Truth be told, the fifth generation Patrol is a legend everywhere, but it’s the end of the road for the Y61 series still being produced for Australia, where it will have its last farewell through the Legend Edition special series.
The rather dated, but still capable off roader has been travelling across the Australian Outback since way back in 1997 in its fifth iteration, and it’s now being retired from the center stage. The Y62 generation has actually been coexisting with the predecessor since back in 2013 and now the older model will go out with a Legend Edition. It will be marginally – $600 – more expensive than the Y61 Patrol wagon ST but within the 300-unit series the owner will get around $10,000 worth of extra features.
Among the accessories we can mention a heavy-duty steel bull bar, roof rack, bull bar-mounted electric winch, a tow bar, a soft cover for the spare wheel and even a snorkel. Inside, this special Patrol will make owners happy with a rearview camera, satellite navigation, and others. It also rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 275/65R17 tires with four-wheel ventilated disc brakes behind them. Under the hood is the trusty old turbodiesel 3.0-liter with 158 hp (118 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton-meters) of torque when taking the manual transmission or 261 lb-ft (354 Nm) if you select the optional automatic. Nissan is only making 300 units of the Patrol Legend Edition and prices start from $57,990 for the five-speed manual gearbox or $60,990 if you want the four-speed auto.