For 2010 Nissan has given its popular Pathfinder SUV, and it’s more successful pickup truck sibling Navara, a subtle facelift, a new engine and upgraded equipments.
Despite a new bonnet, revised grille and a new bumper assembly, both cars look the same as old models. They also get new headlamp design and new 18-inch wheels. The existing colour palette is changed to include two new metallic shades for Navara – Electric Blue and Blue Grey – while Blue Grey is added to Pathfinder’s portfolio.
As for the interior, it comes with new switchgear, revised door trims, new seat fabric, the addition of chrome highlights, revised dials and, depending on the model, the availability of Nissan Connect Premium with a new high resolution touch screen. Equipment improvements include a new Speed Limiter, which is incorporated into the existing cruise control system, and a top notch audio system. They say that the quality is also significantly increased.
Pathfinder and Navara also get new direct injection V6 turbodiesel engine with output of 170 kW (231PS) and peak torque output of 550 Nm. This makes the pathfinder capable of towing a 3500 kg braked trailer with Navara having a 3000 kg limit. This unit also covers Euro 5 emissions standard.
The existing 2.5 dCi four cylinder engine is improved as well, with power rising by 19 PS to 140 kW (190 PS) and torque by 47 Nm to 450 Nm. New Navara and Pathfinder models are due on sale across Europe in April 2010.