

“We’re authorised earthy photos and that’s about it,” pronounced Heffelfinger. “It’s tough to be divided from home though hit for so long, though it’s a possibility to get out and do something that’s only for us.” 

After finishing outward of a tip 10 final year, a group entirely intends to urge a ranking this year behind a circle of a Armada.

“We take a convene utterly severely and spend hours polishing adult a analog maritime skills heading adult to a rally,” total Heffelfinger. “We’ve been operative by prior years’ maps and are in an glorious mark for this year.”  

Follow along with Team Wild Grace on a Instagram or Facebook channels, and lane a group live on starting Friday, Oct. 12. For some-more information on a 2019 Nissan Armada and Nissan’s finish car lineup, greatfully revisit

About a 2019 Nissan Armada
Now entering a third year, a second-generation Nissan Armada continues to set records. With no signs of this sales movement negligence down, Armada adds to a list of customary apparatus opposite all class levels for a 2019 indication year, including Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW).

As a flagship of Nissan’s expanding lineup of SUVs and crossovers, Armada facilities 8-passenger seating, a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 with best-in-class1 customary 390 horsepower and customary towing ability of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when scrupulously equipped).

The largest and many absolute car in a SUV and crossover portfolio, Armada earns a flagship standing by each magnitude – either performance, refinement, modernized record and even heritage. The second-generation Armada pattern traces behind to one of Nissan’s many dear tellurian off-road vehicles, a Patrol. While Armada is dictated essentially for family adventures in North America, Armada owners will advantage from a underpinnings as a strong, durable and authentic full-size SUV with ruggedness to spare.

About a Rebelle Rally
The Rebelle Rally is an eventuality with a singular plea and scoring complement where accurate navigation, not speed, is a ultimate goal. Participants trade in dungeon phones and GPS for old-school navigation in a foe with a elements of time, distance, headings, and dark checkpoints. Armed with only maps, compasses, and roadbooks, adult to 50 teams of dual will be pushed to their boundary as they make their approach opposite 2,500+ kilometers of Nevada and California’s iconic terrain. Entering a third year, to date a Rebelle Rally has hosted competitors from 139 cities, 35 states/provinces, and 7 countries. The world-class eventuality is a longest rival off-road convene in a reduce 48, and takes place Oct 11th – Oct 20th with a start in Lake Tahoe and finish in San Diego.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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