Fans have been excited about a new release of the 2017 Nissan Patrol car but the ones in the US may not get to share the wealth. The Patrol model was perhaps one of the coolest models that has not yet been featured in the US market and everyone was thinking that the picture needs to change and this car gets to be released here. The latest announcement brought a Nissan Patrol Nismo version available but the story remains the same as after the release date you will be able to see the car only in its respective European and Australian markets with the North America left on the hiatus yet again.
The 2017 Nissan Patrol needed some added strength and that is why the Nismo version was something that people demanded. The Patrol Nismo has already been showcased in the Middle East and was seen at the auto show in Dubai where it has been shown to the public as exactly what it stands for, and that is a beefed up Nissan Patrol model. This latest Nissan Patrol model will not be powered by a supercar engine as you would expect it to be but gives us enough power for the stuff it has been made for doing.
Currently, the 2017 Nissan Patrol model is available in the European and Asian markets and will remain so for the time being while the 2017 Nissan Patrol Nismo is exclusively offered in the Untied Arab Emirates for the time being. For now the Japanese product does not make a lot of sense for them being released in America, but it would be cool to do so. Maybe some later models get to be feted here but for now we can only read the review about it and view the car from a distance or form its pictures
The latest 2017 Nissan Patrol looks as pretty standard for the SUV segment. It does not change as much as you would assume it would but it does mange to take into some new elements and some added looks and features which are new for it. The font end sees an addition of the bumper which is fairly similar to the one seen on the 370Z Nismo’s. There is a massive air intake which is as wide as the grille is and comes with vertical gills towards the edges. There are some horizontal LED daytime running lights added as well and the splitter receives some red accents which makes the appearance a lot sportier.
The rear end sees the standard apron added with the small air intakes added towards the end of the fenders. The rear end also sees the added red accents, a diffuser-like element, a twin-exhaust pipe configuration and a black-painted roof spoiler.
The Nismo version looks pretty much the same as the standard model does and includes pretty much the same kinds of elements that you see here with a few of the added Nismo features that you would instantly recognize on the street. Some other additions include the red-painted grilles for the front fenders, black side mirrors with red stripes, black door handles, a set of 22-inch Rays alloy wheels and lower suspension for a more aggressive appearance.
There are a few interior enhancements for the 2017 Nissan Patriot model. In fact the car is going to be updated with a new interior layout but it appears that we do get only one interior color choice. The two-tone, black-and-white leather seen on the seating and the door panels is an optional choice for the vehicle’s inside. There is a white leather “frame” for the center stack added as well which goes with the mixture quite nicely. The monochromatic layout is complemented with black wood inserts which are seen on the dashboard, center console and the door panels as well.
The steering wheel is a standard business looking one like in the previous Patrol models. But the Nismo version is going to differ by getting a 12-o’clock red stripe and the red stitching, which are going to be the main difference with the standard version of the car. The other difference for the Nismo Patrol model is a Nismo-specific unit with a red rev counter placed in the instrument cluster and there are going to be some two-toned seats as they come with red stitching and accents in the form of side piping.
The latest 2017 Nissan Patrol is going to come with its standard engine as before. The 5.6-liter V-8 engine is the same unit seen in the US QX80 model. The same engine is going to be featured for the Nissan Patrol Nismo and is perhaps a disappointment as most fans were expecting to see an upgrade in the drivetrain. The difference now is that this engine is going to be built by Takumi which is further going to enlace the power as it adds 28 hp to result in 428 horses as total and another 413 pound-feet of torque. The Nismo version will add some Bilstein shock absorbers, sport-tuned power steering and customized body reinforcements which will update the handling and the shifting ability of the car.
Release date and price
As we mentioned the latest 2017 Nissan Patrol is not going to be available in the US as well as for the Nismo version also. The standard model is going to be released in the Japanese markets this year while the release date for the European and Australian markets is set for the start of next year. The 2017 Nissan Patrol Nismo starts is run only in the UAE and will be offered exclusively in that country first. The price tag is about $50,500.