Sorry this isn’t just your typical soft riding crossover. Nissan has unveiled the ultimate SUV for a fun overlanding trip- the Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol. As its name suggests, the Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol is ready to tackle whatever you can throw at it, but unlike some other rugged SUVs, you can take your whole family along for the adventure.
Nissan took feedback from social media followers to design the Armada Mountain Patrol, which will be on display at Overland Expo WEST, May 18-20 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. After its debut in Arizona, the one-off Armada Mountain Patrol project vehicle will travel to various events through the remainder of the year.
“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.”
The Armada Mountain Patrol is serious about your overlanding adventure with its roof-mounted four-person, an additional pop-up tent, sleeping bags and chairs. Inside there’s a Lowrance navigation system and Rugged Radios off-road radio system, Rhino Racks aluminum back-bone pioneer tray, ARB pull-out drawer system, Pelican gear cases, Dometic refrigerator/freezer and Otterbox Venture coolers.
On the outside the Armada Mountain Patrol features a heavy-duty coil-over suspension and extended A-arms, 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels and Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12.25/17 tires. A Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system was added in addition to rock sliders, a spare tire swing-away and custom fabricated front and rear heavy-duty steel bumpers.
To help extract the Armada Mountain Patrol from tight spots, it packs a 12,000-lb. Warn Platinum Series winch, rack-mounted MaxTrax vehicle recovery boards, Hi-lift vehicle jack and Rhino Rack shovels. Lastly there’s a roof-mounted LED light bar, bumper-mounted fog lights and wheelwell lighting.