Infiniti working on a new concept called Monograph QX80 this year, and it can give us a glimpse into next year Nissan Patrol.
XeBuzz According to a confirmation report from Infiniti senior executive Bob Welby, the concept will be revealed in June.
The Monograph name has also been used on previous Infiniti concepts that previewed production models: the 2017 QX80 Monograph previewed the 2018 facelift of the full-size SUV, while the 2020 QX60 Monograph concept previewed the full-size SUV. pre-production QX60.
Although Mr Welby did not share any further details, the confirmation of the QX80 Monograph concept suggests that a new generation – and thus a new Patrol – awaits in the shadows.
The current Patrol and QX80 have been in production since 2010, having since received two upgrades.
What appears to be a mule of the Next Generation Patrol is being tested this early year.
Previous reports have suggested the next Patrol – or Armada, as it’s known in some markets – will no longer have a naturally aspirated V8 in favor of a twin-turbo V6.
Nissan has also confirmed their e-Power hybrid technology can be applies to large SUVs like the Patrol.
V8s have disappeared from the biggest body-on-frame SUVs, both here and in North America.
One of the Nissan Armada’s main rivals in the US, the Ford Expedition, lost its V8 many years ago in favor of a turbocharged V6, while the new engine Extended length Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L uses a new boosted inline six instead of the venerable Hemi V8.
The current Y62 Patrol first went on sale in Australia in 2013 (despite its global launch in 2010) and underwent a significant exterior facelift in 2019 for the 2020 model.
In 2022, Patrol saw 5724 registrations in the Australian market, representing 71.7% year-over-year (YoY) growth. It couldn’t match the Toyota LandCruiser wagon family (13,152 units, down 8.4%) but despite its age and lack of diesel engine, it set several monthly records.
A Warrior version, handled by local outfit Premcar, is due here at the end of the year.
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