Later this summer, Nissan Canada will give Canadians a whole new Pathfinder experience.
In a for media-only digital reveals Nissan Canada executives showcased the new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder that sees this fifth-generation SUV re-invented from the ground up with a more modern design, a more powerful engine with greater towing capacity and a more refined interior.
Adam Paterson, director of marketing with Nissan Canada said this new Pathfinder is part of the automaker’s focus on bringing a bevy of new vehicles to market in the next 20 months, “and this all-new Pathfinder is rugged, capable, versatile and advanced in terms of the technologies it brings to the market.”
The new 2022 Pathfinder is larger than its predecessors with a wider stance and a V-motion grille that will harken back to original pathfinder grille design. C-shaped headlights will be integrated into a refined floating roofline and the standard LED headlights will come with slimmer daytime running lights. A ‘floating’ C-pillar will give the Pathfinder a more SUV look and support an eye-catching two-tone roof. A ‘boxed out’ liftgate will showcase an oversized ‘Pathfinder’ name and will throw into relief the now slimmed-down LED taillights.
Drivers will also get a choice of 11 colour combinations with four new tow-tone treatments.
Under the hood will be a 3.5-litre direct injection V6 that will give 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque, and mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. All 2022 Pathfinder models will come equipped with Nissan’s Intelligent 4WD with 7-position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector. For those looking to do a little camping and needing to tow a boat or trailer, the Pathfinder can provide up to 6,000-pounds of towing capacity.
As with the redesigned exterior, the interior of the 2022 Pathfinder gets a makeover as well. A new 12.3-inch digital dashboard is complemented with a 10.8-inch head-up display. A 9-inch infotainment touchscreen provides easy access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM radio. Also available is a wireless smartphone charging pad, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bose Premium Audio with 13 speakers, and such sought-after features as Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation and Intelligent Around View Monitor.
New to Pathfinder, the Head-Up Display can now provide the driver their preferred vehicle and navigation content such as turn-by-turn directions all without distracting the driver.
The interior of the 2022 Pathfinder adds a new level of comfort and spaciousness for driver and passengers. Owners are now offered woven cloth, leather- or premium quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed seats and brushed bronze metallic accents are among five available interior environments. Standard interior features include a 10-way power driver’s seat and Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control with second-row climate control. Climate controlled front seats, and heated rear seats are available.
The larger interior can now comfortably hold up to eight people, and for the first time, the Pathfinder will have available second-row captain’s chairs along with a 60/40 split-folding third-row seating.
For the first time, the 2022 Pathfinder will now come equipped with Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist, and it will be standard on S and SV grades. The SL and Platinum grades will have Navi-Link with the ProPILOT Assit, a feature that was introduced earlier with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. Other safety features to be included will be Nissan Safety Shield 360, automatic intelligent braking, blind spot warning and land departure warning, for example.