The latest edition of the Nissan Patrol has arrived in South Africa and design changes include Nissan’s ‘V-motion’ grille and the new ‘boomerang-shaped’ organic LED headlights.
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.
Inside, the interior 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 infotainment.
New diamond-stitch quilted leather seats with added padding claim to provide a luxurious feel, as does the new hand-stitched steering wheel.
The Nissan Patrol leads with Nissan Intelligent Mobility, equipped with driver assistance technology. 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 claim to 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 are 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.
The Nissan Patrol is powered by a 5.6-litre V8 engine which offers 298 kW and 560Nm of torque. The starting price for the new Patrol will be R1 515 700.