Nissan Patrol

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Nissan Patrol
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Patrol II Y61 (Up) All-New Patrol (Royale) (Down)
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Overview
Manufacturer Nissan Shatai
Also called Datsun Patrol (1967–1983)
Nissan Patrol Samurai (Colombia, 1980-1986)
Ebro Patrol (Italy & Spain, 1981–1988)
Ford Maverick (ADM 1988–1993)
Jonga P60 (India, 1969–1999)
Nissan Safari (JDM 1980–2008)
Nissan Seranza (Iran) (2000–2010)
Production 1951–present
Assembly Nissan Shatai:
Hiratsuka, Japan (1951–2000)
Kanda, Japan (1980–present)
Yukuhashi, Japan (2010–present)
National Car Corporation: Rosslyn, South Africa (1959–present)
Nissan Motor: Zama, Japan (1965–1993, 2012–present)
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur: Jabalpur, India (1969–1999)
Nissan Motor Ibérica: Barcelona, Spain (1983–2009)
Pars Khodro: Tehran, Iran (1984–2010) (Pars Khodro)
Ebro Italia: Rome, Italy (1986–1993)
Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK): Washington, United Kingdom (1986–2010)
Ghandhara Nissan: Karachi, Pakistan (2005–present)
Renault Tanger Méditerranée: Tanger, Morocco (2009–present)[citation needed]
Nissan Türkiye AŞ: İzmir, Turkey (2014-present)[citation needed]

The Nissan Patrol is a series of large four-wheel drive vehicles manufactured by Nissan in Japan since 1951. The Patrol is generally regarded as a tough and utilitarian 4×4 in Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean, where it competes directly with the Toyota Land Cruiser which is its main rival in those markets. In the United States and Canada, it competes in the luxury SUV segment where it carries the upscale Infiniti brand.

The Patrol has been available as either a short-wheelbase (SWB) three-door or a long-wheelbase (LWB) five-door chassis. The LWB version has also been offered in utility and cab chassis variants alongside the wagon. Between 1988 and 1994, Ford Australia marketed the Patrol as the Ford Maverick. The Maverick was available alongside the Nissan-branded Patrol. Also, in some European countries the Patrol was, for a short while marketed as Ebro Patrol. Since 1980, in Japan, it has been known as the Nissan Safari (日産・サファリ). The Patrol is available in Australia, Central and South America, South Africa, parts of Southeast Asia and Western Europe as well as Iran and the Middle East but not in North America as the Nissan Armada fills in the affordable Full-size SUV sector. In 2010, it became available in North America as the upscale 2011 Infiniti QX56, which had shared the same platform as the US-built Nissan Armada from 2004 to 2010.

The second generation Y60 (GQ) platform is still manufactured as a military vehicle in the countries of Asia and the Middle East, and various versions of the Patrol are widely used by United Nations agencies. These Y61 models are produced alongside the current Y62. The fourth and fifth generations are the main troop transport vehicles used by the Irish Army.


First generation (4W60 series; 1951–1960)[edit]

First generation
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Overview
Also called Nissan Patrol
Production 1951–1960
Assembly Hiratsuka, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size off road vehicle, Pickup
Body style
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine
  • 3.7 L NAK I6
  • 3.7 L NB I6
  • 4.0 L NC I6
  • 4.0 L P I6
Transmission 4-speed Manual transmission

In September 1951 the 4W60 was introduced. The overall styling was similar to the Willys Jeep. The 4W60 used the 75 hp 3.7L Nissan NAK engine from the Nissan 290 bus, but with part-time four-wheel drive and a four-speed manual transmission. The grille had a pressed-steel Nissan badge. A 4W70 Carrier-based wagon was available. The 4W60 was replaced with the 4W61 in August 1955.

The 4W61 was introduced in August 1955. The 4W61 was similar to the 4W60 with the exception of the grille (with some chrome bars), a one-piece windshield that sits further back when folded, chrome strips on the hood, and unequal sized seats (passenger's side is wider than the driver's). The other big change is the engine. The 4W61 was powered by the new 3.7 L Nissan NB engine, producing 92 hp, and later was powered by the 105 hp 4.0L Nissan NC engine. The grille badge was chrome and red and said "NISSAN". In October 1958, the 4W61 was discontinued and replaced with the 4W65.

