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 |  Jan 17 2012, 9:45 AM

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Nissan debuted its 2013 Pathfinder Concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show but didn’t disclose what would be powering the crossover – apart from the fact it would be a V6 engine. Motor Trend is now reporting that the 2013 Pathfinder will be powered by a 3.5L V6, perhaps identical to what the new JX35 will have.

The JX35 features a 3.5L V6 with 265-hp, 248 lb-ft of torque and we could expect the Pathfinder to have similar if not identical specifications under the hood. Fuel economy for the new Pathfinder will be a big improvement, with Nissan claiming that thanks to significant weight reduction, as well as the use of a new CVT transmission, we should expect gains of up to 25 percent.

What is more interesting though is that Nissan also told Motor Trend that it plans to unveil a second, completely new vehicle at the upcoming New York International Auto Show in April. Nissan stated that no outsider has ever seen this vehicle.

GALLERY: Nissan Pathfinder Concept

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[Source: MotorTrend]

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  • tommy g

    hmm…what’s its tow rating?
    seems to me yet another of countless nondescript CUVs. Too bad Nissan seems to have lost its way and destroyed the iconic Pathfinder name

    This should’ve been called something else, and the existing Pathfinder modernized and have a turbo-diesel option (instead of the V8 that the marketing gurus at Nissan threw in between 08-10). Nissan would’ve cleaned up with that. Oh well…

  • ugly

    Another cool, tough looking vehicle blanded up and ruined! Not everyone wants to drive a car or even a chubby tall car.

  • Azteks

    combination of Nisan’s proven and powerful V-6 with 7 passenger flexibility, and a bit shorter length than Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, and GMC Acadia sounds like a good mix.  Anxious to drive to see if it is as good or better than the highly rated but boring Toyota Highlander.    

  • Gevelone

    another bloated stationwagon built for the yuppie hoard. You lost one loyal pathfinder fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!