The first purported official image of the 2017 Nissan Armada has leaked onto the web prior to a proper reveal in the near future.

It’s easy to notice right away this is nothing more than a Nissan Patrol (in Japan and other markets) for Canada and it shares the same platform with the Infiniti QX80. As a matter of fact, the 2017 Armada is expected to borrow most of the interior trim from the two as well.

It will likely utilize the 5.6-litre V8 engine with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission sending power to an all-wheel drive system. The QX80 returns 17.4 L/100km in the city and 12.2 L/100km on the highway, so expect the Armada to mirror those figures. The same can be said about the maximum towing capacity which should stand at 3,855 kilograms (8,500 pounds).

Chances are the 2017 Nissan Armada will be available at dealerships in Canada in the second half of the year. It’s worth mentioning the Patrol can be had in the Middle East in a beefier NISMO variant that looks sportier and has an extra 28 hp, but the Armada will likely stick to the standard configuration of the V8.

Details concerning pricing are not available at this point, but we remind you the 2015 model year starts at $59,828 CAD for the Platinum trim model.

Source: titanxdforum.com via autoguide.com

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