Nissan Al-Babtain launches new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kuwait
New 3.5-liter V6 engine adds direct injection system
KUWAIT: Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co, the sole authorized dealer of Nissan in the State of Kuwait, recently launched new 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in Kuwait. The Nissan Pathfinder is reborn for the 2018 model year with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology - pure Pathfinder taken to a higher level of performance and style.
The latest iteration of this popular, family-oriented four-wheel drive vehicle draws on Nissan’s vast experience of building vehicles designed to operate in testing off-road conditions while remaining perfectly at home on the highway. As an SUV vehicle, the Pathfinder retains plenty of capability in off-road environments.
“Pathfinder has a logical and hugely practical place within the Nissan model line-up in this region,” explained Mohammed Shalaby - Chief Operating Officer for Al-Babtain Group[M1] “For 2018, Pathfinder receives much more than a typical facelift. It now offers more power, improved driving dynamics and new available driver assistance features -more of what customers need for safe, comfortable every day and weekend family adventures.”
“Most people with a family need to commute to work, drop the kids off at school and generally use their vehicles on paved surfaces. But at weekends it’s great to have the Pathfinder’s capacity to explore further afield, getting to special places that an ordinary family car cannot reach, be that in a desert or beach.”
The refreshed Pathfinder benefits from changes both externally and internally. The revised 3.5-litre V6 engine has more horse power and more torque.
The seven-seat vehicle offers enhanced driving dynamics such as more controlled ride and handling, less vibrations on turns and easier manoeuvring. This is due to many enhancements such as smaller strokes, less understeer, improved roll balance and improved steering ratio. The 2018 Pathfinder is offered in 2-wheel drive configurations and a choice of two well-equipped grade levels: S & SV. Externally, Pathfinder now aligns more closely with Nissan’s latest design language thanks to signature elements, including the new “V-Motion” grille and striking boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. Other new styling elements include a redesigned front bumper, fog lights, wing mirrors with integrated indicators and new 18-inch and 20-inch aluminium-alloy wheel designs. The rear taillight cluster and rear bumper have also been refreshed.
In terms of practicality, a Motion-Activated liftgate comes as standard on SV. On sweeping a foot under the tailgate, it opens automatically and stops at the desired point.
Inside, the revamped Pathfinder offers stylish, comfortable seating for seven occupants who benefit from a variety of updated connectivity features. The latest Pathfinder adopts new-generation information technology with an Advanced Drive-Assist Display located in the centre of the instrument binnacle providing supplementary infotainment and driver assistance displays compared to the previous model. A standard 8.0-inch touch-screen monitor, situated in the middle of the instrument panel controls a wide variety of vehicle systems and settings including navigation and infotainment functions. Options such as Intelligent Emergency Breaking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are available on the SV.
Revised 3.5-liter V6 engine
In a major step up of its already highly capable adventure credentials, Pathfinder’s new 3.5liter V6 engine features more power and torque. It utilizes more than 50 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder engine parts and components - including combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold and e-VTC (fully electronic on intake).
A powerful new look
When the fourth-generation Pathfinder was introduced for the 2013 model year, its design represented a major step forward in refined styling and aerodynamic emphasis. For 2018, the refreshed exterior goes even farther, adding a stronger sense of adventure, character and presence and continued finetuning of aero efficiency.
The updated appearance incorporates the latest Nissan signature design elements introduced on the award-winning Maxima sport sedan and Nissan X-Trail crossover - including the new “V-Motion” grille and boomerangshaped headlights. Other exterior enhancements include a new, more aggressive hood, front bumper and fog lights. The outside rearview mirrors now include standard integrated turn signals. In the rear, changes include new taillights and a stronger bumper design.
Nissan Al-Babtain invites customers to visit its dedicated showrooms in Al-Rai & Ahmadi to view up close the refreshed Pathfinder’s refined styling and design as well as take a test drive to enjoy the newly enhanced performance and an advanced driving experience. Nissan Al-Babtain is known on being keen to constantly provide the best to its customers throughout the year, as well as after-sales service to meet the growing demand for Nissan and achieve the company’s goals to always remain at the forefront of leading automotive brands.