Nissan has launched the new 2023 Nissan Patrol in the Middle East with a host of aesthetic upgrades.

The 2023 model builds on a longstanding heritage that spans over 70 years and features an all-new and distinctive Patrol-branded fender vent badge for a unique visual identity.

The Middle East’s relationship with the iconic Patrol dates back to 1956 when the first-generation of the SUV arrived in the Gulf. Proving itself as a reliable and capable SUV that can conquer all terrains, the 2023 Patrol builds on the success of its predecessors. 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 stylised chrome along the bodywork emphasises the visual breadth of the vehicle, while the iconic design exudes luxury with a new fender vent badge.

Inside, a high-resolution, 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity takes center stage on the dashboard, while two 10.1-inch rear entertainment screens, with screen mirroring capabilities, allow passengers to be more connected and entertained.

Packed with a suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) features, the 2023 Patrol offers drivers a safer, smarter and more connected driving experience with more safety features available as standard across the lineup. These include 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 bonnet, there’s a choice of two powerful engines: a 4.0-litre V6 that produces 275hp and 394Nm of torque, offering a unique combination of power, performance and efficiency; or a larger 5.6-litre V8 that generates 400hp and 560Nm.

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 seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control that ensures smooth shifts.

The category-defining Variable 4×4 Mode allows for an effortless switch between drive modes and maximises the Patrol’s go-anywhere capability. Four dedicated modes (Sand, On-Road, Rock and Snow), accompanied by a locking rear differential and hill descent control, allow drivers to confidently explore off the beaten path.

Responsive braking is supplied by a four-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 four-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with an in-built deactivation switch.

Nassim Mourani, General Manager – Automotive Group, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., Qatar, said: “Admired and appreciated by generations of customers in Qatar and the region, the Nissan Patrol became an iconic SUV for its ability to tackle any terrain. The new 2023 Nissan Patrol is set to continue this deep-rooted bond. Its sophisticated commanding design meets full throttle functionality that offers drivers power on and off the road – a first-class drive with intelligent and intuitive mobility and connectivity.” ✤