The sixth-generation Nissan Patrol has finally arrived in South Africa, long after it reached other countries in 2010.
While most markets received the new model seven years ago, South African and a few other markets have continued to receive the fifth-generation version.
Now, finally the ‘new’ Patrol has arrived and is available to the local market. The seven-seater SUV is powered by a 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine that develops 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque, which is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The All-Mode 4-wheel drive system features Auto/4H/4LO modes and an electronically controlled part-time transfer case. Under normal driving conditions, it operates in two-wheel drive mode, but the system can distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant it (up to 50 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand).
Inside your find an eight-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation and entertainment screens (complete with headphones and remote control) for the two seats in the second row.
Standard features include climate-controlled front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather seats and a dual-zone temperature control.
The standard seating configuration includes front eight-way power-adjustable bucket seats, second row fold flat 60/40 split bench seat and third row 60/40-split folding bench seat, which folds flat into the floor for extra cargo carrying flexibility.
The Nissan Patrol comes with the automaker’s Intelligent Mobility features, which includes an around view monitor that makes use of five cameras to give a 360-degree view of the surroundings. Other driving aids include, cornering assistance, lane control, emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning , distance and cruise control.
The Patrol’s safety features include Nissan’s advanced air bag system “with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and front occupant classification sensor; roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for side-impact and rollover head protection in all three rows; front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags; and front seat Active Head Restraints.”
Nissan claims a braked towing capacity of 3 500 kg and a combined fuel consumption figure of 14 litres/100 km.
Nissan Patrol Premium R1 299 000
The Patrol will be covered by a six-year or 150 000 km warranty, while a three-year/90 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km) is also standard.