Leg­endary 3-door Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari re­turns to Nis­san line-up

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the re­launched Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari 5door ear­lier this year, Nis­san has once again re­sponded to the de­mands of the Gulf’s 4WD-lov­ing mo­torists. This time it’s the 3door ver­sion of the Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari, also known as the Hard Top ver­sion, that is be­ing re­launched, to the de­light of the re­gion’s off-road en­thu­si­asts.

“When we re­launched the Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari sta­tion wagon in March it was as a re­sponse to the de­mands of our cus­tomers who had both a deep sense of nos­tal­gia for the ve­hi­cle and a gen­uine ap­petite to see its re­turn,” said Fadi Ghosn, chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer of Nis­san Mid­dle East.

He added, “We quickly re­alised af­ter the re­launch, how­ever, that there was an equal ap­petite to see the re­turn of the 3-door vari­ant. As a com­pany, we pride our­selves on our track record of lis­ten­ing and re­spond- ing to our cus­tomers’ feed­back. The re­launch of the 3-door Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari is yet an­other ex­am­ple of that cus­tomer fo­cus.”

Like its larger sib­ling, the 3door Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari is packed with fea­tures de­signed with com­fort, prac­ti­cal­ity, style, and desert per­for­mance in mind.

From a vis­ual per­spec­tive, it’s hard to ig­nore the im­pres­sive ma­chine cut, black 17” wheels framed by grey over fend­ers or the eye-catch­ing red Su­per Sa­fari graph­ics which adorn the ve­hi­cle’s flanks. There are two colour choices for the body, two-tone com­bi­na­tions of ei­ther grey and white or grey and gold, while in­side an at­trac­tive tan in­te­rior is the sole op­tion.

In en­gine terms, there is only one choice in the form of Nis­san’s proven 4.8l 6 in­line cylin­der DOHC unit which pro­duces 280HP and 451Nm of torque. This is a power plant that gives a su­perb com­bi­na­tion of se­ri­ous power and mas­sive torque for off-road ap­pli­ca­tions, while re­turn­ing rea­son­able fuel econ­omy un­der nor­mal road driv­ing con­di­tions. The en­gine is mated to a 5speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion with man­ual mode. Ve­hi­cle Dy­namic Con­trol (VDC) and a Tyre Pres­sure Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem (TPMS) sig­nif­i­cantly en­hance safety while driv­ing on the high­way over long dis­tances at higher speeds.

New driver aids in­clude a nav- iga­tion sys­tem as well as front and rear park­ing sen­sors with rear view cam­era, Blue­tooth, USB, CD, auxiliary in­put socket and FM/AM ra­dio to com­plete the in-car en­ter­tain­ment of­fer­ing. The ve­hi­cle comes equipped with au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol and a built-in, re­frig­er­ated cool box.

Dual front airbags, ABS, an im­mo­biliser and cruise con­trol are among the other fea­tures con­tribut­ing to both safety and driver con­ve­nience, while the ve­hi­cle boasts of rear lock­ing dif­fer­en­tials, front and rear tow hooks as stan­dard equip­ment for desert use with an elec­tric front winch avail­able as an op­tion.

All clas­sic on- and off-road driv­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties and char­ac­ter­is­tics so beloved of gen­er­a­tions of Gulf driv­ers have been re­tained in the re­launched Pa­trol Su­per Sa­fari 3-door, while com­fort, style and safety have been en­hanced.

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