Did you know that the Nissan Pathfinder is an amazing 26 years-old? It's true. And, though the Pathfinder has experienced several redesigns and refreshes during that time, its best model year yet may be just around the bend. The new Pathfinder will feature a unibody form for its new fourth generation model- a return to its second-generation style from the current body-on-frame chassis. However, it will be much less boxy than its predecessors due to an improved, more fuel-efficient design.
Though the production version of the new Nissan Pathfinder has yet to be released, a concept was shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and at the Chicago Auto Show a month later. The concept should be close to the eventual product, which is one of the new or redesigned models Nissan promises for the next two years.
The next-generation Pathfinder will seat seven and is rumored to have a ton of legroom available for all three rows. If the concept version is any indication of the new vehicle's interior, it will be quite a bit more luxurious than current or previous Pathfinder models. It will also be bigger and offer a more versatile cabin. Tom Smith, Chief Marketing Manager of Nissan North America explains, "Owners' lifestyles and their needs have changed over the last few years, from wanting something more rugged, off-road, and truck-like to having something that offers more fuel economy and something that's better on-road while offering more style, more substance, more refinement in a vehicle while still maintaining some level of capability."1
The production version of the new Pathfinder is slated to appear in dealerships by September, so be sure to stay tuned with Coon Rapids Nissan, conveniently located at 3300 129th Avenue NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448 for updates on its arrival as soon as they become available.