Nissan today announced the launch of its new 2017 Patrol V6 which makes its global debut in the Middle East in September 2016 in complement to the current Patrol V8 lineup while offering the same levels of prestige to a broader customer base in the market.

 

“The new Patrol V6 complements the legendary Patrol V8 which is considered one of the most powerful, spacious and popular SUVs in the Middle East,” said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. “Our Nissan Patrol business has expanded close to 4 times from FY11 to FY15, and with the introduction of the Patrol V6 we aim to grow by 20% over the next 2 years.

“Specifically designed and built for the demands of the region while taking into account increasing consumer appeal for more fuel efficient, practical, full-sized SUVs, the Patrol V6 still retains the high levels of power and prestige that the legendary Patrol is famous for and has earned it the title ‘hero of all terrains in life.”

The new Patrol 4L V6 was designed for and tested in the region to meet all types of terrain and temperature conditions while delivering the same legendary off-road and on-road capability. It delivers best in class power in the V6 category. With 275 horsepower and 394 Nm, the Patrol V6 offers 12% more torque in the driving range than the competition while retaining the same towing capacity as the Patrol V8. The Patrol V6 weighs less and enjoys lower ownership costs, making it the ideal choice as a practical, everyday family vehicle while retaining its go-anywhere readiness for any kind of adventure.

Available exclusively in the Middle East in September 2016, the Patrol V6 is identical in design to the Patrol V8 and will be available in both XE and SE grades, each with many optional extras available. Both models have enhanced grade walks and will benefit of new standard specifications such as powered 3rd row seats, meaning they will continue to represent exceptional value for this class and above. Equipped with the Nissan Smart Car Application, the MY17 Patrol is the most connected car in its segment (available in the UAE and gradually expanding across the region).

Its increased fuel economy makes the Patrol V6 an appealing proposition to a wider customer base, while offering better ride quality and a quieter cabin than its competitors. These benefits will make purchasing decisions more practical for Customers seeking prestige and power while prioritizing economic benefits.

Building on a heritage that stems back from 1951 when the first Patrol rolled off the production line, the original 60-series Patrol was initially used as a military vehicle due to its all-terrain capability.  Over the next 65 years, the evolution of the Patrol saw it become one of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever built, winning 26 awards since 2014 and making it the most awarded SUV in the region.

“Like the existing V8, the new Patrol V6 offers incredible power, exceptional passenger and baggage space, and delivers industry-leading value in a prestige SUV. With this new addition to the current Patrol range, Nissan’s commitment to offering incomparable levels of choice to its customers is reaffirmed, and we are certain the new Patrol V6 will continue to raise the bar on what a luxury SUV should be,” added Cherfan.

The Patrol V6 beats its rivals with several milestones including lower engine noise and vibration, better acceleration and a 25 percent improvement on acceleration push on steep inclines.

The new Patrol V6 will be available in 7 variations including the popular Platinum grade. Prices will range between USD 47,500 and USD 69,500 in the GCC, with local country prices being revealed by each Nissan distributor respectively.

Key specifications

Patrol XE includes: 7 Speed AT, 4L-4H Switch - Full time 4WD w/ Variable 4X4 mode, 18" Alloy Wheels, Remote Keyless entry with Intelligent key, Push Engine Starter, Power Door Locks with Speed-sensing Auto Lock, Power one-touch auto windows - FR&RR, Centre Console w/ Lid and Cool Box, Manual Tilt and Telescopic Adjuster Steering Wheel, Leather shift knob, Chrome door handles, Front Auto Dual-zone Climate Control A/C with Rear Cooler, 2-DIN AM/FM 1CD +  AUX input Audio System with 4 speakers, Cruise control, Trip Meter, Cargo net hook, Dual SRS Airbag System with VDC, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, Rear Differential Lock, Immobilizer with Car Alarm (Vehicle Security System), TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) ,Rear Fog Lamps and Hands Free Phone.

Patrol SE-T1 (in addition to XE features): Coloured and Electric outside rear view mirrors with indicators, Chrome Grille, New LED + halogen Headlamps,  New LED Rear Combination Lamps, Headlamp levelizer, DTRL (Day Time Running Light) , Woody print Interior décor,  Front fog lamps, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Welcome Light – FR, Leather steering wheel, Rear view Monitor with camera, iPod®/USB/MP3 Connectivity, 6 speakers, Pintle Hook.

Patrol SE-T2 (in addition to SE-T1 features): Pop-up headlamp washer, Remote Engine Starter, Power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumber support, One-touch Power Sunroof, Power Back Door, DVD player on 8" Coloured LCD Screen with Navigation, Audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with Steering Switch, Flash memory Music server, Fine-vision Meter, Crash Sensitive Automatic Unlock System, Drive Computer with built-in Combination Meters, Automatic Hazard Lighting System, Compass integrated in centre cluster

OPTIONS: BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers.

Patrol SE-T2 OPT Pack (in addition to SE-T2 features): Side + Curtain Airbags, Navigation, Rear Entertainment System with 7” Rear Display, Power Assist seat, and Leatherette seats

OPTIONS: BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers.

Patrol SE-Platinum City (in addition to SE-T2 ): Chrome and Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors with electric folding and reverse link, Electric Rear View Mirror, Leather steering with Wood Grain, Steering Electric telescopic and height adjustment, Front Driver + Passenger Power seats, Leather door trim, Auto Air conditioner with climate control push type, Bose Audio with DVD, 8”inch Coloured LCD Screen with Navigation, 13 Bose speakers, City type front bumper, Roof Rails, Off road monitor function, 20” Machine cut alloy wheels, Side + Curtain airbags, Around View Monitor, Powered 3rd row seats, Leatherette seats, Intelligent key linked to Front door, Rear Hatch, Panic alarm with memory, Door step lighting, Platinum grade emblem

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.19 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since March 1999.

 

Source: Memac Ogilvy Public Relations