Nissan has a range of SUVs to suit every need. To find out which may suit you and to test drive the options – ranging from the Juke to Patrol, talk to Darryl McGannon, Heather Walker and the team at Edney’s Leongatha. B013714.
MENTION Nissan and most people’s thoughts run to the Patrol 4×4.
But the innovative car-maker also known for gems such as the GT-R supercar and Pulsar hatch has an enviable Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) arsenal.
Nissan has cleverly built what is arguably Australia’s most complete SUV range.
The tried-and-tested Patrol remains the company’s halo off-roader but there’s a swag of smaller models that have quietly entered local driveways.
Size-wise it starts with the Nissan Juke.
The brand’s smallest crossover, the funky Juke mixes compact car size with SUV practicality and sports car fun.
It’s available with the choice of two petrol engines (including a punchy turbo version) and both two and all-wheel drive.
Next up is the recently released Qashqai (pronounced cash-kai).
This award-winner replaced the popular Nissan Dualis in July and has wasted no time winning fans with its multitude of technology and interior space highlights.
The Qashqai is available with efficient four-cylinder petrol or turbo-diesel engines – the latter boasting 320Nm of torque and fuel economy of less than five litres per 100 kilometres.
The Nissan X-Trail is the next size up, adding the availability of seven seats and all-wheel drive, making it a must for any family’s car-shopping list.
The X-Trail is also available with either petrol or turbo-diesel power and offers huge versatility with clever storage and plenty of interior space.
Nissan’s Murano Ti mixes the company’s latest technologies with great street presence, set off with a sleek profile and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Graduating to the seven-seat Pathfinder brings petrol V6 power.
A hybrid-powered Pathfinder is about to hit Nissan’s showrooms, combining a supercharged 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder with an electric motor, delivering exceptional fuel economy (a low 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres).
Smart features abound in the Pathfinder, including Nissan’s EZ Flex seating system, Latch and Glide technology and the availability of tri-zone entertainment to keep everyone happy.
Then there’s the Nissan Patrol.
In fact, there are two Patrol models.
The Y61 Patrol’s shape you’ll recognise immediately.
This is a tough, serious off-roader.
It’s where rugged meets refined.
Then there’s the Patrol Y62, which packs 298kW of V8 power into luxurious comfort for up to eight people.
To learn more, visit the team at Edney’s Leongatha or phone Darryl McGannon or Heather Walker on 5662 2327.