Or it may not, we’re not really sure. Shown is the 2011 Nissan Pathfinder as it will look on the other side of the pond. Nissan will debut the new model in Geneva, and we’ve been told that it’ll probably show up in New York as well.
Changes are relatively minor and include a revised front fascia, new badging and trim, new wheel options and “improved” interior quality. No changes are expected to the existing US motor options, which include the standard 4.0 liter V6 and the optional 5.6 liter V8. Sadly, neither the 2.5 liter four cylinder diesel nor the all new 3.0 liter turbo diesel developed with Renault will make it to the United States.
The current Nissan Pathfinder isn’t exactly flying out of dealer showrooms. I’m not sure that a little more makeup and a few more interior bells and whistles is going to have a noticeable impact on Pathfinder sales. Bringing in a few diesel options, when no other manufacturer offers them? Now that, in my opinion, would make the Pathfinder a more attractive option on this side of the pond.