The Nissan Patrol has always been rather big and capable. Now its also pretty.
The Nissan Patrol has always been a favourite of mine. Massive presence on- and off-road. Unbelievably capable on tar, dust and rocks. It was just a have to have SUV. Then they brought out the first real new version in 2018/19 and I lost my love for it. The new car, albeit fitted with a smooth V8, was just ugly.
Seems like Mr. and Mrs. Nissan read my well-worded letter and decided to relook the design.
Nissan gave the vehicle a much needed facelift. Now the premium SUV looks like the R1,5m vehicle it is. Pricey it may be, you are guaranteed satisfaction and chances are you won’t have to buy another 4X4 for decades to come.
Still running the very smooth 298kW, 560Nm petrol V8, which we reviewed earlier the year in Australia (read that review here), the updated Nissan has also arrived in South Africa and its ready to take on ANY road you throw at it.
See what Nissan South Africa has to say below the gallery.
Nissan South Africa | Johannesburg
The latest edition of the legendary Nissan Patrol has arrived in South Africa. The New Nissan Patrol is an unmatched icon with enhancements that offer customers even higher levels of sophistication, comfort, and intelligence.
The new Patrol exhibits the best of what Nissan Intelligent Mobility has to offer with enhanced luxury tech features in addition to the striking new design. At the same time, the most desirable Patrol yet retains its exceptional off-road capabilities and class-leading power.
Nissan’s flagship 4×4 line-up is steeped in tradition and heritage, preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary next year. The new Patrol continues its legacy as a hero of all terrain.
“Engineered with the latest intelligent mobility technologies, the new Patrol will give its drivers and passengers a luxurious drive,” said Kabelo Rabotho, Director of Marketing at Nissan South Africa. “The legendary vehicle is one of Nissan’s most cherished models with sophisticated technology as well as a long and proud heritage. We’re confident the new model will provide drivers with unrivalled luxury.”
Unmistakable Prestige, Inside and Out
Signature design changes for the new Patrol include Nissan’s V-motion grille, interpreted in a new way for SUVs. Along with the new boomerang-shaped LED headlights, the revised grille highlights the Patrol’s strong, angular front.
At the rear, the Patrol’s new taillights also sport the boomerang shape. They are seamlessly integrated along with a large chrome nameplate and sequential rear turn indicators, which have been added for the first time on a Nissan vehicle.
Machine-cut 18” alloy wheels add a formidable presence, with the all-new Organic C-Signature LED lights makingthis sleek design standout.
Attention to detail and luxury means a truly first-class travel experience for all. Inside, the class-leading interior space sports a 13-speaker Bose premium sound system, a multi-screen DVD entertainment system, 8” rear seat entertainment, independent wireless headphones and remote-enabled passenger vehicle infotainment. Allowing all passengers to enjoy the ride.
The new Nissan Patrol puts control at your fingertips with an 8” colour touch information screen, Bluetooth® hands free and audio streaming, climate control, Intelligent Key® with push button start and remote keyless entry – all helping you to get to your destination in a way that’s connected and effortless.
New diamond-stitch quilted leather seats with added padding provide a luxurious feel, as does the new hand-stitched steering wheel. In addition, climate control and powered lumbar support are available for the front seats.
Significant reductions in noise and vibration result in a quieter, more pleasant cabin. Improved cooling and air flow distribution systems lead to quicker cooling.
The Latest in Tech
The Nissan Patrol leads with Nissan Intelligent Mobility, equipped with driver assistance technology that helps you see and sense more, with a dynamic range of safety technologies. It’s a more connected, confident way to drive in all conditions.
The new Patrol comes with Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system that warns the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver’s forward field of vision. The advanced radar system does not only sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also that of a vehicle travelling in front of the preceding one. Also included is standard Intelligent Cruise Control and Intelligent Driver Alert, which analyses the driver steering behaviour to signal and alert if signs of drowsiness, or inattention are detected.
Responsive braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc brake system with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Also standard is 4-wheel limited-slip diff (LSD) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, which automatically prevents the vehicle from sliding sideways on slippery road surfaces when changing lanes or negotiating a curve. Steering is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Pure Power and Advanced Capabilities
The Nissan Patrol is known for being one of the most capable, sophisticated and advanced cars in the market. This latest offering builds on its illustrious heritage.
There is no substitute for power and torque, and the Nissan Patrol’s 5.6L V8 engine allows you to go where others don’t dare. With this class-leading engine boasting 298kW of power, and an exceptional 560Nm of torque, this powerful engine allows you to take command of any terrain.
Power and technology meet with Intelligent 4×4, ensuring that no matter how demanding the driving conditions, the Nissan Patrol will have maximum
grip at all times, seamlessly transferring drive between wheels and axles. Simply switch between four drive modes with just a press of a button.
Even with more power, passengers can enjoy a more comfortable ride thanks to improved suspension and vibration reduction.
The new Nissan Patrol is the perfect SUV for adventure on any South African road. The starting price for the new Patrol will be R1 515 700.