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Nissan Australia Debuts Final Iteration of Patrol Y61 Wagon

December 14, 2016

Nissan Australia has presented its final iteration of its Patrol Y61 Wagon: The Legend Edition.

Nissan said its Y61 Patrol (wagon) and UY61 (cab-chassis) models have been popular with customers in need of capable and dependable off-road and workhorse performance in the most testing driving terrain. It has been used in a variety of trades and industries from farming to construction to transport and specialized heavy industries.

Since its Australian release in 1997, more than 104,000 Nissan Patrol Y61 wagon have been sold locally. When combined with the preceding Y60 model and the current Patrol Y62, close to 160,000 Patrol wagons have been chosen by Australian buyers since 1987, according to the company.

Photo: Nissan Australia
Photo: Nissan Australia

Nissan said it developed the Y61 Patrol Legend Edition to celebrate its long heritage in Australia. Based on the Y61 Patrol wagon ST, the Legend Edition comes equipped with more than $10,000 of additional value and is limited to 300 units. It is on sale at authorized Nissan dealerships across Australia.

Powering the Y61 Patrol Legend Edition is the model’s proven 3.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, delivering 118kW of maximum power and a peak torque of 380Nm (manual, between 2,000 – 2,400 rpm) and 354Nm (automatic, at 2,000 rpm). Customers can choose from either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission, according to the automaker.

The Y61 Patrol’s off-road capabilities come courtesy of various technical solutions. The low ratio (2.02:1) in the transfer case eases progress in steep and particularly rough terrain and the automatic locking free-wheeling hubs (which turn the front wheels in unison) simplify off-road driving in rough conditions. The rear differential lock helps deliver impressive traction in particularly tough terrain. The three-link coil-sprung front suspension aids in wheel articulation, as does the five-link rear suspension, which also uses coil springs. Both deliver a comfortable ride in on-road conditions, according to the automaker.

Maximum braked-trailer towing capacities are 3,200 kilograms with the manual transmission and 2,500 kilograms with the automatic transmission, according to the company.

Combined-cycle fuel consumption with the manual transmission is 10.9 liters per 100 kilometers travelled and 11.8 liters with the automatic transmission, according to the company.

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