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Nissan Patrol sales to surge in second half of 2021 as production ramps up after lengthy delays

Nissan Patrol customers who placed orders months ago – and are still waiting – will likely not need to wait much longer. After months of delays, production of the Nissan Patrol is about to ramp up. Dealers have been advised by Nissan Australia they will be receiving “strong quantities” of Patrol allocations from the factory in Japan in July and August, to help fulfil remaining back orders before summer...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Upper Large SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Upper Large SUV Finalists: Nissan Patrol Toyota LandCruiser In the current climate of closed borders and no international holidays, the great Australian road trip has made a heroic comeback. Both the Nissan Patrol and Toyota LandCruiser have been household four-wheel-drive nameplates for decades, but the last twelve months has seen huge spikes in demand for those big Japanese SUVs...

2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo revealed for the Middle East

The 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo has been unveiled, offering bold styling and additional performance over the standard model. At this stage, the sportier Patrol Nismo looks like it won't be offered in Australia, with Nissan developing the SUV specifically for the Middle East – one of the largest international markets for the Patrol...

Riding High: Which model has got the most ground clearance?

High-riding SUVs are all the rage these days, with taller and wider vehicles now becoming more popular than the lowered stuff. And none come taller than bona-fide off-roaders, who need that clearance to clamber up and over off-road obstacles. We've put together a list of standard four-wheel-drives with the best claimed ground clearance, according to manufacturer data...

Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero sales continue to surge as Aussies holiday at home

The Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol and Mitsubishi Pajero continued their sales surge last month as more Australians plan to holiday at home amid restrictions on international travel. Despite the age of all three vehicles – launched in 2007, 2010 and 2006 respectively – sales of the three nameplates combined have increased by 69...

2022 Nissan Patrol Nismo spied undisguised

While here in Australia we may think of the 2021 Nissan Patrol 'Y62' as the top-value competitor to the likes of the Toyota LandCruiser, in parts of the Middle East the Patrol is the car to aspire to. To prove that point, Nissan’s go-fast Nismo division has previously prepared performance tweaked versions of the Patrol for consumption in the United Arab Emirates...

2021 Nissan Patrol Ti price up $1150, Ti-L rises by $575 – UPDATE

The 2021 Nissan Patrol has received a price increase for February 2021, rising by as much as $1150. Prices of the entry-level Ti have increased by $1150 to $78,910 plus on-road costs, while the flagship Ti-L has risen $575 to $93,365 plus on-road costs...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

VFACTS 2020: Nissan Patrol, Toyota LandCruiser post sales gains as Aussies holiday at home

The Nissan Patrol has posted its highest sales since this generation model arrived in 2013 – and the Toyota LandCruiser wagon also posted significant gains amid a market slump, and despite its final full year of production. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Nissan reported 2820 examples of the Y62 Patrol as sold in 2020, a dramatic increase of 44...

2021 Nissan Patrol facelift unveiled – UPDATE: Australian arrival ruled out

The 2021 Nissan Armada (as the Nissan Patrol is known in the US) has been unveiled – however, the brand's Australian arm has confirmed the updates won't be coming Down Under. The model-year-2021 facelift revealed in the US overnight brings the Armada closer in line with the facelifted Patrol introduced in Australia and other markets in late 2019 – however, there are some notable differences...