In October 1958 the 4W65 Patrol was introduced. The 4W65 was similar to the 4W61 except for the grille, which now had all chrome bars and redesigned front fenders and hood. A "NISSAN" badge was on the grille, and "Patrol" badges were added on the sides of the hood. An eight-seater hardtop wagon, the WG4W65, was available. The short-lived 4W66 Patrol was introduced in December 1959. The only change is that the 4W66 was powered by the 125 hp 4.0 L P engine. The 4W66 was discontinued in June 1960.

4W70 Series[edit]

The Nissan 4W70 Carrier was introduced in 1950 and was based on the Dodge M37. The 4W70 used the M37's chassis, but used the 4W60 Patrol drivetrain and engine. The grille was also different, being narrower, and different front fenders. The 4W72 was introduced in 1955 (the 4W71 designation was skipped) with changes to the hood, grille and headlights. Power increased to 105 hp thanks to the new Nissan NC engine. Modifications again to the hood, fenders and grille and an increase in power to 145 hp led to the 4W73, introduced in 1959 and now powered by the Nissan P engine.

Series Body styles Engines (gasoline)
4W60 series
(Later named Nissan Patrol)
SWB: soft top (4W60, 61,65,66)
SWB: fire truck (F4W61,65,66)
NAK/NB/NC/P
Nissan Carrier
4W70/72/73
Troop carrier, weapon carrier NC/P

Second generation (60 series; 1959–1980)[edit]

Second generation
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Overview
Also called Datsun Patrol (Philippines)
Jonga P60 (India)
Nissan Patrol
Production 1959–1980
Assembly Hiratsuka, Japan
Jabalpur, India (1965–1999)
Makati City, Philippines (1972–1983)
Rosslyn, South Africa (1959–1983)
Yokohama, Japan
Zama, Japan (1965–1980)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size off road vehicle, Pickup
Body style 3-door soft top/hard top/wagon/van
5-door wagon/van
2-door Pickup
fire truck
Layout Front engine, four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 4.0 L P I6
Transmission 3/4-speed Manual transmission

The soft-top Nissan Patrol 60 (two-door; 2,200 mm (86.6 in) wheelbase) and G60 (two-door; 2,500 mm (98.4 in) wheelbase) were first sold in Australia in 1960. Left-hand drive L60/GL60 models were sold outside of Australia. Nissan Australia claim that the 60 series Patrol was the first vehicle to drive across the Simpson Desert in Australia, and built much publicity around the 50 year anniversary of the event, including a re-enactment with a similar vehicle ending on 21 July 2012 to publicise the impending release of their new generation Y62. However this version of events differs from the recollections of Griselda Sprigg, the wife of Reg Sprigg, who accompanied him on the trip. In her 2001 book about the event, she describes how Reg in the Nissan was held up on the last day. Griselda and the children went on to Birdsville in a Toyota Land Cruiser which was one of 3 support vehicles. Reg arrived the next day in the Patrol, making it the second vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert.[1] In Being First is Forever (2102), Marge Sprigg (with Doug Sprigg present) confirms only the Nissan Patrol G60 did the West/East crossing of the Simpson Dessert. Doug and Marge undertook the crossing with their parents. The other vehicles did not cross West/East, they used another route.

US customers could only get Patrols from 1962 until 1969. An extra long wheelbase version, the H60, was also available.

The 4WD Nissan Patrol 60 series was produced in short, medium and long wheel-base versions. It had a manual transmission type-F3B83L at first with three and later with four speeds, two-speed transfer case with part-time four-wheel drive. The motor was the P engine, a 3,956 cc (241.4 cu in) inline overhead-valve six-cylinder, featuring bathtub-shaped combustion chambers and a fully balanced seven-bearing crank shaft. With two doors in front and one at the back and four seats (driver, and companion in front, two parallel back seats), the extra long wheelbase version (the H60) was available with eight-passenger capacity.

Other characteristics are:

  • Wheelbase: 2.2/2.5/2.8m (9 ft 2 in, 110")
  • Max load: 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)
  • Bore: 85.7 mm (3.4 in)
  • Stroke: 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
  • Suspension: live-leaf/live-leaf
  • Brakes: drum/drum
  • Tyres: 7.50×16;
  • Fuel tank 64 L (14.1 imp gal; 16.9 US gal) capacity

In 1963, the KG60 (and KGL60) hard-top models were introduced. The front-end styling of the 60 series resembles the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Series Body styles Engines (gasoline)
60 series 60:SWB: soft top, K60 hard top
G60:LWB: WG60 station wagon, G60H-A cab/chassis, 62ZG60H pickup truck
H60:Super LWB: VH60 van, FH60 fire truck
P engine
Nissan Patrol FH60 firetruck

