Nissan will use the 2018 Overland Expo West to unveil a customized Nissan Armada called the Mountain Patrol.
Following the footsteps of last year’s Project Basecamp, the Mountain Patrol will be developed with the assistance of social media fans on Facebook and Instagram. However, they will only have a limited role in designing the model as Nissan is asking them to help select the vinyl wrap, tires and roof-mounted tent.Regardless, the Mountain Patrol will have plenty of custom features as the rendering suggests the model will have rugged bumpers, winches and a snorkel. We can also see auxiliary lights, side steps and a Rhino Rack.The styling changes continue out back as the Armada has a rear-mounted spare tire carrier, jerry cans and a Hi-Lift jack. Of course, the design hasn’t been finalized yet so the finished model could be slightly different.Like the standard model, the Mountain Patrol will have a 5.6-liter V8 engine that develops 390 hp (290 kW / 395 PS) and 394 lb-ft (533 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission which can be backed up by an optional four-wheel drive system.According to Nissan North America’s Chief Marketing Manager Brandon White, “If you are building an overlanding rig, the Nissan Armada is a great place to start with its impressive off-road capabilities, great on-road comfort and its suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies.” He went on to say the Armada Mountain Patrol will be the “ultimate overlanding vehicle” as it is equipped with the “latest in overlanding tech, camping comforts and tools needed to take on any adventure.”Following its debut at Overland Expo West, the Armada Mountain Patrol will be shown at a variety of outdoor events throughout the year.