Nissan has revealed the updated version of the Patrol Nismo. The 2021 Nissan Patrol Nismo touring exhibition will be displayed in a virtual event held at Expo 2020 Dubai, specifically for the Middle East, and is basically a more refined version of its predecessor.
It has the same visual updates as the regular models but adds a sportier body kit. This consists of a new front bumper with more aggressive side air intakes, a larger lower air intake, and a different grille.
The rear end is much more aggressive with a large bumper, F1-style diffuser with brake lights, sporty exhaust pipes, and a larger fender. Nismo badging adorns the big SUV and its 22-inch wheels, and a red line adorns the lower parts of the body, which can otherwise be painted in White Pearl, Black Solid, Silver, or Gray.
The leather and Alcantara upholstery that wraps most touchable surfaces is complemented by carbon fiber veneers and other special touches like the red tachometer. The model also comes with a wireless charging pad, USB outlets, and Apple CarPlay. A reduction in frame vibration along with air conditioning upgrades for the second-row seats enhances ride quality.
Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Collision Warning, High Beam Assist and Intelligent Rearview Mirror assist the driver. Nissan engineers have also tuned the Bilstein shock absorbers, which improves handling.
It has the same naturally aspirated 5.6-liter V8 engine under the bonnet as the regular model. It produces an identical 428 hp, but maximum torque has dropped slightly from 565 to 560 Nm.
The 2021 model Patrol Nismo, which kicks off the brand's year-long celebration of the model's 70th anniversary, will go on sale in April at the Middle East for a suggested retail price of AED 385,000 including tax, or about $105,000 at today's exchange rate.