Nissan Pathfinder Concept Meets Changing Customer Needs for Enhanced Style, Comfort and Fuel Economy

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada



Nissan Pathfinder Concept Meets Changing Customer Needs for Enhanced Style, Comfort and Fuel Economy

– Pathfinder Concept Previews Innovative 4th Generation Design’s Fresh New Styling, Full-Size Roominess; Makes World Debut during North American International Auto Show –

In 1986, when a Nissan Pathfinder initial appeared, it fast revolutionized a competition application car segment. Offering formerly taken facilities such as plenty load room and a gentle on-road ride, along with authentic off-road journey performance, it immediately set a new customary in a rising SUV class. Now 27 years and 1.2 million-plus Pathfinder sales later, a new dimension is about to be total to a renouned nameplate with rarely evolved, aerodynamic styling – previewed in a stylish Nissan Pathfinder Concept.

“If there is one consistent among a initial entertain century-plus of Pathfinder’s existence, it has been a ability to innovate, with any era elaborating to accommodate a changing needs of a customer,” pronounced Al Castignetti, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With a upcoming, fourth-generation model, we’re about to re-invent Pathfinder again. We’ve total a car with an unusual change of SUV capability, courteous record and reward comfort to lead a shred once again – and assistance owners accomplish some-more in a genuine world, not only off-road.”

One of a biggest changes to a arriving Pathfinder pattern is a lapse to a unibody height (also employed on a second era Pathfinder), that offers countless advantages including extended interior wrapping flexibility. This, in turn, provides an event to emanate a some-more aerodynamic extraneous but compromising headroom or load capacity. One consistent by a prior generations of Pathfinder, and that continues into a new design, is a clever presence.

Moving upscale in look, a new extraneous styling presents a intelligent alloy of signature Nissan styling cues and energetic strength. The demeanour is adventure-ready with wheel-oriented robust fenders and a strong, fast stance. The top physique facilities an open cabin with a low beltline and skinny A- and D-pillars, that upsurge uniformly into a rugged, durable-looking reduce body. The new Pathfinder utilizes front and back spoilers, back tire deflectors and back cessation fairings to assistance grasp what is approaching to be among a best aerodynamic opening in a segment.

Other extraneous sum embody a far-reaching chrome grille and vast aerodynamic headlights, recessed front windshield wipers, chrome doorway handles and vast back multiple lights. A breathtaking dual-panel moonroof, with shifting opening front row and bound back potion panel, combines with a vast windows to emanate an open, ethereal interior environment.

The Pathfinder Concept provides full-size cabin roominess inside, nonetheless with a rarely docile extraneous size. In one other critical measurement, a next-gen Pathfinder is approaching to import almost reduction than a prior body-on-frame design, that helps minister to a extended fuel economy performance.

“With a new, aerodynamically optimized shape, a styling is a vital step brazen in a expansion of a SUV – maintaining a people and load hauling application but looking utterly so utilitarian,” pronounced Castignetti. “It’s wise that a car that tackles adventures in a whole new approach also now totally looks a part.”

Details on a Pathfinder Concept’s all-new 3-row, 7-passenger interior, featuring an array of innovative seating, comfort, party and preference features, will be expelled in a nearby future.

Addressing buyers’ enterprise for some-more potency in each aspect of their lives, a Pathfinder powertrain utilizes a polished V6 engine corresponding to a next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to yield an approaching 25 percent boost in total City/Highway fuel economy (over a prior V6-equipped design). The Pathfinder Concept also facilities an discerning four-wheel expostulate complement and a towing ability allied to a leaders in a segment.

“With a new engine and CVT combination’s rare efficiency, it maintains scarcely a same horsepower as a prior generation’s incomparable banishment V6, as good as a identical pushing feel,” pronounced Castignetti. “It also retains a ability to draw boats, jet skis, trailers and a accumulation of other recreational gear, and a purpose as an glorious car for adverse pushing conditions with four-wheel drive.”

The next-gen Nissan Pathfinder, formed on a Pathfinder Concept design, is scheduled to go on sale during Nissan dealers national in tumble 2012.

“The new Pathfinder carries on a tradition of a adventure-ready vehicles that have come before – charity a new turn of family delight and rendezvous that is only right for today’s real-world, bland uses,” resolved Castignetti. “After some-more than 25 years, Pathfinder is prepared to tackle new turf and a new hurdles of complicated family lives.”

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