2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO makes world debut in Dubai

Nissan Patrol NISMO

There aren’t many cars that can claim to be as iconic as the Nissan Patrol, especially in the Middle East. The performance-oriented version of the luxury SUV (Patrol NISMO) has been making waves since it was first introduced and continues to do so till date. The all-new Patrol NISMO made its world debut in a virtual event hosted in Dubai at the Expo 2020 site and is set to lure even more buyers with its updated styling, new interiors, and performance enhancements.

Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East said: “Since the launch of the NISMO brand in the region, we have listened to our customers to understand their evolving needs, and worked with our global teams to deliver a NISMO product that not only addresses customer demand but also takes the iconic Patrol experience to a whole new level. With the 2021 Patrol NISMO, our customers can experience the thrill of handling a car with a racing spirit and turn heads as they glide through the streets.”

This launch further underlines the strong demand for the NISMO brand in the Middle East since its launch in the region in 2016. As Nissan’s performance brand, NISMO is responsible for motorsports activities and specialty performance cars – and is committed to delivering thrilling driving experiences. With high-quality craftsmanship, the 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO joins the 370Z NISMO and the GT-R NISMO to offer motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, superior handling characteristics, and unmatched agility.

Nissan Patrol NISMO

“The exciting enhancements to the 2021 Patrol NISMO make it the ultimate mark for performance, luxury, and respect and adds to our strong Patrol proposition and overall business strategy to ensure we remain a class apart in the region. We are proud to launch this product exclusively for our customers in the Middle East, especially as we mark the 70th anniversary of the Patrol – and look forward to seeing our customers discover what this eye-catching SUV has to offer,” Sabbagh continued.

The SUV will be available exclusively to customers in the region and begins a year-long celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the dawn of the Nissan Patrol in 1951. It also furthers the Nissan NEXT transformation journey in the region, following the recent regional launch of the all-new Nissan X-Terra.

Mitsunori Morita, Chief Designer for NISMO said: “Designing NISMO road cars is both a challenge and a beautiful opportunity to express our passion for design on a superlative level. We designed Nissan Patrol NISMO with a unique customer in mind, one with a true passion for performance. We consider every finest detail to provide the most exciting and authentic experience to fuel the adrenaline and inspire the imagination of the excitement-seekers.”

Nissan Patrol NISMO INteior

The dynamic design plays a pivotal role in highlighting the character of the Patrol NISMO – exuding aggression and sportiness with an imposing presence. It features a new front fascia, with a honeycomb three-dimensional mesh that emphasizes the SUV’s front V-Motion grille, along with new front lamps and horizontal chrome lines embellished with the NISMO emblem. The rear bumper is more symmetrical in design to accentuate the car width, with dark chrome inserts and new tail lamps. It also includes LED rear fog lights inspired by the Nissan Formula 1 car, which emits the same brightness as the car’s brake lights in adverse conditions.

The signature NISMO red line wrap covers the circumference at the model’s base, the contour adding a boost to its definition, while the 22-inch, two-tone 2 tone aluminum wheels sport the NISMO logo to add a distinctive aesthetic. The SUV’s tuned suspension features Bilstein shock absorbers, which provide sportier and improved handling.

While the exterior of the Patrol NISMO boasts confidence, the interiors exude pure luxury and NISMO’s racing pedigree in equal measure. Spacious front seats help drivers become one with their car, while the premium quality and crafted quilting continue the NISMO’s narrative in bringing performance and luxury to its owners. Alcantara fabric with side leather, the upholstery of choice for racing cars, is one of the latest design modifications to the NISMO to add to the plushness of the interiors.

2022 Nissan Patrol NISMO

The black Alcantara steering wheel also takes its inspiration from racing cars, with red carbon fiber inserts to provide a sporty and dynamic feel, while the headrests are also embossed with the signature NISMO logo. The refreshed center console and dashboard add to the signature NISMO interior, allowing drivers to make informed decisions in real-time.

The 2021 Patrol NISMO’s design is driven by function – to provide drivers with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling capabilities, and unmatched agility. Each vehicle is tuned to flawlessness by Nissan’s legendary Takumi craftsmen team, a team of four master engine builders allowed to hand-build the Nissan GT-R engines at Nissan’s Yokohama engine plant. Their skill in tuning the Patrol’s V8 engine results in a concentrated 428hp and a torque of 560NM.

A key design upgrade to the 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO is the addition of a side duct to the front bumper to achieve zero lift force – maintaining its breakthrough achievement within the SUV segment. The intensification in aerodynamic force is boosted by the cumulative wheel weight reduction of 4.5 kgs and is reigned in with a new roof spoiler to ensure smooth airflow over the rear. The adoption of a large thermal capacity has resulted in improved braking performance, while body structure enforcement allows for better handling at high speeds.

The 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO goes on sale across the Middle East from April 2021 at a starting price of AED 385,000 ($105,000) inclusive of VAT.

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2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO makes world debut in Dubai
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO makes world debut in Dubai
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO makes world debut in Dubai
2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO makes world debut in Dubai

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