THE REAL KI­NETIC

4 x 4 Australia - - Driven -

THE Y62 Pa­trol has fully in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion and what Nissan calls Hy­draulic Body Mo­tion Con­trol (HBMC). Iron­i­cally this sys­tem is closer to the Western Australia-de­vel­oped Ki­netic sys­tem than Toy­ota’s KDSS, de­spite Toy­ota buy­ing the rights to the orig­i­nal Ki­netic sys­tem. With HBMC, four hy­draulic rams re­place the dampers and me­chan­i­cal sway­bars of a con­ven­tional sus­pen­sion sys­tem. These rams are in­ter­linked al­low­ing hy­draulic fluid – man­aged by ni­tro­gen-charged ac­cu­mu­la­tors and body mo­tion sen­sors – to be pumped from one to the other. This al­lows the wheel travel, body roll, body pitch, ride com­fort and over­all sta­bil­ity of the ve­hi­cle to be con­trolled, and it’s au­to­mat­i­cally op­ti­mised for both on- and off-road driv­ing.

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