Nissan has declassified the fourth generation of his Nissan Pathfinder. As expected, the series has become a crossover SUV, sharing the platform with the Infiniti JX. Pathfinder has 260-horsepower V6, all wheel drive system All Mode 4×4, and is more economical.
The transformation of the Pathfinder SUV crossover with a monocoque body in the Nissan account for trends in the market: sales of frame four-wheel drive in recent years has been steadily declining, as consumers prefer more economical and manageable model. Meanwhile, the manufacturers claim that retained its novelty and outstanding off-road ability.
Nissan Pathfinder has a modular platform crossover Infiniti JX, presented last fall – it is used in the construction and Nissan Murano. Because of this crossover is lighter by an average of 230 kg over the previous generation – all-wheel drive are now modifying weighs at least 1946 kg.
The base powertrain used gasoline six-cylinder 3.5-liter engine that develops 260 hp and stepless variator aggregated with Xtronic. There are both front-wheel modification, and the possibility of equipping the crossover branded wheel-drive system, which allows movement in three modes – mono drive, with automatic plug the rear wheels locked and the inter-axle clutch. Argued that the new model by the lighter body and a new transmission has become more economical by 30% – four-wheel drive version uses a mixed mode of about 11.2 liters per 100 kilometers. Note that of the diesel power units has not reported.
Nissan Pathfinder received a seven-seat cabin with a specially designed system of interior transformation EZ Flex. In the list of available options for the crossover appear heated steering wheel, front seats with ventilation, navigation system, audio from Bose with 13 speakers, rear view camera and an entertainment system for rear passengers.
Sales will start from the markets of North America, where the crossover will appear this fall.