Nissan Armada is confirmed as a rebadged Patrol for the USA

About a week ago, Chris Doane has revealed what would be the new Nissan Armada. It was a rebadged Patrol and its official presentation would occur at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The event has confirmed the picture shown by Doane and brought us more details on the new full size SUV from Nissan.

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The new Armada is a low profile version of the Infiniti QX80, with less luxury, but the same 5.6 Endurance V8. It only generate less power, or 291 kW, instead of the 298 kW the Infiniti has available. Its transmission will be a 7-speed automatic both on rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. The sixth generation Patrol, also known as Y62, has been presented in 2010, what makes the Armada a brand-new old project. It is 5.14 m long, 2 m wide, 1.94 m tall and has a wheelbase of 3.08 m.

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The Armada seats 8 people and it will be sold in 3 trim levels: SV (rear-wheel drive), SL and Platinum (4-wheel drive).

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Among its standard features are the 8-inch screen Nissan Navigation with NavTraffic and NavWeather information, heated front seats, a 13-speaker Bose audio system, LED low-beam headlights and signature LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass on the windshield and the front side windows. Among its safety features, both standard and optional, there are Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW).

Sales will begin by the middle of the year and prices will surely be lower than the ones Infiniti charges for the QX80.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.