New Nissan Pathfinder!

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In a rather strange move, Nissan just unveiled a concept version of the Pathfinder for the Chinese market. As you can see, that “concept” is basically the production car that will be offered in China very shortly.

Nissan has already an Infiniti version of the Pathfinder with the Infinity QX60 but it seems even that wasn’t different enough. They came up with a whole new design, inside and out. While the grille is of course larger in the Chinese model, it is actually integrated into the design of the front end in a much better way giving the whole thing a much more modern look. The US model front end all of a sudden looks really old to me. The profile is a bit cleaner and looks more like the Infiniti, but al also has less personality than the US version.

There is a huge difference inside where the Chinese model looks a lot more like the Ariya EV than the US Pathfinder. Again, giving the whole thing a much cleaner and more modern look than our version which now looks like it was built with Legos.

The Chinese Pathfinder seems to be a weird blend of a more conservative feel with much more modern design elements. Nissan offers many more hybrid models overseas and I wonder if this Chinese version of the Pathfinder will offer a Hybrid option we are not getting in the US. So far, the only official word is: “a completely redesigned exterior and an adventure-ready interior that, with three rows of seating, provides ample space for larger families”.

There you go…

Conversation 5 comments

  1. Ok.

    This feels like an April Fools joke. But I’m willing to believe that it’s not. Curious to see how the production version turns out.

  2. I bet Hyundai is going to love this. The DRL signature is real close to the Tuscon/Santa Cruz.

  3. actually looks pretty nice… seems to be uping the class a little bit. Seems to be more of something after the Lincoln Aviator, rather than the Ford Explorer.

    Can I get a great deal on the “old” look?

  4. The front end on this looks close to those found on Nissan’s EV concepts while the rear looks like a cross between the current QX 60 and Pathfinder rear. The interior looks like it could be a mid cycle refresh of the current Pathfinder. Hmmm, could this actually be a concept of an EV version of the Pathfinder?

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