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New Nissan Patrol 2021 pricing and specs detailed: More expensive entry level for Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series rival

The Patrol’s entry-level variant, the Ti, now costs more to buy (Ti-L pictured).

Nissan Australia has raised the cost of entry to the Patrol upper-large SUV’s two-variant range.

Specifically, the base Ti is now $770 more expensive, at $77,760 plus on-road costs. Conversely, the flagship Ti-L is unchanged, at $92,790.

A Nissan Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes have been made to the Ti’s standard specification, let alone that of the Ti-L.

“The challenging position of the Australian dollar – and the subsequent impact on exchange rates – has impacted the cost of vehicle imports,” they said. “As a result, we have made some price adjustments, effective August 1, 2020.”

For reference, all Patrol variants are powered by a 298kW/560Nm 5.6-litre naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine, which is mated to a seven-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Naturally, the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series rival comes with a four-wheel-drive system with a dual-range transfer case.

As reported, Nissan Australia is busy co-developing a new off-road-focused Warrior range-topper for the Patrol alongside Melbourne-based engineering firm Premcar, although its release date has been pushed back due to the global pandemic.

2021 Nissan Patrol pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Tiautomatic$77,760 (+$770)
Ti-Lautomatic$92,790 (N/A)