The 2023 Nissan Pathfinder The new Qashqai and X-Trail, as well as an armada of brand new SUVs, will arrive later this year.
This means that from 2023, Nissan Australia will move from one of the major product lineups to one of the major brands.
The fifth-generation Pathfinder fills a large void in the larger SUV range, with previous-generation models running out of stock in mid-2021.
Both seven- and eight-seater cabin configurations will be offered.
Like its predecessor, it will be taken from the United States, just like its Toyota Kluger’s arch-rival. Other competitors include Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Palisade.
While Nissan Australia claims that the new Pathi offers “able to go anywhere” and is keen to call this version “rude” compared to its main competitors, it’s not some body-on-frame 4 × 4 with a lower range like the third generation. The model was sold between 2005 and 2012 (or, in that case, a Ford Everest or Toyota Prado).
All models will be powered by one 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine Production 202 kW Of power and 340Nm Connected to a nine-speed automatic with torque, pedals. There is no sign of a hybrid or diesel alternative.
Both front- and all-wheel drives will be available, the latter having seven different drives and terrain setting modes. It comes with claimed underbody protection, but only in the flagship TI.
Nissan mentions 2700 kg brake-trailer towing capability and specific vehicle to mode and trailer-way stability programming.
The new-generation Pathfinder has a more muscular look than ever, a small overhang on the front, slimmer pillars, C-shaped LED headlights and a ‘floating’ roofline, allowing this model to use two-tone paint for the first time.
It has nine airbags, including three sitting rows with wide screen bags, according to Nissan.
Nissan’s latest ‘Pro-Pilot’ brand semi-autonomous driving system also debuted in Pathfinder as a standard inclusion over the ST + variant.
Other new features available in the model include mid-row ‘EZ-Flex’ stand-alone Captain’s chair, rear sunshade, more crisper new display and a digital rear-view mirror.
The Nissan Pathfinder nameplate is a retro-cool, ragged 4 × 4 first-generation period sold between 1987 and 2005, paving the way for a softer second-generation sold between 1996 and 2004 (then with a new AWD dial), and the D40 Navara. -Based third-generation sold between 2005 and 2013.
Rounder, the soft previous version sold between 2013 and 2021 and came with a hybrid option for most of its life cycle – although not particularly effective.
Nissan Australia has not yet offered a 2023 Pathfinder price, but we have the expected spec ‘walk’.
Nissan Pathfinder ST
- Nine airbags
- Reversing camera and rear parking sensor
- Alley-keepingTo help
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and junction functions
- Reverse autonomous emergency braking with cross-traffic warning
- Blind-spot observation
- Recognition of traffic signs with over-speed resistance
- Adaptive cruise control with speed limiting
- Eight seats
- 18-inch alloy wheel
- LED headlights with evening sensors and automatic high-beam
- 9.0-inch touchscreen
- 10.8-inch head-up display
- 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster display
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- Eight-way driver’s seat with lumbar control
- ‘EZ Flex’ latch-and-glide seating adjustment
- Electric parking brake
- 4 x USB points
Nissan Pathfinder adds ST +
- Propriet lane-keep assistance with traffic jam pilot
- Surround-view camera with moving-object sensor
- Roof rail
- LED fog lights
- Power tailgate
Nissan Pathfinder adds ST-L
- 18 inch alloy wheels of different designs
- Leather-accent seats
- Heated back seat
- Wireless phone charging
- 12-speaker BOSE audio system
- Third row USB port
Nissan adds Pathfinder
- Seven-seater option (Captain’s chair in the middle row)
- 20-inch alloy wheel
- Panoramic sunroof
- Underbody protection
- Ventilation front seat
- Digital rear-view mirror
- ‘Wrap-around’ cabin ambient lighting
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- ‘Premium’ dash trim
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