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Nissan Australia presents its final iteration of the acclaimed Patrol Y61 Wagon: The Legend Edition

Patrol Y61 Wagon: The Legend Edition.
Patrol Y61 Wagon: The Legend Edition.

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

Since 1997, the Patrol Y61 has earned an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most capable and respected off-road SUVs. Nissan’s 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. From farming to construction to transport and specialized heavy industries, these two Nissan Patrol models have been popular and trusted fixtures.

“The Nissan Patrol has chiseled its reputation for ruggedness and dependability in some of Australia’s harshest conditions,” said Richard Emery, managing director and CEO of Nissan Australia. “Patrol has a long list of achievements in Australia, most notably being the first vehicle to cross Australia’s remote Simpson Desert, which it did in 1962. We celebrated this milestone in 2012, just ahead of the Australian release of the impressive Patrol Y62, the natural successor to the highly credentialed Y61 Patrol wagon.”

Emery continued: “The Nissan Patrol Y61 Legend Edition is a fitting representation of what this model has delivered for the last 20 years. Its collection of Nissan genuine accessories highlights not only its off-road capabilities, but the spirit of adventure that Patrol has represented to generations of Australians. And in this 50th year of Nissan Motor Company Australia, it’s the perfect time for it to pass the baton of Nissan’s off-road leadership to the Patrol Y62.”

Since its Australian release in 1997, more than 104,000 examples of the 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.

Farewell to our Australian legend


Nissan Patrol Y61 Wagon Legend Edition
Nissan has 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.

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.

The Patrol Y61 Legend Edition comes fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels with 275/65R17 tires. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.

The Patrol has long been regarded as an excellent touring vehicle and its 95-liter main fuel tank, supplemented by a 30-liter sub-tank, provides excellent driving range over long distances.

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

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

Read more about the Patrol Y61 Legend Edition on the Nissan Australia media site.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Alliance.

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