UMC launches all-new Nissan Patrol Royale

Just in time for the 15th Congress!
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jul 7, 2010
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Universal Motors Corp. has launched the all-new Nissan Patrol Royale that promises combined exceptional off-road prowess with dynamic on-road handling and uncompromised luxury.

Nissan takes pride in the Patrol Royale's advanced Hydraulic Body Motion Control Suspension System. Unique to the Patrol Royale, the HBMC system "provides superior controlled cornering, maximum on-road tractions, and resistance to body roll for that ultimate on-road performance and exceptional off-road prowess," Nissan said in a statement.

The Patrol Royale comes with an All-Mode four-wheel drive system that may be switched using a dial and a button to allow the SUV to tackle sand, tarmac, snow or rock.

It is equipped with a 5.6 V8 petrol engine that puts out 317hp and 526Nm of torque. Translating this power to all four wheels is a five-speed automatic transmission that has manual-shift mode to let it accelerate seamlessly while enhancing its fuel economy. The Philippine market may feel a little short-changed on this as other markets get a seven-speed auto box.

Inside, the Patrol Royale exudes the kind of luxury that wouldn't be lost on more upscale European vehicles. At the top of the center console is a 360-degree Around View Monitor (AVM) which gives occupants an eagle's eye view of every side of the vehicle. Mated to this is a proximity sensor that alerts them if a person or object is coming too close to the Patrol Royale.

Keeping the Patrol Royale's occupants comfortable are the curtain and upper aircon vents built into the headliner while the opulent and plush leather seats--particularly the front ones--have power and memory functions.

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The Patrol Royale's multi-source entertainment system gives its passengers a unique and personalized multimedia experience as it allows for individual configuration of its two seven-inch monitors fitted in each front headrest. The all-new Patrol also has polished and sleek multi-info displays, a premium 13-speaker Bose audio system with 2GB music box hard drive, the Nissan intelligent key and a push-start button for an unrivaled premium riding experience.

The Nissan Patrol Royale's front-end styling is reminiscent of that found in its predecessor but that's where the similarity ends. The new Patrol Royale has taken on a more bold and aristocratic facade with chrome accents, powerlift tailgate, high intensity discharge and LED rear lamps, and 20-inch alloy wheels that give the vehicle a modern and radical exterior.

Universal Motors chief operating officer Elizabeth Lee said reservations have been made for the initial supply of the Nissan Patrol Royale but more units are coming to Nissan showrooms in September.

"Definitely, we'll have a couple of units on display at the 3rd Philippine International Motor Show," Lee said. "We're sure a lot of people would want to check out the Patrol Royale there so we have to give them what they want."

The all-new Nissan Patrol Royale is available in either Royale Galaxy Black, Royale Cyber Silver, or Royale Glacier Pearl for P5.375 million.

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