The Nissan Patrol has been on a market for more than six decades and it has become very popular on the roads. The current version has been fully refreshed back in 2015 and now the carmaker has released the 2018 model year. The 2018 Patrol will be less expensive than the previous model but it will also bring some small changes in all the segments. However, according to the latest news, the Nissan is planning to develop the newest version which should enter the showrooms as the 2019 Nissan Patrol.
The Nissan Patrol is a full-size SUV which combines great off-road capability, powerful performance, and functionality. It is a great choice for any type of surface and ideal for large families because of its spacious cabin. Unfortunately, because of its large dimensions, it is not that easy to maneuver around the city or park. However, it features a very powerful V-8 engine under its hood, but its fuel efficiency is really poor. Besides the roominess, the cabin also looks very luxurious; it is functional and equipped with many modern features too. It comes in two variants and the more expensive model is the Patrol TI-L. As well this version comes with the seating for seven, while the base model is able to welcome up to eight passengers.
The 2018 Nissan Patrol has arrived with some small yet significant changes. Like we have already said, it will be less pricey now. Furthermore, we will notice some minor adjustments in the exterior styling including grille and fog lights and small upgrades inside the cabin. As well, in the center of the dash, there will be an upgraded touchscreen with the latest infotainment system. We can also expect the new design of the wheels. Under the hood, there won’t be any changes compared to the current model.
Finally, the newest 2019 Nissan Patrol should arrive with the same design and performance as the 2018 model year. However, this information is still not officially confirmed and we will have to wait for the Nissan Company to confirm it.
Its main competitors on the market will be GMC Yukon, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Lexus LX 570.
2019 Nissan Patrol engine and performance
The newest 2019 Nissan Patrol will feature the same engine as the current model and there is one single option. It is a powerful 5.6-liter V-8 engine. This unit is able to produce up to 400 horsepower and the torque of 420 pound-feet. It will pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission. As well, the All-Mode all-wheel drive system will be standard. Unfortunately, its fuel economy will be very poor and it is rated at around 16 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2019 Nissan Patrol will continue with the same design as the 2018 Patrol. Its design is bold and it features muscular and very attractive appearance. The front end features chrome V-motion grille, LED headlamps and slightly redesigned fog lights. It will ride on the revised 18-inch alloy wheels. Furthermore, it will feature heated door mirrors and electric one-touch power tilt and slide sunroof.
When it comes to the interior, the 2019 Nissan Patrol will get very spacious, comfortable and functional cabin. It will be able to welcome up to eight passengers. However, the more luxurious trim will arrive with the third row which will have two seats so this version will be able to accommodate up to seven passengers. All the seats are very cozy and are upholstered in leather. The third row will be most suitable for smaller adults or children. The dashboard is wide and will feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and latest infotainment system. This upgraded display will be much easier to use than the previous version. There will also be two entertainment screens of the same 8.0-inch size for the rear seat passengers with headphones and remote control.
As for the equipment, the new 2019 Nissan Patrol will get plenty of modern features. Those will include dual zone air conditioning, proximity key entry and start, Bluetooth, USB ports, cruise control, a CD and DVD player, audio system and so on. As for the safety, it will include six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, and so on.
Release date and price
The carmaker still hasn’t revealed when the 2019 Nissan Patrol will go on sale. Its price should be the same as the one of the 2018 model. It starts at around $72,000 and will go up to $89,000.