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2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech

The updated 2018 Nissan Patrol has landed Down Under this week, with the company also confirming a new digital rear-view mirror technology for its updated off-roader. Dubbed 'Intelligent Rear View Mirror' (I-RVM), the system allows the driver to "see around" second and third row interior obstacles, improving driver visibility...

2018 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs

Australian pricing and details for the 2018 Nissan Patrol have been handed down today, marking its first major change since the middle of 2015. Back then, the biggest change was in the accounting books, with a huge $23,400 cut from the newly entry-level Ti model for a new $69,990 number, while the top-spec Ti-L benefited from an even bigger $27,500 cut to $86,990...

Nissan acknowledges 'missed opportunities' with product, addresses regional customers

Nissan in large part cut its teeth in Australia with a strong range of bush-ready vehicles, typified by the previous iterations of the Patrol wagon and cab-chassis. Yet the company's global shift away from this - think of the still-capable, yet luxury-focused petrol V8 Patrol, and the cushy monocoque Pathfinder crossover as examples - mean its local portfolio is conceptually quite different to what it once was...

Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform

The replacement for the ageing Mitsubishi Pajero will most likely be a joint project with the Nissan Patrol, as the alliance between the two Japanese brands seeks to find a technical solution to the environmental requirements on the development of large off-road capable vehicles...

The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...

Nissan Australia will miss old Patrol, but confident it can satisfy 4x4 buyers

After 19 years in Oz, Nissan Australia said sayonara to the Y61 Patrol at the recent Flinders Ranges launch of the 'Legend Edition', and the company admits it will miss the old workhorse. However, the local division says, it's confident the newer Y62 model range and upcoming future additions will more than meet market and consumer expectation...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for December 10: Workhorse edition

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Here we focus on workhorses...

Nissan Y61 Patrol Legend Edition launched as swansong for hard-working 4x4

Vehicle manufacturers celebrating the arrival of a new model is almost an everyday occurrence. They even quite often release a limited-edition model to mark the occasion. It is much rarer, though, to celebrate the end of a model. But that is exactly what Nissan has done with its iconic Y61 Patrol...

2009-2012 Nissan Navara, Patrol recalled for Takata airbags: 20,900 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Nissan has issued a recall for 20,906 of its previous-generation 'D22' Navara ute and 'Y61' Patrol off-roaders sold between 2009 and 2012 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles could be fitted with passenger airbag inflators that may allow moisture to enter the unit...

Nissan dealers not mad at curtain-call for Patrol, Micra and Pulsar

It’s a fair question to ask the boss of Nissan in Australia, whether the dealer and service network around the country is a little upset at the prospect of letting go of so many important volume vehicles over the past few years. Those vehicles include the ancient diesel Patrol, the light Micra, and the returned but relatively short-lived Pulsar hatch...

Why should I lower my tyre pressure when driving off-road?

It is a question we get asked here all the time at CarAdvice. If you are going off road, why do you need to lower your tyre pressures? Jack asks: Q: I’m starting to get into off-roading and I’ve been told to lower my tyre pressure for better traction, but I’m not sure at what stage to do this and what do I lower them to? A: To get the best answer we spoke with Simon Christie, a seasoned off-road expert from 4WD-TV...