Combining functionality and flexibility with bold styling and a luxurious interior, the Nissan Patrol takes sophistication and capability to a whole new level. More than 60 years of superior performance has earned the Patrol recognition as “King of off-road”. We review the Nissan Patrol at Group 1 Nissan The Glen.

Exterior

A renewed and contemporary design approach inspired the formation of the Patrol’s impressive exterior. Its bold alloy-wheels, as well as the dynamic chrome grille all contribute to indisputable on and off-road presence.

  • Front door UV reducing glass
  • Door handles: Chrome
  • Door mirrors: Body colour
  • Door mirrors: Electronic
  • Integrated side step
  • Front and rear towing hooks

Interior

The all-new Nissan Patrol is not an ordinary SUV – it offers the largest interior space in its sector, and with improved legroom and extensive luggage space it is a statement of pure luxury.

  • Sunroof: power tilt & slide
  • Head light on warning
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Courtesy lamp – room
  • 12v power outlets (front, centre console, second row and rear luggage area)
  • 60/40 split-fold second row seating with manual recline and fold function
  • 60/40 split-fold third row seating with manual recline and fold function
  • Second row passenger reading lights
  • Second row coat hanger hooks
  • Cargo net & hook points
  • Tilt and telescopic electrically adjustable steering column
  • First row centre console cool box
  • Glove compartment with lock and light
  • Front door operated interior lights
  • Courtesy lamp – room and map
  • Second row passenger reading lights

Technology

  • Intelligent Around View Monitor (AVM)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Intelligent Distance Control Assist (DCA)
  • Intelligent Lane Departure Warning and Prevention (LDW & LDP)
  • Intelligent Blind Spot Warning and Intervention (BSW & BSI)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Comfort & convenience

The Patrol’s climate control system features curtain vents mounted in the ceiling above each side window and upper vents mounted above the windshield. For the driver and passengers, it offers endless space and comfort from any seat.

  • Satellite Navigation with 3D mapping
  • 8 Inch integrated colour display with touch screen
  • Bluetooth handsfree with steering wheel controls and USB charging port
  • Two 2nd row seat 8″ QHD entertainment screens with headphones and remote control
  • Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
  • Push button engine start
  • Intelligent Key with remote keyless entry
  • Smart Rear View Mirror
  • Power operated tailgate
  • First row centre console cool box
  • Auto Dual Zone air-conditioning with Intelligent Key memory
  • Second row air conditioning controls
  • Climate Control front and rear seats
  • Driver’s seat memory, with two settings, including side mirrors and steering column
  • Heated door mirrors with power adjustment / folding
  • Steering controls: Audio & cruise control
  • Speakers: 13 Premium Bose
  • Electric windows with pinch protection
  • Electric windows: Front & rear
  • Electromagnetic fuel lid opener
  • Seat trim: Leather
  • Cup holders: 4
  • Bottle holders: 8
  • Sun visors: Extendable dual visor and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Driver and front passenger back pocket
  • Glove compartment with lock and light
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel

Safety & security

Nissan’s Intelligent Driving is principal about performance, comfort and safety, removing the stress or minimising the risk of unsafe conditions, such as Nissan Intelligent Driver Alertness that detects driving behaviour and sends a warning.

  • Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
  • Automatic headlight leveliser
  • Delay timer headlight function
  • Puddle illumination light
  • Off Road Monitor
  • Foot release park brake
  • Head restraints front: Adjustable active headrests
  • Head restraints rear: 2nd & 3rd row height adjustable
  • Electric windows – one touch
  • Halogen head lights
  • Nissan DataDoT anti-theft identification system

Power & performance

The Nissan Patrol’s 5.6 litre V8 engine is synonymous with power, with DIG technologies that improve efficiency, power and torque with lower emissions. Patrol’s 7-speed VVEL Automatic transmission with manual mode delivers seamless acceleration with 298kW of power and 569Nm of torque.

Pricing: R1 421 200

Contact Group 1 Nissan The Glen on 010 210-7600 to find out more about the Nissan Patrol, or to book a test drive.

Source: Nissan South Africa

By Wanita Wallace