Patrol Passenger Vehicles
Patrol passenger vehicles are large vehicles manufactured by the Japanese auto company Nissan and feature roomy interiors and robust four wheel drive options. Though marketed in Australia as the Maverick between 1988 and 1994, the Patrol has been used as a military or policing vehicle by many countries. One of its key selling features is the option for the vehicle to be built on a pickup truck chassis, which are heavier and more resilient.
Patrol Passenger Vehicle Fuel Types
Nissan Patrol passenger vehicles are manufactured with different engine types which require different fuel. The standard models run on petrol or traditional automobile gas. Others run on diesel which can be more difficult to find at consumer petrol stations. Some diesel models have been modified to operate on different varieties of biodiesel including fats and oils. There are also hybrid passenger vehicle variants which combine petrol and electric operation or diesel and biodiesel.
Patrol Passenger Vehicle Features
Common options for these vehicles include engine size which varies from V6 to V8 and in automatic and manual varieties. Most modern iterations have LED head and brake lights which both offer more illumination and have longer working lives.
Patrol Passenger Vehicle Generation
The Nissan Patrol is generally grouped into generations based on the year of manufacture. First generation vehicles were manufactured between 1951 to 1960 and include the 4W70 series only. These antiques, when well-kept, can fetch relatively high prices. Second generation options were manufactured between 1959 and 1980. Third generation vehicles were manufactured between 1980 and 1989, with the exception of the 260 model which was manufactured between 1986 through 2002. Fourth generation models were produced between 1987 and 1997, and fifth generation models were produced between 1997 and 2013. The current sixth generation has been manufactured since 2010.
Patrol Passenger Vehicle Body Options
Patrol passenger vehicles have been manufactured with many different body and chassis options since their first generation. For example, these off-road vehicles have had 2 door, 3 door and 4 door models, and have been manufactured to serve as fire trucks and emergency response vehicles.