Jonga[edit]

In the 1960s, the Indian Army showed an interest in two vehicles from the Nissan stable, they were the Nissan Patrol P60 & the Nissan 4W73. The first production units were completed at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) around 1969. The name as per the Indian army records is Jonga, which is an acronym for Jabalpur Ordinance aNd Guncarriage Assembly. It was built at the newly commissioned Vehicle Factory Jabalpur alongside the Nissan 4W73. The first production units were completed at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) around 1969. VFJ was sanctioned in 1965 for the production of three non-fighting vehicles for the Indian military: the 3-ton Shaktiman truck from MAN (Germany), the 4W73 (1-ton Carrier) and quarter-ton Nissan Patrol.

Interestingly, both the vehicles from Nissan stable were fitted with the same engines and lots of parts in common.

The Jonga was also briefly sold to civilian customers with a 4.0 L Hino diesel engine in 1996, but the demand was low, mostly due to an uncompetitive price, as well as its unappealing looks. Less than two hundred units were sold in all.

Jonga served faithfully until the late 1990s, when it was replaced by the lighter Mahindra & Mahindra MM550 jeeps. Many army auctioned pieces have also been scrapped by their subsequent civilian owners, or stretched and converted to people carriers in rural areas.

Third generation (1980–2003)[edit]

160 Series (MQ / MK), 1980–1989[edit]

Third generation
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Overview
Also called Datsun Patrol
Ebro Patrol
Nissan Safari (Japan)
Nissan Patrol
Production 1980–1989
Assembly Barcelona, Spain (1983–1988)
Hiratsuka, Japan
Kanda, Japan
Makati City, Philippines (1983–1991)
Rosslyn, South Africa (1983–1991)
Tehran, Iran (1984–1989) (Pars Khodro)
Zama, Japan (1980–1987)
Body and chassis
Body style 3-door soft top/hard top
5-door wagon/van
2/4-door Pickup
fire truck
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive/four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 2.8 L L28/L28E I6
4.0 L P40 I6
3.3 L SD33 Diesel
3.3 L SD33T Turbodiesel
Transmission 4/5-speed manual transmission
3-speed 3N71 automatic

The 160 series was introduced in 1980 to replace the 60 series. In Australia, these are officially known as the MQ Patrol. In 1980, the engines available were the L28, P40 and SD33. All models were available with a four-speed manual transmission, albeit a three-speed automatic was optional on long wheelbase vehicles fitted with the L28 engine. All 160 series Patrols came with a two-speed offset transfer case, which featured a 1:1 high gear and a low gear.

All models had leaf sprung suspension. The SD33 vehicles feature 24 volt electrics. Different trim options and colors were available, with options including vinyl or carpet floors, and blue or brown interior trim. Air conditioning and power steering were available on deluxe models.

The front differential in all models was C200. In Australia, the standard rear differential was the H233. Some versions featured limited slip differentials (LSD). A heavy duty model rear differential was used in some pickup trucks and P40 engined wagons. This was the H260 model differential. In European markets, where less onerous off-road use was expected, the light duty C200 rear differential was installed in some vehicles.

Japanese Nissan Safari firetruck (FG160)

In 1983, the MQ model was updated (like a series 2). These are commonly known as an MK Patrol, however this does not appear on any Nissan literature or service manuals. Nissan parts dealers do not recognise these initials either. Updates included revised front end with rectangular headlights and an upgraded front suspension. The four-speed gearbox was revised and a fifth gear was added for most models. The four-speed was still used in some lower specced utes, presumably to run out stock. A high roof ("Super Roof") version of the wagon was added at the same time, which was also when the SD33T turbodiesel option was first made available. With 110 PS (81 kW) the turbodiesel can reach 145 km/h (90 mph).[2]

The naturally aspirated SD33 diesel engine was also updated at this time. Revisions included the use of three piston rings instead of five, piston oil squirters and spin on oil filter instead of a paper cartridge type. In Australia and some other parts of the world, the SD33-engined Patrols were also revised to standard 12 volt electronics. To accommodate the extra power of the turbodiesel engine, these models feature a larger clutch (270 versus 240 mm) and larger oil cooler (five rows versus three) than does the naturally aspirated version.

These were the last Patrols to carry the Datsun brand - in line with the rest of the Nissan lineup, the Patrol lost its Datsun branding in 1984 in most markets.

