Nissan presented a very cool large SUV at Expo 2020 Dubai. The SUV is the 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO, and Nissan says it is the latest chapter for the performance brand NISMO. While the SUV debuted globally during a virtual event, the car will be exclusive to the Middle East region.
The new racing-inspired version of the Patrol combines an attractive exterior with the refinement of a luxury car and the performance of a sports car. The inauguration of the new vehicle is part of the celebration of a year that marks the 70th anniversary of the launch of Patrol in 1951. Patrol NISMO optimized the aerodynamics abroad together with the optimized suspension for improved handling.
The goal of aerodynamics was to achieve zero lift, and the vehicle is also equipped with Nissan’s latest Intelligent Mobility features. Patrol NISMO is based on the V8 LE Platinum City model. The SUV uses a V-8 with 428 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque. Each version of NISMO is tuned by the team of Nissan Takumi artisans from four master engine builders who build Nissan GT-R engines at the Yokohama engine factory.
One of the critical design features of the Patrol NISMO is the addition of a side duct to the front bumper that achieves zero lift force, which Nissan says is a breakthrough in the SUV segment. The automaker also uses 22-inch diameter wheels made of bicolor aluminum that save 4.5 pounds on each corner. Buyers also receive a roof spoiler and improved braking performance.
The vehicle features the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, including intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent frontal collision warning, intelligent rear-view mirror and high-beam assistance. The 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO will hit stores in the Middle East starting in April at a price equivalent to $ 105,000, including VAT. Nissan notes that prices vary from market to market.