Nissan reveals Pathfinder Concept

A look at the next-generation SUV
Feb 7, 2012
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Nissan has finally revealed the Pathfinder Concept, which "previews the all-new look, style and attitude Nissan will bring to the segment" when the SUV hits showrooms later this year.

"Nissan is in a great position today. Sales are up, market share is increasing and our dealers have a great selection of 2012 Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs in inventory," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager of Nissan North America's Nissan Division. "This new Pathfinder Concept is just the beginning of a far-reaching wave of new products on the horizon for Nissan. By the end of 2012, more than 70 percent of our sales volume will be all-new or redesigned."

According to Nissan, the styling of the fourth-generation Pathfinder "brings a new look and packaging that's ideal for adventurous owners who need versatility and SUV capability without compromise," with the sweeping character lines hinting at the design language for future Nissan models.

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With its aerodynamic body, refined V6 engine and a next-generation continuously variable transmission , the Pathfinder Concept is one of the most fuel-efficient seven-passenger vehicles in the market, with a projected 25 percent improvement in combined city and highway fuel economy over the previous V6-equipped design. Besides offering an intuitive four-wheel-drive system, the new Pathfinder's towing capacity is expected to be competitive with the leaders in its class.

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Though Nissan has yet to reveal details on the Pathfinder Concept's interior other than its "innovative three-row interior flexibility and room for seven passengers," the carmaker did say that the "next-gen Pathfinder's roomy cabin will deliver innovation and class-above craftsmanship--with excellent legroom in all three rows and ample cargo room behind the third row."


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