An AutoGuide.com forum user has revealed what appears to be the new 2017 Nissan Armada SUV.
Unlike the outgoing Armada, the new model will be based on the Japanese-built Patrol SUV, the same platform that underpins the Infiniti QX80, hence the design similarities with that luxury SUV. In fact, Automotive News claims that even many of the interior trim bits will be common between the two SUVs. Up front, the nose of the new Armada seems to be inspired by the new Titan pickup truck, though everywhere else it is pure QX80.
The new Armada will also share its powertrain with the QX80, which means a 5.6-liter V8 good for 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque will be used. It will be hooked up to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Most of the other important Armada specs, including weights and tow ratings, will also closely mirror the Infiniti Qx80, which means you can expect it to weigh around 5,888 lbs and tow 8,500 lbs. Radar-based adaptive cruise control, active lane keep assist, and an updated infotainment system are just some of the other upgrades that are headed for the new Armada.
The Armada will likely hit dealers in late 2016. We will report on all the details when they become available.
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