The Nissan Patrol is a four-wheel drive vehicle manufactured by Nissan in Japan since 1961.
The Patrol has been available as either a short-wheelbase (SWB) three-door or a long-wheelbase (LWB) five-door chassis. The LWB version has also been offered in utility and cab chassis variants alongside the wagon. Between 1988 and 1994, Ford Australia marketed the Patrol as the Ford Maverick. The Maverick was available alongside the Nissan-branded Patrol. Also, in some European countries the Patrol was, for a short while marketed as Ebro Patrol. Since 1980, in Japan, it has been known as the Nissan Safari. The Patrol is available in Australasia, Central and South America, South Africa, parts of Southeast Asia and Western Europe as well as Iran and the Middle East but not in the USA and North America. In 2010, it became available in North America as the upscale 2011 Infiniti QX56, which had shared the same platform as the US-built Nissan Armada from 2004 to 2010.
The Patrol was always regarded as a tough 4×4 in Australia and New Zealand, Middle East, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean. The second generation Y60 (GQ) platform is still manufactured as a military vehicle in the countries of Asia and the Middle East, and various versions of the Patrol are widely used by United Nations agencies. These Y60 models are produced alongside the current Y61. The fourth and fifth generations are the main troop transport vehicles used by the Irish Army.
Read more about Nissan Patrol: First Generation (4W60 Series; 1951–1960), Second Generation (60 Series; 1959–1980), Fourth Generation (Y60; 1987–1997), Fifth Generation (Y61; 1997–present), Sixth Generation (Y62; 2010–present)
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