The Pathfinder is a one of the most popular models from this Japanese manufacturer. It was originally introduced in 1985 and during this period, it gained and kept to present day reputation as one of the best models in the class. So far, we have seen four generations of this excellent SUV. Current-generation model came in 2012 and it is expected that 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will come with some modifications in order to stay fresh until next-generation come. New model will come both with visual tweaks and new features, while things under the hood are expected to remain unchanged.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder redesign
This mid-size crossover SUV rides on Nissan D-platform, which is used for many Nissan and Renault models. Once again, it adopted unibody structure, so we can say that this is more a crossover than truck-based SUV. Compared to current model, 2016 Pathfinder will get some visual refreshment, but those changes won’t be so big. On the other side, company promises that interior of new model will come with significant improvements. The styling of 2016 Nissan Pathfinder’s interior will be modified and it will feature better-quality materials. It will feature three rows seats, 8-inch touchscreen and plenty of improved and upgrade hi-tech systems such as navigation system, audio streaming, exclusive audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and many others.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder powertrain
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will remain pretty much unchanged under the hood. It will be powered by proven 3.5 liter V6 engine, which outputs 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to company’s advanced Continuously variable transmission. Beside standard petrol variant, 2016 Pathfinder will be available in hybrid variant too. This version came last year and it combines 2.5 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 15 kW electric motor with lithium-ion battery placed under third row of seats. Compared to petrol-model’s 27/20 (highway/city) mpg, fuel consumption is far better.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder release date and price
The precise date of launch is still unknown, but we expect to see 2016 Nissan Pathfinder late this year. The base model is expected to go around 26.000 dollars.
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