CLOSER to the original Kinetic Suspension Technology (developed in Western Australia), is Nissan’s Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC), as used on the Y62 Patrol.
This fully independent suspension system does away with mechanical sway bars by using interlinked active dampers. By pumping hydraulic fluid from one side of the vehicle to the other – managed by electronically controlled, nitrogen-charged accumulators – the suspension travel can be adjusted to limit body roll when cornering on-road, or maximise the wheel travel for off-road use. The system works brilliantly.
See our Patrol Ti test on page 76 for more.