Nissan Launches New 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary Model with Host of Exciting upgrades
In a celebration of the Patrol’s rich history and deeply-rooted connection to the region, Nissan launched the new 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary model in the region, following its world premiere at Expo 2020 Dubai earlier this week. Furthering the iconic SUV’s success in the Middle East, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary is a commemorative model exclusive to the Gulf region, honoring its unmatched legacy of conquering all terrains.
Embodying power and premium quality, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary model is more luxurious and connected than ever before with numerous stylistic and technological advancements. A striking V-Motion grille and new 20-inch machine cut alloy wheels embellish the exterior of the iconic SUV, while all-new burgundy interiors elevate the level of opulence within the cabin. An all-new 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with new 10.1-inch rear entertainment screens, allow drivers and passengers to be more connected, while enhancing safety and enjoyment.
The Middle East formed a powerful attachment with the Nissan Patrol when the first-generation SUV landed in the Gulf in 1956. Proving itself as a reliable and capable SUV that can conquer all terrains, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary models builds on the success of its predecessors and rewrites the benchmark for design, comfort, and technology.
Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director at Nissan Middle East, said: “For decades, the Patrol has built a rich legacy of being the Hero of All Terrain, while becoming proudly linked to the region and its people. We are proud of the Patrol’s journey and its ongoing evolution to cater to the unique needs and expectations of our customers across generations. We mark this 70th anniversary milestone with a special model truly worthy of the occasion, combining the best in luxury, performance, and connectivity. Our heritage continues to move us forward and we are excited to conquer the next 70 years together with our partners, stakeholders and customers in the region.”
Bold Presence, Premium Comfort
Inspired by Nissan’s powerful new design aesthetic, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary makes an impressive statement with a new, bold V-Motion chrome grille and 20-inch machine-cut alloy wheels. The stylized chrome along the bodywork emphasizes the visual breadth of the vehicle, while the design exudes luxury with a new side fender vent badge branded with the 70th Anniversary logo.
Drivers and occupants are welcomed into a premium cabin where every detail is crafted to heighten the driving experience, with the brand-new burgundy interior option specifically designed to celebrate the Patrol’s 70-year legacy. Attention to detail and class-leading spaciousness create a truly first-class experience for all on board, accentuated through diamond-stitched quilted-tan leather seats.
Dialing up connectivity, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary model welcomes a new, redesigned center console with a high-resolution 12.3-inch infotainment display that offers upgraded wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A suite of 13 perfectly placed Bose speakers makes for more entertaining drives, while improved sound isolation equates to a more relaxed and luxurious experience for all.
Two new 10.1-inch multimedia screens with wireless headphones and screen mirroring options transform the rear-seat entertainment to make long journeys more enjoyable, while all devices remain fully charged with multiple USB ports and a wireless charging tray upfront.
With its suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) offerings, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary model offers drivers a safer, smarter, and more connected driving experience. The safety of those onboard and around the Patrol is ensured through a variety of assuring technologies, including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Intelligent Intervention, and Intelligent Cruise Control.
The Intelligent Rear-View Mirror strengthens the Patrol’s arsenal of safety features by offering drivers an unobstructed view from a camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle. The innovative Intelligent Around View® Monitor makes parking and navigating tight off-road trails a breeze by offering drivers a 360-degree view of the SUV’s surroundings.
Under the hood, the 2022 Patrol 70th Anniversary modes offers drivers a choice of two powerful engines. The base 4.0-liter V6 produces 275 horsepower and 394 NM of torque, offering a unique combination of power, performance, and efficiency, while the larger 5.6-liter V8 puts out a staggering 400 horsepower and 560 NM of torque for ultimate performance in the toughest of conditions.
The V8 engine's direct injection system provides better wide-open throttle performance and comes fitted with a dedicated Eco mode for improved efficiency. Both engines are mated to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control that ensures smooth shifts, while allowing drivers to shuffle through gears manually for a more engaging experience behind the wheel.
The category-defining Variable 4x4 Mode allows for an effortless switch between drive modes and maximizes the Patrol’s go-anywhere capability with ease. Four dedicated modes (Sand, On-Road, Rock, Snow), which are accompanied by a locking rear differential and hill descent control, allow drivers to confidently explore off the beaten path, while the Hydraulic Body Motion Control System with 4-wheel independent suspension ensures immense stability and comfort, irrespective of the terrain.
Responsive braking is supplied by a 4-wheel disc brake system with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Standard on all models is also 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with an in-built deactivation switch for unintrusive expeditions off-road. Agile steering on- and off-road is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
The 2022 Nissan Patrol 70th Anniversary model is now available at Nissan dealerships across the region, with prices starting from AED 199,900, inclusive of VAT. Prices vary per market.
Nissan Middle East
Nissan’s heritage in the Middle East goes way back to 1957, when the first Nissan vehicle was sold in Saudi Arabia. Since then the Nissan Legacy has taken deep roots in the hearts of the Middle East people by becoming an integral part of their lives.
Currently Nissan is one of the most popular and successful automobile brands in the Middle East boasting of a strong line-up ranging from popular passenger cars to powerful 4x4 series and commercial vehicles.
In its quest to closely understand the local needs of its customers, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in June, 1994 set up a regional Middle East head quarters in Dubai, thus becoming the first Japanese car manufacturer to accomplish this feat. The Nissan Middle East FZE office houses a highly sophisticated training center which serves as an excellent training ground for undertaking Nissan customer care and service activities.