Nissan launches new Patrol for sophisticated buyers

2018-01-17 06:01
< The Patrol has a combination of style, luxury, technology and performance.   Photo:SUPPLIED

< The Patrol has a combination of style, luxury, technology and performance. Photo:SUPPLIED

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FOLLOWING its international success, Nissan is confident the new Patrol will find a place in South Africans’ hearts as the new model embraces comfort, extravagance and smart technology without losing its off-road proficiency.

“We are extremely proud of the new Nissan Patrol because it shows off just how advanced Nissan is when it comes to Intelligent Mobility,” said Xavier Gobille, Nissan Group of Africa managing director of marketing and sales..

It’s for the sophisticated buyer who requires an SUV that’s big on features, big on opulence, big on style and big on exclusivity.

“This executive SUV has an amazing array of technology that keeps you safe and in premium comfort while re-energising your passion for driving,” said Gobille.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility

This SUV is the epitome of Nissan’s most advanced technology – Nissan Intelligent Mobility with features that include:

. Intelligent blind spot intervention

. Intelligent cruise control, which works like standard cruise control with the added feature of maintaining a selected distance from the vehicle in front of you.

. Intelligent distance control in relation to the vehicle ahead.

. Intelligent driver awareness that analyses the driver’s steering behaviour to provide an alert if signs of drowsiness, or inattention are detected.

. Intelligent emergency braking

. Intelligent forward collision warning. If the system detects potential risks, it alerts the driver to slow down with visual and audible alerts, and will also tighten the seat belt.

. Intelligent lane intervention. Using a camera installed in the windshield; this system detects lane markers to calculate its position and if you drift out of your lane; it will alert the driver and can apply brake force to the appropriate wheels to help guide you back into your lane.

. Intelligent ride control, which controls the engine and brakes to deliver a smoother driving experience over small and large bumps.

. Intelligent trace control. When negotiating a corner, this system applies braking automatically to each wheel.

. Intelligent lane departure warning.

. Intelligent smart rear-view mirror. This system uses a built-in LCD monitor to display images from a camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle to negate the inherent limitations of a standard rear-view mirror.

. Around view monitor. Five cameras positioned around the vehicle provides a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

Stylish from every angle

Designed for full-sized family adventures, the Nissan Patrol maintains its seven-passenger utility and has an impressive array of high-tech standard features.

The exterior appearance is both powerful and refined, and the redesigned body features an aggressive stance with a bold V-motion front grille and Xenon headlights.

The front includes functional air intake vents and the electronic tailgate includes an auto-close feature.

The plush interior offers limousine-like space in the second and third row of seats with class-leading knee-room.

Among the list of standard features are climate-controlled front seats, heated steering wheel, premium leather seating and a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, including second row “curtain” vents to effectively distribute cool air to every seat.

The standard seating configuration includes front eight-way power-adjustable bucket seats with a large centre console, second row fold flat 60/40 split bench seat and third row 60/40-split folding bench seat, which folds flat into the floor for extra cargo carrying flexibility.

The exclusive Bose audio system features AM/FM/MP3/CD with 13 speakers, a subwoofer and digital amplifier to provide rich acoustics. The Patrol comes standard with the 3D Nissan navigation system and a multi-screen DVD entertainment system with screens fitted into the headrests of both front seats.

The centre console has a 12-volt power outlet and the Patrol has nine cupholders, four bottle holders, a sunroof, power door locks with illuminated switches and an anti-lockout system with auto door lock speed-sensing function, Nissan intelligent key with push button start and Bluetooth hands-free phone system.

Technical prowess

The Patrol is powered by a robust, high-tech 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine that develops 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque.

This is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox that uses variable valve technology.

The Patrol has a towing capacity of 3.5 tons and a 140-litre fuel tank.

The new direct injection gas system provides better throttle performance, improved fuel economy and advanced emissions performance by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control.

The seven-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control and downshift rev matching features a new design that helps enhance fuel efficiency through use of its wider gear ratios and automatic transmission fluid warmer.

The All-Mode four-wheel drive system features Auto/4H/4LO modes and an electronically controlled part-time transfer case.

Under normal driving conditions, the system operates in two-wheel drive mode, but it can distribute torque to all four wheels when road conditions warrant it (up to 50 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand).

Responsive braking is provided by a four-wheel disc brake system with anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist.

Also standard is ABLS and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.

The Patrol’s formidable independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension provides smooth ride comfort and responsive handling for both on-road and off-road driving.

Ensconced in safety

In addition to cutting-edge Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, the Patrol’s safety features include Nissan’s advanced air bag system (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and front occupant classification sensor.

It also includes roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags , front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and front seat active head restraints.

Standard are three-point front seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters, three-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including in the centre position, ISOfix child seat anchor system, child safety rear door locks, and Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones.

A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is also included with a warning lamp in the gauge cluster or a warning display in the navigation system.

Pricing

There is only one model on offer – the Patrol Premium – which comes jam-packed with a host of creature comforts in either a tan, or black interior and seven exterior colours.

Optional extras such as a tow bar are available. The new Nissan Patrol Premium costs R1 299 000.

The new Patrol is backed up by Nissan Assured and has a standard six-year/ 150 000km warranty, as well as a comprehensive three-year/90 000km service plan.

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