2017 Nissan ARMADA Swaps From Truck Basis To Bomb-Proof Global PATROL Models



 

This 2017 Nissan Armada is a go!  You’re forgiven for recognizing this exact vehicle as the international Patrol model, or the US Infiniti QX80.  That makes sense — they are all on the same next-gen platform that is stiffer, more refined and just as gigantic as the current truck-based Armada.

The new Armada majors on active safety along with its extreme, go-anywhere capability.  The drivetrain of the new Armada loses only 10 horsepower versus its very-potent QX80 sibling: 390HP. All through a seven-speed automatic with available 4WD.

 

 

2017 Nissan ARMADA

ALL-NEW 2017 NISSAN ARMADA DESIGNED FOR FULL-SIZE FAMILY ADVENTURES

All-New 2017 Nissan Armada Designed for Full-Size Family Adventures with New Style, Enhanced V8 Performance and Class-Exclusive* Safety and Security Features

  • New generation of Nissan’s flagship SUV due to arrive in summer 2016
  • Completes total transformation of Nissan SUV/crossover lineup in past three years – following all-new Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue
  • All models equipped with new 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission
  • Suite of available safety and security features includes Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection

With the introduction of the all-new second-generation Armada full-size SUV, arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide in mid-2016, the last piece of Nissan’s transformation of its SUV and crossover lineup falls into place. As the largest and most powerful vehicle in the portfolio, Armada earns its flagship status by every measure – whether performance, refinement, advanced technology and even heritage. Unlike the original Armada, which was based on the Nissan Titan full-size pickup, the new-generation design traces back to one of Nissan’s most beloved global vehicles, the Patrol.

“The Nissan Patrol nameplate goes back to 1951 and its reputation as a global workhorse is unparalleled – whether as a frequent support vehicle to the United Nations’ peace keeping efforts or as a three-time class winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “While the new Armada is intended primarily for family adventures here in North America, Armada owners will benefit from its underpinnings as a strong, durable and authentic full-size SUV with ruggedness to spare.”

Key distinctions between the 2017 Armada and the previous generation include a fresh exterior design, enhanced performance from a new 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and new 7-speed automatic transmission, a comfortable full-feature cabin and class-exclusive* available safety and security features – including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).

The new Armada also continues the nameplate’s reputation for value and choice, offering a range of three high-content grade levels – SV, SL and Platinum – in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive configurations. In addition, the 2017 Armada offers an exceptional array of standard features, including Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic and NavWeather information (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and 8.0-inch color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose® audio system.

Fresh New Style, Traditional Body-on-Frame Construction

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