The Legend Returns

Nissan has unveiled its exclusive 2024 Patrol Super Safari model for the GCC region.

The new Al Ostoura, which literally translates to ‘The Legend’ in Arabic, is a GCC-exclusive model that pays homage to the Patrol Super Safari’s rich heritage and connection to the people of the region.

Affectionately referred to as the VTC, the Patrol Super Safari is based on the fifth-generation Nissan Patrol, which was originally produced from 1997 to 2010. The model’s formidable all-terrain capabilities and class-leading power made it a popular SUV for off-road enthusiasts and thrill-seekers in the Gulf region. The enduring customer demand for this model in the GCC led to its revival in 2016 as the Patrol Super Safari – and it has been in production ever since.

The 2024 Al Ostoura edition marks the culmination of the legacy of the fifth-generation Patrol and features various exterior and interior design enhancements inspired by the region’s desert landscape.

Additional distinctions to the model include special badges on its rear pillar and engine, which feature ‘Al Ostoura since 1951’ engraved in Arabic calligraphy, alongside the SUV’s iconic silhouette.

The model’s spare tyre cover and fender garnish also bare a unique recurring design motif that’s inspired by the Arabian desert dunes, that are also visible on interior elements such as the centre console badge and floor mats. While the rich colour palette, featuring two exterior colour schemes, is complemented by 17-inch alloy wheels, distinctive body stickers and contrasting exterior inserts on the roof, bumpers and wheel arches.

When it comes to performance the 2024 Patrol Super Safari Al Ostoura is powered by a 4.8-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine that delivers a striking 280hp and 451Nm of torque. Featuring Valve Timing Control (VTC) and the Nissan Induction Control System (NICS), it boasts exceptional off-road performance and an impressive top speed on the highway. The power is seamlessly directed through a five-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The model features electronically controlled power steering for smooth control at low speeds and firm handling at high speeds. It is further complemented by cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS, dual-front SRS airbags, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) to ensure a safer and more connected driving experience, both on and off road.

Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: “The ‘Al Ostoura’ special edition encapsulates the spirit of the Patrol Super Safari and is our way to express our gratitude to the people of the region who have made it more than just a vehicle, but a cherished part of our shared heritage.” ✤