PA­TROL HIS­TORY

4 x 4 Australia - - History -

1951 THE BIRTH OF A LEG­END

GEN 1: 4W SE­RIES Dur­ing the Pa­trol’s first decade it built a rep­u­ta­tion as a tough, re­li­able 4x4 that could take on some of the world’s most in­hos­pitable places.

1960 FIRST OZ PA­TROL

GEN 2: 60 SE­RIES The first Pa­trol sold in Aus­tralia and the be­gin­ning of its leg­endary sta­tus here, thanks to a G60 cross­ing the Simp­son Desert in 1962 – the first ve­hi­cle to do so.

1980 ’80S ICON

GEN 3: MQ PA­TROL Pa­trol gets mod­ernised with im­prove­ments in com­fort, style and equip­ment lev­els.

1987 COILED UP

GEN 4: Y60 (GQ PA­TROL) Fourth-gen Pa­trol is the first with coil-spring sus­pen­sion, mak­ing it just as com­fort­able on road as off.

1997 LAST OIL-BURNER

GEN 5: Y61 (GU) PA­TROL Sleek new body and fur­ther com­fort, re­fine­ment and NVH im­prove­ments, but the last Pa­trol model to of­fer a diesel.

2012 KING OF THE DESERT

50TH AN­NIVER­SARY: Re­leased to com­mem­o­rate the Pa­trol’s Simp­son Desert cross­ing in ’62, the 50th An­niver­sary edi­tion was lim­ited to 500 units and in­cluded plenty of ex­tra off-road kit.

PRESENT DAY BUILT FOR AMER­ICA

GEN 6: Y62 PA­TROL The im­mi­nent demise of the GU means the days of a diesel Pa­trol are num­bered – un­less ru­mours of the all-new Y62 Pa­trol even­tu­ally scor­ing a Re­nault oil-burner turn out to be true.

MOD­ELS 4W60, 4W61, 4W65/4W66, 4W70/4W72/4W73 MOD­ELS G60 & Nis­san Pa­trol 60, H60, KG60/KGL60, Jonga

MQ Pa­trol (sec­ond from right) in an 80s-era 4X4 Aus­tralia com­paro. MQ Pa­trol, 1981 up­date, 1983 up­date, 1986 up­date MOD­ELS Y60 Pa­trol, 1990 up­date, 1992 up­date, 1995 up­date MOD­ELS

Y61 Pa­trol, 2000-2001 up­date, 2004 ma­jor up­date MOD­ELS

Mod­els

Y62 Pa­trol

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.