Nissan Patrol Nismo – 2015 Dubai Motor Show Live
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Exclusive to the UAE.
The Nissan Patrol Nismo has been unveiled at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show. The performance variant is exclusive to the United Arab Emirates, for now.
The Nissan Patrol is touted and used as a true-blue off-roader especially on the sand. The Patrol Nismo however is sculpted as a tarmac-focussed car with zero-lift aerodynamic body kit that includes flared bumpers; blackened head lamps, Nismo badging on front and rear, and subtle red accents visible along certain edges.
The interior has also been given the Nismo treats, which include premium white leather seats with red stitching, Nismo tachometer and start/stop button and Nismo sports pedals. The safety systems on-board include Nissan Advanced Airbag System, driver and passenger side-impact airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Active Head Restraints.
The SUV is given a Takumi treatment to bump the power of the 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine from 400 hp to 428 hp. The other mechanical changes include a sportier power steering, Bilstein shock absorbers and Rays 22-inch alloy wheels.