The new Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in Australia with four grades, seating for up to eight
and new safety and technology features.

A new nine-speed automatic transmission with wheel-mounted paddle shifters now pairs
with a V6 petrol engine producing 202kW and 340Nm.

Nissan’s advanced Pro-PILOT semi-autonomous driving system also makes its debut on
Pathfinder as a standard inclusion on the ST-L model upwards.

Pathfinders new 4WD system features direct coupling, which allows torque transfer directly
on the clutch pack using oil pressure, allowing for confident, immediate take-off in low-
traction situations. The driver’s Mode selection – Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand,
Mud/Rut and Tow is displayed as a pop-up notification on the cluster.

Towing of braked trailers up to 2700kg is made safer and easier with specific Tow Mode
and onboard trailer-stability program, while Pathfinder 4WD drive models use Nissan’s all-
new Intelligent 4WD with seven-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector.

The new dual-pinion electric power steering system “provides engaging steering with a
sporty feel, while stability and confidence is bolstered by Pathfinder’s front strut and rear
independent multi-link suspension design with front and rear stabiliser bars,” according to
Nissan Australia. We will borrow a test vehicle from Nissan for a week and provide our
thoughts and opinions then.

A 10.8-inch Head Up Display is standard on all models, projecting key information,
including turn-by-turn satellite navigation, as a key aid to keep the driver focused on the
road ahead.

An upgrade to the infotainment system also spans all models, with integrated wireless
Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, and DAB+ digital radio, four USB charging points
are standard, as are two 12-volt outlets.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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