Nissan's new 319kW Patrol SUV gets sprinkled with Nismo goodness

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2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO

The SUV will be available exclusively to UAE customers, marking the 70th anniversary of the Nissan Patrol in 1951.

It sports a V8 engine that develops 319kW and 560Nm of torque.

Each model is tuned by Nissan's legendary Takumi craftsmen team, a team of four master engine builders allowed to hand-build the GT-R engines.

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Following previous Nismo models like the GT-R and 370Z, Nissan had now given the new Patrol SUV the same performance treatment.

Unfortunately for local enthusiasts, this particular model is exclusive to Dubai-only, with its launch marking the 70th anniversary of the first generation that debuted in 1951.

Performance in its DNA

Powering the SUV is a V8 engine that develops 319kW and 560Nm of torque. Each model is tuned by Nissan's legendary Takumi craftsmen team, a team of four master engine builders allowed to hand-build the GT-R engines.

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Compared to the base model, the Nismo version features a new front fascia, with a three-dimensional honeycomb mesh, along with new front lamps and horizontal chrome lines housing the Nismo emblem. The rear bumper features dark chrome inserts and new tail lamps with LED rear fog lights inspired by the Nissan Formula 1 car.

The SUV sits on 22-inch, two-tone aluminium wheels, and the chassis benefits from a tuned suspension that features Bilstein shock absorbers. An essential design upgrade is adding a side duct to the front bumper that helps the SUV achieve zero lift force, while a new roof spoiler ensures streamlined air-flow over the rear.

Customers can choose from four exterior colours – namely White Pearl, Black Solid, and Grey and Silver metallic.

The driver and occupants can sit in comfort with the placement of Alcantara fabric with side leather. Other Nismo-emblazed interior bits include a black Alcantara steering wheel and headrests.

2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO

"This launch further underlines the strong demand for the NISMO brand in the Middle East since its launch in the region in 2016. As Nissan’s performance brand, NISMO is responsible for motorsports activities and specialty performance cars – and is committed to delivering thrilling driving experiences. With high-quality craftsmanship, the 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO joins the 370Z NISMO and the GT-R NISMO to offer motorsports inspired aerodynamics and styling, superior handling characteristics and unmatched agility," says Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East.

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Some of its features include Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Smart Rear-View Mirror and a High Beam Assist. In contrast, technological upgrades include Apple CarPlay compatibility, wireless charging capability and USB ports, including USB-A and USB-C.

2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO

"Designing NISMO road cars is both a challenge and a beautiful opportunity to express our passion for design on a superlative level. We designed Nissan Patrol NISMO with a unique customer in mind, one with a true passion for performance. We consider every finest detail to provide the most exciting and authentic experience to fuel the adrenaline and inspire the imagination of the excitement seekers," says Mitsunori Morita, Chief Designer for NISMO.

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