The Nissan Pathfinder entered the market in 1986 and is currently only in its third generation (which began in 2005). With seven years under its belt, it’s high time for this SUV to enter the next chapter of its life and Nissan is prepping that with its first concept version unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January.

The concept’s exterior will mostly be remained untouched in the production version and includes a wide chrome grille and large aerodynamic headlights, recessed front windshield wipers, chrome door handles and large rear combination lights.

The new Pathfinder Concept is powered by a refined V6 engine and next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that ensure a fuel economy increase of over 25%.

"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," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "This new Pathfinder Concept is just the beginning of a far-reaching wave of new products on the horizon for Nissan. By the end of 2012, more than 70 percent of our sales volume will be all-new or redesigned."

UPDATE 02/08/12: A full month after the Pathfinder Concept’s unveiling, Nissan is offering new details on the preview SUV’s interior features. It seems that the concept, and the future production version, will be offered with leather upholstery, heated / cooled front seats, a power tilt / telescoping steering wheel, and a Bose audio system. There’s also a push-button ignition, tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth/iPod connectivity, GPS navigation, and a rear seat entertainment system. As a bonus to this news, Nissan is also offering new images and a new video showing the concept during cold weather testing.


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  (401) posted on 02.21.2012

The reason why I should love this car was the technology they have installed with this SUV. I hope for the early production and lower pricing if possible.

  (321) posted on 02.20.2012

Pathfinder was just wonderful as it was promoted. The interior was very innovative, especially in the gadgets like GPS, Bluetooth, rear set entertainment system and push button start.

  (463) posted on 02.16.2012

What a teaser! This Nissan looks elegant on the picture as well as the body paint of it. Any ways, how is the engine performance of this car and the drivability on it.

  (442) posted on 02.13.2012

Yes. I do agree that the video is really a car. This is somehow exciting when launched at the Expo. The concept of this model is very satisfying to look at.

  (429) posted on 01.12.2012

A teaser indeed. But I am going to be impressed with this vehicle when much pictures and videos are attached. That headlights is really wonderful! I am officially inlove with this car! smiley

  (415) posted on 01.11.2012

Yes. I’d love to agree that the picture above is really a teaser. I’m so excited on the full design of this car. I think this one will surely hit.

  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

Where is the teaser viseo of this car? I am now furios of how it will look and what are the specs of it. I can’t wait much, Now is January 9! Hahaha

  (762) posted on 01.4.2012

Yeah! I have to agree with that! The picture above is really a teaser, and I truly feel so excited for exposing the official outlook of this. Anyway, I hope that Nissan used a powerful and impressive engine on this.

  (798) posted on 01.4.2012

I want to watch the videos! Haha. The photo is such a teaser, what more when it is on video, right? Anyway, I am so excited for January 9, I am sure that many of us are excited about it.

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