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Nissan Pathfinder gets spruced up for 2010


Nissan's Pathfinder is getting a facelift and power increase for 2010

Nissan's mid-sized seven-seater will now be just one high specification model, based on the outgoing Pathfinder Ti version.

It will only be available with a turbo diesel engine and a five speed automatic gearbox.

New features on the revised Pathfinder include Xenon headlights with washers, intelligent key operation, an auxiliary input for iPod operation and Bluetooth hands free phone system.

Under the bonnet the 4WD Pathfinder gets the same 2.5-litre engine as the Navara ST-X ute. Nissan says power is up 11% to 140kWs from 128kWs, and torque has risen 403 to 450Nm. Fuel economy has reportedly been lowered by 1.3 litres per 100 kilometres to 9.0 l/100km, and CO² emissions are down 38 g/km.

Stylewise the 2010 Pathfinder has a new front, with a new bonnet, bigger grille and bumper which adds 80mm to the Pathfinder’s length.

The Pathfinder’s cabin has also been upgraded with new leather seat upholstery and chrome highlights to the instrument binnacle, as well as new dials. The steering wheel boss has illuminated controls for the audio system and Bluetooth hands free phone system. The audio system now has a six CD in dash auto changer with an auxiliary MP3 player input jack.

The 2010 Pathfinder includes safety systems such as electronic safety programme, hill descent control, hill start assist and six air bags. The ABS brakes also have brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. All seven seats have three point belts with pretensioners and load limiters on the front seat belts which have height adjustable shoulder anchorages. There are anti intrusion door beams and front and rear crumple zones in the chassis.

Highlights include a sun roof with blind, 17 inch alloy wheels, side steps, front fog lights and folding door mirrors with indicator repeaters and puddle lamps.

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