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An update to Nissan's big new Patrol four-wheel-drive has surfaced online, ahead of an unveiling scheduled for this week's Dubai Motor Show.
If you're a little bewildered, that's understandable: the new Patrol first appeared in 2010, but production and specification delays saw its Australian launch held off until February this year.
Revealed in spy photos and leaked press images (courtesy of websites DriveArabia and Nissan-Arabia), the updated Patrol will get a light makeover for the 2014 model year.
Among the changes is the addition of bold louvres to the existing grille design, along with a new more-angular front bumper, and new headlight internals.
But, while the headlights have become more complex, the 2014 Patrol's tail-lights have been simplified, adopting a more conventional red lens design in place of the chrome-rich units found on the Australian model.
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A new 'Black' edition will also be offered in some markets, with a matte black finish to the body and grille.
There are new wheel designs and interior changes which are expected to include new wood highlights and a new tan leather trim option.
It's unclear at this stage when - or if - we'll see the updated Patrol in Australia.
Given the still-recent launch of the current design, it's likely Nissan Australia will give it some more time in the sun before rolling out the updated model.
Australian availability of the update will likely align with international production schedules: when right-hand-drive supply switches over to the update, expect it to arrive here soon after.
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