Nissan Patrol Warrior price breaches six figures

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Nissan Patrol Warrior is big, burly, and boasts key off-road improvements.

Premcar, in collaboration with Nissan, has introduced the Patrol Warrior which builds upon the previous Warrior models such as the Navara PRO-4X Warrior and Navara SL Warrior.

The Patrol Warrior by Premcar is the result of market feedback for what the big V8-powered 4×4 should be capable of in Australia, according to Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn.

“Australia is a unique country, with unique conditions and many highly informed new-car buyers who demand a 4WD that’s engineered for our vast and rugged landscape.”

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“The Patrol Warrior by Premcar has been developed specifically for Australian conditions and is the product of some of Australia’s leading car-making know-how. It’s been developed after thousands of hours of intensive research by our dedicated team of automotive industry engineering and manufacturing specialists, and we’re incredibly proud to launch the latest addition to the Warrior range.”

The factory-backed Warrior program sees the Patrols re-engineered with a number of enhancements. The Patrol Warrior boasts improvements in off-road performance with increased ground clearance, larger all-terrain tires, a redesigned towbar capable of accommodating a full-size spare, suspension enhancements, and an increased Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).

Key off-road specs

  • 50mm lift (+29mm suspension lift, +21mm wheel and tyre package)
  • 40mm wider track vs. Ti
  • 40 degree approach angle
  • 23.3 degree departure angle (measured with towbar fited)
  • Re-engineered Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) system tuned by Premcar
  • Re-developed front springs
  • New progressive rate rear bump-stop
  • New multi-rate rear springs
  • 409 stainless steel side exit exhaust with bi-modal valve and actuator
  • 120 kg GVM upgrade
  • 48 kg increase in carrying capacity vs. Ti
  • Maintains the Patrol’s 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity

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The Patrol Warrior also features a new bi-modal exhaust system that enhances the soundtrack from the 5.6-litre naturally-aspirated V8 petrol engine, producing 298kW of power.

Based on Nissan Patrol Ti, the Patrol Warrior by Premcar includes standard features such as satellite navigation, electric front seats, blind spot warning, Around-View Monitor, emergency braking, and leather-accented seats. Customers can choose from four paint colors: Brilliant Silver, Moonstone White, Gun Metallic, and Black Obsidian.

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Exterior enhancements change the look of the standard Patrol, and include parts such as a Warrior front bumper, bash plate, fender flares, 18-inch alloy wheels, Yokohama G015 295/70 All-Terrain tyres, bespoke towbar with rear recovery points, the bi-modal exhaust, and black-themed elements. The interior receives upgrades, including a black color theme, Alcantara door and dash inlay featuring Warrior branding, and high-gloss black trim elements.

In terms of pricing, the Nissan Patrol Ti starts at $84,900, while the Patrol Warrior by Premcar, based on the Patrol Ti, is priced at $101,160 before on-road costs. The top-tier Nissan Patrol Ti-L meanwhile comes in at $97,600, and is not available with the Warrior treatment.

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