2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan unleashed the all-new 2013 Guide SUV, a finish makeover featuring a slick, aerodynamically styled outside, a bounty internal, class-exclusive user-friendly engineering and a new unibody program and innovative drivetrain that helps it attain best-in-class fire thriftiness piece maintaining class-lead towing and off-pavement capabilities.
The all-new fomite excogitation sheds 500 pounds of volume compared to the forthcoming exemplar yet maintains the Nissan Guide’s SUV-ruggedness piece delivering capable 26 miles per gal on the highway. With its conflate of capacity, including class-leading banner towing capacitance of 5000 pounds, and bodoni comforts, such as a class-exclusive Round Aspect&swop; Varan, the 2013 Guide is the next-generation SUV.
“Launching our next-generation Nissan Scout is a major review to the creation of the all-new Altima sedan,” aforementioned Al Castignetti, v.p. and world-wide handler, Nissan Sectionalization, Nissan N America, Inc. “With its boldface new pattern, best-in-class fire saving and kinfolk gamble capabilities, our dealers can’t postponement to portion this new example with customers in their showrooms.”
The 2013 Scout’s fire thriftiness has improved more 30 pct concluded that of the 2012 Scout. Both the FWD and 4WD 2013 Nissan Guide models tether their segments in fire saving crossways the panel.
Metropolis, highway and combined norm fire saving numbers are 20 (Metropolis), 26 (Highway) and 22 (Combined) mpg for the FWD variation and 19 (Metropolis), 25 (Highway) and 21 (Combined) mpg for the 4WD reading. This important step-up concluded both the extroverted simulation’s fire saving besides as that of the contest was achieved mainly done a new, flowing fomite pattern, 500 pounds of angle step-down, decreased locomotive detrition and the covering of a class-exclusive, adjacent coevals Xtronic CVT®.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Too playacting a pregnant office in the Nissan Guide’s fantabulous fire thriftiness is the fact that it is now one of the lightest vehicles in its section, with the FWD framework tipping the scales at a bare 4149 pounds. Eventide the 4WD Nissan Guide weighs lone 4290 pounds.
Nissan titillated the new Scout before in the yr, viewing a concept exterior design exemplar in January 2012. Now we get the outset functionary take the yield manakin, which goes on sale nationally tumble 2012.
New Chassis Meets Consumer Shift
Truck-based SUV sales poorly in the mid-2000s and let declined steady as consumer demands shifted to more tasteful, fire effective crossing SUVs. The 2013 Scout is reinforced with unibody structure, immensely reduction its angle by eliminating the fuel-penalizing masses of a traditional SUV’s truck-based bod. In gain to qualification the Nissan Guide a hoy fomite, the new unibody frame innovation increases Nissan Scout’s geomorphologic inflexibility terminated the previous model. This improves ride and handling, while reducing overall noise, vibration and harshness, delivering an outstanding mix of responsiveness, refinement and ride comfort. The Pathfinder’s rigid platform is also key to maintaining the trailer-towing capability expected from an SUV – the vehicle has a standard towing capacity of 5000 pounds, which is the best standard towing capacity in the segment.
“It’s no secret that the industry has shifted as gas prices have increased,” says Al Castignetti. “But while traditional SUV customers are looking for improved fuel economy, they still demand a vehicle that can do all the things they need, like carrying seven people, towing, and providing the surefootedness in all conditions of a four-wheel drive.”
Weight reduction is one of the key components in Nissan’s drive to improving vehicle performance across the board. The just-introduced all-new Nissan Altima also is the lightest vehicle in its class.
Nissan Pathfinder’s design conveys modernity while paying homage to the three generations of Pathfinders before it. The new unibody platform provided the designers an opportunity to create a more aerodynamic exterior without compromising headroom or cargo capacity. In fact, the new Nissan Pathfinder has more interior space than the previous model thanks to more efficient packaging.
Moving upscale in appearance, the new exterior styling presents a smart fusion of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength. The look is adventure-ready with wheel-oriented muscular fenders and a strong, stable stance.
The upper body features an open cabin with a low beltline and thin A- and D-pillars, which flow smoothly into the rugged, durable-looking lower body. Nissan Pathfinder’s design incorporates front and rear spoilers, rear tire deflectors and rear suspension fairings to help achieve what is expected to be among the best aerodynamic performances in the segment. Other exterior details include a wide chrome grille and large aerodynamic headlights, recessed front windshield wipers, chrome door handles and large rear combination lights.
A panoramic dual-panel moonroof, with sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel which extends over the 2nd and 3rd rows, combines with the large windows to create an open, airy interior environment.
“With its new aerodynamic shape, the styling is a major step forward in the evolution of the SUV – retaining its people and cargo hauling utility without looking quite so utilitarian,” said Castignetti. “It’s fitting that a vehicle that tackles adventures in a whole new way also now looks the part.”
Nissan Pathfinder’s all-new interior design features versatile and comfortable seating as well as premium materials and advanced technology. The vehicle seats seven passengers comfortably, and is best-in-class in terms of front headroom, front leg room and overall passenger volume. Additionally, Pathfinder is now the only vehicle in the segment with a 3rd row seat recline.
The new Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display, located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features a 4-inch color display that is customizable, easy-to-use and integrates key information right in front of the driver. A separate touch-screen monitor, mounted in the middle of the instrument panel, provides intuitive interaction and control of the available navigation system and other vehicle systems and settings.
Technology and Innovation
The all-new Nissan Pathfinder also features EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™. LATCH AND GLIDE™ is an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat for use with a child safety seat, which also provides easy access to the 3rd row while keeping the child seat securely fastened. The 2nd row also features a 60/40 split-fold seating with a segment best 5.5 inches of seat travel. Class-exclusive features include Easy Fill Tire Alert and the segment-first availability of an Around View™ Monitor.
Other available amenities include leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key®, Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system, Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Dual-Zone Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start and tri-zone entertainment system.
All 2013 Pathfinders come equipped with an advanced 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine matched with a next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). It is also the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD modes for the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be offered in 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations and in four models – S, SV, SL and Platinum.
Pathfinder is assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine is assembled at the company’s Decherd, Tennessee powertrain plant.