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Nissan’s gargantuan Patrol SUV is supremely comfortable and capable but flawed

Nissan logo27 Feb 2019

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WHEN Nissan’s new Y62 Patrol arrived in 2013 to replace the tried-and-true Y61 generation, it represented a big change for one of the Japanese brand’s most-loved nameplates.
 
Gone were the old-school basic switchgear and solid axles beloved by off-roading fans, replaced by a more modern cabin and independent suspension to truly bring it into the 21st century.
 
The underpowered 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine was also swapped out for something with considerably more punch – a beefy 5.6-litre petrol V8, however oddly for Australia, no diesel option was offered alongside it.
 
Since launching, the Y62 has struggled to match the prolific sales performance of its main rival, the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, so we took Nissan’s biggest and most expensive offering on a cross-state road trip to try to find out why.
 
Note: Overseas model pictured
Model release date: 1 October 2017

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