Nissan Armada Reportedly Set To Grow, Will Look "Range Rover Like"
Nissan might get a big injection of fresh SUV bulk.
It’s no secret that the Nissan Armada is an old, old design. The current generation may have only been released in 2016, but its design bones hark back to 2010 when the second generation Infiniti QX56 ( now called QX80) debuted. According to a leak from a Nissan dealers meeting, the Armada is set for some pretty big changes when it is finally replaced.
At the dealer’s meeting, which took place this August in Las Vegas, several designs were shown off to attendees – including the next generation of the Kicks and Murano crossovers. But, the real story was the Armada. One anonymous dealer claimed that the next Armada was “bigger, and Range-Rover-like”. The Armada’s V8 will likely disappear, but instead, a twin-turbo V6 will take its place, producing 424 horsepower.
It’s interesting to see how the car market is taking shape. True, EVs are gaining market share rapidly – Nissan itself says that it remains committed to electrification. Yet, the automotive sphere seems to still have a strong love for gas-powered SUVs, including Nissan. C heap cars are dying en masse, but SUVs and trucks are selling as strong as ever.
Still, it sounds like the range-rover styling, increased size, and better engine could finally craft the Nissan Armada into a credible Chevrolet Tahoe or Ford Expedition fighter. Nissan’s latest efforts have been stronger than in years past, the new Pathfinder and Rogue are much improved, and we expect the next Armada to follow up in a similar fashion.
There’s no official drop date of the next Armada, but we’d likely expect some sort of hint or announcement before the end of this year.
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