The party is almost over for Nissan’s GU (Y61) Patrol. The big, coil sprung, solid axle off-roader is being run-out with one last hurrah – a run of 300 ‘Legend Edition’ wagons.
The GU’s demise marks the end of a solid axle off-road offering from Nissan and leaves the super-duty 4X4 playing field to the Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser and the recently announced Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional.
Since 1997, the Patrol Y61 – most notably the 4.2-litre Nissan diesel powered model – has earned a reputation for being one of the world’s most capable and respected off-road 4X4s. More than 140,000 have been sold in Australia over the last 20 years.
“The Nissan Patrol has chiselled its reputation for ruggedness and dependability in some of Australia’s harshest conditions,” said Richard Emery, Managing Director and CEO of Nissan Australia.
“Patrol has a long list of achievements in Australia, most notably being the first vehicle to cross Australia’s remote Simpson Desert, which it did in 1962.”
The Patrol Legend Edition wagons are based on the Y61 Patrol wagon ST, and add more than $10,000 worth of off-road, convenience and cosmetic enhancements to the package.
In addition to its ST specification, the Patrol Legend Edition includes the following;
Nissan Genuine Accessories inclusions:
Heavy-duty steel bull bar (airbag compatible)
Bull bar-mounted electric winch
Soft cover for the spare wheel
The Patrol Legend Edition is available in a choice of three colours, including; White Diamond, Polar White and Platinum.
It’s powered by Nissan’s ZD30 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, delivering 118kW and 380Nm, with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions – the auto attracting a $3,000 premium.
Maximum recommended drive away pricing for the Nissan Patrol Y61 Legend Edition in Victoria is summarised below.
|Nissan Patrol Y61 Wagon ST Legend Edition||Drive-away Prices|
|With 5-speed manual transmission||$57,990|
|With 4-speed automatic transmission||$60,990|