260 Series, 1986–2002[edit]

260 Series
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Overview
Also called Ebro Patrol (Spain 1986-1993)
Ebro Patrol Autocarro (Italy)
Nissan Patrol 4x4 (1993-2003)
Nissan Patrol GQ (RHD)
Patrol (Iran)
Production 1986–2002
Assembly Barcelona, Spain
Rome, Italy (1988–1993)
Tehran, Iran (1989–2000) (Pars Khodro)
Washington, United Kingdom (1986–1992)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size off road vehicle, Pickup
Body style 3-door Hardtop
5-door Wagon/Van
2-door Pickup
4-door Pickup
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 2.8 L L28 I6
4.0 L P40 I6
2.8 L RD28T Diesel
Transmission 5-speed(Manual transmission)
Dimensions
Wheelbase (LWB) 2,970 mm (116.9 in),(SWB) 2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Length (LWB) 4,690 mm (184.6 in),(SWB) 4,230 mm (166.5 in)
Width (LWB)1,689 mm (66.5 in),(SWB) 1,689 mm (66.5 in)
Height (LWB) 1,980 mm (78.0 in),(SWB) 1,980 mm (78.0 in)

The 260 series was a Spanish-built version of the 160 (easily spotted by the rectangular headlamps) sold in Europe and was available in SWB / LWB and with L28, SD33 and RD28T engines. The SD-engined version, at least in the UK market, had a 24-volt electrical system. The 260 Patrol later received a facelift with a new grille similar to that of the Y60 series which succeeded this generation elsewhere. Spanish production continued until 1994 for export and until 2002 for the Spanish Domestic Market.

Fourth generation (Y60; 1987–1997)[edit]

Fourth generation
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Overview
Also called Ford Maverick (Australia)
Nissan Patrol GR (LHD)
Nissan Patrol GQ (RHD)
Nissan Patrol Safari (Philippines)
Nissan Safari (Japan)
Production 1987–1997
Assembly Barcelona, Spain (1988–1998)
Hiratsuka, Japan
Kanda, Japan
Makati City, Philippines (1991–1999)
Rosslyn, South Africa (1991–2001)
Washington, United Kingdom (1992–1999)
Zama, Japan (1987–1993)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size off road vehicle, Pickup
Body style 3-door hard top
5-door wagon/van
2-door Pickup
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 3.0L RB30S I6
4.2 L TB42S/TB42E I6
2.8 L RD28T Turbodiesel
4.2 L TD42 Diesel TD42 Turbodiesel
Transmission 5-speed,4-speed (Automatic transmission, Manual transmission)[clarification needed]
Dimensions
Wheelbase (LWB) 2,970 mm (116.9 in),(SWB) 2,400 mm (94.5 in)
Length (LWB) 4,845 mm (190.7 in),(SWB) 4,285 mm (168.7 in)
Width (LWB) 1,930 mm (76.0 in),(SWB) 1,930 mm (76.0 in)
Height (LWB)1,815 mm (71.5 in),(SWB) 1,810 mm (71.3 in)

The Y60 was radically different mechanically from its predecessors as it was the first patrol with coil sprung suspension, proving to be both more comfortable and more capable over rough ground. All Y60 patrols had a three-link live axle suspension set-up at the front, with all wagons (SWB and LWB) having a five-link set-up at the rear. The utility model was available with both a leaf spring rear axle and from 1994 onwards a choice of the same coil-spring rear axle as the wagons. Sway bars were included on both front and rear coil-sprung live axles. Power steering was standard on all models. All wagons have disc brakes both front and rear, with the ute retaining drum brakes at the rear. The introduction of a synchromesh on reverse gear was another improvement over the previous model.

Most models had a rear limited slip differential and some variants had a vacuum or electric solenoid operated manual rear differential lock. A rear sway bar release mechanism was also found on some models. Some Y60s even had a PTO-driven front-mounted winch, with an in-cab control lever found to the right of the gearstick.

The Patrol was branded 'Safari' in Japan, where it featured a 24V electrical system, instead of the standard 12V.

The TD42 and TB42 were available with both a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The RD28T and the RB30 were only available with a 5-speed manual.

Trim levels in Australia included :

  • DX with manual mirrors, no central locking, vinyl interior, optional AC, manual locking hubs.
  • ST with electric mirrors, central locking, carpet interior, AC, automatic locking hubs.
  • TI with electric windows, central locking, leather and carpet interior, rear AC, woodgrain, seven speaker sound system, alloy three-spoke wheels, automatic locking hubs. The TI model had a high roof design until 1991.

