Two for the future
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan made to significant debuts: the Pathfinder Concept and the E-NV200 Concept.
The Pathfinder Concept, on display at the North American International Auto Show, previews the all-new look, style and attitude Nissan will bring to the segment when the next-gen Pathfinder goes on sale in fall 2012. The Pathfinder is Nissan's best-known nameplate in the United States and is one of 20 new or redesigned products they plan introduce within the next two years.
The fourth-generation Pathfinder design brings a new look and packaging that's geared towards adventurous owners who need versatility and SUV capability without compromise. The new Pathfinder's aerodynamic body is combined with a refined V6 engine and next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which, Nissan claims, could make it one of the most efficient vehicles in its class in the U.S. as Nissan projects that it deliver an expected 25 percent increase in combined City/Highway fuel economy.
The innovative Nissan e-NV200 Concept, which makes its world debut at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit, signifies Nissan's position as one of the leaders in the zero-emission automotive industry.
Based on the popular Nissan NV200, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.
"With its ‘no gas, no tailpipe, no emissions' powertrain, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept combines a quiet, comfortable driving experience with a large, highly versatile, functional interior space within a compact overall body length," said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "The production version would be targeted mainly at businesses, but also at private users or families in major regions."