The significance of the upcoming 2018 Nissan Pathfinder would be improvements over its predecessor. The SUV has proved to be an excellent choice over the years and have been very successful. The company won’t stop presenting new Pathfinder models for its one of the prominence of Nissan. To point out this new model, several sources have suggested that an array of changes will be incorporated.With the help of several car experts, some of the information about this upcoming SUV has been sourced out. It has been said that the company has targeted this upcoming 2018 Pathfinder for the next generation SUVs.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Engines and Improvements
The engine is one of the most prominent parameters that is going to see improvements. The 2017 model uses a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine that produces 240 lb-ft torque and 260 HP. Expect this new Pathfinder to use this same engine with some tweaks for better output. And the improved output has been expected to be 259 lb-ft torque and 284 HP.
Or it might so happen that Nissan will incorporate a completely new engine. Moreover, there’s even an option for a 3.8-liter V6 engine with its output unknown. A continuously variable transmission system (CVT) has been expected to be used.
New Features and Design Changes
As to the performance of this 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, it is expected to reach 60 mph from 0 in 7.5 seconds. Its fuel economy is also likely to see significant improvements and the figures are expected to stand at 20 mpg in city and 27 mpg on highways.
While incorporating some new modifications, this upcoming 2018 Pathfinder will not miss out the spirit of its predecessors. Its front fascia seems familiar with some tweaks here and there.
The grille is new both with its shape and design. While the inner portion of this grille has 3 stylistic horizontal slats, its outer portion features a trendy chrome section. This sophisticated profile is then joined by the headlights which have been given a robust design.
Similarly, the lower section of its front fascia has been made bulky than before which is characterised by a robust bumper. Fortunately, the skid plate has been retained. Changes have been done on its rear fascia too, and this has influenced the taillights and bumper.
Unlike its exterior body, experts have managed to dig out only a limited amount of information about the interior cabin of this model. The most important improvements in its interior cabin would be upgrades in technological features.
This is going to cover different parameters like the infotainment system, features of convenience and safety features. Certain modifications over the layout also hold a great possibility. Expect the seats (both front and back) to be revisited with new upholstery materials.
Several reliable sources have also hinted that the overall space in this cabin will also be increased. If this turns out to be true, then the cargo space will also be increased.
Price and Arrival
Vehicles from Nissan has always gone easy on the budgets, expect the same with this SUV. For what it is worth, expect its starting price to be $30,200 which is for its base model. The higher trims could bear a price of $36,900 to $42,200. This 2018 Nissan Pathfinder will be available early next year.