While Nissan has silently discontinued the X-Trail SUV in the Indian market, a new reports suggests the Japanese auto giant is planning to launch the Patrol SUV in India. The Nissan Patrol is a full size SUV which has a seating capacity for 7 people. The report also mentions the Patrol will be sold in India via the CBU route which will make it somewhat pricey.
The Nissan Patrol features a ladder-on-frame construction and is a four wheel drive SUV. Its quite popular in the Middle-East it takes tourists dune bashing. Powering the Patrol is a big 5.6 liter V8 petrol mill which churns out 400 bhp of max power 550 Nm of twisting force. The Patrol can be ordered with a 5 speed AT, 7 speed AT or a 6 speed MT. India is likely to get the 7 speed AT box.
The Nissan Patrol features ALL MODE 4×4 system incorporating a variable 4×4 mode package. It allows the driver to quickly switch between four drive modes: sand, on-road, snow and rock, with the flick of a switch. In sand mode, owners are able to drive safely, quickly and skillfully in sand and dirt. In addition, the Nissan Patrol also offers a new Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control which can also be selected easily with the touch of a button. Hill Descent Control uses the brakes to maintain a constant downhill speed of 7km/h in 4H mode and 4km/h in 4L mode.
Standard features on the Nissan Patrol include :
4L-4H Full time 4WD w/ Variable 4X4 mode
18″ Alloy Wheels
Remote Keyless entry with Intelligent key
Push engine starter
Power Door Locks with Speed-sensing Auto Lock
Power one-touch auto windows – FR&RR
Centre Console w/ Lid and Cool Box
Manual Tilt and Telescopic Adjuster Steering Wheel
Leather shift knob
Chrome door handles
Front Auto Dual-zone Climate Control A/C with Rear Cooler
2-DIN AM/FM 1CD + AUX input Audio System with 4 speakers
Cargo net hook
Dual SRS Airbag System with VDC, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
Rear Differential Lock
Immobilizer with Car Alarm (Vehicle Security System)
So what do you have to say about the Nissan Patrol ? Do you like it ? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
via : ACI