Once able to challenge the mighty Landcruiser, the Nissan Patrol of late has almost slipped into oblivion. To try to counter the slide Nissan is updating the long suffering Patrol with a redesigned front end, new 18 inch alloy wheels and an updated infotainment system with multi touch panel.
Unfortunately there are no pictures of the new design so we have shown an old one.
The Patrol’s redesigned front end is both modern and aggressive thanks to a bumper that includes an updated grille with horizontal metallic bars, and new fog lamp housings. A fresh set of 18 inch alloy wheels give a more premium look.
Inside, the Patrol range gets an updated infotainment system with a multi-touch panel making it effortless to use and more intuitive, there are now two USB charging points at the rear of the centre console, while twice the number of front and rear sensors ensure parking is even easier.
Also, long road trips for second row passengers in the range-topping Patrol Ti-L are now even more enjoyable thanks to the larger 8-inch screens that are built into the back of the front seat head rests.
“The changes to Nissan Patrol are sure to attract Patrol devotees and be appealing to new large SUV buyers,” said Nissan Australian managing director Stephen Lester.
“Rear view cameras and 360 all-round views are important on larger SUVs, but doubling the parking sensors to four at the front and four at the rear will make parking, and the manoeuvring of the vehicle in tight spaces, significantly easier.”
The Nissan Patrol boasts a 5.6 litre V8 petrol engine with 298kW of power at 5,800rpms and 560Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.Unfortunately there is no diesel option. While this may be fine for the main markets of the USA and the UAE however in Australia that is a limiting factor.
A 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode complements the All-Mode 4WD shift switch (Auto, 4-high and 4-low capabilities) and the Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system, providing the driver and occupants with a comfortable ride and handling experience on all surfaces.
As standard equipment across the range, Patrol includes Satellite Navigation with 3D mapping and an 8-inch integrated colour display with touch screen, a Bluetooth® hands free phone system with steering wheel controls, push button start, climate control and a full size alloy spare wheel.
The Patrol has driver and passenger front and side-impact SRS airbags, and curtain airbags that extend to all three rows, while the Patrol Ti-L also gets a range of active safety technologies including; Blind Spot Warning and Intervention (BSW & BSI), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Lane Departure Warning and Prevention (LDW & LDP), to name a few.
Available in seven contemporary exterior colours, prices start at $71,990* plus on-roads.
Nissan Patrol Ti $71,990
Nissan Patrol Ti-L $88,990
* Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.