The Nissan Armada is expected to be a carryover for the 2021 model year. Although Nissan has not yet released any official information, an early document for fleet buyers indicated that all Armadas will gain Safety Shield 360, the brand's suite of driver assistance technology. Currently, Safety Shield is offered in the Platinum and Platinum Reserve trims.
Other noteworthy changes to Nissan's largest SUV will include haptic steering, driver attention alert, and a 12-inch center display for the vehicle's infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. These incremental changes represent an effort to keep Nissan's full-size SUV competitive given that its last redesign was back in 2017.
Official pricing has not yet been announced. For reference, the current Armada starts at $48,495 with destination but can range up to $72,125 for the top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve model. This puts it in line with key competitors such as the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. Meanwhile, brands like Toyota and Honda continue to lack a suitable alternative.
Fleet ordering guides indicate the 2021 Nissan Armada will begin arriving sometime in November of 2020. However, it remains to be seen whether or not production stoppages related to COVID-19 affect the vehicle's estimated release date. Stay tuned for updates as information becomes available.
Pictured: 2019 Armada