Y62 AND THE FUTURE FOR PATROL
THERE was a time when Australia was the Patrol’s biggest market, selling more than 9000 vehicles a year in the early 2000s. Back then, Nissan’s Australian arm had some influence over the Patrol’s design and the development of the engines that would best suit our market, but that’s no longer the case.
The Y62 Patrol was primarily developed for the North American and Middle East markets, hence the absence of a diesel engine option. There have been plenty of rumours doing the rounds that V6 and V8 diesel engines might find their way under the bonnet of the Y62 Patrol, but that will not happen in this generation of Patrol.
For now, if you want to get your hands on a new diesel Patrol, you’ll have to grab a GU with the four-cylinder ZD30 – and you’d want to be quick, because they’re now in run-out mode.
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