2020 Nissan Patrol Royale, Ute, Y62

Nissan Patrol is one of the longest-serving nameplates in the
automaker’s history. The company launched six generations
during a 60-year production. Now, the seventh series is coming
as we approach the seventh decade of existence. The vehicle
will probably arrive either as 2020 Nissan Patrol, although
some rumors say the delay is possible. The full-size SUV is
caught at testing in Asia. So, it is just a matter of time when
will Japanese company add it to its lineup.

The 2020 Nissan Patrol will also bring changes for the US
version of the SUV – Armada. These
vehicles belong to the full-size segment and the new Patrol
will be bigger than before. Currently, the SUV is offering only
a 5.6-liter engine. Next year, the 4.0 unit could come back to
the lineup. Finally, Nissan could add a diesel unit for models
that are offered outside the US. The new generation is going to
bring many changes, starting with the front fascia, and all
over to the cabin.

2020 Nissan Patrol Spy Photos

The first test mules are being tested in Asia. The Middle East
is the main market for the 2020 Nissan Patrol. There, the SUV
reaches the peak of its popularity. Of course, Nissan Armada
is a model for the USA, but it will carry similar changes as
its sibling. Heavily covered, the new Patrol is not unveiling
too much. The size of the SUV is the same as before. If there
are some changes, we will measure them in centimeters. So, the
Patrol returns with the same rugged lines and bold appearance.

Whatsoever, after ten years in production, the current
generation will need a massive update. Every detail counts, so
modernization will improve the chances of this SUV. Nissan will
have to install new LED head- and taillights. Furthermore,
grille and bumpers could get a fresh shape to offer more
aesthetic styling and better airflow. Large wheels are
highlights from the side, while the huge tail is getting a new
set of lights and bumper.


Currently, we are sure the 2020 Nissan Patrol will come with a
5.6-liter V8 engine. This petrol unit is the largest one the
Japanese company has to offer. With 400 horsepower and 410
lb-ft of torque, it is more potent than Toyota’s and FCA’s
5.7-liter unit. The towing capacity of the Nissan Patrol will
be over 3900 kg (8,600 pounds). Well, the SUV is not the most
fuel-friendly model you will find on the market. But, the
automaker promised that some revisions of the 5.6-liter
displacement will cut consumption.

Besides the revisit, there are few more options for how the
company can improve fuel economy. The first scenario is to
bring back a 4.0-liter V6 engine. This unit will reduce output,
but the Patrol SUV would still be pretty potent. Maximum output
of this unit is 275 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.
Towing capacity will also suffer. So, Nissan will look probably
for some other option which will maintain the power outputs.

Surprisingly, the company is not offering the SUV with the
diesel engine. The only possible solution could be a 5.0-liter
turbodiesel V8 drivetrain. It is capable to make 310 hp and 555
pound-feet of torque. Both fuel economy and towing capacity
will get a boost, as well as the emissions. The automaker has
to make balance and see if it is worth of bringing the diesel
to markets where 2020 Nissan Patrol will appear.

No Hybrid In Plans

The last possibility to improve the fuel economy on the new
2020 Nissan Patrol is a development of the hybrid system.
However, this seems to be the least likely option with the
company denying electrification of their largest SUV. This
system needs more features and equipment, which will make it
heavier than it is. And the current Patrol is already massive.
More pounds would make it even slower and hard to handle, while
the hybrid setup couldn’t improve the numbers on the fuel
economy to the wanted level. Of course, the development of such
drivetrain would cost a lot, which would be reflected in the
vehicle’s price.

2020 Nissan Patrol – Armada and Nismo

In the US, the new Armada
will come mostly unchanged. The new generation will start with
the Patrol. No diesel or V6 engine are options for this market
and the SUV. Armada sticks
to a 5.6-liter drivetrain and its massive output. Both vehicles
could get the Nismo tuning in the upcoming season.

The special department of Nissan’s company will upgrade the
drivetrain to develop more power. Engineers hope they will be
able to squeeze around 450 ponies out of the V8 drivetrain.
There was one edition of Patrol Nismo in the past and it
managed to deliver 420 horsepower. Now, with new technologies
and chargers, Nissan is ready to push it further. Of course,
there will be numerous other upgrades around the SUV, including
more aggressive bumpers and wheels, as well as the sportier
buckets inside the cockpit. The interior also uses the latest
technologies and gadgets for the infotainment system.

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