It’s been more than 10 years since the last all-new Nissan Patrol was debuted – but it looks like a replacement isn’t far away.
More images of the new Patrol have been taken on Middle Eastern roads, showing off its boxy profile and bluff front end.
The car is still heavily camouflaged, and features sensors on the wheels. The latest images help us build a better picture of the new Patrol, however, on the back of another sighting this week.
Dealers based in the United States have told Automotive News Nissan will ditch the 5.6-litre V8 in the current model for a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, believed to produce around 314kW of power – up 16kW.
Dealers claim there are larger screens inside the cabin, upgraded finishes and the “latest” driver assistance and convenience technologies.
The current left-hand drive Nissan Armada (as the Patrol is known in the USA) received a revised interior in 2021 with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that rises from a new dashboard and includes wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.
But the right-hand drive Patrol has stuck with an older dash and smaller 8.0-inch screen with no smartphone mirroring.
The new Armada will reportedly go on sale in mid-2024, however it’s unclear when the Patrol will be revealed for our market.
The current Y62-series Patrol has been in production since 2010, and first went on sale in Australia in 2013.
Unlike its predecessors, no diesel engine has been available during the Y62’s run. In contrast, the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series offers both petrol and diesel power depending on market.
The Patrol/Armada will follow other full-sized SUVs like the Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia and aforementioned LandCruiser 300 in ditching V8 petrol power.