LEAKED photos of the 2020 Nissan Patrol indicate that earlier computer-generated images of the burly Japanese wagon weren’t far off the mark.
Early last month, a Russian website released renderings of the 2020 Patrol and, as expected, it created plenty of discussion on Nissan forums around the world.
Picture: Nissan Patrol rendering
The renderings gave new life to the ageing Patrol – the wagon’s last major redesign was way back in 2010 – with larger front-end, a bigger grille and new-look headlights. The rear was also tweaked, with wider tail-lights, chrome trim and sharper design lines.
The recent spy shots of the Patrol – appearing on Performance Drive – were snapped in the Middle East and establish the new Patrol is well into production. Despite plastic cladding hiding portions of the design, the images prove the Russian boffins got plenty of details right.
A spy shot of the interior has also been leaked, showing a major overhaul of the ageing layout. Two big screens dominate the centre console, red front pews seem to be bolstered and rugged, the controls and dials appear to be well set-up, and the layout seems clean and uncluttered.
The current Nissan Y62 Patrol on sale in Australia utilises a 5.6-litre V8 engine capable of 298kW and 560Nm, which runs through a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Specs and further details on the 2020 model are scarce, but we have contacted Nissan Australia for comment. We’ll let you know more details as soon as we get them.