A royal comeback for Nissan Patrol

Marianne V. Go - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) is reintroducing at a much lower price an even more capable, more luxurious, and more dynamic Nissan Patrol Royale.

Over lunch with motoring reporters and business editors, NPI president and managing director Antonio Zara said  the new Nissan  Patrol Royale has been re-priced at P3.9 million, with a new level of luxury for the large SUV platform.

From its sleek design, elegant interior ambiance, and comfortable riding experience, the Nissan Patrol Royale brings together the ruggedness of an SUV with the sophistication of a luxury sedan.

The price of the Nissan Patrol Royale, Zara said, is a million less than it previous price, due to the effect of the lower tariff resulting from the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

Zara admitted NPI is looking at minimal sales for the imported completely built up Nissan Patrole Royale, or about 100 units for 2016.

The new Nissan Patrol Royale features a sophisticated exterior that showcases the perfect combination of power and luxury in one vehicle. A sleek yet muscular chassis emphasizes the vehicle’s commanding road presence, while still retaining Nissan’s signature design elements.

The new Nissan Patrol Royale’s chrome V-shaped front grille, chrome accents on its door handles, window frame, and side air intake vents bring a more updated and luxurious take on the previous Patrol models. Fully integrated front and rear bumpers give the Nissan Patrol Royale a stronger yet sleeker look, while a sculpted body boasts an eye-catching design.

LED headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps, body color bumper, and 20-inch alloy wheels framed by subtly flared wheel arches give the new Nissan Patrol Royale an instantly recognizable look as one of the leading members of the luxury SUV class.

According to Zara, the Nissan Patrol Royale’s competition is the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Inside, the new Nissan Patrol Royale has plush leather seats, a soft leather wrapped steering wheel, high-grade wood paneling with chrome accent on the dashboard, high quality plastic finishes, and sunroof.

Adding to the interior luxury of the vehicle are the top class noise vibration (NVH) technologies that, along with the aerodynamic body design, minimize noise from the outside.

The new Nissan Patrol Royale’s climate control system comes with a new curtain vent feature – a first in its class. The curtain vent effectively blocks heat from penetrating the cabin that, coupled with soft ambient lighting, completes the high-end ambiance of the SUV.

The Nissan Patrol Royale also features an entertainment system that provides a personalized multimedia experience. A large 7-inch LCD front monitor display, two 7-inch individual WVGA integrated headrest display monitors, DVD player, and game consoles create a virtual home theatre within the vehicle. The experience is further enhanced by a state-of-the art 13-speaker Bose audio system with 2GB music box hard drive.

The Nissan Patrol Royale is powered by a 5.6L V8 engine,  a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, and an all-mode four wheel drive system which  delivers an agile drive that is capable of adjusting to different terrain. 

The Nissan Patrol Royale features a Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system, a world-first for a full-size SUV, delivering exceptional handling and stability for an exciting yet premium driving experience. Hydraulic chambers integrated into each shock absorber automatically control suspension travel. The chambers are cross-linked with piping, allowing for the seamless transfer of hydraulic fluid from one side of the vehicle to the other. When cornering, roll stiffness is increased, reducing the amount of body lean over.
The system can also vary suspension travel independently on either side of the vehicle, creating a comfortable, flat, and stable ride previously unavailable to drivers in this segment.

For added comfort and safety, the Nissan Patrol Royal offers a number of safety features such as an Around View Mirror (AVM), which provides an all-around vision of every side of the vehicle, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, that gives additional control and flexibility in different terrain, and a six airbag system positioned at the front, side and curtain areas of the vehicle.

The Nissan Patrol Royale is available in Pearl White and Black Obsidian.












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