Nissan: Nissan Armada ‘Mountain Patrol’ amicable media-built plan car debuts during Overland Expo WEST this weekend

Posted on 17. May, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan lorry enthusiasts assistance beam modifications and apparatus specs in formulating a Armada Mountain Patrol1 – a ultimate overlanding family journey full-size SUV
  • Using a imperishable and able batch Nissan Armada as a canvas, a Mountain Patrol plan car reflects amicable media users’ preferences for body-wrap design, tire specs, roof-mounted tent1 and more
  • Modifications embody cessation and empty systems, car protection, lighting, storage and auxiliary “recovery” systems
  • Armada Mountain Patrol outlines second uninterrupted Nissan overlanding plan car entrance during Overland Expo WEST, a world’s premier overlanding event

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For a second year in a row, Nissan is laying down large tire marks during Overland Expo WEST with a entrance of a special overlanding-equipped plan car – this time, a Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol1. And, once again, Nissan has called on amicable media supporters on @NissanUSATrucks Instagram and Facebook pages to assistance beam construction of a one-off project.

The Armada Mountain Patrol will be on arrangement during Overland Expo WEST, May 18-20 during Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz. Following a open debut, a Armada Mountain Patrol plan car will take a highway reduction trafficked to several media and outside events by a residue of a year.

The specifically mutated eight-passenger Armada full-size SUV follows final year’s Nissan TITAN pickup-based Project Basecamp, that was one of a featured vehicles during a 2017 Overland Expo WEST.

“For those family journey fans who aren’t informed with a tenure ‘overlanding’, all they need to do is demeanour during a Armada Mountain Patrol to know that this is not glamping, not a day outing to a internal timberland – it’s journey taken to new heights,” pronounced Brandon White, director, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Nissan Armada, with a imperishable platform, best-in-class2 390-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine, 8,500-lb. towing capacity3 and large interior and bucket space1, is an ideal starting place to build an authentic overlanding vehicle.”




This year, a Armada Mountain Patrol takes overlanding willingness to new heights, literally, including a roof-mounted camping tent1. The roof-topper, comparison around a amicable media campaign, is from Cascadia Vehicle Tents. The four-person Mt. Shasta tent keeps occupants safely above a belligerent and a small closer to a stars. To go along with a rooftop tent, Rhino Racks granted a tradition shutter and Alps Mountaineering combined an additional pop-up tent, sleeping bags and chairs.

Because overlanding is designed to take participants off a beaten path, that means holding all we competence need with we – and behind out again. The Armada Mountain Patrol includes a series of tradition comfort, preference and storage features. The plan includes a Lowrance navigation complement and Rugged Radios off-road radio system. Storage systems embody a Rhino Racks aluminum back-bone colonize tray, ARB pull-out drawer system, Pelican rigging cases, Dometic refrigerator/freezer and Otterbox Venture coolers.

“One thing loyal off-road enthusiasts know about a Armada Mountain Patrol is a authentic journey heritage. Every 2018 Armada is desirous by a tellurian Patrol4 – a car with over 5 decades of off-roading credibility,” pronounced White. “For that reason, usually minimal modifications were done to a bureau Armada drivetrain.”

Icon Vehicle Dynamics contributed a Armada Mountain Patrol’s heavy-duty coil-over cessation and extended A-arms to fit a fan-favorite 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels and Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12.25/17 tires. A Magnaflow cat-back empty complement was combined to assistance a Armada’s modernized 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 breathe easier in high-mountain air.

The subsequent vicious elements in a plan build – and any overlanding car – are car insurance and car liberation equipment. To assistance strengthen a Armada body, Calmini combined stone sliders, a gangling tire swing-away and tradition built front and back heavy-duty steel bumpers.

To assistance remove a Armada Mountain Patrol from parsimonious spots, if necessary, a liberation collection list includes a 12,000-lb. Warn Platinum Series winch, rack-mounted MaxTrax car liberation boards, Hi-lift car jack and Rhino Rack shovels. Auxiliary fuel storage was supposing by RotoPax.

Adding a final touches to a Armada Mountain Patrol are a roof-mounted LED light bar, bumper-mounted haze lights and wheelwell lighting – all from Baja Designs. The singular physique wrap, comparison by amicable media voting from several accessible designs, is from Rocket West Off-Road.

“We wish to appreciate everybody who supposing submit on a pattern and apparatus for this special Armada Mountain Patrol build,” combined White. “We couldn’t be some-more gratified with a outcome and demeanour brazen to display it during Overland Expo WEST and events via a summer.”

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About Nissan North America 
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About Nissan Motor Co. 
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website at


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Wendy Orthman
Nissan North America

Kevin Raftery
Nissan Truck, SUV Outdoor Communications

  1. Armada Mountain Patrol is a plan car not accessible for purchase. Includes non-Nissan accessories that are not fitting by Nissan. Cargo and bucket ability singular by weight and distribution. Always secure cargo. Heavy loading of a car with cargo, generally on a roof, will impact a doing and fortitude of a vehicle.
  2. Comparison formed on 2018 Nissan Armada vs. latest in-market Ward’s Large Sport Utility shred (excluding extended length vehicles). Base models compared. Based on manufacturer’s websites.
  3. 8,500 lbs. limit towing ability when scrupulously equipped. Towing ability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information.
  4. Nissan Patrol is not accessible for squeeze in a United States.


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