The upcoming 2022 Nissan Pathfinder has been spied recently. This SUV is a very familiar model that has been around for almost two and a half decades. Things are quite different now, and Pathfinder departed from its roots. Moreover, things will change additionally in 2022. The Pathfinder was redesigned in 2012. Now it is time for the new-generation Pathfinder so Nissan will provide some radical changes.
While the three-row seating layout will remain, Pathfinder is now often called a crossover. Not far from the truth, to be honest. Next generation will introduce exterior redesign and interior overhaul. While the visual details are different and new, Pathfinder won’t change its recognizable cues and features.
2022 Pathfinder Redesign, Spy Photos
The next-gen 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive with a redesign. Disappointingly or not, this SUV will stick to its current D platform. On the other hand, this architecture will undergo some updates and the goal is to deliver a better ride quality. This could result in slightly larger dimensions. The current Pathfinder is 197.2 inches long. The highlight of the new model will be its brand-new design. While many people find Pathfinder not so attractive, at least a new model won’t look outdated.
The rendering photos are available, along with the spy shots. The things are looking promising but we still don’t know everything about new styling. The front end will surely look closer to the Patrol model. However, the V-Motion grille won’t significantly change but it will certainly look bolder. New headlights and taillights are available, along with the new and optional wheels.
At this moment, the interior of the new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is still a mystery. A couple of things are sure to happen. For a start, Nissan will introduce a brand-new dashboard. The customers should count on more upright materials inside the cabin as well. Nissan will improve the aesthetics and digital instrument cluster is reportedly in the works.
We hope to see a larger infotainment touchscreen and a new shape of the climate controls. Most of the controls will remain physical so the cabin continues in the same traditional fashion as before. The interior room could be more ample, which is great for the third-row occupants. More details will be released in the coming months.
New Optional Powertrain
According to various reports, a new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will get a new powertrain option. However, a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine will remain. Nissan will reportedly deliver more power to its V6 unit, which is good. However, the new turbo-four engine is a subject of multiple rumors. The CVT gearbox will remain but turbo-four variant will get a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Exact engine specs are not available yet, but optional powertrain will deliver more than V6 and its 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Another interesting speculation is a hybrid powertrain. Still, Nissan refuses to confirm those claims.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive at some point in 2021, most likely in the second half of the year. Its price will start higher now, at around $34,000. More details will become available in the coming months and Pathfinder will continue to rival models such as Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.