For the first time in more than a decade, the Nissan Patrol has a new interior design in Australia – but it’s not the complete overhaul many have been waiting for.

    Nissan Australia has partnered with Melbourne-based firm Directed Technologies to bring long-awaited smartphone connectivity to the Patrol, as well as a handful of other upgrades.

    For 2024 models – due in showrooms this month – the large SUV will now feature a 10.1-inch touchscreen which includes both wired and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

    Included in the new infotainment system is DAB+ digital radio and an iGO Street Navigation system, which comes with a complimentary one-month subscription to Hema 4×4 Navigation for off-road guidance.

    Additional changes include the removal of one USB-A port for a faster USB-C connection and a 15-watt wireless smartphone charging pocket.

    A small storage bin now sits where the 8.0-inch screen was previously placed.

    Nissan hasn’t stopped there with the interior upgrades, fitting the Patrol with a wide-angle reversing camera, a digital rear-view mirror, and a centre console cool box between the front seats.

    The Patrol’s existing six-speaker sound system has been enhanced for the luxury Ti-L variant, with the speakers now supplied by Infinity – not to be confused with Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti.

    The upgraded 2024 Nissan Patrol upgrades incurs a price increase of $3000 across the board, with the entry-level Ti now priced from $87,900 before on-road costs, the Ti-L begins at $100,600 and the Warrior tops out at $104,160.

    A full list of prices and specifications can be found here.

    The current Y62-generation Nissan Patrol arrived in Australia in 2013 but its interior had been left largely unchanged from what went on sale globally in 2011, despite a substantial update having been made to left-hand drive (LHD) models in markets like the US and the Middle East.

    In LHD examples, the Patrol is fitted with a different dashboard featuring a 12.3-inch, tablet-style infotainment screen running wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – with Australian owners forced to settle for a standard 8.0-inch screen without smartphone mirroring, or install an aftermarket unit.

    While not yet revealed or even confirmed for Australia, a new-generation Nissan Patrol is on the way globally, after its luxury twin – the Infiniti QX80 – was unveiled last month.


    • 2024 Nissan Patrol Ti: $87,900 (+$3000)
    • 2024 Nissan Patrol Ti-L: $100,600 (+$3000)
    • 2024 Nissan Patrol Warrior: $104,160 (+$3000)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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