When it comes to SUVs, Nissan is a prominent brand in the Middle Eastern market and one that has been around since 1957. With the Toyota Land Cruiser, GMC Yukon, and Chevrolet Tahoe occupying competitor status, Nissan’s rebuttal comes in the form of the magnificent Patrol Nismo – a vehicle that combines the heritage of the Patrol with the racing pedigree of Nismo.
|Engine||5.6L / V8|
|Power||428 Hp / 560 Nm|
|Top Speed||200 km/h|
Fueling the passion for motorsports and off-road credibility simultaneously, the 2017 Nissan Patrol Nismo carries not only a proud reputation but also a distinct sense of refinement with it. Its carefully sculpted exterior flaunts NISMO details on the bumper, mirrors, and front grille, while its confident and elevated stance commands attention. In several ways, it is where elegance meets the rugged, where beauty meets the beast.
Inside and out the Nissan Patrol Nismo is designed to make a great impression. Exceptionally designed and swathed in fine materials, the cabin is adorned with supple leather on the seats, door panels, and dashboard, while a ring of polished dark wood envelopes the cabin. The Japanese SUV further cements its sporting pretentions with a rose-hued RPM gauge, Alcantara on the steering wheel, and a set of solid aluminum pedals.
Safety & Tech
Packed to the brim with numerous comfort, safety, and entertainment features, the Nissan Patrol Nismo offers Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Park Assist, Hill Start Assist, and Satellite Navigation. Add to that Bluetooth telephony, Rear Entertainment Screens, a 9.3 GB Music Hard Drive, Ventilated Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, an Intelligent Key, and a phenomenal 9-speaker Bose sound system.
Fitted with a roaring 5.6-liter V8 engine that gets coupled to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the Patrol Nismo with its improved aerodynamics and proven off-road performance, sees horsepower figures climb from 400 in the standard car to 428 while torque remains constant at 560 Nm.
With a towing capacity of 3,500 KG and a multi-terrain selector that adapts the suspension, engine mapping, and transmission to suit the road, sand, snow, or rocky terrain, the Patrol is extremely impressive. Throw in a low-range transmission, a locking rear differential, and hill-descent control, and there’s nothing that could possibly slow the Nismo down off the beaten path.
Sitting on a set of 22-inch alloy wheels, the Nismo benefits from Bilstein shock absorbers at all four corners and a state of the art Hydraulic Body Motion Control system that ensures adequate traction at all times. The 140-liter fuel tank is also an added bonus when exploring off the beaten path.
Well designed and extraordinary to drive, be it off the beaten path or on the highway, the Nissan Patrol Nismo is marvelous to drive and an all-rounder in the truest of senses. After all, it is the Hero of All Terrain.
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