2017 Nissan Armada Is in Fact a Nissan Patrol Y62

2017 Nissan Armada 1 photo
Photo: Titan XD forum member Titan Nutter
Nissan previously announced that the next-generation Armada would be based on the 2016 Nissan Titan pickup truck. But in August 2015, the manufacturer told the US media that the initial plan could suffer some modifications. Now, thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, we’ve found out that the 2017 Nissan Armada will arrive at dealerships in the form of a badge-engineered Nissan Patrol Y62.
According to Titan XD forum member Titan Nutter, the picture featured above was sent by an acquaintance of his who works for an advertising agency. What you’re looking at is the stepbrother of the Z62 series Infiniti QX80.

Itself based on the Nissan Patrol, the Infiniti QX80 is not underpinned by a pickup truck platform like the outgoing Nissan Armada is. Will the new Nissan Armada exchange its pickup truck-based roots for an SUV platform?

With ever more stringent requirements imposed by the EPA on passenger vehicles, it was bound to happen. Exact details on the 2017 Nissan Armada are currently not available, but rumor has it the first units will hit US dealerships no later than the fourth quarter of 2016.

Because it shares its groundwork with the QX80, the upcoming Armada is likely to weigh more than 5,800 lbs (2,630 kilograms). As for towing capacity, the upcoming Nissan Armada should be good for 8,500 lbs (3,855 kilograms).

A 5.6-liter V8 (internally known as VK56VD) with direct injection and VVEL technology will be the sole engine option. Coupled to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the eight-cylinder engine produces 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque. Regarding fuel economy, don’t expect anything better than 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg highway, the same figures attributable to the Infiniti QX80.

The 2017 Nissan Armada will likely be just an idea pricier than the current, truck-based Armada. Look forward to a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39,000 or so for the entry-level trim level.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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