Dubai, UAE (11 January 2023) – Building on its SUV dominance and as a testament to its commitment of making advanced mobility solutions accessible to all, Nissan has launched the new 2023 Nissan Patrol in the Middle East with a host of aesthetic and technological upgrades, spearheaded by the regional debut of NissanConnect innovative services. Catering to the evolving needs of customers, NissanConnect, the brand’s first-of-its-kind digital platform in the region, offers customers a seamless connection between their 2023 Nissan Patrol and smartphone for access to a host of features that enhance the overall ownership experience.
Comprising of a vehicle-installed device and an intuitive mobile application, NissanConnect offers customers a culmination of twelve unique and beneficial features. These are grouped under three key categories, namely, Navigation & Driving, Convenience & Comfort, and Safety & Car Health. Available in the Middle East on the 2023 Nissan Patrol, the new system enables customers to manage the connectivity of their Patrol including remotely locking and unlocking of doors, activating the horn and lights from a distance, and starting the engine to cool the cabin ahead of departure. Additionally, and for added safety, NissanConnect also offers customizable smart alerts for speed, curfew, and geographical boundaries, to better monitor how, where and at what time a vehicle is being used.
With the regional launch of NissanConnect, the 2023 Nissan Patrol is now more luxurious and connected than ever before. Embodying power and premium quality, the 2023 Nissan Patrol builds on the success of its predecessors and continues setting the benchmark for design, comfort, and technology within its segment.
Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: “For over seven decades, the Nissan Patrol has built a rich legacy of conquering all terrain while offering our customers the very best in luxury, performance, and connectivity. The introduction of NissanConnect on the 2023 Nissan Patrol is a testament to our customer centricity as it offers innovative solutions and a digitally connected driving experience that adds to the pride and convenience of owning a Nissan SUV.”
The Middle East formed a powerful attachment with the Nissan Patrol since its introduction to the region in 1956. Inspired by the brand’s powerful design aesthetic, the 2023 Nissan Patrol makes a bold statement with a striking V-Motion chrome grille and 20-inch machine-cut alloy wheels. The stylized chrome along the bodywork emphasizes the visual breadth of the vehicle, while the iconic design exudes luxury with a new Patrol branded side fender vent badge.
Inside, drivers and occupants are welcomed into a premium and technologically loaded cabin. A high-resolution 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity takes centerstage on the dashboard, while two 10.1-inch rear entertainment screens, enhanced with screen mirroring capabilities, allow passengers to be more connected and entertained.
Packed with a suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) features, the 2023 Nissan Patrol offers drivers a safer, smarter, and more connected driving experience. The safety of those onboard and around the Patrol is ensured through a variety of assuring technologies, including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Intelligent Intervention, and Intelligent Cruise Control.
Under the hood, drivers receive a choice of two powerful engines: a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 275 horsepower and 394 NM of torque, offering a unique combination of power, performance, and efficiency; or a larger 5.6-liter V8 that generates 400 horsepower and 560 NM of torque for ultimate performance in the toughest of conditions.
The V8 engine’s direct injection system provides better wide-open throttle performance and comes fitted with a dedicated Eco mode for improved efficiency. Both engines are mated to an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control that ensures smooth shifts, while allowing drivers to shuffle through gears manually for a more engaging experience behind the wheel.
The category-defining Variable 4×4 Mode allows for an effortless switch between drive modes and maximizes the Patrol’s go-anywhere capability with ease. Four dedicated modes (Sand, On-Road, Rock, Snow), which are accompanied by a locking rear differential and hill descent control, allow drivers to confidently explore off the beaten path, supported with the Hydraulic Body Motion Control System. Agile steering on- and off-road is provided by an engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Responsive braking is supplied by a 4-wheel disc brake system with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Standard on all models is also 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with an in-built deactivation switch for unintrusive expeditions off-road.
NissanConnect is currently offered on the 2023 Nissan Patrol available at Nissan’s partner network across the UAE.