The Nissan Pathfinder is a mid-size sport utility vehicle that is in manufacture for three decades. It was first introduced in 1985 and up to now, this excellent crossover has come across four generations. It is considered one among the most admired and certainly one among the most significant models for Nissan. Considering all these facts, there is nothing to wonder that Nissan makes some changes at all times, so there are a plethora of novelties each year. The current model of Pathfinder was released in 2012 and the major update was done during 2014, when it was released as a hybrid model. For the year 2017, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder CUV is also expected to come with several updates.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior
There is abundance of external innovations that will come with the next gen Nissan Pathfinder, which is designed for the North American automotive market. Those modifications will come in all aspects of the vehicles. It comes with the D platform, which is considered more frivolous. This assists Nissan to achieve a considerable drop in the overall weight of the vehicle to 1018 kg (4.000 lbs). Moreover, when it comes to the exterior change of the new Pathfinder, it appears that both the front and the back parts of the vehicle will get some changes. Regarding the front part, it comes equipped with a massive bumper and high-beam headlights designed with the LED skill. On the other hand, a redesigned back bumper and LED taillights enhance the charm of the rear end of the crossover. The alloy wheels and stylish fog lights also play a vital role in enhancing the external look of the new Pathfinder.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
Nissan has made some significant changes in the interior design. In addition to the fresh dashboard, the cabin of the new vehicle is designed with adequate space for more passengers. It comes equipped with three seat rows to offer a comfortable sitting space to seven adult passengers. A fresh, stylishly designed touch screen with the improved resolution that comes as a standard increases the charm of the cabin. Similarly, a back view camera, improved sound systems and air conditioning are also offered as standard features. Other high-tech luxury features that come with the new Pathfinder include navigation system, leather upholstered seats, and a leather-covered steering wheel.
Engine, mpg, 0-60
The Powertrain section is most likely the only segment where it will come with no changes. The new vehicle will come outfitted with both petrol and hybrid engines. The base model 2017 Pathfinder is expected to be powered by a V6 gasoline engine. It is a 3.5-liter mill, which has maximum power output of 300 horsepower and a maximum torque of 250 lbs per foot.
The new Pathfinder 2017 will also be powered by a hybrid variant that features the similar configuration. It is a grouping of a 4-cyliner 2.5-liter gasoline engine with a 15-kW electric motor, charged by a lithium ion battery set. This combination offers the new vehicle a total power output of 250 horsepower and an utmost twist of 243 pounds per foot.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder engines will be coupled with a CVT variable transmission that allows the driver to handle the vehicle efficiently on all types of terrain. They also accelerate the new Pathfinder to attain the velocity from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds. The new vehicle offers a mileage of 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg when it runs on highways. Power is transmitted to all the four wheels of the vehicle through the four-wheel drive system that comes as standard. Buyers who would like to propel the power to the front wheels can choose the front-wheel drive mode as an option
Price and the release date
The new Nissan Pathfinder 2017 will be released for sale during early 2017, and it will be sold at an initial price of $ 30,000.
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