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2010 Nissan Patrol Royale launched in the Philippines

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Text: / Photos: Brent Co, Nissan Press | posted July 08, 2010 15:28

The Patrol Royale aims to rewrite premium SUV rules

Since it first rolled out from the Nissan assembly lines in 1957, the Patrol has been synonymous with power, refinement, and dignified grace. It continues to reign supreme on both the unforgiving sands of Arabia to the slick city streets of cosmopolitan capitals.

The long awaited heir to the throne takes the legend to the next level, skipping several generations to bring the ultimate expression of all-terrain supremacy and luxury. With more than half a century's worth of technological innovations, research and development, unquestioned capacity, and reputation; the new Patrol represents the new dawn in automotive technology with its new Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) Suspension System, All Mode 4WD System with Variable Mode Select, and 360-degree Around View Monitor (AVM).

True Flagship Reverence

The all-new Patrol proudly arouses reverence wherever it goes as true flagship should. And rightly so.

It is the embodiment of richly crafted luxury yet still maintaining its commanding road presence. Unparalleled heights of sophistication impeccably combined with a stately demeanor rightfully make the all-new Patrol the undisputed leader in the world of SUVs.

Its angled-strut motif front grille is distinctly Patrol while its chrome accents, powerlift tailgate, high intensity discharge (HID) and LED rear lamps, and 20-inch alloy wheels reflect the vehicle's modern and radical exterior design direction.

Infiniti-Inspired Interior

Its new interior features the finest grade materials and meticulously detailed craftsmanship combined with generous space moving luxury to higher echelons inspired by Nissan's Inifiti luxury brand. In-car entertainment is provided with a multi-source entertainment system with individual configuration, and a premium Bose 13-speaker system with 2GB music box hard drive. To further enhance comfort, it is equipped with the world's first upper and curtain vents to keep heat from penetrating the cabin for an even cool temperature for a truly luxurious ride combine with its plush leather seats.

Under the Hood

Under the hood of the new Patrol is the 5.6-liter V8 VK56DE engine with (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System) CVTCS capable of producing 317hp at 4900rpm and 526Nm of torque at 3600rpm, which can also be found in the Armada, Pathfinder, Titan, Infiniti QX56 and a highly tuned 600-hp variant equipped in the GT-R GT1 racecar. The engine is mated to a 5-Speed Automatic Transmission with Manual Mode.

Technologically Advanced Features

The Hydraulic Body Motion Control Suspension (HBMC) System unique to the all-new Patrol provides superior controlled cornering, maximum on-road traction, and resistance to body roll for that ultimate on-road performance and exceptional off-road prowess.

The All Mode 4WD System with Variable Mode Select, allowing you to effortlessly switch among sand, on-road, snow and rock modes with the quick turn of a dial and a simple push of a button. Enabling safe, quick, and skillful driving on any terrain and road condition. As an added safety feature for both driver and passengers alike the360° Around View Monitor (AVM) gives an eagle's view overhead from every side of the immensely impressive vehicle.

Safety and Security fit for Royalty

Safety comes with 6 SRS Airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), ABLS active four-wheel drive system, Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

"Tonight, we are proud to share our joy and celebrate the introduction of our latest flagship vehicle that marks its relevance and creates impact by way of its world-class, world's firsts, pioneering technology. It will shift your expectations and prove to be the benchmark on how luxury SUVs should be," said Ms. Elizabeth H. Lee, COO, Universal Motors Corporation.

With the all-new Patrol's myriad of lavishly comfortable amenities and category-defining performance features, Nissan rewrites the rules on what a full size SUV should be. It combines distinguished heritage with state-of-the-art technology and innovation for the only vehicle that offers uncompromisable luxury, ultimate off-road prowess and dynamic on-road handling for an undoubtedly premium riding and driving experience nonpareil. Uncompromisable luxury of course comes with a pricetag of Php5.375-million with three color options; Royale Galaxy Black, Royale Cyber Silver and Royale Glacier Pearl.