NISSAN has shown off the Pathfinder Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Concept previews the all-new look, style and attitude Nissan will bring to the segment when the next-gen Pathfinder goes on sale this autumn at Nissan dealers across America – but it’s unlikely to be sold in European markets.
Pathfinder, one of Nissan’s best-known nameplates in the United States, is one of 20 new or redesigned products Nissan plans to introduce in this market within the next two years.
Nissan’s flying high in the States at the moment, as Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan North America, was quick to point out.
‘We’re in a great position today. Sales are up, market share is increasing and our dealers have a great selection of 2012 Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs in inventory,’ said Castignetti.
The new Pathfinder’s aerodynamic body is combined with a refined V6 engine and next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to make it one of the most fuel-efficient seven-passenger vehicles on the market.
However, while the car’s physical size and petrol-only powertrain mean it is perfect for the US, it would be unlikely to appeal to customers in Europe.