HIS­TORY: NIS­SAN PA­TROL

Nis­san has con­firmed that sales of the GU Pa­trol will cease this year, bring­ing an end to a long and proud his­tory.

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NIS­SAN has been pro­duc­ing live-axle, four­wheel drive Pa­trol wag­ons and cab-chas­sis vari­ants for an as­ton­ish­ing 65 years, but this is set to stop with the demise of the GU Pa­trol (Y61) by the end of the year. In fact, with only the petrol-pow­ered Y62 Pa­trol re­main­ing, you’ll no longer be able to buy a diesel-fu­elled heavy-duty Nis­san off-roader at all. While the Pa­trol name­plate will live on in the Y62 model, this petrol-only, in­de­pen­dent-sus­pen­sion wagon will leave many tour­ers look­ing to­wards other mar­ques for their next out­back ad­ven­ture ma­chine.

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