Having successfully acquired Mitsubishi last fall, the newly minted Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is now drawing up a future product plan that will see closer integration of the three automakers’ respective lineups. The product plan is to be finalized by the end of March and is expected to include a redesigned Mitsubishi Pajero, a vehicle previously sold in the United States as a Montero. The current generation of the rugged off-roader is both long in the tooth and in need of efficiency gains. It’s an affliction shared by a similar vehicle at Nissan, the Patrol, sold here as...
2017 Nissan Armada returns as rebadged Patrol
After a brief hiatus, Nissan’s full-size Armada SUV is making a return. The latest generation was unveiled today at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. It's set to go on sale later this year, as a 2017 model. Importantly, it’s no longer related to Nissan’s Titan workhorse, though it still...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Nissan Armada To Return As Rebadged Patrol?
Nissan is expected to return to the full-size SUV segment this year with a new Armada, the previous version of which bowed out of the market after the 2015 model year. It’s not clear what form the new Armada will take but there are rumors it may be a rebadged version of the Patrol sold...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
How To Scare Mom: Nissan Patrol Skiing Edition
There's a stunt in the automotive world called skiing. When you ski with a car, that means you've gotten it up on two wheels and are driving it in that manner. Recently, stunt driver Terry Grant set a world record for doing this when he ran a Nissan Juke NISMO RS up the hill at Goodwood. This isn't...Jeff Glucker
Nissan Patrol Full-Size SUV Gets NISMO Treatment
The Nissan Patrol isn’t sold in these parts, although we do get its Infiniti QX80 corporate cousin. That’s a shame because the Patrol is a much better looking vehicle than the ungainly QX, and now it’s even got a performance-oriented NISMO version. ALSO SEE: Acura Bringing...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2010 Nissan Patrol Spy Shots
Nissan's earlier production phase out of the Infiniti QX56 and the Nissan Armada SUVs at its Mississippi plant was claimed to have been done to free up production for the Nissan NV2500 commercial vehicle, but many commentators suspected that Nissan could be dropping these two under-performing...James Martinez