2016 Nissan Patrol Diesel
The long-lived Patrol has been soldiering on since 1951. Nissan’s renowned full-size SUV is currently in its sixth iteration that made its debut in 2010. The Patrol is currently one of the very few vehicles able to take on the Toyota Land Cruiser when it comes to combining comfort with ruggedness and excellent off-road capabilities. As for the 2016 model, the most notable innovation will come in the form of a new Cummins diesel engine under its hood. So, expect the 2016 Nissan Patrol to become an even more versatile option compared to its predecessor.
2016 Nissan Patrol Features
Nissan’s largest SUV model won’t stray too far from the outgoing version when it comes to the exterior design. Expect to see only minor styling tweaks but nothing too conspicuous. After the last redesign, the iconic Patrol came with a more sophisticated and less edgy design. However, it still boasts a unique rugged appearance for which it has been known for decades. One of its particularly interesting styling cues comes as the angled-strut motif front grille. Inside the 2016 Nissan Patrol, we expect to see a bevy of high-end materials such as polished aluminum, wood trim and lush leather. Thanks to its wider, deeper and higher seats, the redesigned Patrol offers one of the most comfortable rides you can currently find in this segment. It also comes with more legroom in the second and third row of seats that makes it a perfect family-hauler.
2016 Nissan Patrol Engine Options
Thus far, the Nissan Patrol has been offered with a 5.8-liter engine with DIG (direct injection gasoline) and VVEL (variable valve event and lift). This capable unit with the range-topping specifications generates 400 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The Patrol also features some advanced technologies such as the Body Motion Control System that prevents body roll when changing lanes and cornering, while providing a smoother ride on rugged terrains. Now, the 2016 Nissan Patrol will finally introduce a diesel engine to its lineup. Namely, the Japanese automaker plans to use a high-performance Cummins turbodiesel that already powers the Nissan Titan pickup. More detailed information on the engine’s performance inside the upcoming Patrol have yet to be released.