The Nissan Patrol is a large-sized 4WD vehicle with its origin dating back to 1951. It has been used and sold as a tough and utilitarian 4×4 car in global markets. It has competed with Toyota Land Cruiser in various markets. In the USA and Canada, it is positioned in the luxury SUV segment under Infiniti brand. Over the decades, the Nissan Patrol 2017 has received several design and spec changes to keep up with the competition. It still remains one of the most popular and top-selling models of Nissan. The 2017 model has also received its share of changes. The 2017 Nissan Patrol has received some notable design changes and modifications are also in the cabin. Under the hood changes are not much though.
2017 Nissan Patrol – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The exterior of the 2017 Nissan Patrol is bold and aggressive. The grille is a bit redesigned. Even the bumper and headlamps have been spruce up to an extent. The sharp lines are there all right. Based on trim, it is sold as 5 or 7 seater. The rounded LED powered headlights are automatic and there are sharp fog lights. The tail lights are also LED powered and tinted glass windows have an edgy appeal. The large aluminum clad wheels also make the 2017 Nissan Patrol appear enticing as does side steps and rear spoilers. Use of aluminum and carbon in its body has made the vehicle lightweight and hence more fuel-efficient. The sides of the SUV feature new decals. It will be available in 7 enticing and metallic colors. It is available in two trims Ti and Ti-L.
The interior looks sleek and stylish as well. With hands-free navigation and a 13 speaker BOSE audio system in-built, entertainment will not be an issue with users. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch touch-screen, and DVD player. Smartphone integration only sweetens the deal. Inside the seats are spacious and cargo area is also quite adequate. Front seats are power adjustable. The zonal climate regulator ensures the passengers can travel in utmost comfort and there is an automatic air purifier too. In both trims leg room and headroom is adequate. There are door pockets and sunglass holders too. Apart from that, the cabin has plenty of bottle and cup holders, making it a perfect family car. When it comes to safety, the 2017 Nissan Patrol may not be the category killer but it is not a loser either. There are six airbags as standard and you also get safety features like an around view monitor, Front and rear parking sensors, Anti-Lock Braking System with EBD, Front adjustable active headrests, Traction Control System in it. The SUV is also equipped with Nissan’s Anti Theft System vehicle immobilized technology. Additional safety features like Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Brake Assist and Blind Spot Warning are limited to the Ti-L trim. The same is true of HDD Satellite Navigation. Overall, the safety features are fine but the base trim loses out on the key ones.
2017 Nissan Patrol – Powerful Engine and Performance
The 2017 Nissan Patrol will have a 5.6 liters V8 petrol engine which is not exactly new. However, it is a tried and tested engine that offers overall good performance. This engine generates 317 hp. It is equipped with 6-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission unit. Another V8 engine used can make 400 hp and is mated with a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Both the engines offer excellent fuel economy, as per the company estimates. The ride quality is good and the car’s Vehicle speed sensitive power steering handles varying terrains rather well. Cabin noise is there but it is not unbearable as such. The Hydraulic Body Motion Control suspension ensures the potholes and bumpers are soaked in well. There are 4 drive modes, namely – On Road, Sand, Snow and Rock of which snow offers excellent traction control.
2017 Nissan Patrol – Price and Expected Release Date
The 2017 Nissan Patrol may cost you around $ 45000 for the entry-level trim though it can be a little less too. It may be made available in the last quarter of 2016 or first part of 2017, as per the industry sources. Overall, the 2017 Nissan Patrol has several interesting features and the design enhancements mostly work in its favor. The exterior styling is snazzy and the car has a masculine appeal. Inside the cabin, touches of refinement are all around and entertainment features are quite nice. Even in safety segment, the Nissan Patrol ticks lost all the boxes. The engine is also decent for a car of this class. However, the 2017 Nissan Patrol will meet some rivals upon release. These are Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, Lexus 570 etc. They can offer the SUV some competition in luxury and ride quality. However, with right pricing, Nissan can ensure the 2017 Patrol retains its position.