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 Patrol has had a foothold in the global market since the early 1950s when it first became the benchmark for supreme reliability and exceptional on- and off road performance. It’s also had gained a strong following on the African continent over the last few decades. At the heart of the Patrol lies a vehicle that manages to merge comfort and smart tech with a dash of extravagance that belies its performance capability, with an interior that takes serene spaciousness to a new level. The latest model has enjoyed immense success internationally, and Nissan believes that the local market will embrace it as well.
Inside, motorists can look forward to a limousine-like cabin with ample leg-room between the second and third rows. A few of the Patrol’s other standard features include:
- Climate-controlled front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Premium leather seating
- Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system
- 2nd-row curtain vents to effectively distribute cool air to every seat
Naturally, things are equally impressive under the hood. The Patrol’s brawny high-tech 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine delivers 298 kW of power and 560 Nm of torque with the help of a 7-speed automatic gearbox with variable valve technology. The result is a quiet, smooth, yet extremely swift and responsive ride. Equally at home in peak-hour traffic in the urban hub, and far-flung dirt roads so far off the grid that even the GPS gets a little fuzzy, this nimble Nissan has plenty of energy to power along its spacious 3.5-ton frame thanks to a 140L fuel tank.
But that’s not all. It’s all-mode 4-wheel system has no less than three modes (auto, 4H and 4LO), as well as a part-time transfer, which is controlled electronically. Normal driving conditions are tackled in standard two-wheel drive, although torque can be distributed to all four wheels in case of tougher driving conditions or more challenging terrain.
Currently, there is only one model on offer. The Patrol Premium is jam-packed with a host of lifestyle features. Drivers have the option of 7 exterior colours and a choice of black or tan interior trim. Tow bars and other extras can be fitted to spec. For more information on the Patrol, or to book a test drive of this truly exquisite vehicle, get in touch with your nearest Nissan dealer today.