Exactly a week after the company teased its arrival, the 2022 Nissan Patrol full-size SUV has officially been launched in the Philippines. Coincidentally, the Patrol nameplate is also celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate it than to finally bring in the facelifted model in the Philippines.
“Built on 70-years of SUV heritage, the Nissan Patrol continues its legacy here in the Philippines. It is now smarter than ever, and leads its class in innovation, luxury, and performance. We are offering the latest in the Patrol legacy here in the Philippines to leaders who recognize its capability, versatility, stylishness, comforts, and innovations,” says Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima.
Heavily refreshed in 2020, the Nissan Patrol gets a new front-end design that consists of the brand’s largest interpretation yet of its V-Motion grille. This is then flanked by a new pair of LED headlights with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights. The side profile largely remains unchanged, though it gets a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels. At the back, there’s now a satin silver strip that runs through the car’s width. At both ends are a new pair of LED taillights that mimic the design of the headlights.
As for the interior (we are still waiting for the official photos), the design is now more reminiscent of the US-market Armada. This is due to the newly-designed center console, wherein the two-screen layout of the original 2020 facelift model has been swapped out for an easier-to-use 12.3-inch floating touch screen with wireless Apple CarPlay. The central aircon vents and climate controls have also been redesigned to accommodate this new screen layout. Sounds are then played through a 13-speaker Bose sound system.
Powering the new Nissan Patrol is the same naturally aspirated 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine as before, and it produces 405 hp and 560 Nm of torque. Power is sent through all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic. Ensuring top-notch handling and ride comfort, the Patrol comes with Hydraulic Body Motion Control that constantly adjusts the suspension depending on the road conditions.
As with every modern Nissan nowadays, the 2022 Nissan Patrol comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of driver-assistance tech. This includes a radar-guided Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Forward Collision Braking, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Blindspot Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and High Beam Assist, in addition to the Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Hill Start Assist, and Hill Descent Control.
The new 2022 Patrol will be sold in all Nissan dealerships nationwide for P4,548,000 starting February 2022. It will also come with a segment-first 5-year warranty.