2022 Nissan Pathfinder Interior And Exterior Concept
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Interior And Exterior Concept – The new Pathfinder 2022 looks to have similar proportions to the current model, although a rough and boxy look will replace the softer lines of the current model. The recently revealed Nissan Rogue 2021 hints at what’s to come.
The prototype for Pathfinder has just been spotted ahead of a possible debut in the first half of 2021. We should see it sold later that year as a 2022 model.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior
At first glance, this prototype car looks like a smaller Rogue, with similar backlights and side profiles. However, the extended wheel axis distance, overall length, and tailgate shape override Rogue, judging by the image above.
Nissan also revealed a new Rogue back in June. Although we have seen camouflage cars running after their official debut, they are usually unmasked so far.
Nissan has technically teased the new Pathfinder in its ‘A to Z’ video. In just one minute of footage, the automaker showed off its plans to overhaul the current model, as well as introduce a new one. New versions of the fleet, Frontier, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and 370Z are coming, in addition to some global models.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Powertrain
In the powertrain department, pathfinder’s 3.5-liter V-6 is currently with 284 horsepower and 259 pounds of torque to carry. 4-cylinder and hybrid powertrains should also be offered at some point. Unfortunately, a single transmission is likely to be a continuous variable unit.
The Nissan Pathfinder 2022 can use the “Common Module Family” shared with Renault. More specifically, the CMF-D platform supports the last generation Rogue as well as the 2021 model. Nissan has the potential to stick to its “D” platform as well, as it underpins the current Murano as well as the Altima, Maxima and Infiniti QX50 and QX60, so the carmaker can take one more generation out of it.
As for the powertrain, it’s likely pathfinder will stick with the current 3.5-liter V6. In its current configuration, the engine makes 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque and is mated exclusively for continuous variable transmission.
Look forward to this new Infiniti QX60 based on Pathfinder at some point as well. The QX60 and Pathfinder are currently twins under the skin, and Nissan has said it plans to use more of its platform for Infinitis in the future.
The new Pathfinder is part of a major product update at Nissan as the carmaker seeks to reverse its losses. As mentioned above, there are several new or updated models to come. Others include the Ariya EV 2022, Frontier 2021, and the new Z sports car.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Interior
The interior should also take influence from the latest Rogue. This means a cluster of available digital instruments and a large infotainment screen. A new Pathfinder interior shot shows an infotainment screen with the same hexagonal shape as the screen used in Rogue.
We know the new Pathfinder will stick with unibody construction like a car, although it’s unclear what platform Nissan will use. Likely is Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-D platform designed for mid-size cars and crossover SUVs.
On its face, it’s clear Nissan plans to overhaul the Pathfinder midsize with a Rogue-like style. That means the new version will eschew curvaceously, dare I say blobby style for a more conventional and boxy SUV aesthetic.
Unfortunately for some, we have no reason to assume the next generation Pathfinder will return to body-on-frame construction, instead of maintaining its status as a unibody crossover. Pathfinder hasn’t seen a drastic overhaul since 2013, so Nissan can move it to a new platform. Exactly which platform they use is a mystery at this point.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date
When Nissan reveals the new Pathfinder, we expect the new QX60 to also appear. So far we don’t yet have details of the release date, but these two crossovers will probably debut in the first half of 2021.