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Nissan slashes price of slow-selling Patrol

01 Jul 2015 News

Nissan slashes price of slow-selling Patrol

Nissan has launched an aggressive price-cutting strategy that could see drivers opting for a petrol Patrol for about $20,000 less.

Nissan confirmed today that it has dropped the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of its two remaining Y62 Patrol models, the Ti and Ti-L, while the ST-L grade has been given the boot.

The Patrol V8 Ti 4WD automatic’s MSRP of $93,390 has been cut to $69,990, to give an estimated drive away price of $77,424, and the Patrol V8 Ti-L 4WD automatic’s MSRP of $114,490 has been cut to $86,990, to give an estimated drive away price of $95,308.

The ST-L grade, however, which had a recommended price of $82,690, has been discontinued.

The model had been priced at about $2,000 more than one of its main competitors, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series GXL V8, which had a recommended price of $80,990.

But unlike Nissan, Toyota offers drivers a diesel model, the GXL TDV8, for just $3,000 more.

Nissan’s new price structure represents a significant increase in value for customers, who may have shied away from an expensive and thirsty petrol engine, while the discontinuation of the Patrol V8 ST-L means that customers will receive more features as standard, for less.

Features maintained that are now available as standard include:

  • Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system
  • Leather-accented seats
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Around View Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor System

Other inclusions featured as standard on the Patrol V8 include an off-road monitor, which provides information on steer angle, tyre slip and tyre pressure, as well as a compass, and a navigation system with traffic monitoring tech, providing real-time traffic updates.

Another improvement, according to Nissan, is a new gear-shift lever position, now moved to the right-hand side of the centre console, located closer to driver.

Patrol V8 features a VK56VD petrol V8 engine, producing 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque, with a seven-speed automatic transmission and the Nissan all-mode 4x4 system with electronic 4WD selection.

Patrol V8 Ti and Ti-L still have eight- and seven-seat capacity respectively.

The colours available have also changed from Alpine White to Ivory Pearl and Precision Grey to Gun Metallic.

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