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2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Redesign

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Redesign

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo – Like the previous Nissan Patrol Nismo, this new version was treated to a sporty body kit with red detailing to contrast its white paint.

The 22-inch wrought wheels are also made from the old car to the new version, while the front grille also wears a new mesh pattern similar to the Navara Pro-4X ute.

Although only a speculative rendering, for now, rumors have circulated that Nissan will indeed offer Nismo versions of its updated Patrol SUV, which will close sometime later this year.

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo
2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo

Nissan Patrol Nismo Performances

Most of us associate Nismo with sports cars like the 370Z and GT-R, but Nissan’s performance branch has grown in recent years in several market segments. Remember Juke Nismo? What about Micra/ March Nismo? Don’t forget Nismo Center. Perhaps the most unlikely candidate to receive treatment sooner is the reputable Patrol.

The sixth-generation Patrol (Y62) came out in 2010 and received a thorough refresh in September 2019. It’s not until December 2020 when the U.S. Fleet specification is introduced, but it’s a story for another day.

Some would be surprised to hear Patrol Nismo has been circulating for quite some time, launching in the Middle East in October 2015. Now, Nissan is preparing to update the performance version based on the Patrol facelift.

While in Australia, we might regard the Nissan Patrol ‘Y62’ 2023 as a high-value competitor to the likes of the Toyota LandCruiser; in some parts of the Middle East, the Patrol is a coveted car.

To prove that, Nissan’s Nismo go-fast division has previously prepared a performance modification version of the Patrol for consumption in the United Arab Emirates.

Nissan Patrol Nismo Exterior

Nismo 2022 patrols without camouflage have been spotted in the UAE during the shoot, so it shows official disclosure is imminent. It features a slightly aggressive body kit with red accents to reflect the pre-facelift model while carrying the same 22-inch RAYS forging rim.

The amped-up SUV appears to be sitting on the road, perhaps due to a stiffer suspension setting because the Nismo Patrol previously had a reset with Bilstein’s shock absorber.

These are not all shows without any additions, as the performance version is expected to pack more punches compared to the standard model. When the Nismo Patrol was launched, its 5.6-liter V8 engine produced 428 horsepower or an extra 28 hp of the usual model used by soldiers with the same 400-hp output. We hope for 2023, Nissan still uses the same powertrain.

Nissan Patrol Nismo Changes

Nismo’s standout style change is the reworked front bumper, which seems to feature more nets than the gauze door factory. The deeper front bumper features a wheel arch flare that matches the color and side steps before ending with a similar aggressively ventilated rear bumper, all offset by red stripes.

The wheels appear to carry a 22-inch Rays alloy, as seen in an earlier version of the Nismo Patrol. The four-pointed exhaust is also expected to be another piece of luggage.

As is often the case with Nismo-enhanced models, power is not everything. Nismo-tuned suspensions with Bilstein shock absorbers and more responsive steering found their way into Nismo’s previous Patrol, and are expected to appear again.

One element of the Patrol heading to the Middle East accepts that Australia is missing out on the 2019 facelift is its updated interior and more modern infotainment interface. Expect Nismo versions also to add luxurious layered leather and a series of sporty contrast elements.

Given the popularity of cranes and tours Down Under and Australia’s often rugged outback conditions, Nissan Australia is much more likely to make the off-road and locally focused Patrol Warrior a mainstay of its flagship.

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Interior

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Interior
2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Interior

It would be easy to criticize Nissan Nismo, but almost all automakers associate their SUVs with badges previously reserved for right performance cars. After all, Audi has an SUV RS that competes with the high-riding AMG and the Bavarian M-style sports vehicle.

VW sells R versions of the T-Roc, Tiguan, and Touareg in the mainstream segment, while the once-modest Skoda brand also owns the Kodiaq RS.

A new Nismo entirely in keeping with its legacy is likely to come later this decade, given the replacement of the 370Z previewed by Z Proto will be scheduled later this year in production.

The Nismo Patrol was previously tuned with a slightly higher output than its 5.6-liter petrol V8, producing 319kW of power (up from 298kW), so the new version could also receive increased capacity.

Other changes to older cars include Bilstein shocks for sportier handling characteristics, as well as smoke, LED headlights and rear lights, dark badges, larger exhaust outlets, and smooth body kits – all of which are elements that can be easily carried to new cars.

If the Nismo Patrol is offered here, it will compete directly with the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, which has enjoyed a surge of interest because overseas travel is unavailable due to pandemic-related issues.

It is also rumored that Toyota will release a GR version of the new LandCruiser 300 Series to be released later this year, heating competition in the go-fast large SUV segment.

Even Australia may not have access to Patrol Nismo. The brand’s local division has confirmed a particular variant of the ‘Warrior’ of its large SUV, which will take on the existing Patrol and allow local engineering firm Premcar to make several off-road-focused upgrades.

Like the Navara N-Trek Warrior, the Patrol version can get enhanced car body bottom protection, lift kits, all-terrain rubber, and an integrated bullbar.

2023 Nissan Patrol Nismo Release Date and Price

There is no official info release date for the 2023 Patrol, but prices currently range from $77,760 to $93,365 for the TI Patrol (4×4) and Ti-L Patrol (4×4).

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