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.
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!