What makes the Nissan Patrol so perfect for tackling summer?
There are a few cars that stand out from the crowd as the best off-road and towing vehicles on the market. The Nissan Patrol has a home near the very top of that list, and it has for years and years.
The combination of power, torque, comfort and off-road capability puts the Nissan Patrol ahead of the pack as one of the best all-round cars on the market. The latest model has made improvements on an already near-perfect vehicle. Don't believe us? Read on and see for yourself.
What makes the Nissan Patrol so desirable?
Under the hood is an enormous 5.6-litre V8 block that produces 298 kilowatts and 560 Nm of torque. That makes it incredibly versatile, and the 3,500-kilogram towing capacity is testament to that. The big engine uses plenty of gas (14.5 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres) but with a staggering 140 litre tank, you won't have to make too many stops.
A seven-speed automatic gearbox with a manual mode means that getting up to speed on the highway is a breeze – nice and smooth. You'll have no trouble with a huge boat hitched on a trailer. The ride will be comfortable and stable.
The Nissan Patrol sports Hydraulic Body Motion Control that keeps all four wheels on the ground as you move over rough terrain. Thinking about going bush? This might just be the perfect car. You'll be in total control the whole time.
How does it stack up inside?
The interior of the Nissan Patrol is jam-packed with innovative technology. In the spacious cabin, you'll find:
- Satellite navigation;
- Bluetooth-enabled infotainment system, controlled by an 8-inch touchscreen;
- Entertainment for the kids in the form of 7-inch multi-format screens, with a DVD player in the front console;
- A music hard drive to store all of your favourite tunes; and
- Intelligent Key technology, including push-button start for ease of access.
With all of that inside, your kids in the rear seats will enjoy every moment of your summer road trips around the country. This is a brilliant car to take to the beach, or to your beach house (lucky), because getting there will be stress-free, and the car will be impressive over any rough terrain you can find.
For your own taste of the Nissan Patrol, head into the Sydney North Shore Automotive Nissan dealership in Sydney for a test drive. You'll be amping to hit the beach tracks as soon as you pull away from the dealership!