Camping special to debut at US Overland Expo on May 18

Nissan North America has revealed the first images of its upcoming Armada Mountain Patrol concept, a project based on its large off-roader pitched as the "dream overlanding SUV".

The Nissan Armada – known here as the Patrol – Mountain Patrol is still a month away from its debut at the 2018 Overland Expo West in Arizona on May 18.

As part of the final stages of the design process, Nissan is asking fans through its social media channels to choose the tyres, exterior wrap and roof-mounted tent, using the hashtag #MountainPatrol.

Full details will be revealed at the Overland Expo, though we can see in the images that the Mountain Patrol has received upgrades like a roof-mounted light bar, bull bar with spotlights, suspension lift kit, bonnet scoop and snorkel, new alloy wheels, rear-mounted jerry cans and spare wheel, tow hooks front and rear, along with the obvious roof-mounted tent.

"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," said Brandon White, director for Nissan North America.

Power comes from the familiar 5.6-litre V8 found in the standard Armada and Patrol, making 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The Mountain Patrol is the latest in a series of Nissan-based project vehicles, including the Snow Patrol earlier this year – also based on the US-market Armada.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the Mountain Patrol's debut next month.