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Nissan has unveiled its facelifted Patrol SUV. The sixth-generation Patrol has received a new grille, LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlamps and a sculpted bumper. The taillights have also been given a new look, and alloy wheel designs and exterior colors complete the updated look.

Inside the patrol there are few things that are new. Some minor changes were made to trims, and a new infotainment software has been installed.


The real question is what all of this means for the QX80. Will this basically be the QX80 just with a different badge, or will the design of the QX80 differ greatly from the new Patrol?

 

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This VS a toyota sequoia... I rather have THIS.

Some reviewers are even saying you might as well save money and get a Patrol over QX80
 

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find me a nissan dealer in North America with a Patrol on their lot and i'll take you up on that.
Yea, Nissan doesn't sell the Patrol in the US. I bet they withhold it so that they can only offer the QX80 which costs more money. I wonder what the major differences are between the Patrol and QX80. Like, what are you getting for the extra money that you spend?
 

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I wish there was a comparison showing them but so far it's just reviewers saying if you want more value for your money, nissan patrol is it.
 

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We will probably have to wait for a American company to review the Patrol before we get a comparison to the QX80. That is unlikely to happen quickly since the Patrol isn't being sold here. I have a feeling that the QX80 won't bring tonnes more to the table. A few more luxury features and interior options, but that it.
 

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Yea, Nissan doesn't sell the Patrol in the US. I bet they withhold it so that they can only offer the QX80 which costs more money. I wonder what the major differences are between the Patrol and QX80. Like, what are you getting for the extra money that you spend?
well no not exactly. The Q56 (QX80 before the rebadge) was based on the Nissan Armada, which was based on the ages old Nissan Titan Pickup. But the Patrol was recently updated and far more modern than the Armada so they felt it would cater to consumers better if they offered the modern refresh...
 

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We will probably have to wait for a American company to review the Patrol before we get a comparison to the QX80. That is unlikely to happen quickly since the Patrol isn't being sold here. I have a feeling that the QX80 won't bring tonnes more to the table. A few more luxury features and interior options, but that it.
it's going to be tough for an american reviewer to get to the patrol, it's not sold in the U.S or Canada
 

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Even the interior of the Nissan Patrol is pretty nice I am just not sure where the QX80 actually provides more luxury than the Patrol. You figure there must be added value in some part of the QX80 over the Patrol.





Almost no difference between them really.
 

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Its hard to say if the Patrol really gives any indiciation to the new QX80. The never really had much in resemblance apart from the size.
 

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Even the interior of the Nissan Patrol is pretty nice I am just not sure where the QX80 actually provides more luxury than the Patrol. You figure there must be added value in some part of the QX80 over the Patrol.





Almost no difference between them really.
looks like a straight rebadge, likely whats done for nations where infiniti's aren't sold brand new.
 

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they're sold alongside each other in Dubai and i think that's it. Like Eric said, its a way of capturing luxury clientele in markets where Nissan doesn't offer Infinti. Its really a non issue.
 

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This has been done before on a much larger scale when brands like Nissan and Toyota wanted to expand their luxury vehicle efforts into North America as an Infiniti and Lexus, meanwhile their homeland, Japan, had these same cars as Nissans and Toyotas.

Now Infiniti and Lexus vehicles are sold in Japan, which surprises me they're still doing this rebagding idea.
 

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This has been done before on a much larger scale when brands like Nissan and Toyota wanted to expand their luxury vehicle efforts into North America as an Infiniti and Lexus, meanwhile their homeland, Japan, had these same cars as Nissans and Toyotas.

Now Infiniti and Lexus vehicles are sold in Japan, which surprises me they're still doing this rebagding idea.
why does it surprise you, you outlined the strategy in your first paragraph. Infiniti and Lexus and Acura are American brands. They were needed because Toyota, Nissan and Honda all entered this market as low budget options, how do you convince people who are conditioned to view you as inferior to spend a premium on your products? Create a luxury sub brand. In Japan they do not suffer the same identity crisis...

as i said before, non issue.
 

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I think it's just better that at this stage they keep Infiniti as the main luxury brand world wide and not revert back to having them as Nissans in some nations
 
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