With a fresh new look, superior packaging, but economically powerful V8 engine, off-road technology in good condition and higher levels of luxury and comfort, the new Nissan Patrol is now the leader of a segment of truth.
Reliable, can be solved, affordable. Nissan Patrol is the name that is identical to the rudeness, the legendary off-road able to go anywhere, anytime. Carefully polished for over five decades, the Nissan Patrol is the flagship of the large SUV and enjoy a rich heritage, especially in the Middle East, dating back to 1950. Off-road is one of the pioneers is the first dedicated four-wheel drive vehicles demanding climate in the Middle East, offering a significant difference also became the first vehicle that successfully crossed the Simpson Desert in Australia exhaust in 1962.
Under the banner of “The Hero Comes Home” Nissan Patrol return as the new seventh-generation model, impressive historic buildings, but at the same time, the combination of the new platform, a radical new design direction, significantly improved interior comfort and luxury, a new V8 engine powerful, 7-speed automatic transmission and a new 4WD system.
“We are paying particular attention to the needs of the owner of this Nissan Patrol, and passengers, and so focused on creating comfort level class for the whole family. The more luxurious, more spacious cabin and incorporates a more peacefully to achieve this goal, maintaining superior Nissan Patrol off-road heritage, “says Hiroyuki Fushiki, project leader and Chief Product Specialist segments.
Tested to the limit
We want to build better the Nissan Patrol, engineers set up and tested the first 200 prototypes for dynamic enterprise assessment Motegi, Tochigi, and demonstrate the basic Oppama before sending to the Middle East, where they face all the challenges imaginable , the desert rock surfaces, roads, and then center traffic. “At the moment came to add a new body and interior, which have almost completed the reliability and durability of our enhanced testing and all new technologies,” said the chief engineer of vehicles, Takashi Fukui.
New exterior is more sophisticated but still raw
After extensive market research, especially in the Middle East, the design team concluded that for the Nissan Patrol to beat its main competitor, requires not only a new design direction, but the class performance main engine, more luxury and comfort and a clever mix of new technologies that enhance the total driving experience. Director of Product Design, Taiji Toyota, told us that all new exterior design as fresh air. “Not as nervous and hardcore as its predecessor, the new soft surface and adds a wonderful sense of modernity with the design equations, while maintaining inequality and the imposing presence of the road,” he said.
According to director of design, a design element that expresses ‘Patrol’ and have a strong feature is the elbow braces front grille reason. It is almost proportional to convey a sense of continuity with the pattern of the past, but give a touch of novelty, as well as increase the state of the car.
Focus on the most spacious cabin, more luxurious
Displays the generous amount of leather, polished aluminum and wood grain panels, the interior Nissan Patrol has also been significantly improved. Since most customers just go off the road no more than 15% of the time, designers want to create a better world, high quality interiors for the whole family.
In accordance with the mission of the Nissan Patrol is to provide a more comfortable and more space, giving a new dimension chair Patrol beat all competition. Boasting wider, taller and more in the front seat, Nissan Patrol offers more legroom of 100 mm for second row passengers and larger seats row third too. Using double the lateral stiffness of the model came out, the new Nissan Patrol sitting in a revised platform now offers a stronger body construction with low vibration.
The all new V8 engine leads the segment array hardware blows
New Nissan Patrol is now the most powerful vehicle in its class. And the key technology to achieve this jump in performance over its predecessor’s power plant is 4.8 liters a new development “of 5.6 VK56VD ‘liter V8 with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (Direct Injection gasoline) to produce 400hp and 550 Nm of torque version of the specifications of this new engine.
Each component has been redesigned for maximum performance and smooth response, while the new 7-speed automatic transmission with a wide range of gear ratios than its predecessor, giving the off-road ability to deliver energy more quickly.
Complete 4WD system upgrade set new standards
In a world first for the new Nissan Patrol Council recruitment Motion Control Hydraulic System (HBMC), which keeps the car flat with little body roll a path of change and curve, while providing a comfortable journey in the wonderful city conduction and stability in the rough and sand track. Another important part of the equation comes from handling a new suspension system, which now employs 4-wheel independent suspension, an upgrade from the previous rigid axle configuration. Nissan has completely redesigned the vehicle’s suspension of the field for the link. HBMC combinations and a new suspension system with a longer career suspension significantly improves handling and provides stability both on and off road terrain.
Nissan Patrol also uses a newly developed ALL MODE 4×4 system incorporating a variable packet mode 4×4. It allows the driver to switch rapidly between the four modes: sand, road, snow and stone, with a play button. In arena mode, the owner can drive safely, quickly and neatly on the sand and soil, as a professional rally driver.
In addition, Nissan Patrol also offers a new Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control also can be easily selected at the touch of a button. With Hill Start Assist, if a driver stopped on a slope and steps of the brake pedal, the system stores the vehicle is stationary – no recoil. Descent Control uses the brakes to maintain a constant speed decreases 7 kmh in 4H mode and 4 km / h 4L mode.
New model uses a revised tire pressure monitor (TPMS) with the pressure gauge tire gently sounding horn to tell the driver that the right tire pressure has been reached.
Braking System of a revised, more effective as well provides the best braking performance in its class thanks to a new hydraulic brake booster and 4-piston caliper front against the setup with a larger front disc 358mm.
More world-first experience
Nissan designers gave special attention to passengers on the second row seats not only significantly expand the legroom, but also for the installation of a new multi-screen entertainment system DVD, the first of Nissan . It has two rear facing televisions, a 7-inch monitor integrated into each front seat headrest.
Equipped with six airbags for the upper class, Nissan Patrol is equipped with a complete revised system of climate control boasted another world first – a ventilation curtain. Vent ventilation curtain has some small but very effective installed on the roof above the window on each side to blow a strong current of cold air down to form an air curtain that acts as a barrier to enter the heat of the cabin.
Nissan Patrol impressive feature cold box mounted on the center console between the front seats. Combining a unique dual hinge design, the lid can be opened easily cold front or second row seats for access to six bottles of 600ml.