Tackling the snow in winter is possibly one of the most challenging things ever. Even some of the most off-road oriented vehicles get bogged down by deep snow coupled with challenging terrain. To combat that problem, Nissan recently unveiled their snow-oriented winter concept vehicle lineup – a Nissan 370Z and a Nissan Armada.
Specifically called the Nissan Armada Snow Patrol, it started life as a standard 2018 Armada SUV with a 390 PS 5.8-liter V8, 7-speed automatic transmission and standard road tires. Nissan then replaced the wheels and tires with something more suitable for the snow, 20-inch Cognito Series 61 wheels and Pro Comp MT2 off-road tires. To make it even more capable in the snow, Nissan also lifted the Armada by two inches in front and one inch at the rear.
To give it a more rugged look, Nissan also replaced the front bumper with a steel off-road piece that comes with a winch. Completing the look are new side steps, side rockers, a roof rack and a set of LED lights to help improve night time visibility. Nissan also did a custom body wrap on the SUV.
Inside, most of the changes are minimal. Nissan added upgraded the seats and added custom Armada Snow Patrol stitching. It is also finished in pearl-colored leather and cobalt stitching.
As much as it would be intresting to see Nissan sell a snow-oriented SUV, the Armada Snow Patrol is only a concept.
Catch it in the metal at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show together with the 370Zki.