The Nissan Patrol is celebrating a record-breaking year in Australia, with more people choosing the comfortable and capable Y62 Patrol in 2021 than in any other year on record (including a sales record of 612 vehicles in September).
To celebrate, Nissan has updated the Patrol for the 2022 model year, with a new grille, new badging and new fender vent design making up the list of changes for the big SUV, powered by a 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine.
These changes follow the major 2020 update, which introduced a refreshed exterior, new suspension tuning, a revised colour palette and a range of added Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety technologies.
“The Nissan Patrol has always been a legendary vehicle in Australia, and that legendary status only increased in 2021,” Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson said.
“It’s a testament to the Y62 Patrol that its strongest year on record in Australia coincided with the model’s 70th anniversary, which proves the Patrol is only getting better and more popular with each new variant,” he added.
While the changes are evolutionary over revolutionary, they add another chapter to the Nissan Patrol story, with two well-equipped grades on offer for the new year, in the form of the Ti and Ti-L.
Both are powered by the same engine, which delivers 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque, paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and adaptive shift control. The Patrol still sports a 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity.
Likewise, it still features intelligent 4X4 with electronic 4WD selection, a rear helical limited-slip differential, an off-road monitor, hill descent control and hill start assist control.
Ti variants now sporting the new black grille, emblem and fender vents, while the Ti-L retains the chrome-slatted grille. The 2022 Nissan Patrol Ti is priced from $82,160, while the Ti-L variant hits the tarmac at $95,115. Both prices are plus on-roads.