UAE Nissan dealer says 2010 Nissan Patrol is sales success
Ten months after its global premiere in the UAE during the recession, the much-hyped 2010 Nissan Patrol is being hailed as a sales success by Arabian Automobiles, Nissan dealer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, exceeding the company’s original sales volume projections.
The Nissan dealer began local sales of the Nissan Patrol in April 2010, and in the first eight months, have sold more than 2,000 units in the UAE (not counting Abu Dhabi, which has a different dealer). To put that in perspective, Nissan’s sister company Renault sold under 2,700 Safrane sedans in three years throughout the GCC, and that is their most popular model. However, we suspect UAE sales are still well below what arch-rival Toyota does with the Land Cruiser.
The Patrol is available from Arabian Automobiles in two grades, the SE (in two trim levels) with the 320 hp 5.6-litre V8, and LE (in three trim levels) with the 400 hp 5.6-litre direct-injection V8. All Patrol models come standard with the “Hydraulic Body Motion Control System” suspension, “ALL MODE 4×4” all-wheel-drive system with low-range, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. So far, no other engines have been offered.
Keep track of UAE prices and GCC updates in the Nissan Patrol buyer guide.