The Patrol is sold in the United States as the Infiniti QX80
Nissan has lifted the veil off of the facelifted Patrol, a massive, body-on-frame SUV sold in a host of markets all around the world.
For its fourth year on the market, the sixth-gen Patrol gains a new front end with a flashier grille, LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlamps and a sculpted bumper. The tail lights have been given a slight makeover, while new alloy wheel designs and exterior colors round out the upgrades.
The interior remains largely unchanged save for minor trim modifications and a new infotainment software. The Patrol continues to offer room for either five or seven passengers, and the list of option includes TFT screens integrated into the front headrests, a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, ventilated seats and a 9.3-GB hard drive.
Entry-level Patrols are powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that sends 317 horsepower to all four wheels via either a five- or a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers who need more grunt can order a 400-horsepower variant of the V8 that is bolted to a seven-speed automatic gearbox in order to burn less fuel.
Buyers who are after a diesel-powered Patrol can still buy the last-generation model. Less posh and more rugged, it is marketed as a work truck and is noticeably more affordable than its family-hauling sibling.
The Patrol squares off against the Toyota Land Cruiser but Nissan is not planning on selling it in the United States in the near future. Instead, the behemoth gains new sheet metal and is sold in Infiniti showrooms as the QX80.