NISSAN Australia has launched the facelifted model of its Y62 Patrol into showrooms, with the upper-large SUV ushering in additional superior driver-assist methods (ADAS), revised suspension and tweaked styling – however there are two catches.
Firstly, whereas the Patrol stays obtainable in two variants, the Ti now kicks off proceedings at $75,990 plus on-road prices – $3110 greater than earlier than – whereas the flagship Ti-L is now $2110 dearer, at $91,990.
Secondly, native examples miss out on the brand new dual-touchscreen infotainment system that’s provided with the Y62 facelift in different markets as a result of its unavailability out of the Japanese manufacturing unit that Nissan Australia sources the Patrol from.
Critically, this set-up helps Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, whereas the eight.Zero-inch touchscreen’s infotainment system that carries over regionally goes with out the favored smartphone mirroring know-how.
Buyers nonetheless get an extended record of ordinary gear, although, together with key lively security options like ahead collision warning, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, and rear cross-traffic alert throughout the vary.
A much less refined model of AEB was commonplace on the pre-facelift Ti-L.
The new ADAS trio joins the Patrol’s present suite comprised of lane departure warning, lane-keep help, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise management.
The Ti additionally now options an auto-dimming rearview mirror, whereas the Ti-L’s merchandise additionally has stay video performance, enabling the driving force to modify between conventional reflective and new-age ‘see-through’ views.
Both variants get auto-folding aspect mirrors and profit from suspension modifications that the Japanese model says present “a more comfortable ride”. Specifically, the shock absorbers now present extra dampening at a better piston velocity zone.
The Patrol’s three-zone local weather management has additionally been improved, with superior air move promised all through the cabin, however notably within the rear.
Similarly, the Ti-L’s heated and cooled entrance seats get bigger heating maps inside the pews for hotter bottoms and backs.
Three new paintwork choices can be found (Moonlight White, Galaxy Gold and Hermosa Blue).
As reported, the Y62 Patrol has new front- and rear-end designs which are upright, angular and full with enhanced LED lighting. Redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels additionally function.
Standard gear within the eight-seat Ti features a entrance sports activities bumper, satellite tv for pc navigation, a six-speaker sound system, eight-way power-adjustable entrance seats, leather-accented upholstery and tyre strain monitoring.
The seven-seat Ti-L provides a entrance premium bumper, roof rails, a power-operated sunroof and tailgate, a 13-speaker Bose sound system, a second-row leisure system and a cooled central storage bin.
As earlier than, the Patrol is solely motivated by a 5.6-litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine that produces 298kW of energy at 5800rpm and 560Nm of torque at 4000rpm. It is mated to a seven-speed torque-converter automated transmission.
Claimed gasoline consumption on the combined-cycle check is 14.four litres per 100 kilometres.
As a real four-wheel-drive, the Patrol contains a low-range switch case, a rear Helical limited-slip differential, an digital rear differential lock, hill-descent management and hill-start help.
“The new-look Nissan Patrol is a head-turner with its refreshed design already driving buyer enquiries,” stated Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“We are excited to have the brand new Nissan Patrol on sale, it has made vital features in its phase owing to its consolation, design, towing and driveability each on and off-road. Everyone who drives this spacious giant SUV enjoys it.
“We have seen a marked improvement in Patrol sales through our strong dealer sales performance, and we expect to see Patrol sales continue to rise.”
Patrol gross sales have boomed this yr, with 1552 examples bought to the top of October – a 45.7 per cent improve over the 1065 deliveries made throughout the identical interval in 2018.
That stated, the Patrol continues to be enjoying second fiddle to Toyota’s LandCruiser 200 Series (11,906 models, +three.Zero%) – the one different member of the sub-$100,000 upper-large-SUV phase.
2019 Nissan Patrol pricing*
*Excludes on-road prices