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2011 Nissan Patrol

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Nissan revealed details on the new generation Patrol, the biggest SUV in the company’s line-up, with a history of more than five decades. Featuring new exterior design and new roomier interior, the new Patrol will compete with models like Toyota Land Cruiser.

The SUV is powered by a 5.6-litre V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (direct injection gasoline) technologies that generate 400hp and 550Nm of torque. The SUV sits on four-wheel independent suspension, and features technologies like: hydraulic brakes, hill start assist, and hill descent control.

Press release after the jump.

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Richard Hammond Races Porsche 918 Against Nissan Patrol: Video

Richard Hammond Races Porsche 918 Against Nissan Patrol: Video

Stuttgart’s finest takes on an SUV with a few… minor modifications

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a monumentally fast machine. Rocking a 4.6-liter V-8 internal combustion engine paired with a dual set of electric motors and seven-speed PDK transmission, this German monster lays down upwards of 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough hutzpah to push the Porsche to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with the top speed rated at 211 mph. So it’s quick, that much is obvious. But, as Richard Hammond finds out in this video, no matter how fast you might think you are, there’s always something quicker. This time around, that something just so happens to be a Nissan Patrol SUV with a few choice modifications.

You’re probably asking – “how can this rather humdrum Japanese box on wheels compete with the Teutonic insanity that is the 918?” A quick glance won’t reveal much. But take a closer look, and you’ll start to notice this isn’t just any Nissan. The biggest giveaway is in the corners, where a four piece of uber-gummy Hoosier race slicks provide the traction. Then there’s the front end, where a somewhat Godzilla-esque grille shows some teeth, plus there are sporty-looking vents lining the hood. That’s right – this sleeper is hiding a full Nissan GT-R engine and AWD drivetrain under the hood, tuned to deliver a whopping 1,900 turbocharged horsepower! Suddenly, Dubai’s local selection of supercars might have something to think about…

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2016 Nissan Patrol Nismo

2016 Nissan Patrol Nismo

In 2014 I put together a list of ten cool cars that we can’t have in the U.S., which included vehicles that are mostly restricted to the European and Australian markets. With Nissan having just launched the Patrol Nismo, it’s time to update that list as this SUV isn’t coming to North America.

Developed specifically for the Middle East, the the Patrol Nismo was unveiled in Dubai, where Nissan just launched its high-performance sub-brand. Though it may sound hard to believe, the SUV is exactly what its name says: a beefed-up Patrol created by the same people that are responsible for the awesome GT-R Nismo and Juke-R. Sure, it may not be powered by the almighty twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6 found in the AWD supercar, but it has plenty of power to brag about, as well as a long list of Nismo add-ons inside and out.

Unfortunately, the Patrol Nismo is being offered exclusively in the United Arab Emirates for the time being and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. And it’s all bad news for the U.S. too, as the Patrol isn’t available in North America and bringing the Nismo-badged version here doesn’t make any sense for the Japanese. But despite its limited availability, the Patrol Nismo is an SUV worth looking into, and that’s exactly what we’ll do in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Nissan Patrol Nismo.

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2011 Nissan Patrol Invader N40 by Invader Technologies

2011 Nissan Patrol Invader N40 by Invader Technologies

Of all the cars that are being penciled in for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, one of the most interesting has to be the Invader N40.

Unlike a lot of the tuning programs that are usually unveiled at a major show like Geneva, the Invader N40 isn’t based on a sports car or a luxury car. What it is is a Nissan Patrol, which, last we checked, isn’t exactly considered a tuning favorite.

Having said that, the Invader N40 is a different beast altogether. Built and designed by Invader Technologies, the N40 is considered the ultimate customization program for the Patrol, with about as many aerodynamic modifications as any other tuning program we’ve seen in quite some time.

The wide body kit is only the beginning of it. There’s also a restyled front end that features Invader signature LED lights to go with blackened headlights, and plenty of carbon fiber detailing added into the body panels of the SUV. On top of that, Invader also fitted the N40 with a brand-spankin’ new set of 22" forged multi-piece alloy wheels to give the SUV a far more aggressive stance and overall look.

Inside, the N40 sports plenty of other modifications, particularly the prevalent use of carbon fiber, high-grade leather, and Alcantara, three materials that you usually won’t find in a Patrol.

Invader has yet to reveal what they did under the hood of the N40, but one thing they did say was that it won’t come with the same 600-horsepower Invader supercharger that it’s previous creation, the L60, carried. It’s going to be interesting, to say the least, to see what kind of performance modifications they added to the N40 because if there’s one thing we know about these guys, it’s that they don’t hold anything back.

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2011 Nissan Patrol

2011 Nissan Patrol

Nissan revealed details on the new generation Patrol, the biggest SUV in the company’s line-up, with a history of more than five decades. Featuring new exterior design and new roomier interior, the new Patrol will compete with models like Toyota Land Cruiser.

The SUV is powered by a 5.6-litre V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (direct injection gasoline) technologies that generate 400hp and 550Nm of torque. The SUV sits on four-wheel independent suspension, and features technologies like: hydraulic brakes, hill start assist, and hill descent control.

Press release after the jump.

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Next-generation Nissan Patrol to make world debut at the U.A.E. on February 14

Next-generation Nissan Patrol to make world debut at the U.A.E. on February 14

You know when people say that they have good news and bad news?
Well, we have one for you loyal followers of the Nissan Patrol. The good news is that the next generation Patrol has been earmarked to have its world debut on February 14 in the United Arab Emirates and that six lucky people will get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to see the event.

The bad news is that the competition is only eligible for a select number of countries in the Middle East (U.A.E., Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait). Now, if you’re a TopSpeed reader from these areas, all you need to do is answer a simple survey at the Welcome the Hero website to have a chance at getting a front-row seat to the world premier of the Patrol luxury SUV.

Incidentally, Nissan is building up the Patrol as ‘The Hero of All Terrain’, complete with its own website and a detailed history of the intrinsic communion between the luxury SUV and the Middle East dating back to the 50’s. Like we said, we all have to take the good news with the bad and while us folks here in the US won’t have a chance to enter this contest, we’ll settle for knowing that the next-generation Patrol has finally arrived.

That, in itself, is pretty good news.

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2007 Nissan Patrol and Navara Long Way Down Edition

2007 Nissan Patrol and Navara Long Way Down Edition

On 17 December Nissan will launch special versions of both the Navara Pickup and Patrol 4x4 to commemorate its successful tie-up with the high-profile ‘Long Way Down’ expedition, currently being shown on Sunday evenings on BBC2. Travelling from John o’Groat’s to Cape Town earlier this year, actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman completed their epic 15,000 mile journey on motor bikes, supported for the entire trip by a crew traveling in two Nissan Patrols.

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2007 Nissan Patrol DX Walkabout

2007 Nissan Patrol DX Walkabout

Nissan Australia revealed the latest version of the Patrol DX called Walkabout. It features 16” alloy wheels a six-disc in-dash CD player, alloy side steps, snorkel, cargo barrier, alloy bullbar and towbar.

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