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    Nissan Patrol (Armada) Leaked Out On Facebook

      ...Time for a refresh...

    2020-nissan-armada_100714659_l.jpgThe current generation of Nissan Armada came out in 2016 for model year 2017. As we're already into the 2020 model year it seems it was about time for a refresh. Someone in Saudi Arabia snapped shots of a Nissan Patrol, the same vehicle as the Armada, and leaked them out on Facebook.

    Nissan's big body-on-frame SUV gets some updated headlights and updated grille.  It could just be the angle, but the hood looks more horizontal and the lower side air inlets are a different shape.  Around back the bumper gets smaller and more integrated into the body and new tail lamps show up that remind one of an Expedition.

    2020-nissan-armada_100714660_l.jpgOn the inside, the shape of the interior looks familiar, though the center stack is now flat rather than having a bulge in the middle.  There also appear to be two screens as in many Infiniti models. Red quilted leather seats and the badge on the back indicate that this is a Platinum model.

    Under the facelift, expect the hardware to remain the same with a 390 horsepower, 5.6-liter V8 and a 7-speed automatic.

    We expect to see the 2020 Nissan Armada at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November.

    Edited by Drew Dowdell

    Source: Motor Authority



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    Over all just Meh!, but I do think the nose is better, the rear tail lights remind me of the old Lincoln Navigator.

    The interior is just another refresh that neither excites me or bores me. Just Meh!

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    The Infiniti version will NOT save Infiniti from being ignored in the luxury marketplace.  As for the Armada, I doubt it could take down a Tahoe/Yukon.

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    12 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    The Infiniti version will NOT save Infiniti from being ignored in the luxury marketplace.  As for the Armada, I doubt it could take down a Tahoe/Yukon.

    Unless they're doing something to the suspension, the Armada/QX80 will continue to have handling issues. They are too floaty even for this guy. 

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    • Kandi, the Chinese auto company will open up the order books August 18th for people to purchase online their EV auto's. The Kandi K27 will be the first auto to go on sale in America with a starting price of $20,490 before the $7,500 federal tax credit.  The K27 will end up costing almost $2,000 less than the current frugal champ the 2021 Chevrolet Spark at $14,790. The biggest question is will people buy a subcompact with only 100 miles of range for a commuter auto? The second auto in the line up is the K23 which will start at $29,999 with 180 miles of range. With the federal tax credit this makes the K23 $751 less than the 2021 Mini Cooper SE which has a 110 mile range or the Nissan Leaf S that starts at $32,525 with a 149 mile range or the Hyundai Ioniq EV with a starting cost of $34,020 and a 170 mile range. Kandi bought in 2018 a Texas based importer company called SC Autosports to handle all North America Distribution. No details have been released yet on how the auto's will be serviced and supported let alone sold state by state other than one can order up an EV starting August 18th on their web site. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1129057_kandi-electric-car-open-to-us-orders-august-18-with-20-499-starting-price
    • Probably a darned fine little car.  
    • Seems the incompetency of DC leadership is finally being checked. The IG of the EPA is starting an in-depth review of the process that the current administration took to relax emissions and MPG on the auto industry as it would seem it did not pass the required law for transparency as well as due process. As such, the changes at the EPA could all be rolled back to what they were before the changes were signed by Potus decree. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-07/documents/_epaoig_notificationmemo_7-27-20_fuel-efficient.pdf
    • Interesting to see how people seem to think there are no lower priced EVs when there are. The big issue is that most people do not want the base EVs, they want the fully loaded all the bells and whistles and as such, we are not seeing those sell. I agree that as the charging networks expand and prices come down, that we will see more adoption of the lower maintenance longer lasting EVs over the high maintenance ICE auto's. I also agree with you that the whole push for ICE auto's with 3 banger motors is a joke. Turbo all they want, the life of those engines are going to be short.
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