Nissan_Patrol_frontMajor upgrades to the Nissan Patrol have been announced in a media event in the Middle East. It’s extremely popular in that area thanks to its rough and rugged build and excellent off-road ability.

Australian imports will be here shortly before Christmas, local specs may be slightly different to this quoted here, will provide them as soon as we get them.

Nissan’s V-motion grille is used in its latest iteration in arguably its boldest way yet. Fascinateily, it was described at its launch in the Middle East as having, “Boomerang-shaped LED headlights and tail lights”.

Inside are new design diamond-stitch quilted leather seats with added padding provide a luxurious feel, as does the new hand-stitched steering wheel.


A new centre console incorporates dual displays with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This ensures customers are always connected and can make the most of their smartphones.

Nissan tells us there are significant reductions in noise and vibration to provide a quieter, more pleasant cabin. Improved cooling and air flow distribution systems lead to quicker cooling, ideal in hot climates.

In addition to the Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies already available, the upgraded Patrol comes with Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system.


Patrol power is provided by a 4.0-litre V6 produces 204kW (275 horsepower) and 394 Nm of torque. The big gun 5.6-litre V8 produces 300kW (400 hp) and 560 Nm of torque.

An All-Mode 4X4 system lets the driver switch modes to handle different on- and off-road conditions. Hydraulic Body Motion Control, available on V8 models, ensures a more comfortable ride thanks to improved suspension and vibration reduction.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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