Trim levels in Europe varied greatly country by country. These include designations like SLX, LX and many others in France. Finnish Patrols came standard with 2 batteries, ...

A myriad of dealer fitted accessories were available including sun roofs, roof racks, tow bars, driving lights, cargo barriers, and side steps. The TD42 was available with an optional Safari turbocharger at some Australian dealers.

Two major updates, one in 1992, the other in 1995 continued to improve the Y60 Patrol. The most notable changes in 1992 being the introduction of fuel-injection on the TB42 motor, EGR valve and oil cooler on the RD28T, new seats, new trim, sound deadening and side intrusion bars.

In 1991 the rear indicators, tail lights and brake lights were relocated to the bumper from the body to meet Australian Design Rules, however they stayed the same in the European versions. In 1995 another set of indicators were placed on the front quarter panel.

In August 1993 the TD42 was lightened in order to reduce fuel consumption and make it rev harder. This also had the side effect of weakening the engine. The original engine can be identified by its silver rocker cover, whereas the lightened engine featured a black rocker cover.

In 1995 another little known change to the TD42 was the removal of an oil line that squirted oil onto the piston crown, cooling the piston crown from its underside. This makes pre-1993 engines more suitable for aftermarket turbochargers as they featured heavier internals and oil squirters. Also the RD28T got some extra changes, in this case the vacuum pump got moved from behind the alternator to the top of the engine. Also driver airbags started to appear in some European models.

Known weaknesses include vibrations from the front end (largely fixed under warranty), cracking hinges on the rear door (due to the spare tyre's weight) and rusty rear window frames. The RD28T motor is also known to suffer from head gasket issues when driven with a heavy foot. Also European 5-speed gearboxes suffer from bearing failures in fifth gear at high milages.

From 1988 to 1994, Ford Australia rebadged the Y60 Patrol, as the Ford Maverick. This was a result of the Button car plan devised by the Government of Australia. The car was mechanically identical but featured different paint colours and trim levels.

The Y60 Patrol featured strong support from aftermarket accessory manufacturers such as ARB (OME), Tough Dog, Marks4wd, Kaymar and TJM. Bullbars, rear bars, locking differentials, suspension kits (springs/shocks), reduction gears, roofracks, auxiliary fuel and water tanks, drawer storage systems and turbochargers for some models were available.

Engine Specifications[edit]

Engine Displacement Bore x Stroke Power Torque Compression Ratio Design Features
TD42 4169cc 96 x 96mm 85kW @ 4000r/min 264Nm @ 2000r/min 22.7:1 4 cycle, 6 cylinder inline OHV. Crossflow cylinder head, high camshaft.
TB42S 4169cc 96 x 96mm 125kW @ 4200r/min 325Nm @ 2800r/min 8.3.1 4 cycle, 6 cylinder inline OHV. Crossflow cylinder head, high camshaft.
TB42E 4169cc 96 x 96mm 135Kw @ 4400r/min 320Nw @ 3200r/min 4 cycle, 6 cylinder inline OHV. Crossflow cylinder head, high camshaft.
RD28T 91.9Kw @ 4400r/min 255Nm @ 2000r/min
RB30 2962cc 100Kw @ 4800r/min 224Nm @ 3000r/min 4 cycle, 6 cylinder inline OHV.

Gearbox Specifications[edit]

Engine Gearbox Model Ratio 1st Ratio 2nd Ratio 3rd Ratio 4th Ratio 5th Ratio Reverse
TD42 Manual FS5R50A 4.556 2.625 1.519 1.00 0.836 4.245
TD42 Auto RE4R03A 2.784 1.54 1.00 0.694 N/A 2.275
TB42 Manual
TB42 Auto RE4R03A 2.784 1.54 1.00 0.694 N/A 2.275
RB30 Manual FS5R30A 3.324 2.077 1.360 1.00 0.711
RD28T Manual FS5R30A 4.061 2.357 1.490 1.00 0.862 4.125

Other Specifications[edit]

Diffs ratios of 3.9:1, 4.111:1, 4.375:1 and 4.625 were found across the range.

The chain driven transfer case was identical across all engines with a ratio of 2.02:1

All wagons had a 95L main fuel tank with the utility having a 90L tank and the option of a 95L subtank.


