Rarely does a manufacturer get it right where are the pieces fits together in creating a regional icon. In this case it’s Nissan who have been riding on the success of the Patrol Y62 for the past 8 years, and for 2019 Nissan Middle East has unveiled the latest updates to their iconic Nissan Patrol Y62.
The Iconic Nissan Patrol Y62 Gets Minor Refresh for 2019
Let us not get too excited or apprehensive on whether there has been a drastic change. We are talking about a “refresh”. To start with, two new colours have been added to the line-up, along with exterior accessories that are exclusive to the UAE.
The Patrol’s unique style and its commanding performance has led the model to become an integral part of the social and cultural fabric of the Middle East. The car’s popularity is ever-growing in the UAE, with a year-on-year increase in sales of 110% recorded for the first quarter of Nissan Middle East’s financial year (April – June 2018). The MY19 Patrol’s design has been enhanced by the introduction of two new stylish exterior colours to the range, Hermosa Blue and Forged Copper Brown. Bold and trendy, yet sophisticated, these colours are certain to turn heads both on and off the road.
In addition, the exterior of the MY19 Patrol has been refreshed with added accessories that are exclusive to the UAE and select markets. These include newly-designed front and rear diffusers that are complemented by distinctive grey side fenders. The rear of the Patrol has been further enhanced with an optional new tow hitch cover and shiny exhaust tip.
Premium roof rails have been introduced to the Patrol, along with a new metallic-slate KAD roof, for a distinguished and premium look. The sequential side indicators, integrated into the car’s wing mirrors, also ensure a distinctive appearance.
Juergen Schmitz, Managing Director Nissan Middle East said: “The Nissan Patrol has become a key part of UAE culture, as demonstrated by the highly encouraging year-on-year sales increase. Whether navigating city streets or venturing off-road, the Patrol is a car that perfectly balances a distinctively stylish design with power and practicality. The new enhancements to the range, combined with the exciting and innovative Intelligent Mobility Technologies, present in all aspects of the car, will only add to its iconic reputation.”
Working in tandem with its ruggedly good looks, the Patrol is armed with an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. These innovations are redefining the very concept of how cars are designed, engineered and driven, and help make every trip exceptional for the new-age driver. The state-of-the-art technologies also promise occupants a remarkably safe driving environment.
In front, Nissan’s Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Brake Assist warn the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver’s forward field of vision and help with braking to avoid rear-end collisions. On the sides, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention alert the driver to potential lane drift and detect vehicles approaching in the blind spot area. When reversing, Intelligent Back-Up Intervention alerts when a moving object is detected behind the Patrol, and if necessary, automatically engages the brakes to help avoid a collision.
Further intelligent safety features that underpin the Patrol’s credentials as a rugged endurance vehicle include Locking Rear Differential, that allows drivers to easily pull out of mud or loose sand, and the Traction Control System that senses when a front wheel slips and responds by instantly reducing throttle to help restore grip. Vehicle Dynamic Control automatically prevents the Patrol from sliding sideways on slippery road surfaces or when negotiating a curve.
Other safety features include the 6 SRS Airbag System, Front Seatbelt Pretensioners and Load Limiters, Crash-sensitive Door Unlock, Active Head Restraints, Automated Hazard Warning Signal, and the automated Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) which monitors and displays the current status of the car’s tyres.
The Patrol is a car that is as comfortable navigating the urban jungle, as tackling the challenges of off-road driving. Intelligent 4×4 technology effortlessly switches between sand, on-road, snow and rock drive modes. Patrol also employs an advanced Hydraulic Body Motion Control System, with 4-wheel independent suspension, which helps give the vehicle superb stability on rugged and sandy terrain, while delivering a comfortable ride in the city.
The MY19 Patrol is available in two engine sizes. The 5.6-litre V8 engine with 400 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, with a torque rated at 57.1kg-m/4,000rpm and the 4-litre Patrol V6 engine giving out 275 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, with a torque of 40.2kg-m/4,000rpm.
The MY19 Patrol will be available on all grades at Nissan dealers across the UAE from 1 October 2018 at a starting price of AED 181,000 (inclusive of 5% VAT) while the MY19 upgraded Patrol will also be available on the SE & LE grades.