Keep running with the engine under water. I have seen a patrol with deisel motor stuck in a hole with water over the bonet for 20 minutes before we could pull it out and the engine never stopped. The owner drove it home shortly after he got the cabin drained. It may be possible, but I have never seen a petrol engine do that.Wgat will a diesel v8 do that the current one wont?
This discussion comes up on monthly basis.
Long story short, Mr Nissan doesn't care about patrol sales in Australia.
His all 4wd orientated bets are on navara and its wagon offshoot. New navara should come out with coil sprung back next year, by the way.
Nissan havent put a grenade in Patrols in about a decade, actually over a decade I think. They sell well and go well. I just spent the weekend camping with mates at a 4wd park, their were heaps of 3.0 Patrols there, more than any other make or model I saw. Even in stock form they were kickin ass. Where all the new Rangers, hiluxes etc were having trouble, the 3.0 Patrols excelled. And to top it off, every 3.0 owner I spoke to loved their car. As long as people are happy and they sell well, I really dont think Nissan careSeriously though, if the world doesn't want a diesel in a large 4WD wagon then why does every other manufacturer offer one.
What market did Toyota develop the 200 series diesel for? Surely not exclusively for Australia?
Not to mention that Nissan need a bloody good engine to go in their work truck, the Patrol ute. Can you imagine if Toyota only offered a gutless 3 litre grenade iin the Landcruiser ute?
Nissan are useless.
So your telling me Toyota Australia sold in excess of 20,000 landcruisers last year in Oz alone?Toyota sells almost as many Landcruisers in Oz as Nissan sell of that fugly y62 bus (don't call it a Patrol) in Arabia. So the lack of demand argument is just an excuse. A distraction from the truth.
The truth is they can't afford to do the development as Nissan Aust has made too many bad product decisions over the last 10 years. Their product planning goonies are a bunch of thick framed glasses wearing inner city shirt lifters so all their cars are designed for that market too.
I'm not sure what you mean by that, there are forward control passenger vehicles on the road in Australia?Forward control will never ever happen on a passenger vehicle because of strict safety standards.
And as good as GU chassis might be they have cracking problems with the current weight, let alone 2t capacity.
Buy an okka or a unimog lol.