2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Nissan Patrol has a new look and a variety of enhancements to make it even more attractive to large 4WD / SUV buyers.

The Patrol’s front has a new grille with horizontal metallic bars, and revised foglamp housings. A new design of 18-inch alloy wheels is aimed at giving it a more premium look.

Inside, the Patrol range gets an updated infotainment system with a multi-touch panel that’s now more intuitive. There are now two USB charging points at the rear of the centre console.

The range-topping Patrol Ti-L has larger 8.0-inch screens built into the back of the front seat head rests.

As standard equipment across the range, Nissan Patrol continues to have Satellite Navigation with 3D mapping and an 8.0-inch integrated colour display with touchscreen. Theres a Bluetooth hands free phone system with steering wheel controls.

Twice the number of front and rear sensors ensure parking is easier. A handy feature because Patrol is a huge vehicle designed very much for the American market and can be a handful at times in Australians carparks.

The Nissan Patrol has a large 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine that’s unchanged from the superseded Patrol. It produces 298 kW of power at 5800 rpm, and 560Nm of torque at a very high 4000 rpm. A seven-speed automatic with manual mode can be used in Auto, 4-high and 4-low capabilities.

Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system, providing the driver and occupants with a comfortable ride and handling experience on all surfaces.

Facelifted Patrol will reach Australia before the end of the year. Pictured here is USA model, called the Nissan Armada. There are no shots of Australian Patrols yet, Nissan Australia says ours will have a different grille.

Pricing has been announced with the Patrol Ti selling for $71,990 and the Ti-L for $88,990. On-road costs need to be added.

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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