THE REAL KINETIC
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.