Years before virtual reality, Nissan perfected the science of virtual indestructibility. The result is the Nissan Patrol.
Nissan launched the Y60, Patrol in 1988. It was aimed squarely at Toyota’s LandCruiser, which was the top selling four-wheel drive at the time. All Y60 Patrols had a three-link live axle suspension set-up at the front, with all wagons (SWB, LWB and SWB LW) adopting a five-link set-up at the rear. Power steering was standard. Y60 was the first Patrol ever to have coil spring suspension along with leaf spring making it comfortable compared to previous models.
Y60 had four engines to choose from, 3.0l- in-line 6 cylinder petrol, 4.2l – in-line 6 cylinder petrol, 2.8l turbo diesel and 4.2l turbo diesel. Power fed through either a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic gearbox.
All models had a 95-liter main fuel tank with the utility having a 90-liter tank and the option of a 95-liter subtank.