Nissan has added some extra creature comforts to their Patrol Station Wagon 3.0 TD 4×4 GL, to enhance the appeal of this off-roader.
The most obvious change is to the interior, which has been revamped and now features leather upholstery on all five seats and the front seats can also be adjusted electronically.
The Nissan Patrol 3.0 GL has a 6-disc in-dash CD changer (does anyone still use CDs?) set in the two-tone dashboard. While the GL now also has a two-zone climate control system as standard. These specifications bring the GL-model closer to the range-topping 4.8 litre GRX version of the Patrol Station Wagon.
The Patrol keeps its 3-litre six cylinder common rail, direct injection turbo-diesel engine that delivers 118 kW at 3 600 rpm and 371 Nm of torque, which peaks at a low 2 000 rpm.
The engine delivers power to the rear wheels in 2WD mode and to all four in both low and high range 4WD mode. The Patrol is equipped with heavy-duty springs, telescopic front and rear shocks for 240 mm suspension travel and it comes with has a rather large 135-litre fuel tank.
The ground clearance is 210 mm and it has a 37 degree and 31 degree approach and departure angle respectively. Despite its long 2 970mm wheelbase, the Patrol still manages a break-over angle of 27 degrees and its fording depth is 700 mm without a snorkel.