Ice-cold Patrol to debut in Chicago
The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol has been revealed this week for the Chicago motor show, taking the company's flagship SUV to new heights.
There's a three-inch suspension lift (76mm), extreme off-road tyres, a new front bumper, an LED light bar and roof racks.
Collaborating on the project were Pro Comp – who provided the lift kit – while the Pro Comp MT2 35-inch off-road tyres are wrapped around 20-inch Cognito Series 61 wheels finished in Satin Black. The bright blue exterior wrap, meanwhile, is the work of Icon Image Graphics – matching the orange version fitted to the 370Zki.
Other upgrades include a beefy Smittybilt off-road front bumper with a 12,000-pound (5443kg) winch, M-1A running boards/rock sliders that help to prevent damage, along with a one-piece Defender roof rack.
The interior has received a rework, too. Passengers are treated to newly-upholstered leather seats finished in pearl with cement-coloured perforated inserts, cobalt pinstriping and stitching, along with 'Armada Snow Patrol' logos embroidered into the seat backs.
Under the bonnet is the same 5.6-litre V8 from the standard Armada/Patrol, developing 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all-four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.
With that grunt, the Armada Snow Patrol has a maximum towing capacity of 8500 pounds (3855kg) – enough to tow a trailer full of snowmobiles, or even Nissan's own 370Zki (above).
The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol will be shown along the 370Zki and Nissan's wider range at the Chicago motor show, which runs from February 10-19.
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