Launched in Australia last month in facelift guise, the Y62 generation Patrol replaces the almost decade old Y61 sold in South Africa until now, with Nissan's rival to the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 getting a slightly altered front bumper, new grille and alloy designs compared to the pre-facelift model.
The biggest addition is the inclusion of what Nissan refers to as its Intelligent Around-View Monitor system, that provides a 360 degree view displayed on a eight-inch touchscreen display.
As part of the updates, driver assistance tech has been revised with items such as Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Emergency Braking and Distance Control being standard.
Like the QX80, the Patrol is offered only with a 5.6-litre petrol V8 that develops 298 kW and 560 Nm of torque, connected to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption is rated at 14.4 L/100 km. As it was primarily designed for the Middle East and North American markets, the latter where it is sold as the second generation Armada, no diesel engine is currently available.
Available in only one trim level, LE, the Patrol is priced at R1 299 000 with a six year / 150 000 km warranty and three year / 90 000 km service plan included.