Nissan is delivering the all-new Patrol model later this year. The 2020 Nissan Patrol will arrive with the facelift and long list of available features. Patrol is also available in the United States under the name “Nissan Armada”. Two models are almost the same. The only differences are the list of engine options.
New 2020 Patrol will offer modern interior design with plenty of room. On top of that, safety is improved. Moreover, a hybrid powertrain is in the works and the Nismo variant is very certain to happen. As for the price, the new Patrol will cost slightly more than the current model.
2020 Nissan Patrol Exterior Facelift
The exterior design of the all-new 2020 Nissan Patrol will get numerous upgrades and changes. The facelift is about to happen and this SUV will look better than ever. Most of the changes are visible at first glance. Patrol SUV will introduce new front grille that looks wider and much better. Nissan will install new LED headlights that are offered as standard.
Even the LED fog lights are in the offer now. On top of that, the front fascia wears shinier and chrome trims than before. Dimensionally, Patrol will largely remain. That means the newest Nissan’s SUV will continue to ride on the same platform. 18-inch wheels will remain as a standard part of the equipment. However, Nissan will offer new optional wheels that are standard on the Platinum trim level.
Interior and Safety Updates
The forthcoming 2020 Nissan Patrol will also get numerous changes from the inside. The new model will look more attractive as a result. The cabin looks more stylish as well. Nissan will introduce some new features. However, the base model will mostly remain in terms of technology.
Three rows of seats are offering a room for up to eight passengers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are this time standard amenities. On top of that, the 2020 Patrol will get a safety boost. That means we can expect more safety aids. Brake assist, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist are now standard as well.
Engine Specs and Patrol Nismo
It is official now. The 2020 Nissan Patrol will deploy a 4.0-liter V6 as the standard engine. This unit is good for 275 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. Upper trims will get a larger 5.6-liter V8 engine. This powertrain will get a significant boost. It will produce up to 400 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of twist. Thanks to that, new Patrol will tow up to 8,500 pounds with the loaded AWD system.
The same engine will power the Patrol Nismo variant. However, this unit will be tuned in this high-performance version. Knowing that the 2020 Patrol Nismo will deliver 430 horses. On top of that, all engines will use the same 6-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan Patrol Hybrid
Recently, we heard a lot of rumors about the possible hybrid variant. The forthcoming 2020 Nissan Patrol seems like the perfect candidate. If it happens, the Patrol Hybrid version will deploy a mild-hybrid system.
Nissan will most likely combine the standard V6 engine with a pair of electric motors and battery pack. We can expect a much stronger output and significantly better fuel economy.
Price, Release Date, Competition
The brand-new 2020 Nissan Patrol will get a small price increase. According to the latest news, this SUV will now cost $45,000. Nismo version will be priced at around $60,000. We are still waiting for more specific pricing details.
New Patrol SUV will arrive later this year. On top of that, it will look to rival Range Rover Evoque, Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser.