The current generation of Nissan’s legendary SUV looks like it’s been around for ages, which isn’t far from the truth. The Y62 was introduced back in 2010 and after a couple of updates, it is still around. Moreover, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer isn’t rushing with the updates. The latest reports suggest that the 2023 Nissan Patrol will continue in the same way, without more important changes and it looks like there are a few more years to pass before we see a full redesign. Still, that doesn’t mean that there will be no novelties.
It looks like the Australian version could come with some interesting novelties. Namely, we can hear rumors about the Warrior version, while others speculate about the NISMO variant, which has already been sold in other markers. While that is still to be confirmed, we have no doubt that standard versions will continue in the same way.
2023 Nissan Patrol Design
As we already mentioned, the Y62 has been around for a very long time. It arrived back in 2010 and there we a few updates meanwhile. The most recent one was just a year ago when the company introduced a major facelift. That update brought a completely new design, with a lot of modern and even some futuristic design solutions. Practically, most of the styling is shared with the Patrol’s corporal twin, Nissan Armada.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle remained largely the same through all these years. Still, the ride quality is still pretty good. The Patrol is comfortable and rides smoothly, while even the handling seems reasonably good for a vehicle of this type and size.
Of course, the 2023 Nissan Patrol will continue to offer strong off-road performances, thanks to a well-designed suspension and several pieces of off-road hardware, such as a two-speed transfer case, locking differential etc.
When it comes to the interior design, the recent update has brought some changes, but only for certain markets. On the other hand, the Australian version carried on in a familiar way. So, it’s no wonder that we can hear rumors about the Australian version getting the same treatment in the next year. Such a scenario doesn’t sound very likely to us.
In any case, the cabin of this SUV is already pretty impressive, so the 2023 Nissan Patrol will remain appealing in any way. The materials are fine, as well as the overall build quality. We also like the front seats, which are pretty massive and very comfortable. The driving position is great, as well as the outward visibility. The second row is also very spacious and comfortable, while the third row is slightly tighter but still pretty useful.
2023 Nissan Patrol Engine
Under the hood, the 2023 Nissan Patrol will continue in familiar variants. Of course, most markets will get a version with the good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 550Nm of torque. In some rare markets, you can still find a version with the old 4.0-V6.
The engine comes in pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission, which does a very good job. As we already mentioned, some sources speculate about the NISMO version, which would come with certain upgrades, including the engine upgrade, which would feature a max output of 428 horsepower. Besides the engine upgrade, this version would also come with upgraded Bilstein suspension, as well as unique 22-inch wheels. Such a version is already available in the Middle East.
The good-old V8 is an extremely capable machine, but it is also pretty thirsty. Even in the most basic variant, you may expect around 15L/100km, which makes the Patrol one of the thirstiest models in the class, especially after Toyota introduced the new Land Cruiser that features a twin-turbo V6.
2023 Nissan Patrol Release Date and Price
We expect the 2023 Nissan Patrol to arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. In Australia, base models should go around A$90.000.