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TMR Team | Feb, 16 2017 | 1 Comment

Nissan has revealed details about its updated 2017 Pathfinder, ahead of the large SUV's arrival in Australia from next month.

Customers can expect more power, more technology and a refreshed look, as Nissan keeps the fight up to the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and Toyota Kluger.

Nissan has given the Pathfinder a minor nip and tuck, adding its now familiar 'V-Motion' grille and boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights. There's also a new bonnet, front bumper and fog lights to differentiate it from the out-going model, along with new alloy wheel designs in 18- and 20-inch sizes.

Under the re-styled front end is a heavily re-worked version of the 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine that now produces 202kW of power - up 12kW - and 340Nm of torque (up 15Nm). More than 50 percent of the engine's components are new.

Fuel consumption is slightly improved, down by 0.1- and 0.2-litres per 100km to 9.9L/100km for the two-wheel drive models and 10.1L/100km for the all-wheel drive variants respectively.

Nissan hasn't added a diesel option with this update, but the petrol-electric hybrid Pathfinder remains. It features an unchanged powertrain that pairs a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor that offers up a combined 188kW and 330Nm while returning a claimed 8.6L/100km.

All models use an updated version of Nissan's continuously variable automatic transmission.

Nissan will continue to offer a three-tier line-up with the ST, ST-L and range-topping Ti.

The ST-L and Ti gain autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and moving object detection.

Prices have remained steady, with only the entry-level model ST 2WD getting a $500 price increase. It now kicks off the range at $41,990 (plus on-road costs) and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, an extra child seat anchor in the third row and an 8-inch colour touchscreen display.

In addition to the extra safety gear, the ST-L also gets navigation with live traffic updates as standard. The Ti gains 20-inch alloy, LED headlights, updated second row dual entertainment screens with wireless headphones and a hands-free tailgate.

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Pricing (excludes on-road costs)

2017 NISSAN PATHFINDER

  • ST V6 2WD - $41,990
  • ST V6 AWD - $45,490
  • ST Hybrid 2WD - $44,490
  • ST-L V6 2WD - $53,690
  • ST-L V6 AWD - $57,690
  • ST-L Hybrid AWD - $60,690
  • Ti V6 2WD - $62,190
  • Ti V6 AWD - $66,190
  • Ti Hybrid AWD - $69,190
 
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