Nissan lifted the veil last Thursday on two redesigned models appearing in very important categories to ensure its relaunch. The Pathfinder midsize SUV and Frontier midsize pickup will hit the market next summer with similar approaches to the generations they replace while adding a dose of modernity to the recipe.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder To ensure its legitimacy in the face of competition that improves from cycle to cycle, the Pathfinder sees its design completely redesigned.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN View from the rear of the Pathfinder Unsurprisingly, the restyling takes place in parallel with the Rogue with its V-shaped grille with large chrome lines. The three slots seek to pay homage to the first generation of the model, launched in 1987. It is moreover its more beefy and angular appearance and its more balanced proportions that we notice.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN The interior of the 2022 Pathfinder That said, the basic formula remains: the Pathfinder retains its unibody traction platform adapted to receive a standard all-wheel drive. Its direct injection 3.5L V6 (284 hp) is also retained in the transition, but Nissan ditched the CVT from the previous vintage and replaced it with a nine-speed automatic. Interestingly, the duo will allow for a towing capacity of 2,721 kg, which is significantly more than many rivals.
Finally a new Frontier
If the Pathfinder and Frontier had a direct lineage by sharing for a while the same ladder platform, this is no longer the case several decades later. The Frontier remains a conventional midsize pickup truck in its rendering with its chassis structurally separated from the body.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN The 2022 Nissan Frontier Produced from 2005 to 2019, the previous generation of the Frontier had an unusually long life cycle. Without really revolutionizing everything, Nissan dusted off the concept with a much more modern and assertive design. Two cabin sizes will be offered (King Cab and Crew Cab) as well as two box lengths (5 ‘or 6’).
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN Frontier Rear View As advertised, it’s an all-new 3.8L V6 that will keep it going with its 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. It is bolted to a nine-speed automatic transmission connected to a four-wheel drive system. This combination of the powertrain will be the only one offered by Nissan. Towing capacity will cap at 2944 kg.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY NISSAN Interior of the Frontier 2022 More details on the two models will be known before their marketing in the coming months.