New Nissan Pathfinder spotted on the roadSeptember 30, 2020
Work on the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder continues as photo spies again spotted the prototype being tested in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dressed in heavy camouflage, the updated crossover features a front fascia with an enlarged V-Motio grille, restyled headlights and round fog lamps. Additional details are difficult to discern, but the model has a more streamlined silhouette and pronounced wheel arches. At the rear, there are new lights installed just below the rear window, as well as a new bumper and spoiler on the tailgate.
The SUV’s interior is still a mystery, but previous spy shots have shown the Pathfinder will get an autonomous infotainment system like the 2021 Nissan X-Trail. It won’t come as a big surprise if a number of other components are also inherited from the brand’s smaller crossover.
The engine lineup remains unconfirmed, but the current model has a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 284 hp. and 351 Nm of torque. Perhaps the engine will be swapped out for the newer 2.0-liter VC-Turbo found in the Nissan Altima. It produces 248 hp. and 370 Nm of torque, but higher horsepower is possible as the Infiniti QX50 produces 268 hp. and 379 Nm of torque.
It’s worth mentioning that the updated Pathfinder should have a lot in common with the next generation Infiniti QX60, which was announced by the QX60 Monograph concept. The current models share the same platform and powertrain, and it is natural to assume this trend will continue as the luxury brand follows the Nissan-plus strategy.
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