2020 Nissan Patrol SUV finally gets the facelift
Nissan Patrol also known as Nissan Armada is one of the oldest existing SUV models. The Patrol has been in production since 1951 and there is only one reason for that, its perfect rigid and reliable. SUV and off-road enthusiasts love it. Nissan Patrol indeed is the ultimate SUV vehicle that just keeps getting better and better and requires almost no more improvements. This is why Nissan Patrol don’t actually needs updates and upgrades every year to sell it more, because it’s perfection which sells for itself. The latest gen Nissan Patrol was introduced in the end of 2016 as 2017 year model. Ever since its launch the Nissan Patrol has been same with little upgrades in features. As for the exterior it has remained same for years.
Nissan Patrol facelift for 2020:
Nissan decided to face-lift the Nissan Patrol for year 2020, refining and making it one step closer to perfection with updating the exterior.
What’s special in 2020 Nissan Patrol is the question everyone has in mind. Henceforth let’s have a look at what the new 2020 Nissan Patrol has to offer.
Overview of 2020 Nissan Patrol:
First major update you notice is in the front-end of Patrol. The Nissan has opted for a bigger grille with scoops on the front bumper. The headlamps flip the shape on sides and have crispier look to them. As you crawl towards the back-end of 2020 Nissan the changes began to get obvious. Taillights for the face-lift are brand new better looking engraved with boomerang signature effect, which means repetitive turn light signal to identify the Patrol from distance in night which famously started from Audi.
On the inside is where Nissan Patrol has made majority of changes and important safety and comfort upgrades. First off the new 2020 Nissan Patrol comes with the Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning System. For the music and entertainment enthusiasts the Nissan Patrol finally is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However there’s much more to the physical experience of newer Patrol other than these features.
According to Nissan the new 2020 Nissan Patrol has a quieter cabin which reduces the cabin noise significantly. The seats are leather quilted and diamond-stitched pattern can be seen which adds luxurious touches to Patrol’s interior.
Engine & Power:
2020 Nissan Patrol comes with same 5.6-litre V8 engine married to 7-speed automatic transmission. Nissan Patrol makes about 400hp and 413 lb-ft of Torque for the V8 engine. As the name indicates 2020 Nissan Patrol is available in Patrol variant only and there have no plans of developing a diesel platform by Nissan. Why would there be? The current variants and market does not need diesel variant for better sales.
Increasing Fans & Sales:
Nissan Patrol has a growing fan base around the markets it’s being introduced in. Middle-east is the biggest market for Nissan Patrol which justifies for the 2020 face-lift being introduced and available for sale there while the rest of markets follow, however globally the Nissan Patrol sales have been going up in numbers. The reason is obvious, it’s what a perfect balance between off-road and daily driven SUV.
Nissan Patrol is a direct rival to Toyota LandCruiser V8 which sells more than the Patrol however for year 2020 Toyota has announced that it will be discontinuing the legendary LandCruiser which has been in production since 1954. Nissan Patrol has been around since 1954 whereas Toyota LandCruiser from 1954. Toyota sold 10 million LandCruiser whereas Nissan has sold 1.9m units of Patrol. However with the discontinuation of Toyota LandCruiser the Nissan Patrol has high hopes to rule the market under the price tag. Nissan Patrol’s every model has been $10,000 cheaper than the LandCruiser hence the price justifies for itself.
Another rival for 2020 Nissan Patrol is the Lexus LX which the Nissan Patrol already outsells by selling in greater ratio of 3 Nissan Patrols being sold for every Lexus LX. However in past Toyota sold 7 LandCruiser for one Nissan Patrol.
2020 Nissan Patrol starts at almost $54,000 or AED 199900 for the Middle-eastern market. It is expected to arrive in the Australian market soon, whereas the Nissan Patrol will be introduced as Nissan Armada in American market. 2020 Nissan Patrol is surely the best to buy in the market with the long awaited face-lift model.