Nissan has provided details on its upcoming new Pathfinder. This information is from an American press release and Aussie ones may be different, though we don’t anticipate major changes.

The design of the front is aimed to convey size and give it a rugged look. The LED headlights include slim upper daytime running lights. The C-pillar has a look that allows use of two-tone paint for the first time on a Pathfinder.

Every 2022 Pathfinder features a 284-horsepower (212 kW) 3.5-litre direct injection V6 mated with an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission.

It has 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. This provides immediate take-off in low-traction situations.

Pathfinder has front strut and rear independent multi-link suspension design with front and rear stabiliser bars. It has disc brakes on all wheels.

Nissan Pathfinder has 6,000-pound (2727 kg) maximum towing capacity.

We are told that, “the Driver and passengers are greeted with a modern, spacious environment”. We haven’t sat in, let alone driven a new Pathfinder yet, but will comment on this when they reach Australia.

A 12.3-inch digital dashboard provides screen options. A head-up display enables the driver to view preferred content such as turn-by-turn directions while staying focused on the road.

Woven cloth, leather or premium quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed seats are offered in a range of colours and materials. New ambient interior lighting adds to the ambiance.

Pathfinder has standard eight-person capacity. It’s available second-row captain’s chairs with a no-tools-required removable centre console. The 60/40 split folding third row seat provides flexibility for carrying passengers and/or cargo.

Pathfinder can carry four golf bags with all three-rows up. It can carry 4×8-foot plywood sheets.

Interior quietness has been improved, with acoustic laminated front glass, thicker second row glass, increased door and floor isolation. There’s also a 60 percent increase in engine noise absorption.

NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto2 is standard on all Pathfinder grade levels.

Every 2022 Pathfinder comes equipped with Nissan Safety Shield 360. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear automatic braking.

As mentioned earlier we will provide further details of the Nissan Pathfinder for Australia, and eventually a full road test when vehicles become available here. The date for local introduction is yet to be announced.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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