The refreshed face uses a more contemporary bumper design with triangular fog-light housings, and a grille with horizontal bars that gives the four-wheel-drive Patrol more of a family resemblance to the Pathfinder. Redesigned 18-inch wheels give a more premium look.
The interior upgrade is even more subtle, and consists of a more intuitive, a revised touchscreen-controlled infotainment system and two USB charging points at the rear of the centre console.
The range-topping Ti-L grade scores larger eight-inch entertainment screens built into the back of the front seat headrests.
That model also receives Nissan’s ‘Intelligent Rear View Mirror” (I-RVM), a virtual aid that helps drivers “see” through the back rows and a full boot.
I-RVM works with a high-performance rear-facing camera, with an integrated LED screen showing an image resembling a conventional mirror with an unobstructed view of the road behind while driving. Another advantage of the I-RVM is it filters sun- and headlight-glare.
Drivers can easily swap between the I-RVM and the traditional mirror by flicking a switch under the unit.
The Patrol’s performance is unchanged with the 5.6-litre V8 petrol powertrain carrying over from the previous model.
The 2018 Nissan Patrol will arrive in showrooms later this month, with pricing starting from $71,990. Prices are up $2000 for both the entry-level Ti and Ti-L, despite the Ti not gaining the I-RVM.
As before, standard equipment across the range includes satellite navigation, push button start, climate control and a full-size alloy spare wheel.
2018 Nissan Patrol pricing
- Patrol Ti - $71,990
- Patrol Ti-L - $88,990