The Middle East is the place to be if you’re a lover of Patrol as the respectable off-roader Nissan offers out there in a range of flavors. Apart from the current sixth generation model (Y62), the body-on-frame SUV is also available locally as the Patrol Safari based on the previous generation iteration (Y61) which traces its origins back to 1997.
Launched at the end of 2015, the Y62-based Nismo Output Variant has not yet earned its facelift even though the regular Patrol was facelifted in the latter half of 2019. Latest Middle East spy shots clearly suggest that the revised version will be launched shortly, provided that Nissan has seen a photo shoot of the fast SUV. Centered on the camo-free car, the 2022 Patrol Nismo was made by our friends at Kolesa.
Joining Juke Nismo and other Nissan SUVs with updates from the Performance Division, Patrol Nismo will follow the styling cues first seen on the standard SUV ladder frame. This will include the updated headlights and taillights shared with the US-spec Armada, along with the newest addition to the corporate V-Motion grid.
The facelifted version would also make several improvements to the front bumper configuration by adopting wider air intakes to give the Patrol Nismo a more mild stance. It will be soldering on the rear of the quad exhaust system, while the large 22-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels will be rolled over from the pre-facelift iteration.
On a similar note, Patrol Nismo 2022 was captured again in anticipation of his official revelation. This time around, a go-faster SUV was seen loaded on a trailer in broad daylight, perhaps after another photo shoot. It will maintain the discreet red accents of its predecessor from which it is supposed to inherit the naturally aspirated 428-horsepower V8 engine.
The premiere may take place in the coming weeks or months, seeing as Nissan has been seen on various occasions while filming advertisements for the revamped model. Once again, we expect Patrol Nismo to concentrate on the Middle East, where the rugged SUV is still popular despite its age. An all-new Patrol is arriving later this decade and could share the platform with the next wave of Mitsubishi Pajero.