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.
The Nissan Patrol Makes A Bold Statement
Upon first glance, you will see the new version of the “V-motion” grille which is uniquely placed between redesigned boomerang-shaped LED headlights. At the rear, the new sixth-generation Nissan Patrol shows off brand new taillights, also with a boomerang-type styling. Even more impressive is the large chrome nameplate and sequential indicators, a first for the Japanese automaker.
The styling doesn’t end there as the interior looks absolutely immaculate, luxurious and comfortable. A new centre console incorporates a dual-display infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Another new addition is the diamond-stitched quilted leather seats with more padding for superior comfort.
They’ve also included a new hand-stitched steering wheel that not only looks good but also feels pretty amazing. Nissan stated that climate control and powered lumbar adjustment are optional extras which are available for the front.
The company claims that the Nissan patrol is significantly quieter with less vibration. This means that the ride is smooth, quiet and more pleasant within the luxurious cabin. The comfort level is further bolstered with an improved cooling and air-flow distribution system for faster cooling.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility Tech And Performance
The 2020 Nissan Patrol has a bouquet of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies but has added intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian detection and intelligent forward collision warning. Other features include lane departure warning, lane change blindspot warning, and memory for electric seat adjustment, Hill Start Assist and approach home safe lighting among others.
Under the bonnet, the engine has stayed the same as you can’t improve on perfection. Nissan still offers what they describe as “the strongest V6 and V8 engines in the segment”. While some markets will have a 4,0-litre V6, the 2020 Nissan Patrol flagship keep the naturally aspirated 5,6-litre V8 in South Africa. It generates a more than modest 298 kW and 560 Nm of torque.
Ground clearance is a good 272 mm with a decent turning circle for a large SUV of 12.5 m. Coupled with 18-inch wheels, AWD and limited slip-diff, the new Nissan Patrol can traverse nearly any terrain with absolute ease. Not that fuel economy is a deciding factor with big SUVs but still, extra-urban consumption is a respectable 11l/100km.
As stated by Joni Paiva, Nissan’s regional vice president for Africa, Middle East and India regions: “The Patrol is one of our longest-standing and most cherished models, with a long and proud heritage. The new Nissan Patrol represents the peak of luxury and ultimate capability and will continue to provide authentic experiences to its loyal customers in the Middle East and around the world.”
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