Nissan Patrol Warrior flagship is coming

Nissan has been speaking about making a Patrol Warrior with Australian-market tuning for a very long time.

Now the delayed challenge is lastly transferring forward, however don’t count on to see the completed automobiles any time quickly given the event course of has about 12 months left to run earlier than manufacturing commences.

Australian engineering agency Premcar is now growing a ramped-up model of the Patrol – conceptually just like its rugged Navara Professional-4X Warrior and Navara SL Warrior automobiles.

As with the Navara, Patrol Warriors might be imported (on this case from Japan, whereas Navaras come from Thailand) and completed off with Australian-specific modifications at Premcar’s manufacturing centre in Melbourne’s north.

It is a development over Nissan’s Might announcement, when it could solely say the Patrol challenge was being examined carefully.

The 2023 Nissan Patrol Warrior might be unique to this market and can function wheel, tyre and suspension upgrades – however the 298kW and 560Nm V8 engine might be unchanged, regardless of a teaser picture displaying what appear to be Mercedes-AMG G-Class-style side-exit exhaust ideas.

Nissan and Premcar say the “rigorously thought of and domestically tuned” modifications will ship a Patrol with extra floor clearance, a wider stance, and higher experience and dealing with – all examined right here in cohesion.

Premcar’s improvement program is anticipated to take round 12 months to finish and can contain further recruitment, enlargement and funding.

This follows on from an earlier Premcar enlargement introduced in the course of 2021, displaying that small Australian automotive-related corporations can nonetheless carve out an existence.

Since 2019, greater than 3500 examples of the Navara Warrior have been completed off in Melbourne.

The additional enlargement of the Warrior challenge to the Patrol nameplate was confirmed this week to Nissan’s vendor community, which has been crying out for a Patrol range-topper – in addition to extra inventory of the common mannequin.

Regardless of excessive gas costs, the Patrol has been breaking gross sales information this 12 months, partly as a result of LandCruiser 300 provide constraints and partly as a result of robust demand for automobiles that may tow large caravans and issues of that ilk.

We have no idea if Nissan will promote Patrol Warrior fashions primarily based on the Patrol Ti, Ti-L or each. The respective costs of this pair are $82,160 and $95,115 earlier than on-road prices, and utilizing the Navara as a information, count on the Patrol Warrior add-ons to value round $10,000 additional.

Reflecting ongoing excessive demand, there are many near-new Patrols within the classifieds going for 1000’s of {dollars} above the estimated drive-away value factors ($89,600 for the Ti and $103,200 for the Ti-L utilizing a Melbourne postcode).

“I’m extraordinarily excited to announce {that a} Nissan Patrol Warrior is coming, and I’ve little question that it will likely be an enormous success,” mentioned Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson.

“The Warrior program, our collaboration with Premcar, has already confirmed immensely well-liked in Australia, and a brand new model of the already massively succesful Nissan Patrol is a automobile I, like many Australians, can’t wait to drive.

“Our collaboration with Premcar is all about growing automobiles which are completely suited to Australian clients and situations.”

Extra particulars in regards to the Nissan Patrol Warrior by Premcar might be revealed nearer to the automobile’s launch, the corporate provides.

“Nissan Australia’s affirmation of the Patrol Warrior program sends an enormous sign to Australia’s SUV patrons,” added Premcar engineering director and associate Bernie Quinn.

“The Y62-series Patrol is already a mighty automobile and the engineering and enhancement program now we have deliberate collectively will elevate its spectacular capabilities even additional. It’ll additionally ship one other domestically developed automobile completely suited to Australian clients and situations.”

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