In a celebration of the SUV’s rich history and deeply-rooted connection to the Middle East, the 2022 Nissan Patrol 70th Anniversary has been launched. This commemorative model will be exclusive to the Gulf region to honoring its legacy of conquering terrains.
The Nissan Patrol 70th Anniversary model aims to offer more luxury and connectivity than before with numerous stylistic and technological advancements. A striking V-Motion grille and new 20-inch machine cut alloy wheels embellish the exterior, while all-new burgundy interior trimmings are applied to elevate the level of opulence within the cabin. An all-new 12,3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with new 10,1-inch rear entertainment screens, allow drivers and passengers to be more connected.
Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director at Nissan Middle East, said “For decades, the Patrol has built a rich legacy of being the Hero of All Terrain, while becoming proudly linked to the region and its people. We are proud of the Patrol’s journey and its ongoing evolution to cater to the unique needs and expectations of our customers across generations. We mark this 70th anniversary milestone with a special model truly worthy of the occasion, combining the best in luxury, performance, and connectivity. Our heritage continues to move us forward and we are excited to conquer the next 70 years together with our partners, stakeholders and customers in the region.”
Under the bonnet of the Nissan Patrol 70th Anniversary sits a choice of two engines. The base 4,0-litre V6 produces 202 kW and 394 N.m of torque while the larger 5,6-litre V8 puts out 294 kW and 560 N.m.
The V8 engine’s direct injection system provides better wide-open throttle performance and comes fitted with a dedicated Eco mode for improved efficiency. Both engines are mated to an advanced seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control that ensures smooth shifts, while allowing drivers to shuffle through gears manually for a more engaging experience behind the wheel.
The category-defining Variable 4×4 Mode allows for an effortless switch between drive modes and maximizes the Patrol’s go-anywhere capability with ease. Four dedicated modes (Sand, On-Road, Rock, Snow), which are accompanied by a locking rear differential and hill descent control, allow drivers to confidently explore off the beaten path, while the Hydraulic Body Motion Control System with four-wheel independent suspension ensures immense stability and comfort, irrespective of the terrain.