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
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.