The automaker Nissan has placed the initial images of production version of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder on its Facebook page. The design of the new Pathfinder is identical to the Pathfinder concept that was shown at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January. The dissimilarities between concept and production model are the clear windows and maybe the grille finish that are shown in the images. The reason is that Nissan may offer a chromed version either on the options list or on a higher end trim model.
Nissan needs to make the best ride quality for on-road comfort also it slightly decreases off-road capability as most Pathfinders spend the most of their time on paved roads. Body-on-frame architecture is rejected in the upcoming Nissan Pathfinder to give it a passenger car-like unibody construction. The new Pathfinder will be powered by a 3.5-liter or 3.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers 265-horses and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm, coupled to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
While details on power or fuel economy has not been revealed yet by Nissan, but it is anticipated that the new Pathfinder will be 25-percent more fuel efficient in comparison to the model it replaces. The new Pathfinder will contain seating for seven similar to its upscale cousin, the Infiniti JX and Nissan refers it to as a full size interior. Both the second and third rows in this car can fold flat for enhanced cargo space. It will be created on Nissan’s FF-L platform that is shared with various vehicles from the Infiniti JX to the new Nissan Altima.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be featured with heated steering wheel, iPod connectivity, a 13-speaker Bose sound system, push-button ignition, leather trim, heated and cooled front seats, and heated second row. It will also contain tri-zone climate control as well as DVD screens for the second row, a powered tailgate, Nissan's Around View monitor, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Nissan's Around View monitor will utilize multiple cameras to show complete exterior view.