Nissan’s self-described versatile large family champion, the Pathfinder, has been comprehensively redesigned for 2022, with a dramatic new exterior design, significant additional safety features and a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
The new gearbox pairs perfectly with Nissan’s potent V6 petrol engine (202kW and 340Nm), allowing for effortless acceleration and easy overtaking. Braked towing (up to 2700kg) is made safer with specific tow mode and onboard trailer-stability program.
The new-generation Pathfinder has a strong, muscular appearance too, with a shorter front overhang, slimmer pillars, C-shaped LED headlights and a “floating” roofline, which allows the use of two-tone paint for the first time on this model.
Nissan’s advanced Pro-PILOT semi-autonomous driving system also makes its debut on the Pathfinder, as a standard inclusion on the ST+ variant, and those above it. A huge 10.8-inch head-up display is introduced as standard across all models too.
This unit projects key information, including turn-by-turn satellite navigation, as a key aid to keep the driver focused on the road ahead. An upgrade to the infotainment system also spans all models.
Changes include integrated wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, and DAB+ digital radio, four USB charging points and two 12-volt outlets.
Cabin comfort is assured through tri-zone climate control with air vents all the way through to the rear row of seats, and rear sun shades on ST-L upwards cut heat and glare. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will be offered in four model grades.
The range kicks off with ST, featuring Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility Suite, a rearview camera with parking sensors, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, 7.0-inch TFT advanced drive-assist instrument cluster display, and sat-nav.
It also scores LED dusk-sensing headlights with high-beam assist, 18-inch alloys, eight-way powered driver’s seat with lumbar control, and EZ Flex latch-and-glide seating adjustment. Above it sits the ST+.
This variant adds a Pro-PILOT semi-autonomous driving system with lane keep assist and traffic jam pilot, and around view monitor with moving-object detection. Roof rails, LED fog lights and a powered tailgate also feature.
The ST-L introduces leather-accented interior trim with rear-seat heaters, wireless phone charging, and a 12-speaker BOSE audio system, while the range-topping Ti adds wrap-around cabin ambient lighting, a panoramic glass sunroof, and 20-inch alloys.
It also comes with underbody protection, the option of captain’s chairs in the second row, ventilated front seats, and a “smart” rear view mirror with switchable digital imagery. Pricing and final specifications will be available closer to launch.
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