Nissan slashes price of slow-selling Patrol

Nissan Patrol V8 Ti 4WD automatic

Nissan confirmed today that it has dropped the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of its two remaining Y62 Patrol models, the Ti and Ti-L, while the ST-L grade has been given the boot.

The Patrol V8 Ti 4WD automatic’s MSRP of $93,390 has been cut to $69,990, to give an estimated drive away price of $77,424, and the Patrol V8 Ti-L 4WD automatic’s MSRP of $114,490 has been cut to $86,990, to give an estimated drive away price of $95,308.

The ST-L grade, however, which had a recommended price of $82,690, has been discontinued.

The model had been priced at about $2,000 more than one of its main competitors, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series GXL V8, which had a recommended price of $80,990.

But unlike Nissan, Toyota offers drivers a diesel model, the GXL TDV8, for just $3,000 more.

Nissan’s new price structure represents a significant increase in value for customers, who may have shied away from an expensive and thirsty petrol engine, while the discontinuation of the Patrol V8 ST-L means that customers will receive more features as standard, for less.

Features maintained that are now available as standard include:

  • Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system
  • Leather-accented seats
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Around View Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor System

Other inclusions featured as standard on the Patrol V8 include an off-road monitor, which provides information on steer angle, tyre slip and tyre pressure, as well as a compass, and a navigation system with traffic monitoring tech, providing real-time traffic updates.

Another improvement, according to Nissan, is a new gear-shift lever position, now moved to the right-hand side of the centre console, located closer to driver.

Patrol V8 features a VK56VD petrol V8 engine, producing 298kW of power and 560Nm of torque, with a seven-speed automatic transmission and the Nissan all-mode 4x4 system with electronic 4WD selection.

Patrol V8 Ti and Ti-L still have eight- and seven-seat capacity respectively.

The colours available have also changed from Alpine White to Ivory Pearl and Precision Grey to Gun Metallic.

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