Japanese auto giant, Nissan recently unveiled the final production model of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Crossover, on its Facebook page. The Pathfinder Concept was displayed at the Detroit Motor Show in January followed by the Chicago Auto Show in February. It may be remembered that the first generation Pathfinder ruled the roads during 1985 to1995 while the second generation Pathfinder was popular from 1996 to 2004 and the third generation from 2005 to 2012.
With the fourth generation of Nissan Pathfinder now revealed, the Japanese car manufacturers are well aware of market sentiments moving more towards more fuel efficient vehicles and this is exactly what they are planning for the upcoming model of Pathfinder. 2013 Pathfinder is based on the same platform seen on the Infiniti JX Crossover which will result in lower weight by 227 kgs as compared to its predecessor.
Since it based on the 2013 Infiniti JX platform, the mill is speculated to be 3.5-litres V6 which is capable of producing 265bhp at 4400rpm, instead of the 4.0-litre V6 engine. It is coupled with a CVT-Continuously Variable Transmission. The powertrain will be capable of producing a peak torque of 335.6Nm at 4400rpm.
As far as safety and infotainment features are concerned, the new Pathfinder SUV will include Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth Hands free Phone System, Intelligent key, 13 speaker Bose Audio System and other entertainment features. The crossover will be a 7-seater with clear windows with grille finish. The grille finish might be offered in a chrome version, probably for the higher-end trims.
The price and specifications are soon to be revealed. Also the current version of the car is expected to be discontinued by the end of this year and be replaced by the new version. Now, while at the subject, a humble request to the Nissan officials, India could really use this Crossover SUV here… What say?
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