Muscat: Offering attractive design, enhanced luxury features and advanced Intelligent Mobility technologies, Nissan Patrol impresses customers through exceptional on and off-road “Go Anywhere” capabilities and class-leading power.
A spokesperson for Nissan Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA), said, “The Nissan Patrol, the brand’s SUV flagship impresses customers by delivering higher levels of comfort, safety and connectivity. Nissan Patrol holds a special place in the hearts and minds of customers in Oman who value performance even in the toughest of conditions, a key attribute of the Patrol. Nissan Patrol with enhanced luxury features, premium design and new advanced technologies has many enthusiasts in Oman.”
Nissan Patrol: The brand’s flagship SUV
Nissan Patrol’s look has an attitude forgoing pure brawn for sophistication as the design moves to be more tech-forward. Extensive front and rear alterations have created a Patrol that is somehow sleek despite its size.
The signature design changes for the new model include an impressive new interpretation of Nissan’s V-motion grille, which is the foundation for what surrounds it. The angles of each element that makes up the front end play off the V-motion grille in perfect harmony. Boomerang-shaped LED headlights have been interpreted in a new way for SUVs, to highlight both the strong front graphic and improved technology.
There are also two unique front bumper treatments available.
One is an aerodynamic city bumper while the other is a more robust bumper for off-road. The rear of the Patrol has also undergone a complete refresh that seamlessly integrates new boomerang-shaped taillights and a larger chrome nameplate. Like the front, the rear bumper is upright and angular, elevating the refinement of the vehicle’s overall design. Sequential rear turn indicators have also been added for new Patrol, the first time it has been implemented on a Nissan vehicle.
Improved fuel economy
The Nissan Patrol retains the most powerful powertrains in the segment, a four-wheel drive system with switchable modes and an assortment of advanced tech. Both the Patrol’s available engines are the best in class when it comes to power. The base 4.0-liter V6 produces 275 horsepower and 394 Nm of torque. Move up to the 5.6-liter V8 and power increases to 400 horses and 560 Nm of torque. An ECO mode is new in V8 models to maximize driving for fuel efficiency.
The V8 engine's direct injection system provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance. The powerful engines ensure customers have enough power on the highway and to tackle the most challenging conditions off-road. Both versions are equipped with advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control. A 140-liter fuel tank provides an ample driving range.
Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) available on V8 engine models is an advanced suspension system, which reduces vehicle lean while turning for a more comfortable on-road driving experience. When off-roading the HBMC system allows maximum suspension stroke as part of delivering Patrol’s GO ANYWHERE capability.
Responsive braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc brake system with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Also standard is 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system (which includes a deactivation switch). Steering is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Advanced safety and security systems
The Patrol also stands out for its extensive suite of available advanced safety and security systems. They are part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility platform, which delivers a safer, more connected, and confident ride. The newly added Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection will bring the Patrol to a full stop if a collision is determined to be imminent. It can also sense whether the collision would be caused by another vehicle or a pedestrian.
This comes in addition to the standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system that can help warn the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver's forward field of vision. The advanced radar system not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one. Also included is standard Intelligent Cruise Control.
On the sides, Lane Departure Warning and Intervention systems along with Blind Spot Warning can help alert and assist the driver of potential lane drift and detected vehicles approaching in the blind spot area. In the rear, an Intelligent Rear-View Mirror can show an unobstructed image from a camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle. The innovative Intelligent Around View® Monitor shows a 360-degree image of the Patrol’s surroundings for tight parking situations or when negotiating tight off-road trails.
The new Patrol enhances an already top-flight cabin in terms of materials, seat comfort and space. It has diamond stitch quilted leather seats with added padding and increased comfort. A new GT-R Tan leather is also new joining beige and black interior colour schemes, depending on the grade. Front seats feature climate control with powered lumbar support and both front and second row maintain best-in-class roominess, availability dependent on the grade.
Adding to the premium feel is hand-stitched leather on the steering wheel and centre console with enhanced wood trim. Significant enhancements of noise and vibration have been done, making for a quieter cabin. Improved cooling and air flow systems lead to quicker cooling – or heating – throughout the cabin with a focus on improving second row cooling.