In addition to launching the performance marque, Nissan also confirmed the world premiere launch of the Patrol NISMO. Recognising that off-roading and motorsports are the life-blood of local driving enthusiasts, Nissan believes the time is right to introduce the Patrol NISMO in the Middle East.

"We will make next announcement in a couple of months regarding the availability and pricing of NISMO models in the region," Samir Cherfan, managing director of Nissan Middle East, told Khaleej Times at the launch.

"NISMO is the ultimate essence of Nissan's promise to deliver 'Innovation that Excites'. "We could not have launched NISMO in the region without including our most iconic model, the Nissan Patrol, in the range of NISMO vehicles. Bringing the high performance brand to the Middle East and launching the Patrol NISMO as a world premiere model is proof of our commitment to making thrilling driving experiences accessible to all our customers," ," said Cherfan.