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Powerful and efficient 3.0-liter V6 diesel joins lineup
Nissan will unveil its facelifted and updated Pathfinder and Navara (Frontier) models for the European market at the Geneva Auto Show later this week. The style of the trucks has changes to resemble their North American counterparts, with revised grille and bumper assemblies as well as new hoods. New for 2011 are updates to the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder diesel, as well as an impressive new 3.0-liter V6 diesel. The 4-cylinder gets improvements in refinement as well as a slight power increase from 169-hp to 187-hp. Torque is also up, and rated at 332 ft-lbs. Fuel economy gets a marked improvement and is now rated at 27.7 mpg (European test cycle) on average.
The new 3.0-liter V6 delivers a more respectable 235-hp and a very impressive 406 ft-lbs of torque (369 ft-lbs of which is available from 1500 rpm), all while getting 28 mpg (European test cycle) on average.
Both new models will be available in Europe in April, with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel joining the lineup in June.
AutoGuide will bring you more on both trucks from the Geneva Auto Show with coverage starting March 1st.
GALLERY: 2011 Nissan Pathfinder and Navara (Frontier)
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