Nissan has been in the SUV automobile market for quite a long time now. This company produced their first SUV model as a vehicle of its Pathfinder franchise. That was over 30 years ago – but seeing its sales figures, it does not seem that its popularity has faded over these years. On the contrary, its sales have been absolutely tremendous and Nissan is planning to bring out another model- the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder in order to extend its SUV line of cars.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Engine and Fuel Economy
This new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder model will serve as the trademark vehicle for 4th generation Nissan cars. According to some credible sources, it has been reported that this model will have multiple trim variants as there are lots of additional features that is going to be available for this specific model. There are chances that multiple engine models might also come through, but customers would have to wait for the next refreshed version.
There have been multiple rumors about the engine configuration of this car, but nothing concrete has been found out yet. However, Nissan officials have remarked that this 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will certainly have a big and powerful engine in order to meet customers’ demands, as far as its performance specs are concerned. The most rumored engine model is a 3.5 LITER V6 cylinder DOHC variant, with an additional CVT gear box module.
In addition to that, power outputs of this engine are rumored to be around 300 HP of max power along with 250 lbs. feet of max torque. Drive train associated with this vehicle is likely to be an all-wheel drive since Nissan is hoping to pitch this 2017 Nissan Pathfinder as an off-road vehicle as well. Still, optional front wheel drive train spec might come out in later models. Proposed fuel economy rates are quite impressive with this automobile – with 20 MPG for city and 26 MPG for highway drive.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior and Interior
Nissan has already revealed that their 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is built on the company’s famous D platform concept. This SUV consist of 4 doors, with 3 rows of seats for a maximum of 7 passengers. Interior aspects of this car might vary little since its previous models were so popular with the crowd. However, that is not the case with its exterior. Nissan has been working on the exterior chassis design – with lightweight aluminum, in order to reduce the overall body weight.
Other improvements include a rounder and larger grille design, along with extra tail gate on the rear with additional bumper highlighting as well. Standard alloy wheels and LED lights are also available.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder: Release Date and Price
This 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is very unlikely to be released for global customers before 2017. Even though officials report that its pricing is not going to change much, other sources predict that its base model will likely cost $ 30 000. Higher trim models of 2017 Nissan Pathfiner, along with the prospect of a hybrid engine model, might cost a bit more than that estimated base price. This proposed hybrid model will be released much later in 2017.