Nissan has pulled the very big wraps off its 2020 Nissan Patrol in the Middle East which is set to arrive locally at the end of 2019.
The long-standing off-road wagon which first made its debut in 1951 was last updated in 2017 with the 2020 refresh bringing fresh front and rear fascia, as well as some of the latest technologies.
“The Patrol is one of our longest-standing and most cherished models, with a long and proud heritage,” said Joni Paiva, regional vice president of the Africa, Middle East and India region at Nissan.
“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.”
Chief amongst the changes for the new Patrol include Nissan’s V-motion grille that is sandwiched by a pair of new boomerang-shaped LED headlights. At the back, the taillights also sport the boomerang shape and features sequential rear turn indicators – a first for a Nissan.
Inside, a new centre console incorporates dual display featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the leather seats are now diamond-stitch quilted with optional climate control and powered lumbar support.
Nissan also says the new Patrol has significantly better NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and improved cooling and air flow distribution systems for quicker cooling.
New technologies added to the list of Nissan Intelligent Mobility on the Patrol include the Forward Collision Warning system and Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection.
Australian-delivered Patrols continue to be powered by the 5.6-litre V8 producing 298kW and 560Nm of torque. It is connected to the All-Mode 4×4 system via the proven seven-speed automatic transmission. A 206kW/394Nm 4.0-litre V6 offered in other markets will not be coming here, while the Hydraulic Motion Body Control remains available on the V8.
Local pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to launch towards the end of 2019.