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 |  Jan 09 2012, 10:41 AM

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Nissan introduced its new Pathfinder Concept SUV at the Detroit Auto Show today. Boasting an all-new design, Nissan looks to provide more passenger comfort, innovative technology, and fuel-efficient performance when production versions hit the showroom this coming fall.

The next Pathfinder promises an aerodynamic body combined with a more efficient V6 engine as well as the latest CVT transmission to make it one of the most fuel efficient 7-passenger vehicles available. Figures are expected to reach a 25 percent increase in combined City/Highway fuel economy while an intelligent four-wheel-drive drivetrain will also give the new Pathfinder towing capacity that is competitive with the segment leaders.

Al Castignetti, the vice president and general manager of Nissan North America said, “Nissan is in a great position today. Sales are up, market share is increasing and our dealers have a great selection of 2012 Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs in inventory. This new Pathfinder Concept is just the beginning of a far-reaching wave of new products on the horizon for Nissan.”

Castignetti also added, “By the end of 2012, more than 70 percent of our sales volume will be all-new or redesigned.”

GALLERY: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept

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GALLERY: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept

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  • Nick B

    Not impressed. I own a 2000 Pathfinder LE and have to say, since the beginning the rear doorhandles have been in between the windows, which is sort of a trademark of the model. Dropping that was a big mistake. additional to its boring crossover shape Pathfinder, like Explorer will just become a great nameplate attached to a blob of what it’s former self was built on. DISAPPOINTING!

  • Cr_chris

    If only Nissan would offer this SUV with a turbo diesel V6, it would be the perfect option for us. Even without that it’s looking like a great fit.