2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year - Competition Overview
Find out how the Range Rover Evoque was chosen as the 2012 Motor Trend
Sport/Utility of the Year with this behind the scenes look at the 2012 SUV
of the Year test program.
FOR THE COMPLETE STORY on why we picked the Evoque as our 2012
Sport/Utility of the year, click the links below:
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept Previews Next-Gen SUV
Nissan previewed the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
(NAIAS). The new vehicle moves from a truck (body on frame) platform to a
unibody platform - Nissan's D-Platform, which is the basis of the Altima
and Maxima sedans, and Murano crossover vehicle.
This move (though questioned by my die hard Pathfinder fans) makes the
up-coming Pathfinder more marketable to families that desire seven-seater
capabilities, while offering car-like refinement and convenience.
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is set to be launched in the fall of 2012.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior - Debut at 2012 New York International Auto Show NYIAS
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Exterior - Debut at 2012 New York International Auto
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Behind the Scenes of Top Truck Challenge 2010
Every year I get the honor to work as a Judge for Top Truck Challenge and
Four Wheeler Magazine. This includes not only judging the events, but also
designing the courses and seting them up. Here are some of the fun scenes
behind the awesome off-road event.
All-New 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
All-New 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
- 500-pound weight reduction from 2012 Pathfinder, aerodynamic design, new
powertrain delivers 30 percent fuel economy improvement over last
- Best-in-class city, highway and combined fuel economy of 20/26//22 MPG*
- Most interior passenger volume, front headroom and legroom in class**
- Highest standard towing capacity in class
LaFontaine Nissan - 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept Revealed | 2012 NAIAS - Highland, MI
Al Castignetti, Vice President and General Manager, Nissan Division,
introduces the world to the all-new Nissan Pathfinder Concept from the
North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With thoughtful
technology, comfortable seating for seven and ample cargo room, the 4-wheel
drive Pathfinder Concept previews the next-gen production Pathfinder that
is scheduled to go on sale next fall. Find more videos and share your
thoughts with us at:
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Review and Road Test
Alex L. Dykes takes a spin in the all-new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV. We
look at Nissan's latest CVT transmission, talk AWD systems, fuel economy,
all 7 seats and take it out on the road.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
2013 Nissan Pathfinder INTERIOR: Seats
As previewed in the Pathfinder Concept, one of the biggest changes to the
upcoming Pathfinder design is the return to a unibody platform (also
utilized on the second generation Pathfinder), which offers numerous
benefits including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging
Starting with a look at its premium features, the Pathfinder Concept's
quiet, comfortable interior includes rich leather-appointed seating
surfaces, heated and cooled front seats, heated 2nd row seats, heated
steering wheel, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Nissan
Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and multiple user memory
settings, and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 13 speakers.
The Pathfinder Concept's unique versatility comes to life in the design of
the 2nd and 3rd rows. In addition to what is expected to be among the
roomiest 2nd rows in its class, it also features exceptional 3rd row access
-- thanks to large rear door openings, 5.5 inches of 2nd row seat travel,
and forward folding seat design for ease of entry and exit to the 3rd row.
The 60/40-split 2nd row features an innovative "child seat mode" allowing
forward movement and access to the 3rdrow with a child safety seat
remaining securely in place (on the 40 percent split-fold side).
"One of the dilemmas facing families with both young children and
infants/toddlers is getting the older kids in the 3rd row without having to
remove a child seat mounted in the 2nd row. This innovative design solves
that issue," explained Castignetti. "Plus, with the extensive 2nd row seat
travel, it's easy to adjust legroom or accommodate cargo spontaneously as
The 3rd row seat is a 50/50 split folding design, offering added cargo
flexibility, and it also reclines for greater passenger comfort. Both the
2nd row and 3rd row seats fold flat for optimal cargo capacity and there is
additional under floor storage in the rear cargo area.
Thoughtful technology is also found throughout the Pathfinder Concept
interior, starting with the instrument panel, which includes an advanced
drive-assist display directly in front of the driver -- along with a large
multifunction IT display in the center of the dash, Nissan Navigation
System with real-time traffic and weather information and Zagat Survey®
restaurant guide, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and RearView Monitor.
The Pathfinder Concept also features Nissan's advanced Around View™
Monitor, which shows the driver a virtual 360-degree image of the area
around the vehicle. Other technology includes a tri-zone climate control
system, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, power rear liftgate, iPod®
integration, and tri-zone entertainment system with 2nd row
headrest-mounted DVD display screens. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) includes an individual tire pressure display and EasyFill Tire
Assist -- similar to that introduced on the Nissan Quest --that provides
both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain
correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge. A remote engine start
function allows the climate control system to warm up or cool down the
interior prior to driving.