Great news for off-road enthusiasts — and Nissan fans in particular! The iconic Patrol Safari range has been extended with three new editions — the Patrol Falcon, Patrol Gazelle and Patrol Gazelle-X.
Developed just for and available to customers in the Middle East, the trio have been inspired by and named after the majestic soaring Falcon and fleet-footed Gazelle. — two of the most iconic animals to inhabit the desert sands and skies of the region.
The Patrol Falcon has uniquely designed body stripes, a chrome front bumper, silver satin front skid plate, and LED beam light bar. A chrome-finished petrol can holder and wheel cover with falcon-design complement the rear. The interior packs premium tan-leather seats embroidered with a falcon badge, a refrigerated cooler box, dual front airbags, keyless entry system, air conditioning with Independent Rear Cooling System, ABS, and Automatic Speed Control (ASCD).
The Patrol Gazelle edition boasts a body decal, new fender flares, 17in bronze coloured-alloy wheels (with a Gazelle logo in the centre) wrapped with new 285mm multi-terrain tyres. The rear roof spoiler is designed for holding flags whilst desert driving and an air snorkel has been added to improve the air flow to the vehicle, whether in the desert or shallow waters. It is also equipped with a tuned remote reservoir shock suspension anodised in Nissan red and black colours, along with a 2.0in lift kit. The addition of a front electrical winch with a capacity of 4,300kg puts the driver, or their less-equipped friends, at ease in off-road situations. Inside, it comes with bespoke tan leather seats and door trims. A Gazelle logo embossed on the seats completes the look.
Finally, the Patrol Gazelle-X; it has steel front and rear bumpers (with rubber protection), both of which are detailed with the iconic Gazelle logo. The front bumper has two 3 x 3in cube LED lights, while the rear-enforced bumper has additional extreme duty tow hooks and a spare tyre carrier. It also has a custom-made front skid plate embossed with bright red Gazelle insignia and a bonnet scoop. Also included are a new set of black and red lined 17in off road alloys with 315mm tyres. A roof rack has been added along with a 30in LED light bar.Performance has been improved by a fifth gear over-drive (only on manual transmission models), increased front and rear differential ratios, 4.0in lift kit and a new performance engineered exhaust system. The interior comes with custom-made tan leather seats and door trims, with a Gazelle logo detailed on the seats. A cage has been added between the second and third rows and a rear retractable drawer set has been installed to ensure items can be stored safely and conveniently. A tow rope, sand ramp and emergency kit come as standard with the Gazelle-X, further cementing the car’s off-roading status.
“We are confident that the launch of the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X will further cement the car’s status as the all-conquering, off-roading vehicle of choice for desert-lovers in the Middle East,” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Nissan AMI and President of Nissan Middle East.
All three boast a powerful 4.8-litre motor mated with a five-speed auto or five-speed manual producing 280 horses and 452Nm of torque and will be available at Nissan dealers across the region.