In Detail - The Nissan Pathfinder, The Next Generation Family SUV, Arrives in Australia
CANBERRA – Oct 31, 2013: The Nissan Pathfinder, the next generation large SUV, is now on-sale in Australia.
The all-new Pathfinder encompasses modern styling and provides improved aerodynamics whilst still maintaining its adventurous ability.
Pathfinder is offered in three grades, ST, ST-L and Ti with each grade available in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive.
With its aerodynamic, lightweight monocoque body, Pathfinder is powered by the Nissan VQ35 V6 petrol engine, coupled with the Next Generation X-TRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in all grades.
With its new levels of refinement and technology, the all-new Pathfinder retains the nameplate’s ability for driving both on and off the bitumen, with Nissan’s ALL MODE 4x4-i system with electronic 4WD selection offered in three grades.
The Pathfinder has something for everyone with an innovatively flexible interior for all passengers, with seven adult-sized seats in all grades, Tri-Zone Climate Control and, in the Ti grades, Tri-Zone Entertainment System. In the Pathfinder’s roof, again, all passengers are taken care of with both a sunroof (front) and panoramic glass roof (rear) available in ST-L and Ti grades.
Access to the third row of seating is easier than ever thanks to the innovative EZ Flex™ Seating System featuring Latch and Glide™ Technology^^. Simply lifting a lever activates the second row seat’s slide function, providing a wide berth to the third row seating, which is also reclinable.
Features such as Nissan’s Advanced Driver Assist™ Display (all grades) and Around View™ Monitor (Ti grade) offer the latest in technology at exceptional value, delivering on Nissan’s promise of ‘Innovation and Excitement for Everyone’.
Six airbags, including front to rear curtain airbags, highlight safety features that recently saw all grades of the all-new Nissan Pathfinder awarded a Five Star ANCAP Safety Rating.
The Pathfinder also has versatile storage capability, with four grocery hooks, four cargo floor hooks, an under-floor storage area available even when the third row of seats is upright, an illuminated luggage area and a whopping 2,259 litres of storage space when the second and third row seats are folded flat.
The all-new Pathfinder offers a combination of premium style, comfort and drive in Nissan’s latest offering in the Large SUV segment. As the most stylish Pathfinder yet, the latest edition has moved upscale in appearance while still offering drivers a capable sports utility vehicle with high levels of refinement and efficiency.
The all-new Pathfinder represents great value, with retail pricing starting from just $39,990* for the Pathfinder ST 2WD (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price – Estimated Drive-Away Price** $44,100).
“Nissan is excited to debut the all-new Pathfinder in the Australian market in what is a complete makeover for one of our most recognisable nameplates,” said Peter Jones, Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor Company Australia.
“This large, family-focused SUV is packed full of innovations that cater for all passengers in all three rows of seating. This Pathfinder truly has something for everyone.
“This all-new model boasts great styling both inside and out, while maintaining the Pathfinder’s adventurous capabilities.
“The all-new Pathfinder is without doubt a fantastic addition to Nissan’s strong SUV line-up.”
The all-new Nissan Pathfinder is manufactured at the Nissan facility in Smyrna, Tennessee in the United States.
All grades of the all-new Nissan Pathfinder are powered by the VQ35 V6 petrol engine, producing 190 kW of power and 325Nm of torque. The engine is paired with Nissan’s Next Generation X-TRONIC CVT.
All three grades are available in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. ALL MODE 4x4-i System, controlled by a rotary dial, can be switched between three modes, 2WD (drive directed to front wheels, for better economy), AUTO (system monitors all four wheels to distribute the ideal amount of torque between them) and LOCK (for rough terrain, permanently engaging drive power with a 50:50 torque split between front and rear wheels at speeds below 40km/h).
The Pathfinder’s suspension gives a smooth and secure ride both on and off-road. It features independent strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. Steering is a speed-sensitive electric power steering system.
Hill Start Assist also offers added confidence on all grades, preventing the vehicle from rolling backwards as the driver releases the brake pedal and applies acceleration.
18-inch alloy wheels feature on ST and ST-L grades, with 20-inch alloy wheels on the Ti grade.
Safety systems as standard include Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, front speed sensitive variable intermittent wipers, automatic on/off headlines with twilight detection, Nissan Anti-Theft System vehicle immobiliser and six airbags.
Rear view camera with predictive path technology is also included in ST and ST-L grades, with this technology included in the Around View™ Monitor system featuring in the Ti grade. Reversing sensors appear in all grades.
From trip computer to 4WD torque distribution, the new Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display presents information right in front of the driver – helping to minimise time looking away from the road. Standard across all grades, its intuitive 3D depth and tilt design help drivers take in information more quickly.
Also standard across all grades is Bluetooth handsfree phone system, cruise control, Tri-Zone climate control, i-Key remote keyless entry (with memory on Ti grade), roof rails, privacy glass in the second row, third row and rear and halogen headlights with manual levelling.
The Pathfinder includes an adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column, manual on ST grade, electronic on ST-L and electronic with memory on Ti.
For flexibility in both carrying passengers and providing storage options, the second row of seats is split 60/40 and the third row 50/50 in all grades of the all-new Pathfinder. When both rows are folded to flat, the Pathfinder offers a massive 2,259 litres of cargo space. There are also ten cup holders, six bottle holders, four 12v power outlets and an under-floor storage compartment behind the third row of seats as standard.
The second row seats offer an abundance of functionality and adjustment, with recline, headrest adjust and slide that can offer additional leg room to third row seating occupants. The second row also includes ISOFIX^^ child restraint anchorage. The third row seating also includes recline adjustment.
The front seats are heated in ST-L and Ti grades, and also include cooling in the top specification Ti.
Also in the Ti grade is Tri-Zone Entertainment, 13 Bose speakers and a rear tailgate with power open/close linked with Intelligent Key.
Front sunroof with manual sunshade as well as panoramic glass roof with power sunshade feature on ST-L and Ti. Front fog lamps integrated into the bumper also appear on ST-L and Ti grades.
An Option Pack is available on the ST-L grade to add Premium Bose audio system, Around View™ Monitor, Satellite Navigation, 8-inch Colour VGA LCD Front Display and 9GB Music Box.
All grades include three year/100,000km warranty, 24-Hour roadside assistance program and myNissan Capped Price Servicing#.
Please see Nissan Pathfinder Australian specification sheet for full details on grades and equipment.
The all-new Pathfinder boasts a towing capacity amongst the best in its class, rated to tow 2,700 kilograms^^^.
With Tow Mode, a feature that can be easily engaged by the push of a button, smooth and constant acceleration is provided when towing.
When driving uphill, the Transmission Control Module (TCM) may supress the ‘upshift’ by using gear ratio control to maintain engine RPM in a high torque range for climbing. When starting from a standstill, the TCM may select a lower gear range to assist the acceleration while towing. When driving downhill, the TCM may strengthen engine braking by controlling gear ratios to assist in controlling downhill speed.