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The warrior way

In a bid to freshen up the V8-powered veteran, Nissan Australia has partnered with local engineering specialist Premcar to add an off-the-shelf enhancement package that comes with a full five-year unlimited-kilometre factory warranty.

Dubbed the Patrol Warrior by Premcar, the new model is based on the entry-level Patrol Ti but at $101,160 (MRLP) it’s more expensive than the top-spec Patrol Ti-L.

Changes aimed at enhancing the Patrol’s on- and off-road performance include longer travel suspension, raised ground clearance, larger 18-inch off-road wheels clad in chunky Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tyres, a wider stance and a side-exit bi-modal exhaust system that allows the lusty 298kW/560Nm 5.6-litre V8 to find its full voice.

Outside, the Warrior is distinguished by a red underbody bash plate, new front and rear bumpers, integrated 3500kg-rated recovery points, unique wheel arch flares and mudflaps, a blacked-out grille and mirrors, and Warrior badging.

The interior retains the layout, materials and styling themes of the Patrol Ti cabin but adds piano-black surfaces and trimmed Alcantara components.

Visit the Nissan website to find out more.