The Nissan Patrol, dubbed the “Hero of All Terrains in Life”, has again proved its toughness and versatility by setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the fastest time to ascend a 100 meter sand dune by a production car.
The Patrol climbed the imposing dune in Jordan’s Wadi Rum in a staggering time of 4.9 seconds to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title fora second time.
The Nissan Patrol also holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘heaviest object pulled by any production vehicle’, set at Sharjah International Airport, UAE. An unmodified production Nissan Patrol pulled a cargo plane weighing 170.9 tons, inclusive of fuel and cargo, for over 50 meters smashing the previous record by 15 tons.
Nissan Middle East managing director Samir Cherfan, says: “The Nissan Patrol has again proved that there are no conditions it can’t tackle and conquer. We believe that this latest award shows the Nissan Patrol is one of the best production cars for off-roading and dune bashing on the market.”
This latest extraordinary feat by Nissan’s “Hero of All Terrains in Life”, yet again bears testimony to the superiority of the Nissan Patrol when going off-road in the challenging conditions in the Middle East.
“The first Nissan Patrol in the Middle East arrived in Kuwait in 1956 and now its status in the region is nothing short of iconic. While loyalty to the Nissan Patrol stretches back decades, we are expanding to a new audience all the time as the record number of vehicles leaving the showrooms indicates. Whether towing a huge plane or scaling a sand dune in a record time, our GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles show that we continue to deliver on our promise of ‘Innovation that Excites,” concluded Cherfan.
An off-roading instructor piloted the Nissan Patrol up the 100 meter dune in order to successfully gain the world record in 4.9 seconds. Achieving such a feat in a record breaking short time reflects the highly advanced technology and innovation incorporated within the Nissan Patrol.
The Nissan Patrol’s reputation as a highly-capable, durable and reliable off-roader is second-to-none in the Middle East market. Many of what are now the world’s leading automotive technologies made their debut with the Nissan Patrol. They include its Hydraulic Body Motion Control System(HBMC), which keeps the car flatter with less body roll during lane-changing and cornering, while delivering excellent stability on rugged and sandy tracks. The Patrol also includes an All-Mode 4x4 system, which allows the driver to quickly switch between four drive modes - sand, on-road, snow and rock - with the mere flick of a switch. Its Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control functions also can be selected easily with the touch of a button for braking on slope road surfaces.