Motoring Review: The New 2020 Nissan Patrol LE
The Nissan Patrol has been gracing the highways and desert tracks of Qatar for so many years and yet has never been more popular. Why? Because the new Patrol family is simply the most impressive, the most powerful and prestigious, the most luxurious SUV dominating our roads today.
The Patrol is a legend, now reborn.
The Nissan Patrol is an icon and much loved in Qatar, as in all of the Arabian Gulf. In a harsh climatic region steeped in tradition, yet steered by the future, the Patrol is the perfect combination of heritage and prestige with purpose. Conquering the elements comes as second nature to an SUV whose reputation and authority is equaled only by its legendary V8 power. The fresh new 2020 look makes its presence even more unmistakable, more dominant.
With so much power and torque you have unmatched muscle, giving you effortless performance in every scenario, even in the sand. It’s the most powerful – and most luxurious – in its class.
Not only is the new Patrol the most modern, the smoothest and the strongest large SUV available in Qatar, you will also be indulged by the absolutely gorgeous interior. It makes every journey more enjoyable than the one before. The class-leading interior space, filled with premium comfort, ensures that you and your family always travel first-class, while offering plenty of storage ideas to carry your favourite things and essentials along with you.
Like traditional Qatar facing the future, the ultra luxurious cabin of the 2020 Patrol faces a digital dashboard and futuristic fascia. Information is displayed not on one screen, but two, making for a more intuitive system that seamlessly combines information and entertainment. Get a clear picture of where you’re headed with the 3D Map View on the high-resolution eight-inch screen featuring multitouch gesture function and stay connected on multiple devices through the in-car wifi hotspot. A second seven-inch screen lets you focus on all the information you need like settings, music and phonebook through the icon-based menu. All this can be controlled with the new IT Commander that’s easily within reach next to the gear lever.
This seven-inch colour display also helps you keep focused on what’s most important. From turn-by-turn directions to safety alerts, this screen lays it right before your eyes, helping to minimise the time you look away. One of many small, and large, contributions Nissan is making in its aim to make our roads a place of greater safety.
ENGINE 5.6 litre, V8, with direct injection gasoline (DIG) and Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL); available also with powerful 4.0 litre V6
MAX POWER 400 hp (275 hp with V6)
MAX TORQUE 560 Nm (394 Nm with V6)
TRANSMISSION Seven-speed automatic with close gear ratios; locking rear differential
EXTERIOR Clean lines emphasise the modernity of the new Patrol; horizontal lines across the new grille amplify the width of this supremely powerful machine; from the side, classy new alloys signify its premium finish; and the final hint to its power and toughness? The bulge in the hood expresses it perfectly
INTERIOR Experience the luxury as you step into deeply comfortable diamond stitch quilted leather seats with a tan finish that’s inspired by the Nissan GT-R; the wood veneer trim at your fingertips adds to the prestige of powerful sophistication; the new Patrol also never forgets your preferences, that’s why the driver’s seat will always be to your liking, even before you get in
SAFETY & SECURITY State-of-the-art Nissan Intelligent Mobility features can step in and take action to help keep you out of trouble, like Intelligent Brake Assist, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Back-up (Reversing) and Blind Spot Intervention, 360-degree cameras: all these features help you drive more confidently with lower stress and more security for you and your family
Visit the Nissan showroom on Salwa Road. The friendly and informative staff will be happy to arrange a test drive of the new Nissan Patrol or any of their latest SUVs and sedans. The showroom is open most hours – just call 4428 3333. And check out everything Nissan from sporty and stylish sedans to rugged SUVs on nissanqatar.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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