Body and Chassis
The Nissan Patrol retains the ladder chassis construction, which favors offroad performance and durability over anything else. Nissan has increased the Patrol's size and has strengthened the structure. As a result, the new model offers twice the lateral rigidity of the previous generation.
However, since no special attention was paid to the weight factor, the generation change has also brought a premium on the scale. While the old (Y61) Patrol tipped the scales at 5,452 LBS (2,473 KG), the new (Y62) model weighs 6,160 LBS (2,800 KG).
For the Patrol, Nissan allows you to choose between a 5.6-liter V8 and a... 5.6-liter V8. There’s no confusion here: the first engine is borrowed from the previous generation of the car, while the latter is a heavily refreshed unit.
The previous’ Patrol’s powerplant has been kept is use thanks to its outstanding reliability, despite its fuel consumption and specific power, which aren’t exactly flattering. This churns out 317 HP and a 385 LB-FT (522 NM) of torque.
As for the new unit of the Patrol, this uses the 5.6-liters of displacement to produce 400 hp at 5,800 rpm and a peak torque of 413 LB-FT (550 NM) at 4,000 RPM, as well as showing superior efficiency. To achieve this, the V8 turns to technical solutions such as direct injection and variable valve timing (VVEL or variable valve event and lift).
While the 317 HP V8 is confined to a five-speed automatic transmission, the fresh 400 HP unit is mated to an automatic gearbox that offers two extra ratios.
Further down the power line, we find a transfer case, a lockable center differential, as well as a helical limited slip differential at the back.
While the old Patrol used a live axle at the back, the new Y62 generation comes with all-round independent suspension, offering a longer wheel travel. This also meant that the ground clearance of the rear diff was raised by 1.97 inches (50 mm).
The Patrol now features a Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) system that varies the oil pressure in the dampers. This adapts to the driving conditions, minimizing body roll on the road, while keeping the wheels on the ground, as well as offering more freedom when required during offroad driving.
Nissan has redesigned the braking system of the Patrol, gifting this with a new brake booster, as well as hefty 14-inch rotors with four-piston calipers for the front axle.Continue reading
NISSAN Patrol technical data summary
Engine: 5552 cm3 cc V8 Petrol
Dimensions: 202.4 in OR 5141 mm length / 76.4 in OR 1941 mm width / 78.5 in OR 1994 mm height
Get full technical data for NISSAN Patrol →