1995–1997 Nissan Patrol (GQ II) RX wagon (Australia)
1988–1994 Ford Maverick wagon (Australia)
1988–1994 Ford Maverick wagon (Australia)


Fifth generation (Y61; 1997–2013)[edit]

Fifth generation
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Overview
Also called
  • Nissan Safari (Japan)
  • Nissan Patrol GR (LHD)
  • Nissan Patrol GU (RHD)
  • Nissan Patrol Super Safari (Philippines)
Production 1997–2013 (Worldwide)
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class Mid-Size off road vehicle, Pickup
Body style
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,970 mm (116.9 in)
Length 5,080 mm (200.0 in)
Width 1,940 mm (76.4 in)
Height 1,855 mm (73.0 in)
Curb weight 2,473 kg (5,452 lb)
Nissan Safari Spirit

Y61 (GU) models first appeared in 1997, available in 4.5 L petrol; 4.8 L petrol and 2.8 L turbo diesel, 3.0 L turbo diesel, 4.2 L diesel, 4.2 L turbo diesel, 4.2 L turbo diesel intercooler variants.

Some of the drive train was changed in this model. Bigger CVs, more syncros in the manual gearboxes. The diff housings were widened to fall inline with the new body shape, but diff centers remained the same (H233 and H260). Some of Petrol Wagons received a coil version of the H260 diff however.

Comfort levels were also increased over GQ, especially in the seating and NVH areas.

Nissan Safari Wagon facelift (Japan)

In 2004 a significant facelift model was released, with new headlights, box flares on each guard, and larger tail lights. That same year, Nissan stopped selling the Safari in Japan due to poor sales. Nissan also makes a two-door pickup version of the Y61 series available as cab chassis and with a style side tray in some markets. Although a new model has been launched, this Y61 series will still sell for offroad enthusiasts but only with few options as a basic trim.

Its TB48DE engine is very famous and popular among UAE tuners, where it could be easily modified and upgraded to levels where it could beat some supercars produced by Lamborghini, Ferrari, Nissan and other supercar producers. In one occasion a TB48DE engine was fully modified and was able to reach over 2,000 hp (1,491 kW) for the sand hills challenges. As of 2013, Nissan discontinued the fifth generation model worldwide, except for Australia, South Africa and the Middle East where the 4x4 will compete against the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series.

Sixth generation (Y62; 2010–present)[edit]

Sixth generation
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Overview
Also called
Production 2010–present
Assembly
Designer Taiji Toyota (2007)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size SUV
Body style five-door SUV
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Infiniti QX56
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,075 mm (121.1 in)
Length 5,140 mm (202.4 in)
Width 1,995 mm (78.5 in)
Height 1,940 mm (76.4 in)
Curb weight 2,695–2,795 kg (5,941–6,162 lb)
Rear view

The all-new 2010 Nissan Patrol was launched on 13 February with the slogan 'Hero of All Terrain', at a VIP event in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[4] A luxury version is sold as the Infiniti QX56.

The 2010 Nissan Patrol is powered by VK56VD (5.6-litre) V8 with 400 hp (298 kW) and 560 N·m (410 ft·lbf), with features such as "VVEL" Variable Valve Event and Lift and "DIG" gasoline direct injection, and mated to a seven-speed automatic. A variable 4×4 mode package allows switching between four drive modes: sand, on-road, rock and snow, with the flick of a switch. And a "Hydraulic Body Motion Control System" system is available. Also available are an electronic-locking rear differential, hill start and hill descent control, as well as lane-departure warning, automatic braking and stability control. The Infiniti version launched in the United States in 2010. The Nissan Patrol version launched in Australia in early 2013. The Infiniti offered 7 passenger seating.

The Nissan Patrol is offered in four different levels of trim in the Middle East: XE, SE, LE, and City Package. In Australia the ST-L, Ti, and Ti-L trim levels are offered.

A 2010 Nissan Patrol V8 engine.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapters 13 and 14, pages 120 to 138. "Dune is a four-letter word" by Griselda Sprigg. Published 2001, Wakefield Press.
  2. ^ Nissan Gamma [Nissan range] (brochure) (in Flemish), Aartselaar, Belgium: N.V. Nissan Belgium S.A., 1984, p. 1 
  3. ^ a b "Nissan Patrol 2012 manual-gearbox model now in UAE | Drive Arabia : Dubai / Abu Dhabi [UAE, Saudi, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman & GCC]". Drive Arabia. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Nissan Patrol new class-leader as Nissan's 'Hero of All Terrain'". Nissan-global.com. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 

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