2013 Nissan PathfinderNissan has officially announced the new 2013 Pathfinder, which will make its official debut at the end of this year. The car is practically the same as the Concept model.

The 2013 Pathfinder features a sleek, aerodynamically styled exterior, a premium interior, class-exclusive user-friendly technology and a new unibody platform and advanced drivetrain that helps it achieve best-in-class fuel economy while maintaining class-lead towing and off-pavement capabilities.

"Unveiling our next-generation Pathfinder is a major follow-up to the introduction of the all-new Altima sedan," commented Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

"With its bold new design, best-in-class fuel economy and family adventure capabilities, our dealers can't wait to share this new model with customers in their showrooms.", he added.

The all-new Pathfinder also features EZ Flex Seating SystemTM with LATCH AND GLIDETM. LATCH AND GLIDETM is an industry first 2nd row tip-up seat for use with a child safety seat, which also provides easy access to the 3rd row while keeping the child seat securely fastened. The 2nd row also features a 60/40 split-fold seating with a segment best 5.5 inches of seat travel. Class-exclusive features include Easy Fill Tire Alert and the segment-first availability of an Around ViewTM Monitor.

Other available amenities include leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, programmable Nissan Intelligent Key®, Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 13-speaker Bose® Premium Audio system, Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Dual-Zone Climate Control, RearView Monitor, remote engine start and tri-zone entertainment system.

The engine range includes a a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 264 HP (194 kW). It is mated to an Xtronic CVT that can be paired to an optional AWD.

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be offered in 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations and in four models - S, SV, SL and Platinum.

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Source: Nissan