2020 Nissan Patrol / Armada Boasts New Design And Better All-Round Tech

Nissan’s new 2020 Patrol SUV is scheduled to go on sale this month in the Middle East, featuring new exterior enhancements, higher levels of sophistication inside and improved overall tech, while retaining its solid off-road capabilities.

The Japanese automaker considers the Patrol to be an icon of its SUV heritage, engineered specifically to tackle some of the most demanding driving conditions on the planet – without sacrificing comfort.

“The Patrol is one of our longest-standing and most cherished models, with a long and proud heritage,” said Joni Paiva, regional VP of the Africa, Middle East and India region at Nissan. “The new Nissan Patrol represents the peak of luxury and ultimate capability and will continue to provide authentic experiences to its loyal customers in the Middle East and around the world.”

In terms of styling, Nissan engineers gave the 2020 Patrol / Armada a signature V-motion grille, to go with the new boomerang-shaped LED headlights. Together, the grille and optical units are meant to highlight the SUV’s strong and angular front end design.

Meanwhile, the taillight graphics are also boomerang-shaped, while the units themselves are connected via a large chrome nameplate and feature sequential turn indicators – a first for any Nissan vehicle.

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Inside, there’s a new center console with dual displays that house Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, new diamond-stitch quilted leather seats with added padding, plus a new hand-stitching steering wheel. The SUV also boasts improved cooling and air-flow distribution systems for quicker cooling in hot climates.

Then there’s all the new safety gear, such as Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning. These two systems join multiple Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies that were already available.

As for its engine range, the new Patrol can be ordered with either a base 4.0-liter V6 unit producing 275 HP and 394 Nm (290 lb-ft) of torque, or a 5.6-liter V8 with 400 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. These V8 models also come with Hydraulic Body Motion Control, while an All-Mode 4×4 system allows the driver to switch modes in order to handle various on- and off-road conditions.

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  • The Watcher

    How long do they plan on keeping up that BS? I used to praise Nissan for daring, but they are worse than both Toyota and Honda. All their cars are ancient and have poor sales.

    • boo boo the fool

      it’s come to the point where we’re praising Hyundai-Kia over them… They need help but I guess natural selection also works @Nissan

      • Andrewthecarguy

        You know what though? Toyota didn’t change the Land Cruiser and the Sequoia for many iterations so Nissan isn’t really guilty now are they?
        That said, I was expecting A LOT more than this…
        Will it work? Yes.
        But honestly, this is a lazy effort.

  • ScubaScuba

    wow they just copied the center console from infiniti qx50. looks so out of place

  • Able

    That is DISGUSTING! Just go home Nissan, this is appalling.

  • FordMopar

    The dashboard isn’t even matching with leather color scheme! Totally odd! It’s like they separated into two design teams, dashboard team and doors/seats team without any communication till the end. Lol

  • WalthamDan

    Finally a Nissan grille that looks simple and clean, but did they have to add the poor GM-like fender extensions with the headlights? The interior is a mess. A lot of those design components seems right out of the 90s.

  • Nihar

    That top screen has to go

    • Bash

      And what do you want them to put in there. A big fact analog clock?!

      • Ben

        Bagel warmer possibly

      • Abu Sayyaff

        Fact Analog Clock ??!! …. What’s that ?

        • Bash

          Actually that would make sense yeah, kids like those early versions of Equus and Amantis use to feature in their dashes. But that would look lousy in today levels of standard and taste.

  • Bash

    I hate that front end bumper.

    • Abu Sayyaff

      What is it that you don’t hate !! ????????????

      • Bash

        A lot of things!!! Not all my comments are on the negative side. ?

        • Abu Sayyaff


        • JRP

          That’s weird Abu Sayyaff said that because you probably the only user who actually has a positive opinion of modern cars on here. Literally everyone else is all “2020 Supra bad” and “crossover bad”. Abu is most likely just triggered you don’t like the Arabian God, Nissan Patrol’s grille.

          Wouldn’t be surprised if Abu Sayaff is a troller because if I recall correctly, Abu Sayyaf is an Islamic terrorist group.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Interior still looks dated. No one is using these dual screen infotainment systems anymore.

    Nissan needed to try harder.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Audi? Never seen the NEW A6/A7/Q8?

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ?

      Nissan should start applications for interior designers fast.

  • So Nissan grafted an entirely new front end without deleting those hideous fender vents?! Those were hands down the ugliest part of the Patrol.

  • Jason Miller

    This will NOT be the 2020 model Armada. Maybe 2021…

  • Michael Lamont Bugs Buny

    to note: what I noticed here in the picture is not the new generation of the Japanese SUV Nissan Patrol y 62 [Armanda in America] the sixth generation received a new update redesign a bit on the headlights and redesign a bit and at the rear headlights, well, the next generation of the seventh generation of the Japanese 4×4 Nissan Patrol Y63 SUV will arrive sometime in 2022 when the current sixth generation with a new redesigned update will retire and leave room for the next generation of the seventh Nissan Patrol y63. suv rumored to share the technical platform with the next generation of the next generation of the fifth generation of the Japanese crossover Mitsubishi Pajero Mk5 suv [manufacturing version of the ‘mentioned’ suv concept called: Mitsubishi gc-phev when it was presented at the Motor Show North American from Chicago [United States of America in February 2015 [” now: 5 years ago]] in case it will be revealed sometime next year 2020

  • Jay

    Oh yay, yet another facelift. Most body panels are new but the interior is where they actually need the facelift.


  • Bo Hanan

    -because ugly just wasn’t ugly enough.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ?

    The midlife crisis looking Sports Utility Vehicle, when all else fails, abstract and concept ideals, which doesn’t benefit this obese sea whale inspired land yacht, Nissan Motor Company advertently debuts a new face for the Patrol with a love it or hate it demeanor fascia — that I deliberately despise more than fantasy movies — because Nissan engineers seem to have a fantasy with dated interiors whole heartedly when it comes to that 2011 Infiniti QX infotainment screen, graphics from 2007, and mid-2010s interior, where, for the most part, looks slightly fresh w/the quilted seats and armrests.

    Nevertheless, the remaining B-pillar backwards prominently appreciated the influence of a whale conversely from 2011 w/out no visual thoughts about reimagining the SUV to the 21-century, regardless of what market this is aim for or where it will debut first. Nissan said this is one of their most important model, which could be true, but when it comes to emotions, themes, designs, and character, it is still a technique to Nissan past of being merely outdated, out performed, and outsold by its American competition or primarily GM.

  • PK

    Land Rover Defender wannabe now????

  • Paul

    My land that thing is ugly.

  • Pissed Canuck

    First they butchered the Pathfinder, then terminated the X-Terra in North America, while the Far East got a new one and now this?! Nissan has really lost its ways. BTW, still waiting for the new Frontier that the rest of the world got.

  • Mr. EP9

    This is why I gave up on Nissan. They don’t even try to make decent products anymore. Hell, FCA, Kia and Hyundai put more effort into their work these days.

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