The latest generation Pathfinder features a stylish exterior, flexible interior features and a uni-body design replacing the previous generation's ladder-frame chassis, all of which combine to deliver what Nissan claim is a more car-like driving experience and impressive comfort for up to seven people.
Powering this all-new model is a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with Nissan's next-generation X-TRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Three model grades are available: ST, ST-L and Ti, each with the option of two or four-wheel drive.
Four-wheel drive versions feature Nissan's ALL-MODE 4x4-i system, combining go-anywhere ability with the type of comfort and various technologies buyers expect in this market segment.
Scheduled for local release in October, the new Pathfinder range will start with the Pathfinder ST 2WD at $39,990* (MSRP, estimated drive-away price $44,100**).
Nissan's EZ Flex seating system is a feature of note, but the full list of standard and optional equipment are yet to be revealed, but are expected to be announced shortly. The Pathfinder release will be followed by the launch of the all-new JUKE urban crossover locally.
"The all-new Nissan Pathfinder is an outstanding seven-seat crossover," said Peter Clissold, Executive General Manager of Marketing at Nissan Australia. "With impressive comfort and versatility, this new generation model is ideally suited for Australian families and adventure seekers."
Nissan Pathfinder: Australian prices
MSRP* Estimated Drive-Away Price**
Pathfinder ST 2WD $39,990 $44,100
Pathfinder ST-L 2WD $50,290 $54,977
Pathfinder Ti 2WD $60,790 $57,181
Pathfinder ST 4WD $44,290 $48,596
Pathfinder ST-L 4WD $54,290 $59,148
Pathfinder Ti 4WD $64,890 $70,381
* Manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP)
** Maximum recommended drive-away price for vehicle in Victoria including 12 months' registration, 12 months' CTP and applicable statutory charges, dealer delivery and administration charges. Price is based on a private owner aged 40 with a good driving record and the vehicle being garaged in Victoria. Prices may differ depending on State purchased, individual's personal circumstances and will vary from dealer to dealer. Premium paint available at additional cost.