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1st March, 2012

Nissan’s popular Y61 series Patrol wagon continues its legendary status for 2012 with a number of technical and safety upgrades now incorporated.

Significantly, the entry level DX model is now reduced in price by $700.

Vehicle safety has been enhanced with the fitting of Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on all series 8 Patrol Wagons. The system can be de-activated via a console switch for specific conditions, for example deep sand.

Meanwhile traction in difficult terrain has been optimised with the addition of a Rear Diff Lock, which is activated by an in-cabin switch.

In other detail changes:

  • A rear glass antenna in lieu of a power antenna is now fitted to ST and Ti models
  • The interior styling has been upgraded with the incorporation of chrome surrounds on the dashboard dials
  • An engine intercooler cover is fitted to ST and Ti models.

Nissan’s Senior Model Line Manager – SUV, Michael Hill said with the Series 8 changes the 2012 Patrol continued to represent outstanding value in the marketplace.

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“The Patrol remains one of Australia’s most capable, and affordable, 4WD’s ideally suited to off road work and recreation,” he said.

“Its proven, live axle suspension gives it high off road durability and places it high on the list of off-road enthusiasts.”

Later this year, Nissan Patrol will celebrate the 50th anniversary of being the first vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert.

“This was a pioneering achievement in 1962 that opened up this remote region to thousands of adventurers since, many of them driving later generation of Patrol models,” said Hill.

The current Y61 Patrol will continue on sale beyond 2012.

Nissan’s new, high-tech, independent suspension Y62 Patrol goes on sale late this year.

Pricing* for the Y61 series 2012 Nissan Patrol wagon range is:


Series 8 MLP*

DX Manual


DX Auto


ST Manual


ST Automatic


TI Manual


TI Automatic



*metallic paint $495 extra

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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