THE all-new Nissan Patrol is officially on sale in Australia, with the iconic off-roader retailing for $75,990 (Ti) and $91,990 (Ti-L).
As mentioned when the vehicle was revealed in September this year, the major changes to the new-look Patrol pertain to the range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety technologies that are now standard, as well as a revised suspension tune courtesy of improved dampers.
Both the Ti and Ti-L models feature Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard, while the Ti has been upgraded with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (features already standard on the Ti-L).
The sleeker style implemented by Nissan’s design team includes tweaks to the bonnet, fender panels, grille and front bumper on both models; boomerang-shaped taillights and a larger chrome nameplate headline the changes to the rear. Nissan says that the Ti has a “unique sporty front-end design”, while the Ti-L front bumper has a “more premium look”.
The 18-inch alloy wheels have also been refreshed, and plenty of LEDs have been added fore and aft.
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“The new-look Nissan Patrol is a head-turner with its refreshed design already driving buyer enquiries,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“We are excited to have the new Nissan Patrol on sale; it has made significant gains in its segment owing to its comfort, design, towing and driveability both on- and off-road. Everyone who drives this spacious large SUV enjoys it.
“We have seen a marked improvement in Patrol sales through our strong dealer sales performance, and we expect to see Patrol sales continue to rise.”
Other changes include power-folding side mirrors with auto-folding, an auto-dazzle rear view mirror (Ti-L) and an upgraded air-con system for better airflow.
The venerable 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine, good for 298kW and 560Nm, has been carried over and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Other standard fare includes an electronic diff lock, hill descent control, hill start assist, satnav with 3D mapping and an eight-inch touchscreen.
The Patrol is covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Nissan Patrol Australian pricing
Nissan Patrol Ti: $75,990
Nissan Patrol Ti-L: $91,990