Built on Nissan’s 65+ years of experience in SUVs, the new enhanced Nissan Patrol 2020 pushes the boundaries of design, comfort and technology even further
ABU DHABI, UAE (September 24, 2019)
The new model year 2020 Nissan Patrol made its grand debut in Abu Dhabi on September 24th, 2019 and will go on sale in the UAE on September 25, 2019.
As the Nissan Patrol prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, the new Patrol continues its legacy as a hero of all terrains in every moment.
The model year 2020 Patrol features enhanced comfort and luxury with the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, whilst still retaining its much loved, go anywhere persona with class-leading power and unmatched on- and off-road capabilities.
“Patrol is one of our longest-standing and most cherished models with a long and proud heritage,” said Joni Paiva, regional vice-president, AMI region. “The new Nissan Patrol represents the peak of luxury and ultimate capability and will continue to provide authentic experiences to its loyal customers in the Middle East and around the world.”
The Nissan Patrol has always had a reputation for being one of the most durable, reliable and capable off-road cars in the market. This release builds on this illustrious heritage. It has been in constant series production since the 1950s and Patrol customers are extremely loyal to the car, often handing it down through the generations as and when a new model is purchased. In the Middle East, the car’s ruggedly stylish appearance and all-conquering performance has unsurprisingly led the model to become an inseparable part of the social and cultural fabric of the region.
Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East said, “The story of Nissan Patrol in the Gulf dates to the very first iteration of this legendary four–wheel drive when it first appeared in Kuwait. It was the start of a love affair between the desert people of the Arabian Peninsula and the Patrol that exists, to this day. In a region steeped in tradition, yet steered by the future, it was only fitting to host the global launch of the new Patrol in the Middle East.”
“Today, we can proudly say that the 2020 Nissan Patrol is built to reflect the aspirations of our Middle Eastern customers. We are delighted to introduce a powerful and elegant vehicle that is capable of exploring the world around you and with you, whilst still retaining a sense of safety, comfort and sophistication”, he added.
The new model has enhanced superior styling with a bold and confident exterior and a luxurious interior using premium materials and focusing on ensuring riding comfort in every and any situation.
Exterior Looks, Interior Elegance and Technology Features
The Patrol’s look has a new attitude for 2020 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 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.
The Platinum version received a new 20-inch wheel design subtly updating the previous Patrol’s 12-spoke design with six additional bisecting spindles.
Two new body colours, Gold Metallic and White Pearl, join a substantial array of paint schemes including Silver, Gun Metallic, Black and Dark Blue Pearl.
Inside, a new centre console incorporates dual displays, an 8-inch upper display and a 7-inch lower touchscreen. Both feature all new graphics with a 250% improvement in resolution. The commander switch that helps easily navigate between infotainment settings has been moved to directly underneath the shifter, making it easier to operate.
There are upgrades to the technology content too. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (availability depends on the market) have been added to ensure that customers always stay connected and make the most out of their smartphone’s capabilities. End-to-End navigation, an enhanced off-road monitor and available Wi-Fi connectivity are now available. The new Patrol also sports five USB ports including Type C.
The instrument cluster also gets a rethink with new analogue gauges bracketing a stunning 7-inch digital display that delivers an array of information to the driver from navigation cues to fuel economy.
The 2020 Nissan Patrol will retain 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 for 2020 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.
The All Mode 4X4 system features Auto, 4HIGH and 4LOW modes, and 2.70:1 4LO gear ratio. 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 (up to 50 percent of torque can go to the front wheels on demand).
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.
This system gives Patrol superb stability on rugged and sandy terrain, while delivering a smooth ride on city streets.
The standard bumper allows customers to attack even most challenging off-road conditions with the approach angle of 34.4 degrees and the departure angle to 26.3 degrees, while aerodynamic stylish city bumper adds to the overall prestige look of the vehicle.
Hill Start Assist helps avoid any roll back when moving up a steep incline while Hill Descent Control assists you down severe or slippery slopes at a constant low speed without the need for braking.
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.
The V8s durable independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension provides smooth ride comfort and responsive handling for both on-road and off-road driving. The front stabilizer bar is 36 mm in diameter, while the rear measures 26.5 mm. Twin-tube shock absorbers are featured on each corner.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility Technology for a Safer, More Confident and More Connected Ride
The model year 2020 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.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns when a vehicle is approaching when the car is in reverse leaving a driveway or parking spot. The Patrol also features Backup Collision Intervention, which will stop the vehicle if a collision is predicted.
The new Patrol enhances an already top-flight cabin in terms of materials, seat comfort and space. New for 2020 model are 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 dependant 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.
While interior room remains unchanged overall, the eight-passenger configuration offers maximum comfort for all-three rows. Even the third-row seats slide and recline, allowing all passengers to get to their destination comfortably.
Production of the 2020 Nissan Patrol started in July 2019 at the Nissan Shatai plant in Japan. It will first go on sale September 25, 2019 in the Middle East, continuing to deliver the highest level of on- and off-road performance, sophistication and comfort to the customers in the region and around the world. With the new Nissan Patrol, they may continue to GO ANYWHERE.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.