Details about the new Nissan Pathfinder publishedApril 27, 2020
There is new information about the rival Ford Explorer with three rows of seats.
Nissan Pathfinder first appeared on the scene in 1996 as a rival to the body on the frame of the Ford Bronco II and Jeep Cherokee. The model had amazing off-road performance, was durable, but, unfortunately, the utilitarian approach did not last long, and subsequent generations chose a more universal approach. Fortunately for fans of the model, the Japanese automaker is developing a completely new Pathfinder, which will appear later this year.
Although the current car has aged quite elegantly, nevertheless, by 2021 the design of the Nissan Pathfinder will be in a new, fresh style, inspired by the latest Rogue and Patrol. Ahead, the bold V-motion grille and split LED headlights dominate, creating a modern technical look. The lateral proportions are similar to the previous model, while the bottom line of the roof is inspired by the Outback design, with its vertical and square rear window, which now envelops the rear door.
As for the interior of the upcoming Pathfinder, past flaws have been fixed thanks to an impressive new interior that uses higher quality materials and increased passenger space. It is expected that the seven-seater universal SUV will be equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel, a digital dashboard and a large freestanding touch screen located high on the dashboard, with HVAC controls located below. At the bottom, the new Pathfinder will receive a short Toyota RAV4-style gearshift lever in black trim, a wireless charging pad and a rotary switch of terrain types.
Nissan Pathfinder will receive the latest Nissan ProPILOT assistance systems; including pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic warning, traffic sign recognition, and blind spot monitoring.
The Pathfinder engine range will feature a 3.5-liter V6, as well as a 2-liter Nissan four-cylinder turbo engine with variable compression and a hybrid that is due to be released later. According to preliminary information, the current CVT transmission will give way to a 9-speed automatic. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels or, if desired, to all four. Pathfinder is based on a modified version of the current D platform, which will become the basis for other Nissan models, including Altima, Maxima and Murano.
The Model 2021 Pathfinder is expected to debut later this year unless Nissan pushes the premiere due to delays caused by the ongoing pandemic.
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