Nissan will showcase its new off-road concept this weekend at the Overland Expo West in Arizona.
Ahead of the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, this weekend, Nissan has unveiled its new showcar for the event: the Armada Mountain Patrol. Based on the already-gargantuan Armada, Nissan has converted its full-size SUV into an epic overlanding adventure vehicle. Like last year’s Titan Project Basecamp, the various add-ons applied to the Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol were influenced by the automaker's social media followers.
It boasts a heavy-duty coil-over suspension with extended A-arms providing extra ground clearance and 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels wrapped in chunky Nitto Ridge Grapplers tires. The Armada’s 5.6-liter V8 has been left untouched, but it’s been fitted with a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust to help it breath easier. Calmini rock sliders, a spare tire swing-away and heavy-duty steel bumpers help protect the body from the elements. Should you get stuck, the Armada Mountain Patrol is equipped with a 12,000-lb. Warn Platinum Series winch, rack-mounted MaxTrax vehicle recovery boards, Hi-lift vehicle jack and Rhino Rack shovels. Additional fuel storage provided by RotoPax keeps it moving.
Naturally, the Armada Mountain Patrol includes a roof-mounted LED light bar, as well as bumper-mounted fog lights and wheelwell lighting from Baja Designs. Designed by Rocket West Off-Road, the unique body wrap was selected by social media followers from a selection of designs. There’s also a four-person tent on the roof, and the cabin is well-equipped with communication radios and even an on-board fridge and freezer. “For those family adventure fans who aren’t familiar with the term ‘overlanding’, all they need to do is look at the Armada Mountain Patrol to understand that this is not glamping, not a day trip to the local forest – it’s adventure taken to new heights,” said Nissan’s Brandon White.
“The Nissan Armada, with its rugged platform, best-in-class 390-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine, 8,500-lb towing capacity and massive interior and cargo space is an ideal starting place to build an authentic overlanding vehicle.” After its public debut at the Overland Expo, the Armada Mountain Patrol will be shown off at various media and public events throughout the year.