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Nissan Electric Power Could Make it’s Way into ‘Larger SUVs’, Including the Patrol

Buyers of the Nissan Patrol are facing a conundrum. Should they wait for the current V8-powered model or get in line for the new generation that’s rumoured to be powered by an electric powertrain? In an interview with Carsguide, the brand said “Nissan e-Power is applicable not just to big SUVs like Patrol, but also for commercial applications like commercial vans or commercial trucks. It really depends on the customer needs or market request”.

As is the case with the new 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser, the new hybrid Patrol is expected to be even more powerful than its V8 predecessor. “We’re looking at the regional requests, for instance with infrastructure or fuel pricing, so we’ll consider that in the technical application of the products, whether it’s e-Power or EV.”

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Current Generation Nissan Patrol Y62 | Image: Nissan

The Y63 Patrol is expected to sport a new design language with crucial styling maintained in line with its off-road lineage. Think features like slab-sided proportions, a square rear end with good departure angles, and a front bar with integrated foglights. If the brand decides to downsize the engine, it’ll mean more efficiency with a bump in power compared to the current V8. We’d also expect the 9-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel drive system to stick around.

Nissan is understandably tight-lipped about the new Patrol while dressing up its test cars to look like the current generation model but the focus will still be on off-road ability with towing capabilities and of course more luxury. Like the new Land Cruiser LC300, the downsized engine will not be a deterrent towards its performance although it would be a lot more efficient along with a better touring range.

While waiting periods in Australia are swelling up with incessant demand for the Patrol, buyers are in two minds as to wait for the new one or get one of the last V8-powered models. One thing is for sure the new generation Patrol is not too far away with sister brand Infiniti also putting the finishing touches on its next-generation QX80 – an SUV with which the Y63 Patrol shares its underpinnings with.

With the current generation being very popular in Australia, a higher allocation number for the Y63 Patrol is also expected. You can check out the current Nissan Patrol via the link below. Savour that naturally aspirated V8 while you can.

Check out the Nissan Patrol

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Current Generation Nissan Patrol Y62 | Image: Nissan

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