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Through that little-known social media site known as Facebook, Nissan has released the first official images of its production 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. As you can see, there is little deviation in styling between the model that will be in showrooms and the concept shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Like the Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango, the Pathfinder has ditched its body-on-frame construction for the new norm of a car-based unibody blueprint.

The Pathfinder will almost certainly be powered by Nissan's trusty VQ V6 in 3.5-liter trim. Chances are very good that power will be sent through a Continuously Variable Transmission to the front wheels, or to all four wheels through available all-wheel drive.

No word on MPG, but given its lighter construction, Nissan foresees as crossover that is 25-percent more fuel-efficient than the outgoing Pathfinder.

Built on Nissan's FF-L platform shared with the new Altima and Infiniti JX, it will have seating for seven. Nissan also says it will boast a "full-size interior," and judging on our time mucking around in the concept's cabin (not to mention the very similar JX) it will indeed be quite accommodating indeed.

We'll have more details on Nissan's popular 'ute as they become available, so stay tuned.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Charles Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pathfinder? More like Mallfinder.
      Hello, Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not a Pathfinder...maybe a Roadfinder, but certainly not a Pathfinder.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hello, Brian
        I believe someone here named it Mallfinder a couple of months ago.
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought it was only Toyota that had a partnership with Subaru... I must have missed the article that detailed the partnership where Nissan decided to sell Nissan branded Subaru wagons??
        Spyder 8
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Weezle Eye
        Remember the Subaru/Saab that was offered a few years ago????
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, they neutered the Pathfinder down to a station wagon! So sad!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, could these things look any more generic? It's not bad at all, but this looks like a chinese knockoff of a Highlander mixed with a chinese knockoff of an RX350.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Waiting for the Pathfinder CrossCabriolet
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Pathfinder is now officially a momobile.
        • 2 Years Ago
        The Pathfinder (and every other full-frame SUV) have long been mom-mobiles. I would guess that less than 1% of them have ever been off-road.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ughh!!! Nissan grill meets Toyota Highlander side profile and tailights. This is the first time I don't like the Pathfinder's styling. I understand Nissan's decision to switch to unibody construction but think they could have worked a little harder on the styling though maybe styling was compromised due to the Infiniti (JX) version.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was thinking of adding the next-gen Pathfinder to my short list of next vehicles until I saw these pictures.
      Matt Frawley
      • 2 Years Ago
      Farewell to original Pathfinder.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks almost like a Legacy Outback wagon. I am trying to figure out its place in the lineup. Bigger than the Juke and Rogue, no doubt. But is this bigger or smaller than the Murano?
        tinted up
        • 2 Years Ago
        I've seen one in person although it did have camo on it. It is bigger than a Murano. All it is is an Infiniti JX with a different set of sheet metal. It IS a stretched Murano with more tow capacity,
      • 2 Years Ago
      i think this is the new Nissan Quest, not the Pathfinder!
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