• Dec 17, 2008
UPDATE: Images removed at request of Nissan.

Spy shots of what appears to be the next Nissan Patrol have just popped up from the Middle East. The Patrol is a Toyota Land Cruiser competitor that has until now only been sold in markets outside of North America. It is believed, however, that Nissan may consider bringing this 2010 version of the Patrol to the States to fill some of the holes left by the cancellation of the Armada and Infiniti QX56. Adopting design cues like a cantilevered roof from the 2007 Nissan Terranaut Concept, the 2010 Patrol also looks a bit like a passenger version of the new NV2500 light commercial vehicle we showed you last week.

It is expected that the new Patrol will remain body-on-frame, and that it will pick up a 4.8L V8 for the engine bay. Other engine options will likely include a 4.0L V6 and 3.0L V6 diesel (co-developed with Renault) that is rumored to produce 265 hp and 405 ft-lbs of torque. Thanks for the tip, Eb!

[Source: Almotornews.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Goddamn side vents.

      That is all/
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. What is up with this craze?
        • 6 Years Ago
        What sucks about these particular ones is that they do not fit into the cars overall style in the least. They're... swoopy and curvy. Not Patrol-ish in the least.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those of you who havnt heard of a Nissan Patrol may want to research them before making ignorant posts. Nissan has sold the Patrol abroad with success since the 1950s! Its one of the longest running name plates in the world and has proven it self for decades as being an incredibly tough SUV with great quality as well. By looking at the model above I'd imagine this is the fully loaded model, Nissan generally offers Patrols like this as well as offroad type models with a number of different drivetrain options. I'd love for the Patrol to be sold here in the states, but i'm afraid it may bite into other Nissan SUV sales and if its brought as an Infiniti it may lose some of its historic ruggedness that has made its made its name on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nissan went out and made a Toyota
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would rather use the same money and get a old Real Patrol and fix it up! Ugly and not tough looking like the old ones. It would need real off road tires and locking diffs front and back before I would even want to see on in person. If the do bring it here it will just blend in with the other borring jellybean cars on the road.
      E
      • 6 Years Ago
      A coworker had a '00 model Patrol in the UK and that car was very rustic but unbeatable and with the diesel engine decent fuel economy. This new Patrol looks more refined and luxurious. Maybe farmers and UN workers got tired of the vinyl seats.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a terrible name for a car. Only cops would buy a "patrol" vehicle. Also it sounds like petrol which doesn't sound good either. Change the name if it's brought to the states.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hate what they've done with it
      the nissan patrol was never an SUV, its considered a full on off-roach 4x4 vehicle here in the middle east. that 6cyl 4.8 engine can hit up to 1,000 horses and still take a beating. and now we get this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugly. Yet still, considerably better than I expected.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But UGLY
      • 6 Years Ago
      With this version following very closely in the direction of the 'Cruiser, I wonder if Nissan will now offer a completely separate HD model as Toyota has done for some time.
      Possible fact check- the current Patrol can be had with a 4.8L I6, so there may be some confusion with regards to the V8- or not.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "It is expected that the new Patrol will remain body-on-frame, and that it will pick up a 4.8L V8 for the engine bay. Other engine options will likely include a 4.0L V6 and 3.0L V6 diesel (co-developed with Renault) that is rumored to produce 265 hp and 405 ft-lbs of torque."

      OK...

      Nissan, if you bring that 3.0 V6 to the United States, you absolutely must put it in the Nissan Frontier too. Good Lord, 405 pound-feet of torque... You could practically tow a house...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like Nissan couldnt come up with a design of their own and copyed the 200 series cruiser. Thank god they god rid of the 3 litre grenade, but lets see if the renult motor is any better. I would never buy another Nissan for as long I live their warranty is not worth a cent. Just ask anyone who owns one of the 3litre grenades who have required engine rebuild and sure they will be happy to tell their story. Steve
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