2018 Nissan Patrol The Transition from an SUV to a Compact Crossover


Patrol is one of Nissan’s many heritage models and was first unveiled in the year 1951. It sells in Japan, Caribbean, Middle East, Latin America and Africa as a large 4X4 SUV. Direct competitors are Toyota’s Land Cruiser while for the UK and USA markets, Nissan provides an upscaled model with the Infinity tag. The 2018 Nissan Patrol is expected to walk on similar lines and has a number of new features up its sleeves.

Price and Release Date

Expect Patrol to be available to dealerships by the end of 2017. Pricing for this compact SUV should start somewhere from $45,000 and go up to $60,000.

2018 Nissan Patrol

2018 Nissan Patrol Interior

Sources say that 2018 Nissan Patrol is unlikely to go for any significant changes for its interiors except a bigger cabin. Seats, dash, and steering wheel will be leather upholstered while larger cabin will provide for better head and legroom for its passengers.

Infotainment has been taken care of with a 7-inch diagonal touchscreen which comes mated to a 13 speaker surround sound system. Android Auto and Apple Car Play will come as standard along with Bluetooth, a couple of USB ports and Navigation. Driver’s comfort has been given particular attention with one push ignition and steering complete in-house controls.

Nissan Patrol interior

Notable exterior

Exteriors of Nissan Patrol 2018 seem to be plush and stylish. Their trademark net grille has given way to a newly redesigned horizontal corrugated grille with chrome inserts. A couple of air intakes place themselves on behind the grille and the other just below on the bumper. It has opted for fully blacked out headlights this time with led cornering lights. It forming the inner brackets of its fascia the headlights will use LED projectors in low beam and halogens on high beams.

A unibody squared up design gives Nissan Patrol 2018 a muscular look. This vehicle will get a dual tone color preference with its windows and roofs opting to be all black.

Under the hood

2018 Nissan Patrol will come in two trims – Ti and Ti-L and these two will have entirely different set of engine components. The Ti will have a 4 L V6 gasoline engine churning out 275 HP of power and 480 lb-ft or torque. It will come mated to a seven speed automatic transmission and will be 4WD by all means.

The Ti-L, on the other hand, will boast of a 5.6 Litre V8 Petrol Engine. It will be capable of giving out 400 HP of power and torque values of 500 lb-ft, giving it the necessary power thrust on every terrain.

Safety specs

Needless to say, State-of –the –art safety features has been installed on the 2018 Nissan Patrol. Drivers will be assisted by intelligence cruise control and Distance Control Assist. In addition to this, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Brake Assist will also be present.

City cruising will be assisted with Blind Spot Warning and backup Collision Alert. With all these features, only time will tell whether this SUV will stand up to the test of time.

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