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DUBAI, UAE – Nissan has announced the rebirth of its legendary Patrol Super Safari in the Middle East, one of the most coveted off-road vehicles ever sold in the region. The Patrol Super Safari's long-standing heritage in the region has lasted with every passing generation, achieving iconic status among gulf nationals and expats alike.
"The return of the legendary Patrol Super Safari reflects Nissan's willingness not only to listen to its regional customers, but to also respond to their wishes," said Samir Cherfan, managing director of Nissan Middle East. "The Patrol Super Safari's return is the direct result of customer demand for this legendary vehicle that has a strong heritage with the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula. Widely considered as one of the few truly all-terrain vehicles of modern time, the Patrol Super Safari continues to impress with its inherent ruggedness, durability and ability to cope with the extremes of the varied terrains and temperatures prevalent in this region."
The re-imagined Nissan Patrol Super Safari retains all the elements that have elevated the vehicle to iconic status like its rugged design and off-road capability, while delivering a modern approach complimented by the special upgrades and enhancements. It marries legendary off-road capability with modern day comfort. Designed to be a remarkable off-road vehicle while maintaining all the comforts of a road going full size SUV, the Patrol Super Safari incorporates some of the latest innovation and features that Nissan customers have come to expect.
The 2017 Patrol Super Safari boasts all-new tan leather seats and door trim with 8-way power seats for the driver and 4-way for the front passenger. New driver aids include a navigation system as well as front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera, Bluetooth, USB, CD, auxiliary input socket and FM/AM radio to complete the in-car entertainment offering. The vehicle comes equipped with automatic climate control and a built-in, refrigerated cool box.
Building on the iconic Super Safari model, the New Nissan Patrol Super Safari enjoys the legendary exterior design, which has distinguished it from other Patrol models and made it one of the most recognized icons of modern off-road vehicles. Distinctive machine cut 17" black alloy wheels, dual-tone body colors, flared fenders, a rear spoiler and a Super Safari body stripe all build on its iconic looks.
The Patrol Super Safari boasts a 4.8L DOHC in-line 6-cylinder engine producing 280hp and a mighty 46kg or 451Nm of torque that allows it to power up dunes or tow heavy objects with ease. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) keep everything on the straight and narrow while driving on the highway.
Dual front airbags, ABS, an immobilizer and cruise control are among the other features contributing to both safety and driver convenience, while the vehicle boasts rear locking differentials, an electric front winch, as well as front and rear tow hooks as standard equipment for desert use.
Complementing the existing Patrol line up which includes the V8, V6 and Patrol NISMO, Cherfan is confident that the market for the Patrol Super Safari is a healthy one thanks to its captive audience and devoted fans.
"We know this vehicle will appeal to many customers who have grown up with the Super Safari brand, and as new generations come to know the Patrol Super Safari, they too will appreciate its legendary capability and appreciate its deep-rooted heritage in the region's culture," said Cherfan.
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