Nissan Patrol 4W60 Series
In 1951 the 4W60 was introduced. The overall styling was similar to the Willys Jeep. The 4W60 used the 75 hp 3.7L Nissan NAK engine from the Nissan 290 bus, but with part-time 4-wheel drive and a 4-speed manual transmission. The grille had a pressed-steel Nissan badge. A 4W70 Carrier-based wagon was available. The 4W60 was replaced with the 4W61 in August 1955.
The 4W61 was introduced in 1955. The 4W61 was similar to the 4W60 with the exception of the grille (with some chrome bars), a one-piece windshield that sits further back when folded, chrome strips on the hood, and unequal sized seats (passenger’s side is wider than the driver’s). The other big change is the engine. The 4W61 was powered by the new 3.7L Nissan NB engine, producing 92 hp, and later was powered by the 105 hp 4.0L Nissan NC engine. The grille badge was chrome and red and said “NISSAN”. In 1958, the 4W61 was discontinued and replaced with the 4W65.
In 1958 the 4W65 Patrol was introduced. The 4W65 was similar to the 4W61 except for the grille, which now had all chrome bars and redesigned front fenders and hood. A “NISSAN” badge was on the grille, and “Patrol” badges were added on the sides of the hood. An 8-seater hardtop wagon, the WG4W65, was available. The short-lived 4W66 Patrol was introduced in December 1959. The only change is that the 4W66 was powered by the 125 hp 4.0L P40 engine.
The Nissan 4W70 Carrier was introduced in 1950 and was based on the Dodge M37. The 4W70 used the M37’s chassis, but used the 4W60 Patrol drivetrain and engine. The grille was also different, being narrower and different front fenders. The 4W72 was introduced in 1955 (the 4W71 designation was skipped) with changes to the hood, grille and headlights. Power increased to 105 hp thanks to the new Nissan NC engine. Modifications again to the hood, fenders and grille and an increase in power to 145 hp led to the 4W73, introduced in 1959 and now powered by the Nissan P40 engine.
Nissan Patrol 60 Series
The soft-top Nissan Patrol 60 (two-door; 2,200 mm (86.6 in) wheelbase) and G60 (two-door; 2,500 mm (98.4 in) wheelbase) were first sold in Australia in 1960. Left-hand drive L60/GL60 models were sold outside of Australia. The 60 series gained attention as the first vehicle to drive across the Simpson Desert in Australia. US customers could not get Patrols until the mid-70s.
The 4WD Nissan Patrol G60 was produced in short, medium and long wheel-base versions. It had a manual transmission type-F3B83L at first with 3 and later with 4 speeds, 2-speed transfer case with part-time four-wheel drive. The motor was a P40 engine with 3956 cc (241.4 cu in), inline overhead-valve 6 cylinder, features bathtub-shaped combustion chambers and fully balanced 7-bearing crank shaft. With 2 doors in front and 1 at back and 4 seats (driver, and companion in front, two parallel back seats) in the long-wheelbase version, the G60 could have an 8-passenger capacity.
Nissan Patrol 160, 161, 260 Series
This Series of Nissan Patrol Introduced in 1980, replacing 60 series. These Vehicles are available in three different versions like simple 160 and 161 version is a Short Wheel Base (SWB) model having soft top and hard top. The second version of this series is G160 and G161 having Long Wheel Base (LWB), Station Wagon, Van and Cab Chassis. The third version of this series is FG160 and FG161 having Long Wheel Base (LWB) and are mostly used as a fire trucks. The engine types of these series are P40/L28/L28E SD33/SD33T/LD28T.
The 260 series was a Spanish-built version of the 160 (easily spotted by the rectangular headlamps) sold in Europe and was available in SWB / LWB and with L28, SD33 and RD28T engines. The SD-engine version, at least in the UK market, had a 24-volt electrical system
Nissan Patrol Y60
The Y60 was radically different mechanically from its predecessors as it now had coil spring suspension, the rear axle being on a 5 link setup. Most models had a rear Limited slip differential and some variants had a vacuum operated manual rear differential lock. The model now had rear disc brakes and some Y60s even had a PTO-driven front-mounted winch.
From 1988 to 1994, Ford Australia rebadged the Y60 (GQ) Patrol, as the Ford Maverick. This was a result of the Button car plan devised by the Government of Australia.
Nissan Patrol Y61
Y61 (GU) models first appeared in 1997, available in 4.5L petrol and 2.8L Turbo Diesel, 3.0L Turbo Diesel, 4.2L diesel, 4.2L Turbo Diesel, 4.2L Turbo Diesel Intercooler variants. The underbody hardware were significantly strengthened and are considered to be the strongest components fitted to any production 4WD. Comfort levels were also increased over GQ, especially in the seating and NVH areas.
In 2004 a significant facelift model was released, with new headlights, box flares on each guard, and larger tail lights. That same year, Nissan stopped selling the Safari in Japan due to poor sales. Nissan also makes a pickup version of the Y61 series with two- and four-door variations. Although a new model has been launched, this Y61 series will still sell for off-road enthusiasts but only with few options as a basic trim.
Its TB48DE engine is very famous and popular among UAE tuners, where it could be easily modified and upgraded to levels where it could beat some supercars produced by Lamborghini, Ferrari, Nissan and other supercar producers. In one occasion a TB48DE engine was fully modified and was able to reach over 2,000 hp (1,491 kW) for the sand hills challenges.
Nissan Patrol Y62
The 2010 Nissan Patrol is powered by VK56VD (5.6-litre) V8 with a 400 hp (298 kW) an 560 N·m (410 ft·lbf), with features such as “VVEL” Variable Valve Event and Lift and “DIG” Gasoline direct injection, and mated to a 7-speed automatic. A variable 4×4 Mode package allows switching between four drive modes: sand, on-road, rock and snow, with the flick of a switch. And a “Hydraulic Body Motion Control System” system is available. Also available are an electronic-locking rear differential, hill start and hill descent control, as well as lane-departure warning, automatic braking and stability control. The Infiniti version was launched in the United States in 2010. The Nissan Patrol version will launch in Australia and the rest of the world next year. U.S. models have a 5.6 V8, while models in other markets are motivated by V6 and V8 turbo diesel engines and a V6 petrol engine. The Nissan Patrol is offered in three different levels of trim six different models in the Middle East: LE, SE, and City Package.