2022 Nissan Pathfinder to offer 7 and 8 seat configurations

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Nissan Australia begins teasing details of the new Pathfinder, confirming a 2022 launch and two different seat layout options inside.

Nissan Australia has announced the new generation Pathfinder will launch here in 2022. The exact timing and specifications (including prices) are yet to be confirmed.

The new-look family SUV recieves a comprehensive makeover, looking more bluff and tough than before. Gone are the bulbous, curvacoues design cues. When it lands, buyers will have the choice of 11 colours including two-tone schemes such as ‘Scarlet Ember’ on ‘Super Black’ metallic paint pictured here.

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The drivetrain is motivated by the same 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, producing around 210kW and 350Nm (to be confirmed locally), but the CVT transmission has been ditched in favour of a proper nine-speed automatic.

Available as a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the all-four system uses ‘Intelligent 4WD’ with a seven-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector for various driving conditions.

The significant changes are inside, with a more upmarket interior look and quality materials available in upper-spec models. Technology is supported by a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, a 13 speaker Bose sound system and a 360-degree birdseye view monitor.

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The layout inside can accommodate up to eight occupants across three rows, or seven occupants when the middle row is equipped with captains chairs.

Improving ingress for the family are ‘Ez Flex’ seats that move with one touch of a button to allow simple access into the back row – even with a car seat installed. The third row also folds 60:40 split to provide different cargo-occupant carrying space in the back.

“The Pathfinder has over 30 years of history in Australia as a capable and comfortable large SUV,” said Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson.

“This all-new Pathfinder has been reinvented from the ground up, with a striking new exterior design, the latest safety, technology and interior comforts, and, for the first time, a customisable seating configuration.

“We are excited to confirm the all-new Pathfinder will arrive in Australian showrooms next year.”

Alex Rae

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