GU Mk2 Patrol
1 Oct 2004
By CHRIS HARRIS
Substantial changes and a new specification structure marked the facelifted GU Mk2 Patrol.
Every exterior panel, bar the roof, was altered on all seven-seat variants, and include redesigned headlights, grille, bonnet, bumpers, mudguards, rear valance, tail-lights and wheels.
Nissan went for a luxury-look interior with the cabin overhaul, headed by a very car-like dash that it promises offers better quality and greater ergonomics.
Revised seats, trim, console and even door handles also bring the Patrol up to date. New features include satellite navigation and a rear-facing camera.
The models now read: five-seat DX and seven-seat ST, ST-S, ST-L and Ti. The biggest engine change has been to the 3.0 TDI four-cylinder five-speed manual it now emits 118kW/380Nm (116kW/354Nm for the auto).
The 114kW/360Nm 4.2-litre TD42 six-cylinder engine is a carryover from before, as is the 185kW/420Nm 4.8-litre six-cylinder TB48 petrol engine in ST-S, ST-L and luxury Ti variants.
Nissan left the part-time 4WD system, coil-spring suspension with front and rear stabiliser bars with suspension stroke for greater wheel articulation untouched.
Meanwhile the five-seat wagon body (DX only) gained a new front bumper and most of the panel changes, while its cabin trim material was bespoke.
Standard features on all models include air-con, driver’s airbag, central locking, power mirrors and CD player.
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