Nissan Patrol in Australia
2008 2009 Nissan Patrol (see test track video)
For these years the patrol was about Revision , The time had arrived for a re think and this was the model PATROL.
The Turbo Diesel line up now consists of the 5 deat DX wagon, 7 seat ST, ST-L and Ti .
Petrol , 7 seat ST, ST-L and Ti
The ST now has the 4.8L petrol variation ST-S is discontinued.
Other than some cosmetics the Patrol boasts ABS anti locking Brakes as standard except the DX. The 4.8 petrol as we swelter in high fuel costs produces 180 kw at 4800 rpm but what is impressive is the Torque 400Nm at 3600 rpm. Add the 5 speed auto box with the sequential manual shift mode and this four wheel drive Nissan need to be taken notice of.
Compare the ZD30 3.0L Turbo diesel and you will find less torque than the petrol but note its 380Nm is delivered at 2000rpm and here well consider the fuel economy.
Wheel articulation for the car geeks show what a vehicle this is off road: quote (car advice. com. au)
"Itís off road credentials are where it shows its true form with the ability to climb a 39-degree gradient and tackle 700mm-deep water crossings. Beam axles with coil springs front and rear allow excellent wheel articulation over the roughest terrain, while the auto-locking front hubs (on ST, ST-L and TI models), long suspension travel and generous ground clearance all contribute to the Patrolís formidable off-road ability"
Nissan Patrol Walkabout
Limited edition 2008. Available as a DX manual and a Patrol DX Automatic
Extra value adds to this already well appointed vehicle approx $7000 according to Nissan. New price $49990.
Not every one will get the chance on one of these as production is limited to 275. Engine size 3.0 CRD
Unless you are a brand follower this Nissan Patrol for the 2008 market is superb both on and off road.
Given the kids to the beach test I can assure you space refinements and comfort are top of the list.
Ask the wife test and you get a thumbs up . Nissan Patrol 2008 looking forward to 2009.
Nice Patrol Video