Friday, December 23, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
Nissan Pathfinder SUV concept image revealed ahead of Detroit Auto Show
Just as the bell for the Detroit Auto Show and New Delhi Auto Expo is about to ring, car companies have also stepped up their efforts to fire anticipation about what is going to be displayed at their pavilions at these shows. Blowing the same trumpet, Nissan has reportedly released a teaser image of a concept of its rugged SUV Nissan Pathfinder 2013 to be displayed at the Detroit Auto show.
As per the advertisement image available, the SUV is midsized and has been based on the recently developed platform. Nissan’s other cars such as Infiniti, JX etc are also based on this platform. The SUV is shown as a fully aerodynamic car and will be able to house seven persons comfortably. Powered by the mighty engine and a four-wheel drive system, it is sure to ensure that no terrain is too strong and rugged than the Pathfinder. On the outside, the characteristic roofline that has become a distinguishing feature of the Pathfinder will be present to set it apart from other SUVs such as Toyota Fortuner besides others. The cargo rails will surely give a call to go off the road.
Reports suggest that the new Pathfinder will be available for sale by 2012 end and will be tagged as 2013 model and will closely resemble Ford Explorer with respect to the unibody construction it has. This will be the fourth generation of the SUV after it made its first appearance in the 1980s. En route its generations, it had several up gradation especially in 1996, 2000, 2004 and then in 2008. The most recent makeover was in 2010 when many changes were made to its front and rear looks in the form of a new bonnet, new bumpers and an all-new stunning front grille making it look quite different from its famous predecessors.
Here in India, the company has been reported to display its MPV Nissan NV200 in the Delhi Auto Expo.