Off Road Icon #2 – Nissan GQ Patrol

17th July, 2015Posted in: GQ Patrol, Latest

Off Road Icon #2 – Nissan GQ Patrol

When selecting our 2nd Off Road Icon, the tremendous response from our fans in ensuring this 4WD was included in the top four, made the Nissan GQ Patrol an obvious choice.

The GQ was radically different mechanically from its predecessors as it was the first Patrol with coil sprung suspension, proving to be both more comfortable and more capable over rough ground. The Patrol was used quite a lot in the Military for its strength and reliability and to this day the Y60 GQ platform is still manufactured as a military vehicle in Asia and the Middle East, and various versions of the Nissan Patrol are widely used by United Nations agencies.

Nissan introduced the GQ series Patrol in 1988. This series became the most popular 4WD in Australia in the larger series of 4WD’s to buy. The very reliable diesel GQ Patrol was renowned for its reliability and power.

Key Stats:

  • 10 years in production, from 1987-1997
  • Available in 3.0L, 4.2L, 2.8L
  • Turbo Diesel and 4.2L Turbo Diesel Engines
  • 3-door hard top, 5-door wagon/van and 2-door pickup variants were made
  • Designed with a three-link live axle suspension setup at the front all wagons had a five-link setup at the rear
  • The introduction of synchromesh on reverse gear was an improvement from previous Patrol models
  • All models came standard with power steering, front ventilated disc brakes and intermittent wipers