NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following in the tracks of the Nissan TITAN-based Project Basecamp, construction is currently underway for Armada "Mountain Patrol," a dream overlanding SUV based off the family adventure-ready Nissan Armada. And with a month left until its debut, Nissan is asking fans to help get Armada Mountain Patrol1 to the finish line.
Over the next three weeks, fans can visit the @NissanUSATrucks Instagram and Facebook page to vote on three categories: tire model, exterior design (vinyl wrap) and roof-mounted tent2. Fans should utilize the hashtag #MountainPatrol. Voting will continue through May 10, with the resulting Armada Mountain Patrol making its debut at the 2018 Overland Expo WEST – one of the premier overlanding events in the country – May 18-20 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz.
"If you are building an overlanding rig, the Nissan Armada is a great place to start with its impressive off-road capabilities, great on-road comfort and its suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies," said Brandon White, director, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America, Inc. "With help from Nissan Truck enthusiasts, the Armada Mountain Patrol will take that rugged foundation and transform into the ultimate overlanding vehicle – equipped with the latest in overlanding tech, camping comforts and tools needed to take on any adventure."
Armada Mountain Patrol begins as a stock 2018 Nissan Armada, Nissan's flagship SUV featuring a stout 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 sending a best-in-class3 390-horsepower to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Sharing its underpinnings with the global Patrol4 – a vehicle with over five decades of off-roading credibility – the Nissan Armada has some serious multi-terrain chops packaged within an inconspicuous shell. With an 8,500-lb. towing capacity5 and seating for up to eight, the Armada is ready for nearly any adventure on or off road.
Beyond fan-chosen enhancements, Armada Mountain Patrol will receive a complete makeover, transforming Armada from an exceedingly capable SUV to a purpose-built overlanding machine. Complete information on the Armada Mountain Patrol will be available when the vehicle debuts at Overland Expo WEST.
Following its debut, the Armada Mountain Patrol project vehicle will take the road less traveled to various media and outdoor events through the remainder of the year. For more information on the 2018 Nissan Armada and all Nissan vehicles, visit NissanNews.com.
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In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
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1. Armada Mountain Patrol is a project vehicle not available for purchase.
2. Includes Non-Nissan accessories that are not warranted by Nissan.
3. Comparison based on 2018 Nissan Armada vs. latest in-market Ward's Large Sport Utility segment (excluding extended length vehicles). Base models compared. Based on manufacturer's websites.
4. Nissan Patrol is not available for purchase in the United States.
5. 8,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Towing capacity varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner's Manual for additional information.