The famous full-size SUV has been updated recently, but the latest reports are suggesting that a complete overhaul could happen already in about a year or two. Those are the latest news about the legendary SUV, which has been around for decades. The current model came in 2010, so we could say it’s time for a redesign. It looks like the Japanese manufacturer prepares changes for the complete BoF lineup and that Patrol won’t be the only model to receive a complete overhaul. The same is expected from its siblings – Armada, QX80 and Titan. The new generation is expected to arrive as the 2021 Nissan Patrol.
2021 Nissan Patrol Redesign
Naturally, this redesign will bring a lot of novelties. Still, it looks like we won’t see a completely new platform. More likely, the company will keep the current F-Alpha architecture, though with significant updates in various aspects. This means many things, including that the Japanese manufacturer has definitely given up on the idea to electrify this large vehicle. It will remain a petrol-powered vehicle and there is a big chance that the current engine lineup will remain largely the same. Another interesting rumor about the 2021 Nissan Patrol is that the new model could be developed together with the next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero. The two companies are now parts of the same Alliance, so we may expect such sharing in the future.
Naturally, we count on completely new exterior design. In terms of dimensions, we don’t expect bigger changes. The current model measures around 121 inches in wheelbase, which is a pretty typical number for the class. On the other side, we definitely count on new aesthetics. The current generation has recently been updated. There is a new face, which indicates how the next-generation model would look like. It is still early to talk about details, but we count on a lot of futuristic aesthetical details in the new model. Still, the overall shape and proportions should remain pretty much the same.
Big novelties are expected as well. Despite that the current model features hi-quality materials all around the cabin, it definitely shows its age. With a decade-old design, you definitely can’t count on modern aesthetics. Therefore, we are about to see a completely new dashboard design, with modern aesthetics and loads of advanced tech features. On the other side, the new model shouldn’t change drastically in terms of size, which also means similar interior dimensions. That’s definitely isn’t a bad thing, considering that the current model already offers two spacious and third adult-friendly rows of seats.
2021 Nissan Patrol Engines
The core of the current model is a well-known 5.6-liter V8 engine, which comes in a couple of output variants. While the base version is good for about 390 horsepower, Nismo models are good for 430 hp. The engine will definitely carry on, though we could see some modifications for this occasion. Most likely, we will see a slight power boost, but we should also see modifications that would provide better fuel economy, considering that the current version isn’t the most fuel-efficient engine you can find on the market.
In certain markets, a good-old 4.0-liter V6 can be found as well. The latest reports are suggesting that this engine could be replaced with something newer and more efficient. A turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 seems like a probable choice.
2021 Nissan Patrol Release Date and Price
If we can rely on the latest reports, the new 2021 Nissan Patrol could hit the market already in the next year. Still, keep in mind that these are unofficial reports and that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Base models should go around 55.000 dollars.