The Nissan Patrol is a popular four-wheel drive vehicle enjoyed worldwide. Since 1951, it has been sold either as a short-wheelbase, three-door automobile, or a long-wheelbase, five-door chassis vehicle.
In the Philippines, it was known as the Datsun Patrol in the 1980s, the Nissan Patrol Safari in the 1990s, and the Nissan Patrol Super Safari in 2010s. In 2015, a reasonably priced, all-new Nissan Patrol Royale was relaunched to cater to the need for a reliable and versatile vehicle.
This impressive automobile, measuring 5,165mm long, 1,995mm wide and 1,955mm tall is known for effortlessly merging posh designs with rugged details. On the front, it bears a dynamic chrome grille paired with high-tech running lights and LED headlights. Its side features a window graphic of a darkened A-pillar and chrome air intake vents that efficiently assist the engine. It bears an ideal ground clearance of 273mm, giving it a powerful stance.
Supporting this mighty vehicle is a set of 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Going inside the Nissan Patrol Royale is a delightful experience as it is filled with luxury. Its cabin is dominated with leather, offered in either brown and black, chrome accents, and faux wood with aluminum highlights. The front door and luggage areas are fitted with Thinsulate which is an insulation made from ultra microfiber that guarantees a quieter and well-insulated cabin.
It can accommodate eight fully grown passengers. Riders on the middle row can take advantage of pleasing innovations such as charging ports, a seven-inch entertainment screen, a built-in cooler box, and controls for temperature adjustment.
The Patrol Royale’s entertainment is provided by an eight-inch infotainment system that offers Bluetooth, USB, and AUX connection. It is attached to 13 Bose audio speakers. Passengers are spoiled with two seven-inch screens that come with a pair of cordless headphones.
Other innovations include the Nissan Intelligent Key that allows you lock and unlock the vehicle’s door, Push Button Start feature, Around View Monitor that utilizes four cameras, and Intelligent Cruise Control with distance control assist,
In terms of safety, this SUV is fitted with dual, side, and curtain airbags. It is equipped with an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, stability control, an immobilizer system, and a security alarm.
The new Nissan Patrol Royale is built with a heavy-duty frame core that is manufactured with enhanced structural rigidity. It sits on a Y62 chassis with a Double Wishbone suspension attached to all its wheels.
The Nissan Patrol Royale runs using a 5.6-liter, eight-cylinder, 32-valve engine guaranteed to produce 400hp with a torque of 560 Nm of torque. It is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.