Around two years ago at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan introduced three concepts of winter vehicles, based on the Murano, Pathfinder and Rogue. Since these were made for the snow, they come with snow tracks instead of wheels. Now, in 2018, the automaker decided to highlight a new wintery concept that is closer to being a production model, and far from the Winter Warrior concepts, with the new 2018 Nissan Armada Snow Patrol. It will make its debut together with the bizarre 370Zki.
The snow patrol version of the Nissan Armada is based on the standard version of the 2018 model year, with a 5.8 liter V8 and a seven speed automatic transmission, giving out 390 horsepower. Both wheels and tires have been replaced with a set of 20 inch Cognito Series 61 wheels, covered in Pro Comp MT2 off road tires finished in satin black. The Armada’s suspension has been raised up front and in the back as well.
Today, we associate the Nissan Armada with luxury SUV, despite being associated with the Nissan Patrol for the longest time, which is an off roader and an expedition vehicle.
Division vice president of Commercial Vehicles and Trucks, Nissan North America, Bill Hayes said that to celebrate winter at the Chicago Auto Show, they will provide Armada enthusiasts with a vehicle that they could bring to the mountains safely.
The Snow Patrol gets an off road ready piece with a grille protector instead of a front bumper. Other features that have been added to the SUV include side steps, rock sliders, five inch LED fog lights, and LED light bars, and a custom body wrap with the Armada Snow Patrol logo. It also gets a roof rack that finishes off the exterior look.
The cabin only gets very minimal changes though, where the seats are dressed in pearl coloured leather and the stitching in cement colour perforated inserts. The seats get an Armada Snow Patrol logo as well.
Don’t get too excited though because this is currently just a concept that Nissan has thought of. Also, they aren’t partnering with Polaris just yet. But it is interesting to see that the automaker is doing this for Armada enthusiasts. And for those of you who are interested in the Snow Patrol variant, check out this blueprint. All you need are a new bumper, bigger wheels, and an LED light bar.
The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol is actually the perfect vehicle for ski resorts to take their guests to and from the slopes with all their snow gear. While the chances are slim, we’re hoping that the automaker turns this concept into production for next season. As mentioned earlier, the concept SUV will be attending the Chicago Auto Show, together with the Nissan 370Zki soon.