Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.
The 2020 Nissan Patrol has been revealed and it certainly looks impressive with a new look, more features and a two-screen infotainment display. Nissan’s flagship SUV highlights a stylish and chiselled appearance combined with “enhanced luxury features” for a safer, more comfortable ride.
Nissan has never been a brand to shy away from a challenge. So it’s really no surprise that four of the top-selling SUVs and bakkies in our lineup recently took on the many rigours of the Sahara desert to prove their mettle. The Nissan Nissan Patrol, Navara, TITAN and Terra (the latter two of which are US models) were put to the ultimate test and came out tops.
Nissan Middle East just smashed a world record by gathering 180 Patrols to do a synchronised car ‘dance’ on the grounds of the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium on 23 October 2018. The previous record for largest synchronised car dance was held by the Dubai police department, who celebrated their national day in 2017 by doing a similar dance with 143 vehicles in tandem.
If you like your 5.6-litre V8 SUV with a side of limousine-style space, the Nissan Patrol is going to tick all of your boxes. Nissan’s new flagship model is set to revolutionise its competitive segment with an inimitable combination of unsurpassed style and verve. Sophisticated buyers the world over are already waxing lyrical about its huge array of features and sumptuous good looks.
The new Nissan Patrol has just hit the streets in Australia, and has caused much excitement. So much so, that we are eagerly awaiting its arrival here in South Africa. While the release date has not yet been set, there is plenty to look forward to.
The newly imagined Patrol is the final word in the luxury SUV category, while maintaining its rugged, hard working demeanour. Traditionally the Nissan Patrol was renowned for its ability to perform under the toughest conditions. When pushed to the limits the Patrol has always passed the test. The reinvented version not only lives up to the reputation of its predecessors, but brings the Patrol speeding into the limelight with its polished design, cutting edge technology and supremely styled comfort.
In South Africa, the bakkie has become the measure of our perseverance and work ethic. The rugged splendour and harsh beauty of our bushveld has, over the years, forced the evolution of a range of apex off-road vehicles. None more so than the Pickup. And now that same indomitable will has suited-, tied- and SUVeed itself up and come to the city. Big city, meet the big Nissan Patrol.
When you buy your new bakkie, you’ll most likely buy it from a shiny shop in some urban setting, surrounded by cafés that serve lattes and crêpes. If you’re buying the Nissan Patrol Pickup, it means you know that life isn’t all lattes and crêpes. It means you know life is strong black coffee and a homemade rusk. Want a bakkie that faces our harsh South African lifestyle and terrain head on and spits it in the eye? Read on.
The Nissan Patrol SUV set a new towing record back in August 2013 when it successfully pulled a 170 ton Russian built Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane at Sharjah Airport in the UAE. The previous record was held by the Volkswagen Touareg which towed a 155 ton cargo plane. The action starts at the 1 minute mark in the video and you can see the Nissan Patrol pulling the plane for over 30 metres. Watch the video below:
Nissan South Africa has announced a new brand ambassador for the Nissan Patrol SUV. Eben Delport, one of the countries most well-known safari tour operators, has in fact already taken delivery of his brand new petrol driven Nissan Patrol 4.8 litre 4×4 GRX. This amazing safari bakkie was fully accessorised to meet the needs and demands that trips into the Namib Desert and other areas of Southern Africa, including Angola.