18th Dec 2012 by Admin
The all-new Nissan Patrol will set the new benchmark for luxury and ultimate performance, on and off-road. It introduces a new platform, a radical design direction, significantly enhanced interior comfort and luxury, a powerful new 5.6l V8 petrol engine, a new seven-speed automatic transmission as well as a new ALL-MODE 4x4 system. For those who prefer Diesel, the current diesel Patrol will still be available.
This much-vaunted member of the Nissan family has been comprehensively reinvented. While the look is all new and all luxury, the same iconic Patrol capability that carried the nameplate for 60 years and six generations remains and has been refined and improved, with independent suspension all-round and Hydraulic Body Motion Control on the Ti and Ti-L grades.
The 2013 Nissan Patrol is priced from $82,200 plus on road costs for the ST-L grade, Ti at $92,850 plus on road costs and Ti-L from $113,900 plus on road costs.
“Load space is especially generous in the new Patrol. Folding the second and third row seats (almost flat) opens up a massive 3107-litre capacity. But even with all three rows in the upright position, there’s still 550-litres of carrying space available.
However, there’s no shortage of creature comforts on board the new Patrol with all grades featuring a raft of standard features including 8-way power driver’s seat, cruise control, 7-inch LCD screen, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare, side steps, front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera, keyless entry and start, electrically operated and folding door mirrors and privacy glass.
Moving up to the mid-spec Ti model adds: leather trim, four-way electrically powered passenger seat, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, power glass sunroof, Hydraulic Body Motion Control Suspension (HBMC) and speed sensitive power steering.
The range-topping Ti-L gains a host of additional technology and luxury kit including memory setting for the seat, steering wheel and door mirrors, cool box, auto dimming rear vision mirror, satellite navigation and music server, premium Bose audio system with 13 speakers and two rear 7-inch DVD screens, powered tailgate, tyre pressure monitoring system, around view monitor (using four external cameras for a bird’s eye view), intelligent cruise control and blind spot warning.
The interior is decidedly up market with a premium look and feel to it. It’s perhaps more closely related to Nissan’s luxury Infinity brand than any current Nissan product.
The new Patrol is also fitted with the usual suite of safety gear including six-airbags with full-length curtain airbags, ant-locking brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist and vehicle dynamic control.”
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