Since its introduction in the Philippines back in 2010, the Nissan Patrol Royale already offered a higher level of luxury for the large sporty utility vehicle (SUV) platform. From its sleek design, elegant interior ambiance, and comfortable riding experience, the Nissan Patrol Royale brings together the ruggedness of an SUV with the sophistication of a luxury sedan. As a way of ending the year on a high, Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) is reintroducing an even more capable, more luxurious and more dynamic Nissan Patrol Royale, giving the market more reasons to rediscover prestige with the brand—all these at a much affordable price.
The new Nissan Patrol Royale features a sophisticated exterior that showcases the perfect combination of power and luxury in one vehicle. A sleek yet muscular chassis emphasizes the vehicle’s commanding road presence, while still retaining Nissan’s signature design elements.
The new Nissan Patrol Royale’s chrome V-shaped front grille, chrome accents on its door handles, window frame and side air intake vents bring a more updated and luxurious take on the previous Patrol models. Fully integrated front and rear bumpers give the Nissan Patrol Royale a stronger yet sleeker look, while a sculpted body boasts an eye-catching design.
LED headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps, body color bumper and 20-inch alloy wheels framed by subtly flared wheel arches give the new Nissan Patrol Royale an instantly recognizable look as one of the leading members of the luxury SUV class. These design cues create a more premium and prestigious vehicle while paying homage to the Nissan Patrol Royale’s off-road heritage.
Inside, the new Nissan Patrol Royale brings luxury to both driver and passenger. Plush leather seats, soft leather wrapped steering wheel, high-grade wood paneling with chrome accent on the dashboard, high-quality plastic finishes and sunroof create a premium ambiance in the vehicle. Adding to the interior luxury of the vehicle are the top-class noise vibration (NVH) technologies that, along with the aerodynamic body design, minimize noise from the outside.
The new Patrol Royale’s climate control system comes with a new curtain vent feature – a first in its class. The curtain vent effectively blocks heat from penetrating the cabin that, coupled with soft ambient lighting, completes the high-end ambiance of the Patrol Royale.
The Nissan Patrol Royale also features an entertainment system that provides a personalized multimedia experience. A large seven-inch LCD front monitor display, two seven-inch individual WVGA integrated headrest display monitors, DVD player and game consoles create a virtual home theater within the vehicle. The experience is further enhanced by a state-of-the art 13-speaker Bose audio system with 2GB music box hard drive.
The Nissan Patrol Royale is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine. Paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, and All-Mode four-wheel-drive system, the Nissan Patrol Royale delivers an agile drive that is capable of adjusting to different terrain.
The Nissan Patrol Royale features a Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system, a world-first for a full-sized SUV, delivering exceptional handling and stability for an exciting, yet premium driving experience. Hydraulic chambers integrated into each shock absorber automatically control suspension travel. The chambers are cross-linked with piping, allowing for the seamless transfer of hydraulic fluid from one side of the vehicle to the other. When cornering, roll stiffness is increased, reducing the amount of body lean over.
The system is also able to vary suspension travel independently on either side of the vehicle, creating a comfortable, flat and stable ride previously unavailable to drivers in this segment.
For added comfort and safety, the Nissan Patrol Royal offers an Around View Mirror (AVM), which provides an all-around vision of every side of the vehicle, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, that gives additional control and flexibility in different terrain, and a six airbag system positioned at the front, side and curtain areas of the vehicle.
The Nissan Patrol Royale is available in black, white and silver and is priced at P3.990 million.