Nissan Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X added to iconic Safari line-up
Dubai, UAE: 21 October 2018 – Nissan has expanded the iconic Patrol Safari range with the introduction of three exciting new editions. Exclusively developed for and available to customers in the Middle East, these cars are inspired by and named after two of the most iconic animals to inhabit the desert sands and skies of the region, the majestic soaring Falcon and fleet-footed Gazelle.
The Patrol Safari range has a long-standing heritage in the Middle East. With its rugged exterior good-looks, and superb off-roading capabilities that can conquer any terrain, the car has gained legendary status in the popular culture of the region. The introduction of the three new editions, the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X, are set to continue the car's proud legacy.
Considered to be one of the only true all-terrain vehicles of all times, the Patrol Safari's popularity is continuing to grow in the Middle East. In the first half of Nissan Middle East's financial year (April – September 2018) year-on-year sales increase recorded a 30% rise, demonstrating that the Patrol Safari continues to impress with its inherent ruggedness, durability, and ability to cope with the extremes of the varied terrains and temperatures that are prevalent in the region. This performance builds on a long-term success translating into a sales increase of 152% from fiscal year 2012 to 2017.
Commenting on the launch, Kalyana Sivagnanam, Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Nissan AMI and President of Nissan Middle East said: “The Middle East inspired the very creation of the Patrol Safari range, and it has an enduring popularity in the region, amongst Gulf nationals and expats alike. The highly encouraging year-on-year sales figures are testament to the car's status as an inseparable part of the social and cultural fabric of the Middle East. At Nissan we understand the importance of the Patrol Safari to the people of the Gulf, and in response to popular demand, we have launched these three editions that are exclusive to the region. We are confident that the launch of the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X will further cement the car's status as the all-conquering, off-roading vehicle of choice for desert-lovers in the Middle East.”
With its impressive styling and richly appointed interior, the Nissan Patrol Falcon is certain to turn heads both on and off the road. As comfortable navigating the urban jungle as tackling the challenges of desert driving, this multi-terrain vehicle transcends expectations of a 4WD car.
Drawing inspiration from the fleet-footed gazelle, master of swiftly maneuvering through multiple terrains, the Nissan Patrol Gazelle Edition is the ultimate urban 4WD. Improved suspension and new additions have boosted performance, elevating the vehicle over and above a regular off-roader.
Taking it one step further the Patrol Gazelle-X features enhanced functions and capabilities. The definitive off-roader, Gazelle-X has been designed to dominate the world of desert driving.
Also, now available across the Gulf is a new manual variation of the Super Safari model.
The Nissan Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle-X editions will be available at Nissan dealers across the region. Prices vary according to market, visit your local Nissan dealer for full information.