Blast from the Past – 3-door Patrol Super Safari returns to Nissan line-up
3-door Patrol Super Safari enjoys a Cult status here in the Gulf region
Nissan Patrol enjoys a loyal customer base here in the Gulf region especially here in the UAE. However, the current 6th generation Patrol was introduced as the replacement vehicle in 2010 and dubbed as ‘Hero of all Terrain. Yet customers unable to part ways with the old version is known as Patrol Super Safari. Nissan weigh-in the customer request and brought back terrain treading 5-door Patrol Super Safari earlier this year and now Nissan officially re-launched the 3-door hatchback, famously called as ‘Hard Top’ version.
The bold and boxy visually stand out from the crowd and would be a great sight to see a brand new classic – a blast from the past.
From contrasting machine cut, black 17” wheels framed by gray over fenders and the Japanese style sensibilities from 80’s – the eye-catching red Super Safari graphics which adorn the vehicle’s flanks. There are two color choices for the body, two-tone combinations of either gray and white or gray and gold, while inside a Gulf fav, inviting tan interior is the available option.
Mechanically, Patrol Super Safari remains where it was left. 4.8L 6-cyl in-line DOHC engine, maxing out 280hp and 451Nm of torque. mated to 5 speed automatic transmission with manual mode. the combination provides the best solution for Off-road loving customers. Rear locking differentials, available electric front winch, front tow hook, rear pintle hook are packaged. A Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) significantly enhance safety while driving on the highway over long distances at higher speeds.
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Nissan took the opportunity to upgrade the electronics, hence new driver aids include a navigation system as well as front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera, Bluetooth, USB, CD, auxiliary input socket and FM/AM radio to complete the in-car entertainment offering. The vehicle comes equipped with automatic climate control and a built-in, refrigerated cool box.Dual front airbags, ABS, an immobilizer and cruise control are among the other features contributing to both safety and driver convenience, while the vehicle boasts rear locking differentials, front and rear tow hooks as standard equipment for desert use with an electric front winch available as an option.
A pictorial trip of Nissan Patrol. Past to present. Scroll the pointer to see the tagged information
The 3-door Nissan Patrol Super Safari is available now all across the Gulf.
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