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Old 18th December 2008, 17:54   #1
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Default All new 2010 / 2011 Nissan Patrol scooped, looks like a Toyota Landcruiser clone

source:2010 Nissan Patrol Scooped During Presentation - Carscoop

A bevy of images featuring the production version of the new Nissan Patrol have made their way into the internet. From what we can tell, the pictures seem to have been shot during an official presentation of the vehicle.
The new Patrol will be Nissan's largest 4X4 model competing head on with the Toyota Land Cruiser. The vehicle's exterior styling has been thoroughly refined adopting several design cues from the Nissan Terranaut Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Geneva Show.

Technical information for the time being is scarce but it is expected that the 2010 Patrol will retain the no-nonsense off-roader character of the current generation model. As for the engine line-up, your guess is as good as ours but logically, it will comprise of V6 and V8 petrol units as well as a V6 turbo diesel.
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Old 18th December 2008, 18:03   #2
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NO!

THis cant be true - the last of the truly macho looking SUVs is also going for the soft, rounded looks?
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Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a bloated Sumo Grande?
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looks like its been crossed with the murano!!
what a waste
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BARF! Look at those tail lamps! Looks like they've been designed by a rapper!
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Agree with you steeroid
It's the 1st thing which came in my mind when i saw it.

Personal Opinion :

hate it.
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Quote:
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Am I the only one who thinks this looks like a bloated Sumo Grande?
Nope I too got the same feeling
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Yuck.. this is one pansy @$$ truck..
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Guess designers are out of designs to produce these ones
Back is absolutely yuck.
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Love Nissan for life. Design looks like being inspired by the LC. Lost the rude look it had till the last model. But still luv it.
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A unanimous YUK!
Looks more like the fortuner than landcruiser though!
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A very sad thing for any Patrol follower. It could've atleast done with some meaty looks than these cheap, rapster kinda appearance.
God save these car designers!

I was very much in the waiting to see the next gen Patrol. I used to keep a close eye on some spyshots and scoops websites and even started a thread some time ago looking for it. But if this is what Nissan plans to make out of it's most worshipped SUV, then it's better we look elsewhere.

But I beg to differ, there's no Landcruiser clone in this.
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Hmm it looks a lot like the landcruiser v8 from the front..
is it the same situation with most Japanese automakers like the cheap china mobiles found in the grey markets where almost all mobiles look same and hav same functions but different brand names!!!!
all cars starting to look similar..
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I dont think the Patrol looks like a LC clone, but it certainly looks much better than the new LC.
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Sheesh! the front looks Murano like and the side actually looks Sumo Grande like! None of the civilian cars of today deserve to be called exotics in the future.
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