Nissan Patrol gets new 7-speed automatic, more power for 2018
2018 Nissan Patrol – The actual current-generation Nissan Patrol Royale may be looking for quite a while right now. With regard to 2018 nevertheless, the actual venerable full-sized VEHICLE will get a proper energy bundle this season and it is probably the strongest automobile Nissan Philippines provides, club the actual GT-R.
Under the hood, 2018 Patrol Royale is fitted with a new VK56VD 5.6-liter, naturally-aspirated V8 engine, it gains direct injection and Variable Valve Event and Lift System. The result is an impressive 400 PS and a stump-pulling 560 Nm of torque. A significant bump from the old VK56DE which only put out 320 PS and 533 Nm.
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It sends power to all four wheels via a permanent four-wheel drive system. Being a traditional SUV, the four-wheel drive system has a 4-Low and a 4-High mode which defaults to Auto. Just as significant is the addition of the new seven-speed automatic transmission, replacing the old five-speed unit.
To distinguish the 2018 models from the pre-facelift variants, it pays to take a closer look at the front fascia. Immediately noticeable is the more angular bumper design with a solid, defined character line running across it. It is then complemented by a pair of new foglights, which are larger than before. Also new is the grill, employing an ‘egg-crate’ look as opposed to the honeycomb design of last year’s Patrol.
Additional modifications towards the outside would be the brand new BROUGHT headlights having a unique gentle personal. The actual butt lighting obtain a good up-to-date appear as well, along with vibrant red-colored BROUGHT illumination. In addition, the actual 20-inch metal tires obtain a brand new, multi-spoke style. For all of those other automobile, this bears more than the same. To create the actual 5. 1-meter lengthy VEHICLE which little bit simpler to move around, the actual 2018 Patrol Royale arrives regular by having an Close to Look at Keep track of, helping being an additional set of eye for that car owner because of the extra digital cameras.
As for the cabin, there are some trim color changes, as well as an updated infotainment system. It now boasts an 8-inch touchscreen with sound being channeled via a Bose premium audio system with a 13-speaker system. Both front seats get power adjustability with the driver’s side coming with a memory function. Given its size, it comes as no surprise that it has seating for eight. Second-row passengers are treated to headrest-mounted display screens on each side.
Prices for the 2018 Nissan Patrol Royale are lower than last year’s model. It only comes with one variant, and it retails at Php 3,749,990.