Photo of 2017 Armada courtesy of Nissan.

Photo of 2017 Armada courtesy of Nissan.

The 2017 Nissan Armada large SUV will enter a new generation with an enhanced V-8 engine, new 7-speed automatic transmission, and additional safety options.

Nissan is showing the 2017 Armada at the Chicago Auto Show. Nissan's new flagship SUV will arrive at dealer lots in the summer.

For 2017, Nissan is enhancing the Armada's 5.6L V-8 so it will produce 390 hp, an increase of 73 hp from the outgoing model. Nissan achieved the power boost with with Direct Injection Gas (DIG) and advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) systems.

The engine delivers power through a new 7-speed automatic transmission that replaces a 5-speed automatic.

New available safety features include Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Backup Collision Intervention and Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.