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Al-Babtain launches Nissan Patrol 2014

December 27, 2013

Al-Babtain launches Nissan Patrol 2014, “Hero of All Terrain” with refreshed styling enhancements

Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain, the sole distributor of Nissan in Kuwait, unveiled the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 with its refreshed styling enhancements to carry the ‘Hero of All Terrain’ into the fourth year of its current generation.

The launch ceremony was held at Nissan Al-Babtain showroom in Al Rai on December 18th, 2013 during an exceptional event featuring the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 characterized by its impressive styling and comfort. The event was attended by Al-Babtain Group top officials and members of the Board of Directors, including Chairman of the Group, Mr. Khaled Al-Babtain; Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Saleh Al-Babtain, Chief Operating Officer of Al-Babtain Group, Mr. Mohamad Shalaby, Business Development Manager of the Group, Mr. Ghazi Al-Babtain, as well as a large gathering of media representatives.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Mr. Saleh Al-Babtain, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Babtain Group, thanked the guests for attending this special event, and introduced the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 with its modern and luxurious features that provide real customer value and enhance both ownership and driving experiences.

He then mentioned that the company is today proud of the success achieved since the launch of Nissan Patrol 2010. According to him, Nissan Patrol models are equipped to bring a satisfying new perspective which makes them the first choice for all Nissan fans.

In this occasion, Mr. Mohamad Shalaby, Chief Operating Officer of Al-Babtain Group, expressed his excitement for the launch of the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 characterized by its ground-breaking technology and exceptional comfort. He then mentioned that Nissan Al-Babtain is continuously dedicated to achieving its goals by offering its loyal customers the best services and the most luxurious features available on the market at affordable rates in order to satisfy their needs and expectations.

On his part, Mr. Ghazi Al-Babtain, Director of development operations of Al-Babtain Group, expressed his gratitude to the guests, journalists and media representatives for their continuous support, adding that they play a major role in helping the company achieve its future goals and ambitions.

He further added: “The launch of the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 crowns a year of success for Nissan Patrol with a number of refreshing enhancements that carry the ‘Hero of All Terrain’ into the fourth year of its current generation.

Meticulously engineered for over 60 years, the Patrol is Nissan’s flagship SUV model with a rich heritage and passionate following in the Middle East that dates back to the 1950s. With refreshed styling enhancements of the region’s iconic SUV, the all-new Nissan Patrol adds more style to its already impressive versatility, technology and comfort.

Carrying a distinct sense of refinement, the all-new Nissan Patrol 2014 is available at a starting price of 12,750 KWD.

All new Nissan Patrol Enhancements

The all-new Nissan Patrol comes with a new front bumper and new vigorous and muscular front grille pattern with chrome. New 20” machining cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps with day time running light and pop-up headlamp washer with new LED rear combination lamp and roof rails add to the range of new features. The MY2014 Nissan Patrol also possess a 3rd generation Around View Monitor with parking assist display and Back-up Collision Intervention (BCI) which alerts the driver when a moving object is detected behind the vehicle when in reverse mode.

Patrol derives power-train efficiency equipped with 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode introduced on the XE grade with a combination of leather/wood steering wheel. The MY2014 Nissan Patrol is now available with new exterior colors – Grey Metallic and Pure White Pearl – as well as a new Tan interior color.

Nissan recently announced that 2013 continues the trend for strong growth in sales of its iconic and popular latest generation Nissan Patrol in the Middle East. More than 15,000 were sold in FY2012 across the Gulf region, an impressive 18% increase versus the same period in FY2011.

Nissan Patrol continues to build on its FY2012 sales success with sales in the Gulf region growing faster than the market.

More than 14,000 Nissan Patrols were sold between January and September 2013 across the Gulf region, an impressive 41% increase versus the same period in 2012. As a consequence, Nissan Patrol registered record market share of 32% in the Gulf market in August, a 6 point increase versus the same period last year.

Earlier in August 2013, the Nissan Patrol Challenge reached its grand finale with a new Guinness World Record and became the holder of the ‘Heaviest object pulled by any production vehicle’, notching up another historic milestone in its illustrious heritage. The event, held at Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates, saw an unmodified production Nissan Patrol haul a 170.9 ton cargo plane, inclusive of weight of the plane, fuel and the cargo for over 50 meters, smashing the previous record by 15 tons.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

2014MY Nissan Patrol comes in nine well-equipped grades:

The All-new 2014MY Nissan Patrol is offered in VK56DE – 5.6L V8 Petrol engine and VK56VD – 5.6L V8 Petrol Engine equipped grades with 6-speed Manual transmission on XE and SE-T1 grades, 5-speed Automatic transmission with manual mode on SE-T2, SE-Platinum, SE- Platinum City, and 7-speed Manual transmission LE-T1, LE-T2, LE-Platinum and LE-Platinum City grades.

