Nissan Australia has decided to give the infamous Patrol Y61 Wagon its final iteration and it is called 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 specialised heavy industries, these two Nissan Patrol models have been popular and trusted fixtures.
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.
Powering the Y61 Patrol Legend Edition is the model’s proven 3.0-litre 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 tyres. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.