Nissan Patrol Updated

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01 September 2020

Nissan's flagship gets some new style, V8 petrol motor remains

Nissan’s Patrol - the very capable but often lesser-considered 4x4 SUV - has just been updated.

The Patrol was previously quite an intimidating looking thing; its updated front end now adds a bit of genuine style to the mix - it’s a bit like a bodybuilder in a nicely tailored suit. The styling update includes a new grille and updated headlights with C-shaped running lights. The same graphic is used for the new rear lights.

Inside, a naturally cavernous cabin, with an impressive shopping list of luxury and driver assistance tech. Infotainment is beamed to passengers via an 8” touch screen and 13-speaker Bose sound system, and rear passengers also get 8” screens with wireless headphones. Keyless operation, climate control and audio streaming are also part of the Patrol’s standard spec.

For an extra layer of luxury, Nissan have added diamond-stitch leather seats with optional ventilation; there’s also a new hand-stitched steering wheel. Nissan claims that the cabin is quieter thanks to “significant reductions” in interior noise and vibration.

Safety highlights include Intelligent Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which uses radar to warn the driver of risks further up the road. It can detect the relative speed and distance of not only the vehicle directly ahead, but of the vehicle ahead of that one as well. Intelligent Cruise Control and Intelligent Driver Alert are also part of the standard setup.

In one of our favourite lines of any press release of 2020, Nissan proudly proclaims "There is no substitute for power and torque”! Which is why the Patrol is fitted with a 5.6L V8 with 298kW and 560Nm. Push button activated Intelligent 4x4 helps provide the Patrol with grip in tough times, seamlessly sending power between wheels and axles.

The new Nissan Patrol is priced from R1 515 700.

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