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Refreshed Nissan Patrol for 2020


The 2020 Nissan Patrol

Nissan today announced details of the face-lifted Patrol

For the 2020 model year, buyers can expect an even more refined, comfortable, safe and smart 4x4 from the Japanese car-making giant.

Design tweaks

Revised 2020 Nissan Patrol front end

Nissan was keen to talk about the design of the 2020 Patrol. Company representatives described it as "striking". Designers reimagined the front grille, giving it a cleaner and more stout appearance. Flanking the redefined grille is what Nissan calls boomerang-shaped LED headlights. Continuing the Aussie styling cues are matching curved rear lights, which meld into a chrome trim piece.

Nissan Patrol 2020 rear view

Passenger compartment advancements

The Patrol is a well-specced, luxury vehicle internally. It makes sense then that Nissan would add to this reputation by adding a hand-stitched steering wheel and diamond pattern quilted leather seats. There's now extra padding to swaddle passengers.

Quilted leather seats, a revised centre console and a hand-stitched steering wheel in the 2020 Nissan Patrol

Noticeably, there's also a new infotainment centre console, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone connectivity.

The revisions are not just skin deep. Behind the cabin fittings, technicians worked to deaden noise and vibrations, which should give the interior a more hushed atmosphere. Nissan engineers also worked on improving the speed at which the air-con system works.

A hydraulic body control system reduces motion and helps deliver a smoother, less jarring, ride.


Despite the Patrol being one of Nissan's longest-serving models, the 2020 model gets a lot of advanced safety assists. There's Nissan Intelligent Mobility for a start, but also an intelligent emergency braking system that can detect pedestrians as well as a Forward Collision Warning aid.


The new model is set to go on sale this month, at least in the Middle East. There, Nissan is offering a smaller V6 which churns out 205kW and 394Nm. There's also the beasty 5.6-litre V8 available, which produces 298kW and 560Nm.


No pricing has been published for Australia as yet. It will be interesting to see how Toyota responds with its long-time Patrol rival, the LandCruiser 200.

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