An interesting test mule has been circulating on the roads of the Middle East in the last few decades. From what we can see, it has the Y62 body, but the full camouflage tells us that something is happening. Some sources speculate about the full redesign, while others think it’s just a test mule of the new special edition. Both scenarios make sense but if we consider that the current generation has been around for a very long time and if we consider the Land Cruiser’s recent redesign, Nissan’s full-size SUV remains by far the oldest model in the class. That’s why we hope this could be an all-new 2024 Nissan Patrol, with the next-generation Y63 moniker.
If this happens, we will see a completely new design, with updates in various aspects. The new generation would continue to ride on the good-old F-Alpha platform. On the other hand, it would come with a significantly updated chassis, along with new styling, new cabin design and many more. Finally, we expect to see a completely new powertrain, probably a turbocharged V6.
2024 Nissan Patrol Redesign
The Patrol Y62 has been around since 2010. Although still a great SUV, it started to feel a little bit outdated, especially after the Land Cruiser received a complete overhaul. From what we know so far, the new generation would ride on the same F-Alpha platform. Still, it would get updates in various aspects.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the chassis. We expect to see improved rigidity, in combination with some weight savings. Also, the new suspension setup is another thing that seems certain, even though the current model offers surprisingly engaging handling. It simply needs a little bit more refinement, to provide a smoother and more comfortable ride.
Still, we are pretty sure that a more refined suspension setup won’t change the model’s rugged nature and negatively affect the off-road performance. This should remain one of the priorities, as the Patrol is particularly popular in Australia and the Middle East.
Naturally, this redesign would bring a completely new styling, Still, the intriguing thing about the completely camouflaged test mule is that it still features the Y62 shape. This could mean that the new model will probably feature the same or very similar proportions. The current generation is good for about 121.1 inches in wheelbase and it is more than 203 inches long, which means that there is no need for a size increase at this point.
The size might remain the same, but the aesthetics won’t. Instead, the new generation will bring a new design, even though the recent update made this SUV look very modern and attractive. That’s why we think that styling changes could be pretty evolutionary, without any radical change in terms of the design language.
This is the aspect where the 2024 Nissan Patrol needs the changes most. Simply, even though the current model features pretty impressive quality and really nice materials, it starts to look old. The dashboard looks outdated and the recently introduced infotainment system didn’t help enough, we believe. So, we have big expectations in this aspect. We expect to see a completely new cabin design, with modern aesthetics and further improvements in terms of quality.
As for the interior space, the long wheelbase ensures plenty of passenger space and the third row is way more generous than the one found in the Land Cruiser. Therefore, there shouldn’t be bigger changes in this aspect. Still, we might see improvements in terms of new storage compartments and other practical details.
2024 Nissan Patrol Engine
We have finally come to the most interesting aspect of the 2024 Nissan Patrol, according to most sources. Namely, it looks like Nissan is about to follow Toyota’s example and discontinue the good old 5.6-liter V8. Simply, these are different times and even a segment like this requires efficient powertrains. That’s why we count on a replacement in the form of a twin-turbo V6.
At this point, there are two possibilities for the new Patrol. One is to see a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, while the other is to see a turbocharged variant of the newer 3.8-liter V6, which currently powers the new Nissan Frontier. In any case, we count on numbers that would be able to match the LC300. In other words, we count on more than 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Also, we expect that the current 7-speed unit will be replaced with the new 9-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Nissan Patrol Release Date
The Patrol has been spotted on testing but it’s still hard to tell how much the company has advanced with the development. Most sources suggest that the launch probably won’t be ready for the second half of the year and that the new model is more likely to arrive sometime in 2024.