Truth be told, the awe-inspiring Nissan Pathfinder has been a highly accomplished story for the brand. However, that being said it is also true that this high achiever has always been overlooked. The decent yet forgettable looks of the SUV are to be blamed for that. Nissan plans to modify the status quo with the brand new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. With a fascinating design and ultra-tech features, the new model can add some zing to the company’s cash-cow.
Give the fabulous 2022 Nissan Pathfinder a simple glance and it is possible to mistake it for a Patrol. The Pathfinder takes the inspiration from the big brute for its front fascia, with headlights just like the Patrol and the V-Motion grille. The Pathfinder appears more upright with a squared silhouette, shedding its minivan-like design from the earlier generation. Moreover, with slim tail lights at the rear offers more width to the vehicle and same is the case with the large Pathfinder badge.
Pathfinder has more to offer
Practicality is king when we talk about the Pathfinder’s interior and also the 2022 model. The HVAC system has proper buttons and knobs rather than the modern-age touch-screen gimmick. Still, the Pathfinder gets as many as a 9.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and the mesmerizing Android Auto, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and also the 10.8-inch head-up-display to keep up with its competitors.
As far as the 2022 model is concerned, the third row is bigger and can seat three passengers while allowing the SUV to carry as many as 8 passengers. In addition, there is also a seven-seater option, with captain seats in the second row. The fold-and-slide function from the existing model appears in the 2022 Pathfinder as well, making it convenient to climb into the third row.
Nissan Safety Shield 360 Suite
The best part about this new offering is that the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is offered as standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360 Suite. This offers safety systems such as lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and high beams, blind-spot monitoring and also automatic rear braking. A ProPilot Assist will enhance adaptive cruise control and lane-centering to the list, in the mid-level variants. Moreover, the range-topping Platinum variant will get Navi-Link that is an active system to use data from navigation to slow down earlier for future bends, exits as well as junctions.
New model offers more efficiency
The distinguishing feature about the new model is that it scraps the CVT transmission of the outgoing model for a nine-speed unit that is paired to the 3.5-litre V6 engine carried over from the predecessor. This highly-efficient mill produces 271 hp and 340 Nm in its old guise, so you can expect the outputs to be slightly higher this time. When it comes to the U.S. market, the new Pathfinder offers 284 hp and 351 Nm. The power is transmitted either just to the front wheels or to all four wheels, based upon the trims and options chosen.
As far as the official price of 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is concerned, no official price has been confirmed as yet. It goes on sale in the United States by mid-2021 so you can expect it to pop up in the UAE region and GCC at the year’s end.
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About Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder is a lineup of sport utility vehicles (SUV) produced by Nissan since 1986. The vehicle was originally sharing Nissan’s compact pickup truck platform, and is currently in its fourth generation.
The Pathfinder was exclusively marketed as the Nissan Terrano outside North America. Starting in 2004, the R51 series was marketed globally as the Pathfinder.