All-new Nissan Patrol for 2011
14th October, 2010
- Seventh generation Patrol is packed with advanced technology
- World-first Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) System for ultimate roll control and stability off-
- Exemplary efficiency from new, best-in-class, high-output 5.6-litre V8
- New 7-speed automatic transmission with Manual Shift Mode
- Independent suspension all round
With its fresh new styling, superior packaging, powerful but efficient V8 engine, clever off-road
technologies and higher levels of luxury and comfort than ever before, the all-new Nissan Patrol resets
the class benchmark.
A bedrock of the 4WD culture for nearly 60 years since production of the model began in Japan in
1951, Patrol is elevated to new on and off-road performance paradigms.
The local market launch will be announced once right hand drive production plans are confirmed some
time in 2011.
The Nissan Patrol is synonymous with rugged, unbreakable reliability and supreme off-road capability:
It is a legendary off-roader. Since 1960, when it was first sold in Australia, the Patrol has crafted a
rich heritage and passionate following, as it has in arduous terrain environments around the world.
The original G60 Patrol has the notable distinction of being the first vehicle, in 1962, to
successfully cross the gruelling Simpson Desert, firmly establishing its go anywhere credentials.
The all-new Nissan Patrol is a technological 'tour de force', even more capable, even more advanced,
and well-equipped to challenge the largest, and most complete all-wheel drive SUVs. It introduces a new
platform, a radical design direction, significantly enhanced interior comfort and luxury, a powerful
new V8 engine with exceptional driveability, a new 7-speed automatic transmission, and a new ALLMODE
“The all-new Patrol is built with the high level of safety, performance and quality that
characterises the Nissan brand,” says Carlos Ghosn, President & CEO of Nissan.
“We are confident that our flagship SUV will exceed all expectations.”
Beauty is more than skin deep. To overhaul its competitors, engineers working on the new Nissan
Patrol project tuned and tested 200 prototypes for dynamic evaluation at the company’s Motegi, Oppama
and Tochigi proving grounds in Japan before sending them to the Middle East for in-country testing. An
early prototype ‘mule’ was also tested in some of Australia’s most unforgiving conditions, including
the Red Centre.
More than 40 Japanese engineers completed a total of 13,265 hours of testing in the heat and dust
of the Middle East and Australia to assess the vehicle’s performance, durability and suitability for
this key market.
The all-new exterior design is authentic to the Patrol heritage, yet mixes a contemporary feel with
the expected level of ruggedness, delivering a commanding road presence.
Inside, the all-new Nissan Patrol is adorned with high-grade leather, polished aluminium and
wood-grain panelling. The seats are wider, higher and deeper in the front row than before, while
second row passengers enjoy 100 mm more legroom than one the Patrol’s closest rival.
Structurally, the all-new Nissan Patrol sits on a completely new steel, ladder-frame chassis that
now delivers twice the lateral rigidity of the previous model, resulting in more robust construction
with a low vibration body.
The all-new Nissan Patrol is now the most powerful vehicle in its class, thanks to the new
‘VK56VD’ 5.6-litre V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (direct injection
gasoline - petrol) technologies that generate 298 kW and 560 Nm of torque.
Despite the substantial increase in performance, the new V8 engine is also up to 14 per cent more
frugal than the engine it replaces, significantly reducing emissions.
Long Distance 140 litre Tank - A large, 140-litre fuel capacity in the all-new Nissan Patrol
boasts a long-distance cruising range.
A new 7-speed automatic transmission with Manual Shift Mode and a wider range of gear ratios than
before enables the all-new Nissan Patrol to deliver power faster. The transmission also features a
variable lockup torque converter, a new improved shift map and also a new automatic transmission
fluid warmer designed to reduce fuel consumption at start-up.
In a world-first, the all-new Nissan Patrol employs a Hydraulic Body Motion Control System (HBMC),
which keeps the vehicle flatter with less body roll during lane changing and cornering, while
delivering a comfortable ride in city driving, and superb stability on rugged and sandy tracks.
Another crucial part of handling equation comes from the new suspension hardware, which now
employs 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension, upgraded from the previous rigid axle setup.
Nissan has completely redesigned the vehicle’s suspension from the bushes to the links.
The all-new Nissan Patrol also offers a new Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, selected
at the touch of a button. With Hill Start Assist, if a driver stops on a slope and lifts off the
brake pedal, the system keeps the vehicle stationary – with no rolling back. Hill Descent Control
uses the brakes to maintain a constant downhill speed of 7 km/h in 4H mode and 4 km/h in 4L
A revised more effective brake system also provides the best braking performance in its class.
With a new 4-piston opposed calliper setup at the front, disc size has been increased to 358 mm,
while at the rear discs are now 350 mm.
Nissan has employed state-of-the-art safety technologies that help the driver to recover from
dangerous conditions and minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable. These technologies
include Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist,
Forward Collision Warning system, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control, Helical Brake Limited
Slip Differential, a mechanical Differential Lock and Intelligent Brake Assist.
The all-new Nissan Patrol comes with six-airbags, front Seat Belt Pretensioners and Load
Limiters and Active Head Restraints.
Additional world-first technology available on the all-new Nissan Patrol includes Curtain Vent;
an advanced individual DVD entertainment system; and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Tyre
Curtain Vent is a totally revised climate control system. The system has several small but highly
effective air registers mounted in the ceiling above each side window to blow a strong current of
cool air downwards. This forms a curtain of air that acts as a barrier to heat penetrating the
The multi-screen, multi-functional individual DVD entertainment system boasts 3 displays, a
dashboard screen and two rear-facing TVs; one 7-inch monitor embedded into each front seat head
restraints that can connect to the various sources of music, video and entertainment, such as the
DVD, iPod and game player.
World First Tyre Pressure Monitor The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) includes an
individual tyre pressure display and Tyre Inflation Indicator that provides both visual and audible
signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tyre pressures. When inflating a tyre, the
hazard lights flash until the desired pressure is obtained, when the horn sounds, briefly. Drivers
can monitor individual pressures from the interior display.
A unique feature is the cool box mounted in the centre console between the front seats, equipped
with a double-hinge design, allowing front and second row occupants easy access to up to six 600 ml
drink containers inside.
The all-new Nissan Patrol will also be available with a Hard Drive based Navigation (HDD) System
and a 9.3GB ‘Music Box’. The all-new Nissan Patrol it is the first product to roll off an all-new
state-of-the-art production facility; the Nissan Shatai Kyushu plant.
“The all-new Nissan Patrol continues the lineage of SUVs that has a reputation for reliability
and durability,” says Dan Thompson, CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Australia.
“With its all-new chassis, all-new powertrain, all-new drivetrain, and the most luxurious and
best-appointed interior yet, the all-new Nissan Patrol will set a new benchmark for the
“Not only will the all-new Nissan Patrol appeal to serious off-roaders, but its premium
luxury features and technologies make an exceptionally strong case for it in the luxury 4x4
market,” he says.
“While the Australian arrival of the new generation Nissan Patrol is not imminent, we are
preparing for its introduction with anticipation and, in the meantime, delighted to confirm the
continuation of the existing generation GU series Nissan Patrol for the immediate