Nissan, in partnership with Premcar, has unveiled the formidable Patrol Warrior, a rugged and robust 4×4 vehicle that comes with significant off-road enhancements. This latest addition to the Warrior series follows in the footsteps of successful predecessors like the Navara PRO-4X Warrior and Navara SL Warrior.
The concept behind the Patrol Warrior by Premcar is rooted in responding to the demands of the Australian market. It seeks to embody what a powerful V8-driven 4×4 should be capable of in the unique and challenging Australian terrain, as stated by Bernie Quinn, the Engineering Director at Premcar.
“Australia is a unique country, with unique conditions and many highly informed new-car buyers who demand a 4WD that’s engineered for our vast and rugged landscape,” says Quinn.
The development of the Patrol Warrior by Premcar has been a meticulous process, shaped by thousands of hours of dedicated research conducted by a team of automotive industry engineering and manufacturing specialists. This collaboration underscores a commitment to meeting the specific needs of Australian drivers and conditions.
Under the factory-backed Warrior program, Nissan’s Patrols undergo a series of enhancements to elevate their off-road capabilities. The Patrol Warrior comes equipped with several upgrades, including enhanced ground clearance, larger all-terrain tires, a redesigned towbar capable of accommodating a full-size spare tire, suspension improvements, and an increased Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).
In summary, the Nissan Patrol Warrior is a testament to the dedication of both Nissan and Premcar in catering to the demands of the Australian market, offering a robust and capable 4×4 vehicle designed to conquer the challenging and diverse landscapes of Australia.
Key off-road specs
- 50mm lift (+29mm suspension lift, +21mm wheel and tyre package)
- 40mm wider track vs. Ti
- 40 degree approach angle
- 23.3 degree departure angle (measured with towbar fited)
- Re-engineered Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) system tuned by Premcar
- Re-developed front springs
- New progressive rate rear bump-stop
- New multi-rate rear springs
- 409 stainless steel side exit exhaust with bi-modal valve and actuator
- 120 kg GVM upgrade
- 48 kg increase in carrying capacity vs. Ti
- Maintains the Patrol’s 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity
The Patrol Warrior brings more than just off-road prowess to the table. It features an all-new bi-modal exhaust system that not only boosts performance but also enhances the distinctive growl of the 5.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8 petrol engine, churning out an impressive 298kW of power.
Built on the solid foundation of the Nissan Patrol Ti, the Patrol Warrior by Premcar doesn’t skimp on essential features. Inside, you’ll find a suite of standard amenities, including satellite navigation, electrically adjustable front seats, blind-spot warning, an Around-View Monitor, emergency braking, and luxurious leather-accented seats. To suit individual tastes, customers have a choice of four elegant paint colors: Brilliant Silver, Moonstone White, Gun Metallic, and Black Obsidian.
The exterior enhancements give the Patrol Warrior a distinctive look, setting it apart from the standard Patrol model. Notable additions include a rugged Warrior front bumper, a protective bash plate, eye-catching fender flares, stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, robust Yokohama G015 295/70 All-Terrain tires, a custom towbar with rear recovery points, the aforementioned bi-modal exhaust system, and a sleek black-themed finish. Inside, the upgrades continue with a striking black color theme, Alcantara door and dash inlays featuring the Warrior branding, and high-gloss black trim elements.
When it comes to pricing, the Nissan Patrol Ti starts at $84,900. On the other hand, the Patrol Warrior by Premcar, which builds upon the Patrol Ti, is priced at $101,160 before on-road costs. As for the top-tier Nissan Patrol Ti-L, it comes in at $97,600 but is not available with the Warrior treatment.
In summary, the Patrol Warrior is not only a capable off-roader but also a well-appointed vehicle, offering an enticing blend of power, style, and advanced features for those seeking an adventure-ready SUV.