If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Nissan Armada is about to come completely new. Although introduced in 2015, the current generation is actually much older. We are talking about a model that is practically nothing more than renamed Patrol, and the current generation of the legendary SUV has been around since 2010. With a decade-old design, we definitely can’t say that the current Armada features the latest design solutions and technologies of the automotive industry.
Moreover, it lags behind many rivals in terms of refinement, aesthetics and efficiency. However, it is still pretty competitive in aspects like driving dynamics, handling etc. In any case, the 2021 Nissan Armada is about to receive a complete overhaul and we count on a full load of novelties. Latest reports are suggesting that the new model is about to arrive already in the next year.
2021 Nissan Armada Redesign
There’s no doubt that the 2021 Nissan Armada redesign will bring a lot of novelties. The new design should provide improvements in all aspects. Still, the first thing that comes to mind is the platform. According to the latest reports, the Japanese manufacturer isn’t developing a completely new architecture. It looks like we are about to see a good old F-Alpha platform, of course with significant modifications. After all, that seems reasonable, considering that the current model is still among class leaders when it comes to driving characteristics, despite the age. Therefore, we are about to see modifications on a familiar architecture, which will provide improvements in terms of weight reduction, efficiency etc. Of course, driving characteristics should be even better.
Sticking to an F-Alpha platform also means that we won’t see any kind of electrification in the new Nissan Armada 2021. Latest reports are suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer will stick to proven gasoline units when it comes to full-size SUVs and trucks.
The exterior design will play an important role in this redesign. New aesthetics are an integral part of every redesign and we have no doubt that Nissan’s designers will have a lot of work with this one. Simply, the current model looks outdated, which isn’t strange, considering that it dates from 2010. Recent updates didn’t help Armada look any younger.
The next-generation Patrol/Armada has been spotted on roads of UAE, so we may presume that the arrival of the new model is relatively closer. The testing model still wears a complete camouflage, so we can say anything in details about the new styling. Still, it looks more than obvious that the overall shape will remain the same, while changes in terms of size will be minimal. A common SUV shape will remain, though we count on a completely new face. Of course, it will feature some of the characteristics of the brand’s latest design language, but don’t expect the exact application of the V-motion grille as you can see in a modern crossover.
The current generation benefits from a fact that it features pretty much the same cabin as Infiniti QX80. Therefore, the interior still looks pretty stylish, despite the age. Materials around the cabin feature hi-end quality, while the sound insulation is pretty good. Still, the dashboard lacks a modern feel, and that is where we expect changes from the 2021 Nissan Armada. Of course, this would include a new infotainment system. considering that the current one is one of the Armada’s weakest points.
Considering that the new model won’t change too much in terms of size, we expect pretty much similar amount of interior space, which isn’t a bad thing, considering that the current model features three spacious rows of seats. The cargo area also features pretty respectable numbers.
2021 Nissan Armada Engines
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Nissan Armada won’t get any form of electrification. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see novelties in the new model. Most likely, base models will feature a six-cylinder engine. However, it is still unclear which exact V6 will find the place under the hood of the new SUV. Most likely, that will be a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6.
On the other side, a large 5.6-liter V8 will remain in the offer. It currently delivers around 390 horsepower but we may expect a slight tuning that would provide more power. Also, we count on a couple of modifications that will provide better fuel economy, considering that the current version doesn’t feature particularly great mpg ratings. This SUV returns around 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. These are some of the lowest ratings in the class.
2021 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
Latest reports are suggesting that the new model could arrive already in the next year. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 47.000 dollars and we don’t expect that the 2021 Nissan Armada redesign will bring bigger changes in this aspect.