The new facelifted Nissan Patrol has been launched in the Philippines, and is now priced lower than ever, all thanks to JPEPA. The Nissan Patrol has been a bit of a black sheep in the full-size SUV segment, with the Land Cruiser dominating this segment. This is partly due to poor marketing, and its hefty price tag which almost rivals more luxurious offerings such as the Porsche Cayenne, and Toyota’s own Lexus LX and GX.
Changes are minimal to both interior and exterior. The headlight cluster has been revised, now incorporating LED daytime running lights, while the tail light graphic has been revised as well. The exterior remains as authoritative as ever, a perfect ride for politicians especially this campaign period, as the elections are nearby.
Inside, the changes are even more minimal, but that isn’t a bad thing, because the Patrol’s interior remains opulent and luxurious, wherein its occupants are cocooned in swathes of leather and wood.
Powertrain remains the same, still powered by a 5.6 liter V8, producing 400 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, gas consumption won’t be its strong point because it is still mated to a 5-Speed Automatic Transmission.
Oh yes! The pricing. From a somehow lofty P4,995,000, the priced has been slashed to P3,990,000. A huge amount, huh? This is all thanks to JPEPA, wherein under the agreement, Japan-made vehicles with an engine size of 3.0 liters and above are exempted from tariffs. Interested?