After a long-awaited redesign from last year, it is pretty much for sure that 2018 Nissan Armada will continue without changes. This legendary model is in production since 2003. An interesting fact is that the original model was in production for more than 12 years. The new model came to the North American market last year, finally. So, if we consider that the original had this ridiculously long production cycle, it is funny to expect some changes only a year after its redesign. A new generation of this full-size SUV once again has most in common with another legendary model, Patrol. These two models share most of the styling, interior, and mechanical parts. Since it won’t feature any bigger change, 2018 Armada should arrive in usual time, somewhere late in the year.
2018 Nissan Armada redesign
After more than 12 years of production, it was expected that the new model will come with plenty of significant improvements. It rides on a new platform, once again based on Patrol. There is also a completely new styling, a new cabin design and plenty of other things. The 2018 Nissan Armada will continue with the same three trim levels, just like the current model. The base SV model comes with standard features like 18-inches wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, power-adjustable front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, premium 13-speaker Bose audio system, 8-inch touchscreen etc. Next one is the SL trim, which adds some premium features like power liftgate, power third-row seats, 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, 360-degree camera, driver memory functions etc. Finally, there will be a top-range 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum, with heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, blind spot intervention system, rear-seat entertainment system etc.
2018 Nissan Armada engine
The 2018 Nissan Armada will feature the same large V8 engine as the original, which now comes with significant improvements. Compared to the previous version, it comes with much more power. The new version of this 5.7-liter engine has a max output of 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a new 7-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, 2018 Nissan Armada will be thirsty. It goes around 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on a highway.
2018 Nissan Armada release date and price
The 2018 Nissan Armada should arrive somewhere late in the year. Price will remain pretty much the same and it will go in a range between 46.000 and 61.500 dollars.