CHICAGO – The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol, that creates a universe entrance this week during a 2018 Chicago Auto Show, takes Nissan’s flagship SUV to new heights – literally. With a three-inch cessation lift, impassioned off-road tires, vast front bumper, light bar and roof rack, a one-off Snow Patrol plan takes Armada out of a carpool line and onto sleet lonesome plateau – returning Armada to a roots as an adventure-ready off-roader.
“While a 2018 Armada drives like a oppulance sedan, it has a prolonged off-road birthright as a Nissan Patrol, a tellurian speed vehicle,” pronounced Billy Hayes, multiplication clamp president, Commercial Vehicles and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. “As partial of a jubilee of winter during a Chicago Auto Show, we wanted to remind a flourishing family of Armada owners and enthusiasts that this full-size SUV stands prepared to take we to a mountains, or during slightest safely by Chicago streets lonesome in lake outcome snow.”
Armada has been on a winning strain given a second-generation pattern was introduced for a 2017 year – with sales final year augmenting 154 percent over 2016, creation it a fastest flourishing SUV in a class1. Buyers have been captivated to Armada’s unmatched multiple of best-in-class2 customary 390 horsepower, full-feature 8-passenger interior and class-exclusive Intelligent Rear View Mirror (I-RVM)3.
And, with a customary towing capacity4 of 8,500 pounds for both 4WD and 2WD models (when scrupulously equipped), Armada can simply hoop a trailer bucket of snowmobiles – even one carrying a Nissan 370Zki – a “snowmobile” total from a Nissan 370Z Roadster. The Nissan 370Zki is also on arrangement during a Chicago Auto Show, bending adult to a Armada Snow Patrol.
As for a mutation from salon batch to full Snow Patrol outfitting, a concentration was on wise some-more assertive wheels and tires – and outfitting a extraneous with a collection for impassioned winter driving. “With a imperishable fully-boxed ladder frame, absolute V8, modernized all-wheel-drive complement and simply intent Snow Mode sourroundings on a 4WD Mode Control dial, Armada is prepared to tackle a many inauspicious meridian situations. The Armada Snow Patrol takes it to a subsequent level,” pronounced Hayes.
The plan build started with a designation of a finish cessation lift pack from Pro Comp – giving additional clearway for a new 35-inch-tall Pro Comp MT2 limit traction impassioned off-road tires. The new tires are mounted on 20×9-inch Cognito Series 61 wheels with a Satin Black milled finish.
To assistance safely navigate backwoods trails, a Armada Snow Patrol’s front finish was beefed adult with a Smittybilt off-road fender with grille guardian bar and winch mountain with 12,000-pound ability winch. Helping light a Snow Patrol’s approach is a roof-mounted DR36 double quarrel LED light bar with inundate and mark capabilities, along with a span of grille-mounted 5-inch LED turn motorsports lights.
M-1A regulating boards/rock sliders were total to assistance forestall highway waste damage, and to addition a Armada’s vast interior load space, a one-piece Defender shelve was mounted to a roof.
Inside, reward leather-wrapped front seats with pearl tone surfaces and concrete tone seperated inserts, cobalt tone wings, resisting cobalt stitching and Armada Snow Patrol trademark seatback inserts were added. A tradition physique hang by Icon Image Graphics, with special Armada Snow Patrol logo, was a final touch.
“The Armada Snow Patrol plan was finished regulating straightforwardly accessible aftermarket tools – interjection generally to Pro Comp and Katzkin – arrangement owners how easy it is to take their family adventures to a subsequent turn even in some of winter’s many serious conditions,” pronounced Hayes. “We consider this car is going to attract a lot of courtesy among visitors to a Chicago Auto Show.”
Nissan Armada Snow Patrol Project Build Specifications
Base Vehicle: 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV
Drivetrain: 390-horsepower 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance® V8; 7-speed involuntary delivery with overdrive, primer mode and Synchronized Rev Control and tow/haul mode for extended opening and fuel efficiency; all-wheel drive; 8,500-pound limit towing ability (when scrupulously equipped)
The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol and Nissan 370Zki will be on open arrangement during a 2018 Chicago Auto Show, that runs Feb. 10-19 during Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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- Comparison formed on 2018 Nissan Armada vs. latest in-market Ward’s Large Sport Utility shred (excluding extended length vehicles). Based on comparison of accumulative sales January-September, 2016 and January-September, 2017 in a United States.
- Comparison formed on 2018 Nissan Armada vs. latest in-market Ward’s Large Sport Utility shred from manufacturer’s websites. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for correct use.
- Available feature. Comparison formed on 2018 Nissan Armada vs. latest in-market Ward’s Large Sport Utility shred (excluding extended length vehicles). Intelligent Rear View Mirror might not detect each intent and does not discharge blind spots or advise of relocating objects. See Owner’s Manual for reserve information. Based on manufacturer’s website.
- Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for correct use.