Own a Y62 Nissan Patrol? Your service intervals just got longer.
Nissan Australia has adjusted the service schedule for its petrol V8 rival to the Toyota LandCruiser from six months or 10,000km, to 12 months or 10,000km for anyone who’s bought a Y62 Patrol since the model launched in 2012.
Although the frequency with which ultra high-mileage drivers visit their local dealer might not change, owners doing fewer than 10,000km per year will benefit.
Five years or 50,000km worth of servicing costs $2661 using Nissan’s capped-price service program.
The change gives the Patrol a leg up on its rival from Toyota, the 300 Series LandCruiser, which requires maintenance every six months or 10,000km.
“Since the launch of the Y62 Patrol engine we’ve had the opportunity to understand the continued performance and requirements,” a Nissan Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.
“Based on the fantastic reliability we have been able to move all Patrol Y62 to a 12 months/10,000km service interval. The price per service has been maintained for our customers. This means all current Nissan vehicles have a 12 month service interval,” the spokesperson said.
Sales of the current-generation Patrol remain strong, even 10 years into its life. With 670 reported sales, February 2022 came close to matching the Y62-generation Patrol sales record of 700 cars set in September 2021.
The Patrol also outsold the LandCruiser 300 Series and five-door 70 Series combined by 58 units, briefly flipping the script on a segment usually dominated by Toyota.
The LandCruiser outsold the Patrol by more than 14,000 units in 2021, and more than 12,250 units in 2020. With 1342 sold to date in 2022, the Toyota is currently 557 sales ahead of its Nissan rival in the sales race.
What’s holding the LandCruiser back? The answer, as is so often the case in 2022, is supply. The LandCruiser 200 Series is now gone from showrooms, and supply of the 300 Series and 70 Series will be tight throughout 2022.
Although you’ll still have to wait, Nissan says you’ll be waiting four or five months to get your hands on a brand new Patrol.
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