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

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada

01.09.2012

, DETROIT

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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