For Nissan, the name Safari will be no more by 2018. The Japanese automaker will be retiring the said nameplate 38 years since it was first introduced. That also means Nissan has ended the production of the Patrol Super Safari. As it bows out, Nissan Philippines Inc. has introduced a limited-run variant, dubbed the Super Safari Legend Edition.
Limited to just 38 units, the Patrol Super Safari Legend Edition also caps the production of what enthusiasts call the GU model. This special model gains numerous visual and off-road upgrades. Setting the Legend Edition from standard Super Safaris is the standard front steel bumper will bull bar. The steel bumper also integrates a pair of fog lights and the turn signals. With the new bumper, the Super Safari boasts an improve approach angle which is vital for off-roading. Also part of the package is a roof basket and a tow kit. Other visual add-ons include a B-Pillar Door Slash, Matte Black Alloy Wheels, Side Decal, and a Spare Tire Cover Decal.
Inside, the Patrol Super Safari Legend Edition gains tan leather seats and trim. Nissan Philippines will also serialize each of the 38 cars by putting in an interior badge as proof of authenticity. As for the rest of the interior, it retains the 2-DIN Audio system with navigation, Bluetooth, internet radio capability, Wi-Fi connectivity and rear seat entertainment system. Like the standard model, the Legend Edition offers seats for seven.
Under the hood is the same 3.0-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel in the standard model. It produces 150 PS and 343 Nm of torque and it shifts via a four-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard and so is a limited-slip differential.
As the production of the Patrol Super Safari winds down, the newer, V8-powered Patrol Royal will continue being sold worldwide, including the Philippines.