The new-for-2014 Patrol proved a dominant crowd puller for Nissan at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show.[Not a valid template]
Yes, we know, it’s not exactly your customary crankandpiston.com fare, but given that a largely unmodified Patrol recently broke the Guinness World record for pulling large planes across a runway, we though the newboy deserved its time in the sun. By the by, there’s a video of the record breaking run just HERE.
The new 2014MY Patrol – now into the fourth year of it sixth generation – boasts a new front bumper and more aggressively carved front grille, bedecked with chrome. As well as new 20-inch machine cut alloy wheels the new Nissan Patrol also showcases restyled LED headlights and a more muscular front end. Inside, Nissan’s third generation Around View Monitor with parking assist display and Back-up Collision Intervention can be found, while a new leather/wood steering wheel is available as an optional extra.
Powered by Nissan‘s 5.6-litre V8 (which is mated to either a five-speed auto, six-speed manual or seven-speed manual transmission depending on the model type), the new Patrol is offered in nine different guises, from the stock XE variant all to the way to the top of the range LE Platinum City package. The latter boasts chrome door mirrors, leather seats, front arm-rest illumination and a rear DVD entertainment system among others as optional extras. Ably demonstrated by two models on display at the Dubai Motor Show (hence the heavy crowd), the new-for-2014 Nissan Patrol is now available in Grey Metallic and Pure White Pearl, the latest exterior colours.
The new Nissan Patrol can trace its lineage back to the 1950s, when the first generation 4W60 model made its debut in 1951. Enjoying a nine-year production run, the second generation increased this to 21 years, whilst the third generation remained a Nissan staple for 23 years between 1980 and 2003.