Over the past several months, Ford Authority has spotted a handful of 2025 Ford Expedition prototypes out testing, giving us an idea of what to expect from the overhauled full-size SUV on the outside and inside. In a heated segment, the Expedition currently does battle with a host of rivals such as the Chevy Tahoe, as well as the Nissan Armada, the latter of which it has handily beat in recent comparison tests. However, there’s also a next-generation Nissan Armada in the works, and now, Ford Authority has spotted that model out testing for the very first time.
While it’s somewhat difficult to discern the styling changes that are set to take place here given the heavy presence of camouflage, Nissan is expected to give the new Armada a more luxurious, Ranger Rover-like design, both inside and out. Here, we can see the rather large front grille and slim LED headlights, which certainly give off a premium look.
While the overall profile of the Armada looks similar to the current model, it does appear as if there are new taillights and a potential new liftgate design lurking underneath this camo. Inside the cabin, the big SUV is expected to come equipped with larger screens, more premium materials, and new tech features.
Even bigger changes are expected under the hood, where Nissan will reportedly ditch the existing 5.6L V8 with a new twin-turbocharged V6 churning out 424 horsepower. It will reportedly be mated to Nissan’s nine-speed automatic transmission, reflecting trends that have become quite common across the industry.
The next-generation Nissan Armada is expected to launch alongside the all-new QX80 in early 2024 as a 2025 model. Both vehicles share the same codename – Y62 – and are built on the F-Alpha platform, which debuted way back in 2003 with the first-generation Armada and Titan. The all-new Nissan Armada is expected to debut soon, at least in the next few months, which is when we’ll get a good look at the future Expedition rival.