Nissan Rolls out Armada Concept Ready for Overlanding
You can say many things about Nissan, but one thing we can all agree on is its awesome concept cars. One of its latest was unveiled at Overland Expo WEST, an event all about going off the beaten path to find adventure on the land. Called the Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol, the SUV is loaded up with all the supplies you need for a good camping trip in the wonder of nature.
There are several features and upgrades on the Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol, but some of the most noticeable ones include massive Calmini bumpers and rock sliders, a Warn Zeon Platinum 12S Winch, Baja Designs XL80 lights, and an IF Signs custom wrap. It’s pretty cool how much this SUV is ready to take on, but it should win all of the theoretical bonus points for its roof-mounted tent by Cascadia Vehicle Tents. According to Nissan, the tent should hold four people safely above ground. Rhino Racks added a cool awning to the tent and if adventures involve more than four people (or three normal sleepers and one person who snores), Alps Mountaineering supplied another pop-up tent, chairs, and sleeping bags.
The Nissan Armada is the largest SUV in the brand’s lineup, so of course it has copious cargo room. Besides making it perfect for packing lots of stuff for a vacation away from it all, it also makes bringing it back out again (and leaving no trace) even easier. The interior also has a pull-out drawer system, coolers, and a refrigerator/freezer to make organization a breeze.
“For those family adventure fans who aren’t familiar with the term ‘overlanding’, all they need to do is look at the Armada Mountain Patrol to understand that this is not glamping, not a day trip to the local forest – it’s adventure taken to new heights,” said Brandon White, director, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Nissan Armada, with its rugged platform, best-in-class 390-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine, 8,500-lb. towing capacity and massive interior and cargo space, is an ideal starting place to build an authentic overlanding vehicle.”
Of course, this is a concept car and is not available for purchase. However, if Nissan needs a team to test it out, we’re sure there are some eager editors at The News Wheel ready to take on the wilderness.