Rough it in comfort, get there in style
The Patrol is Nissan’s premium flagship model aimed at people with a distinctly affluent taste. It’s for the sophisticated buyer who requires a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that’s big on features, big on style and big on exclusivity with a touch of opulence.
Since 1951, the Nissan Patrol has created a niche in the market for absolute reliability and superlative off-road performance. Its legacy is well-known across Africa and the Patrol is quite rightly considered to be peerless.
Following its international success, Nissan is confident the new Patrol will find a place in South Africans’ hearts as the new model embraces comfort and smart technology without losing its off-road proficiency. Inside, the SUV combines spaciousness and premium comfort with a special emphasis on silence.
The plush interior offers limousine-like space in the second and third rows of seats with classleading knee-room.
Among the long list of standard features are climate-controlled front seats, a heated steering wheel, premium leather seating and a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, including second row “curtain” vents to distribute cool air.
The Patrol is powered by a robust, high-tech 5,6-litre V8 petrol engine that develops 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque.
This energetic powerhouse is mated to a smooth seven-speed automatic gearbox that uses variable valve technology to deliver seamless performance whenever it’s needed.
It can trundle along quite happily in gridlocked traffic, but when the opportunity presents itself, the Patrol will produce massive energy to power its 3,5 tons quickly. The Patrol can support those larger-than-life adventures with an impressive towing capacity of 3,5 tons and a 140-litre fuel tank.
The All-Mode 4-wheel drive system features Auto/4H/4LO modes and an electronically controlled part-time transfer case. Under normal driving conditions, the system operates in two-wheel drive mode, but it can distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant it. Up to 50% of torque can go to the front wheels on demand.
The Nissan Patrol is the perfect partner for the hair-raising journeys that take you off the beaten track, as well as posh events when you need to show up in style - in complete comfort in either situation.
The model on offer is the Patrol Premium, which comes jam-packed with a host of creature comforts in either a tan or black interior and seven exterior colours. Optional extras such as a tow bar are available.
The full retail price of the new Nissan Patrol Premium is R1 299 000. It is backed by Nissan Assured and has a class-leading six year or 150 000km warranty and an optional three year or 90 000km maintenance plan.