The Nissan Patrol has a legacy of being a rugged and tough SUV, and with the newly unveiled major refresh for the 2020 model year, the machine gains more technology and luxury so that occupants can be safer and more comfortable. It goes on sale first in the Middle East later this month.
On the outside, the updated Patrol retains an upright, chiseled appearance. There’s a new take on the company’s V-shaped grille that uses a broad, flat section at the bottom. The running lights have a similar look but flip the shape on its side. The designers incorporate the bottom edge of the fascia into the rest of the front end by sculpting uprights that lead to the headlights. The tweaks are more minor at the rear where Nissan installs new taillights with sequential turn signals.
The Patrol’s interior looks more luxurious thanks to touches like available diamond-stitched, quilted leather seats. Nissan also touts that the cabin is quieter than before. There are now a pair of displays on the center stack with the map display on top and info like the HVAC on the bottom. The system gets support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, too. An expanded driver safety suite includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and an Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system.
The 2020 Patrol comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 making 275 horsepower (205 kilowatts) and 291 pound-feet (394 Newton-meters) of torque. Customers can upgrade to a 5.6-liter V8 offering 400 hp (298 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque. The V8-powered model is available with Nissan’s Hydraulic Body Motion Control adaptive suspension system.