The refreshed 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia boasting styling changes and a range of technology improvements.
The updated 2020 Nissan Patrol has arrived in Australia with prices starting from $75,990+ORC for the Ti and $91,990+ORCs for the Ti-L. Around for almost 70 years, the Patrol has sold more than 1.9 million vehicles across six generations.
The updated Patrol has a new-look front and rear with Nissan saying suspension has been tweaked. The two models look quite different too, with the Ti having “a unique sporty front-end design, while the Patrol Ti-L front bumper showcases a more premium look,” says Nissan. Across both grades there have been changes to the bonnet and fender panels, front grille, LED (52 of them) front headlights and the front bumper – the rear taillights boast 44 LEDs.
According to Nissan, the Patrol’s “dampers have been enhanced to provide more dampening at a higher piston speed (frequency) zone. This gives better on-road ride comfort”.
Active safety has been improved on both variants with Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert now standard. This adds to the standard-fit active safety features already on Patrol.
The Patrol Ti now has an auto anti-dazzle rear view mirror, the Ti-L continues to feature an Intelligent Rear-View Monitor. This enables the driver to see traffic conditions behind the car via a video feed; it also functions as a regular rear view mirror.
“The new-look Nissan Patrol is a head-turner with its refreshed design already driving buyer enquiries,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“We are excited to have the new Nissan Patrol on sale, it has made significant gains in its segment owing to its comfort, design, towing and driveability both on and off-road. Everyone who drives this spacious large SUV enjoys it.”
The Nissan Patrol, regardless of the grade, continues with a 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine making 298kW and 560Nm of torque which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Nissan Patrol features an electronic rear diff lock, Hill Descent Control (HDC) with on/off switch, Hill Start Assist (HAS) and an off-road monitor.
Stay tuned for an Unsealed 4X4 road test on the updated Nissan Patrol.