The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign is something most car experts are hoping for. Simply, the current generation is too old and outdated to be a serious competitor in one of the most demanding segments on the car market. However, for the complete redesign, we’ll have to wait at least until 2021.
The current generation has been around since 2012. This is pretty long for today’s industry standards, so expectations from the new model are big. It is still early to talk about details, but we count on a plethora of novelties.
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Of course, this overhaul won’t be as radical as the previous one, but tons of changes are coming as well.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Changes
If you take a look at the current model, you will easily notice that there is a lot of weak points. The ride is stiff, while the cabin looks outdated. Also, the cargo area is smaller than you would expect from a three-row SUV, while tech features are way too old. We have no doubt that the company will try to improve all of these drawbacks.
Naturally, the redesign is about to bring a new platform, with better driving characteristics and overall efficiency. A completely new design seems obvious as well. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign will include the implementation of the brand’s latest design language, the newest version of the famous V-Motion grille.
We have no doubt that this overhaul is about to bring lots of novelties on the inside as well. The current model looks a little bit dull and the lack of style is something that no one wants in its cabin.
Therefore, we count on a more modern approach this time, with a more car-like dashboard design. The overall layout will remain the same and we count on a familiar three-row seating configuration.
Still, we hope the company will manage to provide more space in the second and third row, as well as more cargo space. Of course, improvements are expected in terms of tech features as well, particularly in terms of infotainment technologies, as the current infotainment system lacks refinement and functionality.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Powertrain
Novelties under the hood are expected as well. At this point, it is hard to talk about details but, most likely, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign won’t bring radical changes in this aspect.
Most likely, we will see the same 3.5-liter V6, with improvements in terms of power and efficiency, of course. The current engine delivers around 285 horsepower. It makes Pathfinder one of the most capable SUVs in the class, particularly in terms of towing capacity.
Also, we presume that Nissan will stick to a CVT transmission, which ensures better mpg ratings compared to an automatic transmission.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder Release Date and Price
At this point, it seems too early to talk about some more precise launch date. Still, we presume the new model will come sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder redesign shouldn’t bring bigger changes. The current model starts around 31.500 dollars.