Nis­san Al-Bab­tain launches new 2018 Nis­san Pathfinder in Kuwait

New 3.5-liter V6 en­gine adds di­rect in­jec­tion sys­tem

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

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.

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