Motoring News 7.12.2017 06:01 am

New Nissan on Patrol

Limousine-like space inside with a 5.6-litre V8 powerhouse.

The Patrol is Nissan’s premium flagship model aimed at people with a distinctly affluent taste. It’s for the sophisticated buyer who requires an SUV that’s big on features, big on opulence, big on style and big on exclusivity.

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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, extravagance and smart technology without losing its off-road proficiency. Inside, the new Patrol combines spaciousness and premium comfort with a special emphasis on silence.

The plush interior offers limousine-like space in the 2nd and 3rd row of seats with class-leading knee-room. Among the long list of standard features are climate-controlled front seats, heated steering wheel, premium leather seating and a Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system (with microfilter), including 2nd row “curtain” vents to effectively distribute cool air to every seat.

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 silky smooth seven-speed automatic gearbox that uses variable valve technology to deliver seamless performance whenever it’s needed.

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It can trundle along quite happily in gridlocked traffic and when the opportunity presents itself, the Patrol will produce a prodigious amount of energy to power its 3.5 tons in a short amount of time. The Patrol has what it takes to support your 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 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand).

The new Nissan Patrol is the perfectly exquisite partner for every adventure – from the hair-raising ones that take you off the beaten track and affirm your individuality to the posh ones where you need to show up in style, and leave in the knowledge that you made a great impression.

Put simply, the Patrol is a sublime SUV made for the distinguished, the non-conformist and the adventurous. It will transport you in supreme comfort and on the rare occasion that you’d like to get a few splashes of mud on its beautiful body, the Patrol will happily oblige.

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There is one model on offer – 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 new Nissan Patrol Premium costs R1 299 000 and during the launch period there is a deal assist of R100 000. The Patrol is backed up by Nissan Assured and has a class-leading six-year/150 000km warranty and an optional three-year/90 000km maintenance plan.


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