2017 Nissan Armada Is North America’s Patrol Or The Infiniti QX80’s Less Glitzy Twin

What Nissan buyers around the world know as the Patrol is being introduced in North America as the 2017 Armada at this week’s Chicago Auto Show.

If it looks like it bears more than a passing resemblance to the Infiniti QX80, that’s because we’re talking about the same large SUV, sans some cosmetic revisions done to both ends, and a less luxuriously trimmed and equipped, but otherwise, identical interior with seating for up to seven passengers.

The 2017 Armada also borrows the QX80’s 5.6-liter V8, albeit slightly de-tuned from 400hp to 390hp, up from the outgoing model’s 317hp, paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive configurations, with a standard towing capacity of 8,500 pounds.

Nissan will offer the new Armada in three grade levels – SV, SL and Platinum when the SUV goes on sale in the USA this summer. Standard features on all models include an infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color display, heated front seats, 13-speaker Bose audio system, and several safety features such as the Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

Pricing has not been communicated yet, but it will most certainly be lower than the Infiniti QX80 that starts from a little over $63,000.

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