Nissan is working on a new generation for the Nissan Armada SUV, which is currently expected to debut early in 2024 for the 2025 model year, launching alongside the new Infiniti QX80. Now, the next-gen 2025 Nissan Armada has been spotted testing on public roads, providing us with an early look at GM’s upcoming SUV competition. When it launches, the 2025 Nissan Armada will rival the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
As we can see from these spy photos, this 2025 Nissan Armada prototype is covered in body-hugging camouflage with a swirling black-and-white pattern. Under the wrap, the 2025 Armada is expected to present a new exterior design, which, rumor has it, is somewhat reminiscent of that of the Land Rover Range Rover. The interior space will be overhauled as well, and is expected to present larger infotainment screens, high-end materials, and the latest tech features.
Under the hood, the 2025 Nissan Armada will equip a new engine as well, ditching the 5.6L V8 used currently in lieu of a twin-turbocharged V6, with output expected around 424 horsepower. The new powerplant will mate to Nissan’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
This combo should provide improvements to overall fuel efficiency, while also bringing the SUV in line with fuel economy and emissions regulations. The move to a new turbo V6 also coincides with a broader industry trend, as reflected by Ford’s decision to equip the Expedition with a standard turbocharged V6 in 2015, as well as Toyota’s decision to equip a standard turbocharged V6 (along with hybridization) in the third-gen Sequoia.
Under the body panels, the 2025 Nissan Armada will ride on F-Alpha platform, which was initially introduced in 2003. It’s also worth noting that the Armada is sold as the Patrol in international markets, although both vehicles have the same Y62 codename.
Look for the next-gen 2025 Nissan Armada to officially drop cover in the next few months.