2020 Nissan Patrol / Armada Spotted Undisguised, Appears To Be A Minor Facelift

The 2020 Nissan Patrol has been spied undisguised during an apparent photoshoot in the Middle East.

While the video quality leaves a lot to be desired, the clip shows the SUV has an all-new tailgate with an angular recess for the license plate. We can also see new taillights and what appears to be a modified bumper.

Additional styling details are hard to make out, but it looks like the Patrol will simply be getting a minor facelift. This isn’t too surprising as the largely identical Infiniti QX80 was updated for the 2018 model year.

Also Read: 2019 Nissan Armada Becomes Even More Compelling Thanks To Newly Standard Safety Tech

If the Patrol / Armada follows in the footsteps of its more luxurious counterpart, the SUV should also receive a new front fascia with restyled headlights. The model could also have some minor interior updates including a new steering wheel and shifter. There could also be new driver assistance systems, but nothing is official as of yet.

Engine options will presumably carryover, so the US-spec Armada should have a 5.6-liter V8 that produces 390 hp (291 kW / 395 PS) and 394 lb-ft (534 Nm) of torque. It should be paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission which can send power to an optional four-wheel drive system.

In overseas models, the Patrol is offered with a handful of different engines including a 4.0-liter V6 that develops 275 hp (205 kW / 279 PS) and 290 lb-ft (394 Nm) of torque. There’s even a Nismo variant with 428 hp (319 kW / 434 PS).

Given that the model was taking part in a photoshoot, an unveiling should be right around the corner. Nothing is official, but rumors have suggested the 2020 Patrol could be introduced this fall.

Thanks to Kareem for the tip!


  • Six_Tymes

    that minor face lift makes it look much better, from the back anyway.

  • Arct1c

    Why do people that catch undisguised cars not yet revealed always have potatoes for cameras?

    • Ben

      That’s the rule. If you find something rare or interesting, its gotta be with a potato cam. Think about it:
      1) Bigfoot = Potato cam
      2) UFO = Potato cam
      3) Mammoths in Siberia = Potato cam

    • Mr. EP9

      That’s just a second layer of camouflage automakers employ to keep as much detail obscured as possible.

  • Bash

    Is that an Audi police car?

  • Wayne Hobbs

    The Patrol continues to morph into insignificance. In Australia we get a petrol guzzler and no Turbo Diesel . . . What are they thinking fix that problem rather than a facelift.

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