The 2021 Nissan Armada could start the new generation. If you follow the news from overseas, you will see the updates on the new Patrol SUV. It is one of the most popular body-on-frame big vehicles in Pacific Asia. Two models are sharing a lot of things in common, and it is about the time to see the new version of the full-size US SUV. Well, Nissan promised a lot of changes in 2021 and that is why we are not seeing too many updates in 2020 season. Its big rig could be one of the stars.
The redesign will definitely make the 2021 Nissan Armada more attractive than before. We still don’t know the plans, but be sure that details from the latest concepts will be used for the full-size model. Well, Nissan didn’t present a special platform for this SUV, but it could share some things with Infiniti QX80 based on the Monograph architecture, and a dose of Ariya concept.
After the new 2021 Nissan Armada hits the market, we will know more about trim levels and pricing. Besides the cosmetic upgrades, the rig could get a diesel unit. Updates in pricing will make Armada more expensive. The premium version, Platinum, comes packed with a lot of latest technologies and options.
2021 Nissan Armada Redesign and Changes
The new generation of the 2021 Nissan Armada will start with the redesign, that is for sure. However, the company still keeps a lot of things as secret and modifications on the body of its full-size SUV are just an example. Still, we manage to find out some pieces, such as the new Patrol. Well, two siblings are not offering the same options, but the arrival of the popular Asian SUV means the US buyers will see an update of the American big rig.
The redesign delivers a fresh appearance for the Patrol SUV. The same will happen with Armada, although we don’t know exactly what. The front fascia will be new – including grille and bumpers. The SUV can be lifted a bit, providing extra space under the body for off-road adventures. Well, the Pro-4X version would make the new Armada the true competitor to Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
Besides the exterior, the interior also needs a heavy update. The overhaul will start with the dashboard and the new layout will provide more space in this three-row SUV. Still, there won’t be too much space behind the rear row for cargo, unless you fold it. Designers will also work on easier access and safety options. A rear-seat entertaining package would be a cool addition, with wireless headphones and screens mounted in headrests making long trips more comfortable and pleasant.
2021 Nissan Armada Keeps V8, Adds Diesel Engine
A 5.6-liter V8 engine is powerful and durable and there is a tiny chance the carmaker will choose some other configuration for its largest SUV. The engine produces 390 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. The new generation could boost outputs, which is also going to result in increased towing capacity. Currently, Armada can pull 8,500 pounds.
One of the possibilities of how to achieve a higher hauling potential is by adding a new engine. The 2021 Nissan Armada diesel is possible, but there is a question about the engine – which one the company is picking. The Japanese manufacturer discontinued a 5.0-liter V8 for the Titan XD truck. Its outputs would be the perfect match for the full-size SUV with 330 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. with such power, Armada could pull more than 10,000 lbs. However, by discontinuing it this year on the large truck, Nissan is probably not planning the comeback so soon.
One of the rumors we must mention here, although we believe it is not going to happen, is speaking of 2021 Nissan Armada Nismo edition. Well, the company is making this package only for smaller models, and the SUV would be the biggest unit in the performance-oriented lineup. Still, we must leave the door open for this possibility, since such SUV could compete with the growing competition. Besides the Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro, there are also Ford Expedition with the FX4 package, and the upcoming Jeep Grand Wagoneer will get the Trailhawk model for sure.
When Will 2021 Nissan Armada be Available?
The upcoming new generation of the SUV is just around the corner. However, it seems the company is preparing the debut for late 2020. A mid-size Pathfinder and the all-new 400Z sports car are the priorities and the 2021 Nissan Armada will be presented after we see these models. Also, the carmaker has a lot of debuts in the premium class behind the Infiniti badge. The focus is on the electrification and the new Armada is not going to get such a drivetrain any time soon.