The legendary full-size SUV has been around for decades and it has always been considered one of the best models in the class. The current generation is no exception, despite it’s been around for more than a decade. After the recent refresh, second in this production cycle, it once again looks fresh, so there is no doubt it will remain in production for some more time. Moreover, we expect it to replace the Y61 after the next-generation model arrives. Meanwhile, we probably won’t see any particular changes, though the 2022 Nissan Patrol could come with a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment.
All this means that you may count on one of the most versatile full-size SUVs around. It offers excellent off-road capabilities, but also comes with one of the most spacious cabins in the class. Furthermore, you can find lots of high-quality materials on the dashboard and around the cabin. Finally, the current model relies on good-old V8 and V6 engines that may be old but provide excellent reliability and durability.
2022 Nissan Patrol Redesign
The recent refresh has brought a lot of novelties. That was the second facelift of the current generation and, once again, it was mostly about the styling. This time, changes were far more significant and you can notice that the new version looks far more up to date. The front end came with the biggest changes, with futuristic C-shaped headlights and the latest iteration of the V-motion grille, which also looks sharper and more massive. Naturally, there are several more changes in various areas of the vehicle and we have no doubt that the 2022 Nissan Patrol will continue in the same way. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see updates in terms of new color options and similar things.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect has remained pretty much the same. We are talking about the good-old F-Alpha platform and the Patrol that still wears that “Y62” codename. With more than 121 inches in wheelbase, it is one of the biggest models in the class but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most fun SUVs to drive, thanks to potent engines and engaging handling.
Once again, we don’t expect bigger changes. The recent update has brought novelties in terms of the new infotainment system and similar things, but the overall cabin layout has remained largely the same. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that this model benefits a lot from sharing parts with Infiniti QX80, so materials and build quality are actually on a premium level, even though the Patrol isn’t classified as such a vehicle.
More importantly, the 2022 Nissan Patrol will continue to be a very spacious and practical vehicle. It comes with three rows of seats as standard and all three can accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area is also among the biggest ones in the class.
2022 Nissan Patrol Engines
Once again, we expect no changes. The current model comes with several engines in the offer but the actual availability largely depends on the part of the world. In most cases, you may count on a good-old 5.6-liter V8, which has been updated recently and now delivers 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. You can even get a Nismo version in certain parts of the world (Middle East), where the max output goes up to 428 horsepower.
A good-old 4.0-liter V6 is also available in certain markets. It features a max output of 275 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque.
2022 Nissan Patrol Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Nissan Patrol sometime late in the year. The price differs from market to market. For example, the Australian version starts at around 85.000 AUD. On the other side, the base price in UAE goes around 200.000 AED.
Next-Generation Patrol Under Development?
According to some sources, the next generation of the legendary SUV is in development. According to rumors, the new model will stick with the F-Alpha platform but will come with significant upgrades in various aspects. Of course, this would mean new mechanics, new aesthetics, and, finally, new interior design. Sticking with such a platform would also mean no electrification, which sounds great in our ears. The new model should arrive in a couple of years.
Another interesting thing about this redesign we should mention is the next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero. As you know, Mitsubishi is now a part of the Renault Nissan Alliance and the latest reports suggest that the two iconic off-roaders will be developed together and share many parts. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter.