Nissan Patrol: Champion of all terrains

HARARE - Nissan Patrol, a vehicle that promises an unmatched customer experience, has set a new benchmark for luxury and ultimate performance, on and off-road.

The much-vaunted member of the Nissan family comes with refreshed styling enhancements that add more style to its already impressive “go anywhere” versatility, technology and comfort.

Nissan Clover Leaf marketing manager Admire Ndumo sees the vehicle, which retails at $130 000 making it relatively cheaper than its competitor, the Toyota Land cruiser, as a strong contender in the large SUV segment, giving practicality and neat pricing.

The Nissan Patrol’s VK56VD 5,6 litre V8 engine, an engine that’s the most powerful in its class but still boasts remarkable fuel efficiency, lets you go where others don’t dare. With its 298kW of power and a beyond exceptional 560Nm of torque, even the most unwelcoming terrain can be tamed. Go forth and conquer as you drive down the toughest terrains in Zimbabwe.

A significant facelift has been around for three years now, with revised tail lights and built-in LED headlights. New tan interior was added and new sets of wheels.

This latest evolution of a 4x4 legend has a new look outside and in. While adding new levels of style and refinement to the journey, the new Patrol maintains its authentic heritage, and is as tough and unstoppable as ever. Distinctive styling. Rugged strength.

Exceptional on-and-off-road agility. Transcending expectations. Pushing boundaries. Shifting horizons that’s the Patrol for you.

The Nissan Patrol infuses rugged heritage with distinct style perfect for the senior executive. Its intrinsic capability to conquer any surface and its smooth, extrinsic finish creates the perfect balance between its ability to be tough, as well as aesthetically impressive.

The legendary design coupled with its on and off-road capability, makes this vehicle a perfect example of superb 4x4 engineering. Not everything about the Nissan Patrol is rugged and tough. In fact, climb inside and you’ll find a refreshing degree of opulence and excellent styling.

A two-tone finish complements the curvy dashboard, with a 4-dial instrument panel that is easy to read at a glance. The seats have been re-designed to provide greater comfort and support. Revel in the indulgence of leather trim, brushed aluminium dial surrounds and a classic woodgrain effect.

All passenger-facing surfaces incorporate soft-feel material, which enhances the luxury of the cabin. Add electrically powered front seats, automatic front and rear climate control, 6 CD in-dash audio, cruise control and a sunroof, and you get an interior that will take you through the harshest terrain in the lap of luxury.

Space and seating were designed with comfort and adaptability firmly in mind.

With up to 2226 litres to swallow whatever equipment or luggage you may need, load space is something you’ll never have to worry about again.

Then there’s the highly adjustable rear seat configuration — seven seats, three rows, split, reclining, folding. And armrests, cool drink holders, and deep door pockets. For your family’s every need and comfort.

When the going gets tough, get going in a Nissan Patrol. Climb a 39° gradient. You can wade through 700mm of water. Taking the rough with the smooth, the Nissan Patrol’s all steel body on a strong ladder frame chassis, highly articulated suspension and flexible four-wheel drive system make it relentless.

The Nissan Patrol’s superior handling is enhanced with all-round, multi-link suspension, which provides reassuring high-speed stability with a calm and supple ride on-road. Heavy duty coil springs smooth out the bumps and boulders for excellent durability and ride comfort. Add telescopic front and rear shock absorbers and stabiliser bars for improved cornering, and you get the confidence that comes with authentic off-road power and performance.

The Anti lock Braking System (ABS) detects what sort of surface the Nissan Patrol is on, and automatically adjusts itself to best handle the situation should you have to brake suddenly. What’s more, the actual construction of the Nissan Patrol is geared towards safety and ride comfort — whatever the ride.

To make this vehicle stand out on safety, about 90 percent of driver information is visual. The Nissan Patrol’s commanding road height, multi-reflector halogen headlamps and excellent instrument visibility will help you to anticipate potentially hazardous situations and make accurate decisions to avert them.

In the event of collision, the Nissan Patrol is engineered to maximise your protection and reduce or avoid injury from impact as well as secondary injury risk just after impact.

Dual front airbags inflate in milliseconds to provide an extra margin of protection for the driver and front passenger. Safety and practicality first with Nissan.

Until next week, drive safely!

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