The new 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo has been unveiled at the Expo 2020 Dubai virtual event. The new, Middle East-exclusive Patrol Nismo comes with a few refinements and upgrades that make it even more attractive to those looking for a large SUV with a little bit of thrill.
Exterior-wise, it’s basically the same facelifted Patrol that we’ve been seeing since 2020, but with the added sportiness and aggression courtesy of the exclusive Nismo bodykit. These upgrades include new front bumpers with larger air vents, a larger V Motion grille, sportier 22-inch wheels, a new rear bumper with an F1-style third brake light, and a red stripe surrounding the lower portions of the vehicle.
The interior of the 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo has also been upgraded to feature upgraded leather and Alcantara upholstery, real carbon fiber trims, and numerous red accents and stitching on the doors, dashboard and seats. The new Patrol Nismo also comes with a version of Nissan Connect that features two touch screens along with Apple CarPlay functionality. Other features include wireless charging and a few USB-C ports.
Powering the Nissan Patrol Nismo is the same naturally aspirated 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine as before, and it produces 428 hp and 560 Nm of torque, which is 5 Nm less than before. Power is sent through all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic.
While no upgrades have been made to the engine, Nismo has given the Patrol new Bilstein shocks for better handling. In addition, the 22-inch wheels are 4.5 kg less than the previous wheels, which should also improve handling.
As with many modern cars nowadays, the 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo is equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the brand’s suite of advanced driver aids. This includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, 360-degree camera system, just to name a few.
The new 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo will go on sale in the Middle East this April. Do you wish Nissan Philippines would bring in this behemoth of an SUV to our country?