The full-size SUV was spied completely undisguised while posing for a photoshoot.
Whereas the Infiniti QX80 was given a facelift for the 2018 model year, the Nissan Armada SUV (which is sold as the Nissan Patrol in Europe) it’s based on hasn’t been given an update since the second-generation model launched back in 2016. This is about to change, however, as the 2020 Nissan Armada was recently caught on film posing for a photoshoot in the Middle East. This appears to be the production model too, as the full-size SUV was spotted completely undisguised.
Unfortunately, the quality of the video posted by Instagram page almuraba isn’t great and the photoshoot took place at night, so we don’t get a very clear look at the 2020 Nissan Armada. However, there are still some subtle styling changes. At the front is a new grille and bumpers, along with restyled headlights. The taillights have also been replaced, and the SUV also features a new tailgate design. Overall, it looks like the 2020 Armada will receive similar changes to the QX80 facelift.
We don’t get a look inside the cabin, but the 2020 Armada is likely to be updated with a new steering wheel and updated tech such as new driver assists. Technical details haven’t been confirmed, but engine options are likely to carry over from the current model. That means the 2020 Nissan Armada should be offered with a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine that sends 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. An all-wheel drive system will also be optional.
Nissan hasn’t released any teasers for the 2020 Armada, so we don’t have a reveal date yet. But considering the full-size SUV has been spied completely undisguised, the official debut should be very soon, with reports suggesting it will debut this fall.