The current generation of Nissan’s full-size SUV has been around since 2016 and that definitely doesn’t sound too old, especially if we consider the body-on-frame layout. However, things aren’t all that simple. Despite being around for less than six years, the current generation actually features the same design as internationally-offered Patrol, which has been around since 2010. That’s why it’s no wonder that many reports suggest a full redesign for the next year. Allegedly, the all-new model will arrive as the 2024 Nissan Armada.
At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. However, we can predict that this redesign will bring a couple of very interesting changes. That particularly refers to the new engine, which is expected to be significantly smaller and more efficient. Besides the new engine, we also count on a completely new design, new interior and many other improvements that will make this SUV more competitive in this demanding segment.
The all-new 2024 Nissan Armada should arrive sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 Nissan Armada Will Get New Engine
One of the biggest novelties for the upcoming redesign will be the introduction of a new engine. The current model features a good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. While this engine ensures pretty impressive driving dynamics, it definitely lacks efficiency, as it features one of the lowest mpg ratings in the class.
That’s why the next-generation 2024 Nissan Armada is about to come with something significantly smaller. That would be a turbocharged V6 and one of the first things that came to our minds was a 3.0-liter unit from the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 models. However, we are pretty sure that this engine won’t find its place under the hood of the new Armada. Simply, although it’s a quite impressive engine, it lacks the torque to move a huge SUV like this.
That’s why we expect that the Japanese manufacturer will rather come with something completely new. One of the most probable scenarios is to see a turbocharged version of the new 3.8-liter V6, which debuted in the Frontier last year.
Along with the new engine, the 2024 Nissan Armada will also bring a new transmission. We count on the new 9-speed automatic, which would replace the current 7-speed unit.
2024 Nissan Armada Redesign
Naturally, the engine wouldn’t be the only significant change in this redesign. We would see a completely new SUV, even though we don’t expect to see a new platform. Instead, we count on a familiar F-Alpha architecture, which would be updated for this occasion. Of course, we would see all kinds of updates, starting from the new chassis, lightweight materials etc. One of the things that come to our mind is the new suspension setup. Allegedly, the 2024 Nissan Armada will feature an independent rear suspension, which would certainly have a big impact on the overall ride quality.
When it comes to the exterior design, we presume that the overall dimensions won’t change significantly. On the other hand, we count on a new styling, which would be adapted to the brand’s latest design philosophy. We count on a more aggressive and more muscular design approach, with lots of modern features as well. Of course, the new model will retain strong off-road capabilities. We expect that goodies like a two-speed transfer case and locking differential will be available.
Considering that we’ve just mentioned that the 2024 Nissan Armada will probably keep very similar dimensions. It’s pretty obvious that the amount of interior space won’t drastically change. Therefore, we count on a couple of spacious rows of seats, as well as on a little bit tighter third row.
Where we do expect to see improvements in the dashboard design. The current one undoubtedly features great build quality and it lacks modern touch. Simply, it feels outdated. Of course, we also expect to see lots of new tech goodies, especially in terms of the infotainment system and connectivity features.
2024 Nissan Armada Release Date and Price
The 2024 Nissan Armada should arrive sometime in the second half of the next year. We estimate that the base model would cost around 53.000 dollars. Of course, the competition will remain the same, in the form of models like Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia etc.