In response to the feedback from Patrol owners, Nissan has introduced a range of extra creature comforts to its Patrol Station Wagon 3.0 TD 4x4 GL.
Off-road enthusiasts increasingly have come to expect being able to conquer the toughest terrain in a cocoon of luxury. It is with this in mind that Nissan has upped the comfort and luxury in its overlander offering, the Patrol. The most visible change is the revamped interior, which now features full grain leather upholstery. The new in-car entertainment system on the Nissan Patrol 3.0TD GL and 4.8 GRX features a touch screen, colour navigation with USB and Bluetooth integration. The GL now also has a two-zone climate control system as standard.
“Competitor offerings in this very technical segment of the off-road market have always created the impression that toughness is synonymous with a sparse interior. We have changed that with the Patrol 3.0 GL,” says Graeme Birch, General Manager, Marketing at Nissan South Africa.
Under the skin, Nissan has retained the 3-litre turbo-diesel engine that delivers 118 kW at 3 600 rpm and a solid 371 Nm of torque. This engine is also claimed to consume 8.1L/100km on the open road.
The engine delivers power to the rear wheels in 2WD mode and to all four in both low- and high-range four-wheel drive mode. Cementing the off-road credentials of the Patrol is 240mm of suspension travel and a 135-litre fuel tank that’ll return over 1 500km between fill ups. Both versions of the Patrol Station Wagon have a rear lockable diff and automatic locking hubs with the option of a manual override. The 3.0 TD Patrol has a five-speed manual gearbox with a high- and low-range transfer case.
The Nissan Patrol 3.0 TD GL 4x4 Station Wagon costs R605 000 and service intervals are every 15 000km. It also offers a confidence-boosting 6-years/150 000 km warranty and 5-years/90 000 km service plan as standard.