Rugged new Nissan Patrol Pickup is the new workhorse king
- Updated new look with rugged overtones emphasises typical Patrol strength
- Over 60 years of Patrol results in ultimate reliability and capability
- New diesel engine with improved performance and best in class cost of ownership and high-sulphur diesel compatibility
- ABS with diff lock and wider rear track increase off-road ability and comfort
ROSSLYN, South Africa (13 May 2014) – The new and updated Nissan Patrol Pickup is now available in South Africa, sporting a sharp new look with rugged overtones, a new diesel engine and upgraded features.
The Patrol nameplate has been running strongly for over 60 years and the new Patrol Pickup builds on this heritage. It is an authentic 4×4 which represents Nissan’s commitment to the large pickup segment in South Africa with a bakkiethat expresses the brand’s ultimate ‘do-anything’ attitude, especially in the roughest and toughest environments.
“The new Nissan Patrol Pickup is an exciting addition to the Nissan LCV stable,” comments Terry Mashoko, LCV Product Manager at Nissan South Africa. “The Patrol nameplate carries a rich heritage the world over and in South Africa has come to signify the toughest bakkie for the most demanding applications. With its new, powerful common rail diesel engine, the new model is loaded with the ‘never say die’ attitude which gives it legendary status in the large bakkie segment.
“Up for any challenge, the new Patrol Pickup has the perfect mix of brawny good looks and brute performance to make light work of even the most daunting terrain. Its all-terrain suspension, impressive torque delivery and superior off-road performance makes traversing any terrain for any purpose easy and reassuring. Couple these factors with its low cost of ownership and the Patrol Pickup is easily identified as the best workhorse and status symbol – the ultimate 4×4 that gets the job done, comfortably.
“In 2014 guise, the new Patrol Pickup looks tough, and is tough. Our rich expertise in off-road vehicles and our ability to create innovative and exciting products has culminated in a bakkie that knows what the owner wants and is capable of delivering every time, all the time. We know that our customers in this segment need a no-frills, no-fuss bakkie that can work and play as hard as they do, which is exactly what the new Patrol Pickup is designed to do.”
Nissan Patrol Pickup 2014 – An icon revitalised
Available in single-cab configuration and with a diesel-powered 4×4 drivetrain, the new Nissan Patrol Pickup3.0DTi 4×4 5-speed manual is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled new-age 16-valve diesel engine which features common rail fuel injection for improved filtration, greater efficiency, enhanced durability and improved power output. Producing 110 kW at 3 600 rpm and 371 Nm of torque between 1 800 and 2 400 rpm, drivability is exceptionally refined especially due to the low and widespread torque availability. Coupled to this, a class-leading towing capacity of 2 500 kg emphasises the Patrol Pickup’s abilities as an all-rounder for work and leisure purposes.
Featuring Euro-2 compliancy and 500ppm diesel compatibility, the new Patrol Pickup realises average fuel economy of 10.9-litres per 100 km on the combined cycle and, with two fuel tanks totalling 175 litres, a range of over 1 600 km between fill-ups is easily achievable.The tried-and-trusted 4×4 system is a part-time setup, enabling the driver to select between three manually-activated drive modes depending on the conditions. With a standard rear differential lock, the new Patrol Pickup features high- and low-range four-wheel drive, with manual hub locks and a manual override function.
The new Patrol Pickup also features wider tyres for improved grip, as well as a widened rear track which better aligns the front and rear wheels for improved stability and control, especially in sand driving conditions off-road.
The combination of a flexible rear leaf spring suspension design with longer stroke on the springs also results in improved ride quality and comfort.Forming part of its significant upgrade, the interior features enhancements which match the exterior’s rugged and modern looks, while still subscribing to the principle of fuss-free simplification. Appropriately uncluttered, the interior features air conditioning, power steering and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. New features include electric windows, intermittent windscreen wipers and warning buzzers for open doors and keys left in the ignition. Safety equipment includes two airbags, three-point safety belts and ABS with the ventilated front disc brakes.
Linked to low cost of ownership and adding even more value, the new Nissan Patrol Pickup comes with a 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty and class-leading service intervals of 15 000 km.
“The new Nissan Patrol Pickup is available through Nissan’s entire South African dealer network, which also has access to a full range of accessories including spot lights, cattle rails, replacement bumper, winch, snorkels and audio system along with many others, allowing owners to customise their Patrol Pickup to perfectly suit their requirements,” concludes Mashoko.
How much does the New Nissan Patrol 2014 Cost in South Africa?
|2014 Nissan Patrol Pickup||Retail price incl. VAT|
|Patrol Pick-up 3.0D 4×4 5MT||R476 900|