Patrol XE includes: 4L-4H Full time 4WD w/ Variable 4X4 mode, 18″ Alloy Wheels, Remote Keyless entry with Intelligent key, Push Engine Starter, Power Door Locks with Speed-sensing Auto Lock, Power one-touch auto windows – FR&RR, Centre Console w/ Lid and Cool Box, Manual Tilt and Telescopic Adjuster Steering Wheel, Leather shift knob, Chrome door handles, Front Auto Dual-zone Climate Control A/C with Rear Cooler, 2-DIN AM/FM 1CD +  AUX input Audio System with 4 speakers, Cruise control, Trip Meter, Cargo net hook, Dual SRS Airbag System with VDC, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, Rear Differential Lock, Immobilizer with Car Alarm (Vehicle Security System),

Patrol SE-T1 (in addition to XE features): New grille pattern with chrome, LED Rear Combination Lamps, Front fog lamps, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Welcome Light – FR, Leather steering wheel, Rear view camera, iPod®/USB/MP3 Connectivity, 6 speakers, Pintle Hook.

Patrol SE-T2 (in addition to SE-T1 features): LED headlamp with daytime running light, Rear fog lamps, Pop-up headlamp washer, Remote Engine Starter, Power adjustable seat (FR & RR) with power lumber support, One-touch Power Sunroof, Power Back Door, DVD player on 7″ LCD monitor, Audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with Steering Switch, Flash memory Music server, Fine-vision Meter, Crash Sensitive Automatic Unlock System, Drive Computer with built-in Combination Meters, Automatic Hazard Lighting System,

OPTIONS: BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers.

Patrol SE-Platinum (in addition to SE-T2 features): 20″ Alloy wheels, chrome Door Mirrors with Reverse Synchronization, Intelligent key with memory function, synchronized  with A/C system, Roof rails, Welcome Light – FR & RR, Leather seats, Leather & wood combination steering wheel, Auto tilt and telescopic adjuster steering wheel, Seats and Steering Position Memory Function, Tan interior color, Front Armrest Illumination, Double stitch door trim, Off-road Monitor, Individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Temperature-Controlled Front Seats, Hands-free HDD Navigation System with Steering switch, DVD player with memory function, on 8″ LCD monitor, BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers, 9.3 GB Music Box Hard Drive, Splash Guard.

OPTIONS: Family Entertainment Package: Rear independent DVD Entertainment System, 7″ rear LCD monitors, VTR Jack, Remote control and RES front switch control, Headphone (x2), Parking Guide Package: 3rd Generation “Around View Monitor”, Parking assist guide display on monitor.

Patrol SE-Platinum City (in addition to SE-Platinum features): 20″ machining cut Allow wheels, chrome City Bumper, Fog Light Chrome Finisher, 3rd Generation “Around View Monitor”  with parking assist guide display on monitor, Rear independent DVD Entertainment System on 7″ monitor, with  VTR jack, remote control and RES front switch control.

Patrol LE-T1 (in addition to SE-T1 features): LED headlamp with daytime running light, Pop-up headlamp washer, Splash Guard, Fine-vision Meter, Crash Sensitive Automatic Unlock System, Drive Computer with built-in Combination Meters, Automatic Hazard Lighting System.

Patrol LE-T2 (in addition to LE-T1 features): 20″ Alloy wheels, Remote Engine Starter, Hydraulic Body Motion Control System (HBMC), Rear fog lamps, Power adjustable seat (FR & RR) with power lumber support, One-touch Power Sunroof, Power Back Door, Speed sensitive power steering, DVD player on 7″ LCD monitor, Audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with Steering Switch, Flash memory Music server.

OPTIONS: BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers.

Patrol LE-Platinum (in addition to LE-T2 features): chrome Door Mirrors with Reverse Synchronization, Intelligent key with memory function, synchronized  with A/C system, Roof rails, Welcome Light – FR & RR, Leather seats, Leather & wood combination steering wheel, Auto tilt and telescopic adjuster steering wheel, Seats and Steering Position Memory Function, Tan interior color, Front Armrest Illumination, Double stitch door trim, Off-road Monitor, Individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Temperature-Controlled Front Seats, Hands-free HDD Navigation System with Steering switch, DVD player with memory function on 8″ LCD monitor, BOSE Premium Audio with 13 speakers, 9.3 GB Music Box Hard Drive.

OPTIONS: Family Entertainment Package: Rear independent DVD Entertainment System, 7″ rear LCD monitors, VTR Jack, Remote control and RES front switch control, Headphone (x2). Advanced Safety Shield package: 3rd Generation “Around View Monitor” with parking assist guide display on monitor, Back up collision intervention (BCI), Lane Departure warning and Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) steering switch, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), Forward collision warning (FCW), Blind spot warning and intervention (BSW/BSI), Rain sensor front wiper.

Patrol LE-Platinum City (in addition to LE-Platinum features): 20″ machining cut Allow wheels, Chrome City Bumper, Fog Light Chrome Finisher, Rain sensor front wiper, 3rd Generation “Around View Monitor” (AVM) with parking assist guide display on monitor, Rear independent DVD Entertainment System on 7″ monitor, with  VTR jack, remote control and RES front switch control, Back up collision intervention (BCI), Lane Departure Warning and Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) steering switch with Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA ) with forward collision warning (FCW), Blind spot warning and intervention.

Brief About Al-Babtain Group of companies:

Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Company as the authorized dealer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Kuwait has been honored by Nissan Motor Company which recently granted Al- Babtain as “Best Agent for Nissan” for 2011 year. It has been awarded this prize in recognition of outstanding performance at the level of Sales, Marketing, Aftersales Service, Spare Parts and customer service, within the overall performance of agents all over the world. Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co. comes as the oldest distributor of Nissan cars outside Japan, and it is one of the leading companies in various sectors of activities spanning from the United States all the way to the Far East.

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