2014 NISSAN X-TRAIL
Revealed earlier this year, the new hybrid SUV swaps out the regular Pathfinder's 3.5 litre V6 for a supercharged 2.5 litre four cylinder, paired with a single electric motor and lithium-ion battery system.
Available in both front and all-wheel drive, the Pathfinder Hybrid manages petrol and electric power through a dual-clutch system, before sending power to the wheels through a CVT auto.
Nissan says the Pathfinder Hybrid will offer a driving range of around 846 kilometres.
Nissan has confirmed that the new Hybrid will make its Australian debut in the second quarter of 2014, with pricing and specifications to be confirmed closer to launch.
In a flood of new SUV models, Nissan has also confirmed its new X-Trail will hit Australia in the second quarter of 2014, alongside the new Pathfinder.
Nissan has confirmed the seven-seat layout for Australia, although it remains unclear if the extra row will be standard or an optional extra.
Globally, it is expected that the now more curvaceous X-Trail will essentially replace the seven-seat model in the Dualis (now Qashqai) range.
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