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Infiniti concept could preview next Nissan Patrol – report

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.

Current QX80, on sale here until Infiniti . local withdrawalclosely related to patrolThe main differences are in the front and rear design and the dashboard.

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.

It’s unclear if this is a full-blown remake of the current car, more like NISANZ is derived from 370Zor whether we can expect to see a new platform.

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.

The Toyota LandCruiser 300 and it Lexus LX siblings, as well as the North American-focused Toyota Sequoia, have all lost their V8s.

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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