The ageing Nissan Patrol V8 petrol outsold its newer Toyota LandCruiser V6 diesel rival for the second month in a row, as Nissan continued to receive large shipments and Toyota experienced production delays.
In the battle of the heavyweights, the Nissan Patrol outsold the Toyota LandCruiser four-wheel-drive in March for the second consecutive month, according to the latest new-car sales data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
Historically, the Toyota off-roader has outsold its Nissan rival by almost six-to-one.
For reference, 15,078 Toyota LandCruiser ‘wagons’ were reported as sold in 2020 compared to just 3333 Nissan Patrols.
However, limited stock for the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series – and improved supply of the Nissan Patrol – have turned the tables on the contest.
In February 2022, 670 Nissan Patrols were reported as sold compared to just 612 Toyota LandCruiser wagons.
Last month, the gap widened: 918 Nissan Patrols were sold versus 844 Toyota LandCruiser wagons.
The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 went on sale in December last year, however the model has faced significant local stock shortages since that time.
“This is a reward for all the patience of our customers in the queue,” a major metropolitan Nissan dealer told Drive last month.
Last year the Nissan Patrol outsold the Toyota LandCruiser during its model change-over period in August, September, and October.
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