The 2021 Nissan Pathfinder had its first appearance on streets and photographers grabbed the chance. The new SUV will bring a lot of changes since the test mule was all wrapped in camouflage. Still, the sharp eyes of fans and enthusiasts recognized a couple of things you are going to like.
First of all, the size of the SUV remains the same. But, the front fascia will suffer the most changes, and a larger grille is the eye-catching detail. The carmaker used a trick to make fans wrong by adding small pieces beneath the vehicle, creating a fake image. There is a way to go before the SUV enters production, but most experts believe the Pathfinder will debut as 2021 YM.
2021 Nissan Pathfinder Changes
The redesign of the mid-size SUV was expected. The company launched the last generation of this model in 2013. The aging design needed a refresh. However, the 2021 Nissan Pathfinder is not taking a radical turn. Instead of the complete change, the facelift and update of the interior will make the SUV fresh, but it will still keep old characteristics.
Nissan will probably keep a V6 as one of the options for the upcoming vehicle. Still, the aging drivetrain needs an update as well. But, the carmaker could go with an all-new engine. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is already available for some other models. Still, 235 hp and 270 lb-ft are not enough for such a vehicle. But, as an alternative, we would like to see it rolling.
Another possibility is a hybrid unit. Well, Pathfinder had it already a few years ago. Now, Nissan needs it again to stay competitive in a tough market.
When Will 2021 Nissan Pathfinder Be Available?
The new 2021 Nissan Pathfinder will have a debut in the third quarter of 2020. The Japanese carmaker is testing its vehicles for a few months before the premiere. So, with the SUV spotted a couple of days ago, we believe that Nissan is aiming a debut at the NAIAS this June.