An all-new Nissan Pathfinder will go on sale in Australia in 2022. It will have many technology enhancements, an all-new nine-speed transmission, and a customisable seating configuration with either eight seats or second-row captain’s chairs.
The larger frontal design of the Pathfinder is intended to give it a rugged look. It has a V-motion grille with a three-slot grille incorporated as an homage to the original Pathfinder. Standard LED headlights include slim upper daytime running lights, and the C-pillar has a structural SUV look that allows the use of two-tone paint – a first for Pathfinder.
A total of 11 colour combinations will be offered, including four new two-tone treatments carefully designed to integrate into the overall design. New two-tone Scarlet Ember with Super Black Metallic brings a high-energy feel and is similar to the iconic red colour of the original Pathfinder.
The new Pathfinder has a 3.5-litre direct injection V6 engine, matched with a new nine-speed automatic transmission.
All Pathfinder 4WD drive models feature Nissan’s all-new Intelligent 4WD with seven-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. The 4WD system has direct coupling, which allows torque transfer directly on the clutch pack using oil pressure, allowing for confident, immediate take-off in low-traction situations. Mode selection – Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Rut and Tow – is displayed as a pop-up notification on the meter cluster.
Nissan’s second-row EZ FLEX one-touch seating can now be utilised on both the driver and passenger sides, and the seat pitches farther forward to provide a wider opening from driver or passenger side – even with a car seat attached – allowing easier entry/exit to and from the third row.
The 60/40 split-folding 3rd-row seat provides maximum flexibility for carrying passengers and/or cargo.
The infotainment system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging pad, Bose Premium Audio with 13 speakers.
A digital Intelligent Around View Monitor has higher resolution and a wider image viewing angle than the previous analog model.