The fifth-generation Nissan Patrol has been on sale for nearly 20 years and has stood the test of time and of nature. It is revered for its off-road capability and ruggedness while still remaining relatively simple to maintain. But all good things must come to an end eventually.
Nissan Australia officially says its goodbye to the Y61 Patrol by releasing a very special iteration of the SUV called the Legend Edition. Built to celebrate the model's heritage, the limited-run model gets off-road goodies and is only limited to 300 units.
“The Nissan Patrol Y61 Legend Edition is a fitting representation of what this model has delivered for the last 20 years. Its collection of Nissan genuine accessories highlights not only its off-road capabilities but the spirit of adventure that Patrol has represented to generations of Australians. And in this 50th year of Nissan Motor Company Australia, it’s the perfect time for it to pass the baton of Nissan’s off-road leadership to the Patrol Y62,” said Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of Nissan Australia.
Based off the Patrol ST sold in the country, the Legend Edition gets extra equipment courtesy of Nissan Genuine Accessories. It gets a heavy duty steel bull bar that's airbag compatible, bull-bar mounted power winch, tow bar, roof rack and a snorkel. Additional extras installed on the Legend Edition include: satellite navigation, rearview camera, soft cover for the spare wheel and custom decals.
Also unique on the special Patrol are the 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 275/65/R17 tires. Four-wheel ventilated disc brakes provide the necessary stopping power for the SUV.
Power is still provided by the 3.0-liter inline-four turbo-diesel. It generates 160 PS and depending on the transmission chosen, the engine can produce either 380 Nm of torque (5-speed manual) or 354 Nm of torque (4-speed automatic). Like all previous Y61 Patrols, it has 4WD capability and benefits from a low ratio 2.02:1 transfer case, automatic locking wheel hubs and a rear differential lock.
The manual version of the Legend Edition retails for AUD 57,990 (about PhP 2.15M) while the automatic model is priced higher at AUD 60,990 (about 2.26M).