The Nissan Patrol has been around for quite some time now. In fact, it's already headed ninth year of production by 2019. There has been news floating around that a new one will come out by 2020, but for now, Nissan has given the large SUV another facelift.

Exterior changes to the 2019 Patrol are rather minor. For starters, there's a new front bumper featuring a deeper apron than this year's model. That also means the foglight housings have been changed. Whereas the 2018 Patrol has trapezoidal housings, the updated version sports a more traditional round unit.

Blink and you'll miss it: 2019 Nissan Patrol gets mild facelift

Tacked on fender flares have been added (as an option) to the Patrol for the 2019 model year. along with that, there are also two-tone alloy wheels to go along with the mild changes. You'll need a sharper eye to spot the changes made to the rear. There's a new diffuser at the back, which is now more pronounced than before. Capping off all the changes is a new chrome exhaust tip.

There are no notable changes to the interior but the 2019 Patrol does get an upgraded version of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility safety package. Aside from the 360-degree camera, the Patrol has lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking for front and rear, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

Blink and you'll miss it: 2019 Nissan Patrol gets mild facelift

Also unchanged is the engine as it's still the same 5.6-liter V8 that's used worldwide. Output is rated at 400 PS and 560 Nm of torque. The lone transmission choice is a seven-speed automatic. For those who aren't too keen on V8 power (and fuel bills), there's also a 4.0-liter V6 and that makes a respectable 275 PS and 390 Nm of torque.

As for the next-generation Patrol, it might just be out by the next decade. Reports have suggested that the all-new model will share its platform with the Mitsubishi Pajero. Given that Nissan owns a significant stake over at Mitsubishi, it may be a possibility.