The latest refresher of Nissan Armada comes with optimization luxury and comfort. Here’s how the 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum possibly catch-up to the expectation set earlier.
Popularity is not precisely what the Nissan Armada excels at in the domestic market. However, the luxurious feeling it offers might surprise you a lot. The 3-row’s independent rear suspension is a ground-breaking feature. However, it’s still able to provide amongst the smoothest and the calmest ride, and even though the cabin can get more modernized, it’s still unexpectedly comfortable. Below, you’ll get to look at predictions of the upcoming 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum that’s most upscale trim and what it offers next.
The Specs and Feature Predictions of the Future Armada Platinum
Catered specifically for the North American market, the Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV model that has entered its second generation since its 2017 model launched in 2016. The last generational refresher of the Armada was established in 2020.
In 2022, the Nissan Armada received a small amount of facelift, both in terms of appearances and technology features. For this year, the single-touch auto-folding third-row seat is the sole addition, and it is available only for Platinum trim level. The 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum is expected to follow the suit of getting only minor enhancement.
A pleasant and gentle ride is one of the best things that this 3-row model can offer, due to its uses of independent rear suspension, despite not being a pioneering element in the segment. The serene and ergonomic cabin plays parts in its high-end vibe rides, even though some sections may appear to be slightly dated. Considering that it has a large frame, the nice drive is a surprise – even if it still falls behind the GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe.
Complementing the elegant exterior is the roomy and plushy interior part of the Nissan Armada. It features soft and attractive materials and provides sound insulation that offers soundproof quality from outside noise. The Armada is capable of accommodating eight passengers due to its 3-row seats. The legroom in the last row presents spacious legroom even compared to other models in its class. Moreover, the top-spec Platinum comes with open-pore wood trim and layered seat covering, emphasizing its upscale ambiance. Being adequate, there’s a low chance that the 2023 model will receive major interior transformation.
The Armada is equipped with a sufficiently-sized infotainment system with a 12.3″ touchscreen display. Every trim level comes with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and device charging features. The Platinum also offers a dual 8″ entertainment screen for the rear seats.
Moving to the powertrain, it is most likely that the 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum will be powered with the same 5.6L V8 engine combined with 7-speed auto transmission. This engine is capable of generating 400 HP and 413 lb-ft of torque. Whether you choose an FWD or an AWD version, the vehicle serves 8,500 lbs. towing capability.
Moving with confidence and firmness, it is unfortunate that the engine’s fuel efficiency is suffering – a component that will hopefully be fixed in the future upgrade. The EPA estimates the FWD Armada to achieve 14 mpg for city drive and 19 mpg for highway drive, while the AWD version lowers the figures by one mpg.
Possibilities of New Engine Alternatives
At this point, it’s rather far-fetched, albeit possible, to say that the future 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum and other trim levels may come with a hybrid engine. However, the automaker company is currently moving towards the EV direction, so an announcement of incorporating such technology still can happen.
As for another prediction, which is still related to the engine, the future Armada may also bring a diesel powertrain. This can result in a slight dip in horsepower but a few bumps in the torque power. Although the chance is relatively low, there is a probability of new engine incorporation and some new trims. Nothing has been set to reveal by the manufacturer.
Estimated Release Date and Price
The 2023 Nissan Armada Platinum will hit the dealership in the latter part of 2022 if it follows the tradition of the prior launch. Platinum is predicted to sit in the $70,000 price range area as the highest trim level. It is expected that the Armada will be offered at a similar price range or slightly higher.