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Edmunds Straightline blog got hold of at least one shot (more to come later) of the next Nissan Armada โ€” likely a 2008 model. Outwardly, the bruiser won't get more than a minor facelift, but on the inside we expect more significant upgrades. That's a good thing, considering, in the current model, Nissan has apparently split the difference between a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser and a 1978 Cadillac Sedan DeVille โ€” it's comfortable as a Chaise Metro B, but spare in the controls and binnacle โ€” a shared trait with the company's more utility-minded Titan pickup. The Armada's still the best-designed large SUV out there, though the General's the newly minimalist GMT-900s (which wouldn't kill a hardcore asthete unless they were sitting on his chest), are now in the running).

Spy photo: 2008 Nissan Armada [Edmunds Straightline Blog]

Fodder for Armada : 2007 Nissan SUV Will Have E85 Compatability [internal]