The Nissan Patrol has been present on a market for a long time as one of the most capable, reliable and powerful SUVs. It offers three rows of seats and it is able to welcome up to eight passengers. It also represents one of great off-roaders since there is no terrain which Patrol can’t conquer. This time, if the latest news is true, we are about to see the new 2018 Nissan Patrol.
Through the many generations of redesign, this model managed to keep its well-known rugged appearance and excellent capability. However, during the years it has also been improved in many ways. Back in 2010, Patrol has been fully revised and after that in 2014, only slightly refreshed. So, what can we expect for the 2018 model year? The upcoming Nissan will most likely receive updated technology, more safety systems and slightly powerful engine. Furthermore, we might see some revisions considering exterior and interior design.
2018 Nissan Patrol types of engines and performances
The 2018 Nissan Patrol will get two engine options under its hood. The will be a 4.0-liter V-6 engine which will be able to develop 275 horses and 394 pound-feet of torque. The next option will be more powerful 5.6-liter V-8 engine with direct injection. This unit will have the output of 400 horses and 560 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel drive system will be standard while the all-wheel drive configuration will be optional. Both engines will be available with a six-speed and a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Design of the exterior and interior
When it comes to the exterior design, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Patrol won’t be much different than the current model. As the matter of fact, they will look almost the same with the familiar muscular and bold appearance. The front fascia will feature recognizable chrome V-motion grille and a pair of large headlamps. All the lights, including the rear ones will use LED lighting. The bold design of the bumpers will dominate both front and rear end of the vehicle. The 18-inch wheels will be standard while the larger 20-inch alloy ones will be available too.
Speaking of the interior design, the 2018 Nissan Patrol will be very spacious and able to accommodate eight passengers in three rows of seats. Generally, the cabin will be designed in a way so it provides great comfort for all occupants, top notch technology and premium look. The seats will be covered in soft-touch cloth but the leather upholstery will be offered as well.
The dashboard will feature an 8-inch display with infotainment system. However, a 7-inch screen for the rear seat will be available too. Furthermore, some of the standard equipment will include: satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, heated and power front seats etc. Some of the available safety features will be blind-spot warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, airbags and so on.
2018 Nissan Patrol release date and price
The 2018 Nissan Patrol will most likely go on sale in the end of 2017. As for the price, it should stay similar to the price of the current model which is around $52,000 for the base model.