NISSAN ARMADA 'MOUNTAIN PATROL' PROJECT VEHICLE BUILD UNDERWAY WITH ASSIST FROM NISSAN TRUCK SOCIAL MEDIA FANSBased on the rugged and capable Nissan Armada, second-generation Nissan overlanding project vehicle will be unveiled at 2018 Overland Expo WESTNASHVILLE, Tenn. –
Following in the tracks of the Nissan TITAN-based Project Basecamp, construction is currently underway for Armada 'Mountain Patrol,' a dream overlanding SÚV based off the family adventure-ready Nissan Armada. And wîth 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 @NissanÚSATrucks 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, wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth 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 SÚV 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. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Engine : 5.6 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 390 hp
Torque: 394 ft-lbs
Sharing its underpinnings wîth the global Patrol4 – a vehicle wîth 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 SÚV 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.
Source - Nissan