Melbourne automotive manufacturer Premcar has been given the green light by Nissan Australia to develop and produce the newest model to join its modified Nissan Warrior programme – the Patrol Warrior.
Following Nissan’s earlier announcement that its flagship Y62-series Patrol was under assessment to join its Australia-based Warrior range, the go ahead will see wheel, tyre and suspension enhancements feature in the Patrol Warrior’s forthcoming Australian engineering programme.
The modification designed for off-road work give greater ground clearance, a wider stance and enhanced ride and handling, with Premcar teasing the model’s upcoming release in a video (below).
These enhancements, along with the Patrol’s 298kW / 560 Nm 5.6-litre direct-injection V8 engine, will create the ultimate Warrior, according to the company.
Premcar takes vehicles direct from Japan and modifies them in house, before on road testing, government mandated new-vehicle certification and component manufacturing.
So far in its Arrangement with Nissan the company has built 5,000 modified Navara and Patrol vehicles.
Engineering Director and Partner at Premcar Bernie Quinn said: “Nissan Australia’s confirmation of the Patrol Warrior programme sends a big signal to Australia’s SUV buyers.
“The Y62-series Patrol is already a mighty vehicle and the engineering and enhancement programme we have planned together will raise its impressive capabilities even further.
“It will also deliver another locally developed vehicle perfectly suited to Australian customers and
“Adding the Nissan Patrol Warrior to our body of work is a genuine distinction and will stand out amongst the more-than 200,000 new vehicles we’ve developed and produced over the last 26 years.”