Patrol re-priced V8

ITíS ALL change with Nissanís Y62 Patrol range (the largely unloved V8 petrol models, not the still popular boxy old-gen diesels).

The base model is now the Ti, with the ST-L dropped from the line-up. Despite the extra kit (the Ti gets partial leather and sat-nav), entry to the range has dropped by more than $10K, to $69,990.

The flagship Ti-L has lost almost ITíSALL h $30K, leaving room at the top for the Patrol-based Infiniti QX80 that arrives at $110,900, bringing with it 22-inch wheels and various active safety features.

The 5.6-litre V8 that forms the basis for Nissanís Altima V8 Supercar is unchanged, with a handy 298kW and 560Nm. Its thirst remains, too, sucking 14.5L/100km (and loads more around town).