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‘Next Generation SUV’ debuts in the Middle East
February 20, 2013 | 12:00 AM
‘Next Generation SUV’ debuts in the Middle East

Dubai: Nissan Middle East has launched the All-new Nissan Pathfinder to define what the next generation SUV should offer: dynamic design, class-leading comfort, thoughtful technology, and a rewarding driving experience.


"All-new Nissan Pathfinder defines the 'Next generation SUV' with a modern balance of off-road capabilities with on-road refinement," said Atsuo Kosaka, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East. "With unmatched technologies and features, the new Pathfinder delivers the 'innovation that excites' to meet the needs of today's modern families".


"Our goal for All-new Pathfinder is not only to be the best in class but also to move the whole SUV segment forward into the future" added Atsuo Kosaka.


Introduced more than a quarter of a century ago, Nissan Pathfinder set the bar high for the generations that followed. Each successive Pathfinder design has remained true to that original premise while evolving to meet the changing needs of its owners.


Now, with the introduction of the all-new fourth generation, not only does Pathfinder provide capability with spacious seating for seven, and an intuitive 4 Wheel Drive System, but it also resets the standard for the segment with an unprecedented level of premium style, comfort, fuel economy and thoughtful technology.


The All-new Pathfinder enters the Nissan range at a time when demand for SUVs/Crossovers in the Middle East continues to show considerable growth (29% in GCC). With the feature-packed all-new Pathfinder, Nissan is confident of capitalizing on this growth and strengthening its position in the off-road segment.

Dynamic design

Along with reduced weight, Pathfinder's new unibody platform provided the designers an opportunity to create the more aerodynamic exterior without compromising headroom or cargo capacity. 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 large windows which can be complemented with an available Dual Panoramic Moonroof, to enhance All-New Pathfinder's open, airy interior environment.


Class-Leading comfort

The new Pathfinder offers the benefits of a modern crossover with the comfort of a larger SUV with its flat floor enhancing interior packaging flexibility. All-New Pathfinder's unique versatility is exemplified in the design of the EZ Flex™ Seating System, giving 5.5 inches of sliding second row seating travel while additionally providing exceptional third row access even with a child safety seat remaining securely in place (on the passenger curb side). Pathfinder's quiet, comfortable interior benefits from a wide range of available features, rich leather-appointed seating surfaces; ventilated, heated and cooled front seats; sliding second row seats and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 12 speakers.


Thoughtful technology

Thoughtful technology is also found throughout the All-new Pathfinder interior, starting with Nissan's advanced, class-exclusive Around View™ Monitor, which provides the driver a virtual 360-degree image of the area around the vehicle***. The instrument panel includes Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (standard on every model) features a 4.0-inch LCD colour display, and utilises 3D-effect graphics to relay key information right in front of the driver. The instrument panel includes a large multifunction center IT display, available Nissan Navigation System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Rear View Monitor.


Other technology includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, power rear liftgate, iPod® integration and tri-zone entertainment system with 2nd row head restraint-mounted DVD display screens.


Rewarding driving experience

Addressing buyers' desire for more efficiency in every aspect of their lives, All-New Pathfinder's engine and CVT combination develops 13% better acceleration than the previous generation while returning 30% better fuel efficiency****. Featuring a 3.5-litre DOHC V6 engine mated to a next-generation Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) the ideal rpm for the driving conditions are always maintained. All-New Pathfinder is the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes for its available intuitive ALL-MODE 4x4-i system.

The system lets the driver choose full-time 2WD for maximum fuel economy, Auto mode to automatically monitor conditions and adjust the balance of power between front and rear wheels for best traction, or 4WD Lock mode when the confidence of full-time 4WD is desired. In addition, standard Hill Start Assist helps add control when starting and driving away on a steep incline (both 4WD and 2WD models).


With best-in-class standard towing capacity, up to 5000lb, the All-new Pathfinder also retains its ability to tow boats, jet skis, trailers and a variety of other recreational gear.


All-New Pathfinder is now available across the Middle East with a manufacturer's suggested retail price range of $29,750 USD to $46,000USD (prices may vary across the Middle East owing to regional variances in duties and transportation costs).

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