It seems like every day another automotive company lays out its timeline to ultimately become a fully-electric vehicle manufacturer. For instance, Nissan announced earlier this year that all of their models will be “electrified” in about 10 years – note that’s different than fully electric but still. They’ve set goal. And Nissan’s march towards carbon neutrality provides an interesting juxtaposition with their present – a significantly updated, body-on-frame, 3-ton SUV that prefers premium gas and nets 15mpg. Meet the new 2021 Armada. In 2017, the Armada moved off of the Titan pickup truck platform and flew to Japan to be built alongside the Infiniti QX80 making this generation Armada very similar to its luxury division cousin. And now at the midpoint of its expected lifecycle the Armada gets a makeover to keep it on the radar screens of large SUV buyers; think Toyota Sequoia, Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition. Its appearance has been modernized with harder edges, new LED lighting, and the recently redesigned Nissan badge. Riding atop 22” wheels and garnished in this Platinum trim, the Armada has big presence and if you don’t care for the chrome a new Midnight Edition Package is available on the lesser SL grade.