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Nissan Cuts Price, and Weight, on New Pathfinder

Maker hopes to dent lead of its rivals.

by on Oct.11, 2012

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is lighter - and more affordable.

Over the years, we’ve come to expect three things will happen when an automaker introduces an all-new product: the vehicle will get heavier, it will get more content, and it will get a bigger price tag.

With stiff new fuel economy standards coming into play, we’ve begun seeing a shift in that occasion as manufacturers begin to slash weight which has a direct impact on mileage. But Nissan is apparently adopting an entirely new form of math, because its all-new 2013 Pathfinder is not only as much as 500 pounds lighter but also about $1,000 less expensive than the outgoing SUV – even while getting more standard equipment.

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The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder S launches at $28,270, exactly $1,020 less than the 2012 model, to be more precise – though you’ll need to add another $825 for delivery charges.  The S anchors a line with a revised series of upgraded trim levels, all the way up to the $39,170 Pathfinder Platinum edition.

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Facebook Users Get 1st Look at 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Maker plans official debut in Paris.

by on Jul.31, 2012

The production version of the new Nissan Pathfinder makes a Facebook debut.

While some may question the benefits of advertising on Facebook it’s clear industry planners love using the social media site to reach consumers – that includes Nissan which turned to Facebook to give potential buyers a first look at the all-new version of its Pathfinder ute.

Nissan revealed a show car version of the Pathfinder at the Detroit Auto Show last winter and those familiar with the concept version will find relatively few surprises here; as with the prototype the production Pathfinder evolves from a traditionally boxy SUV into a more sleek and sporty CUV.

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Indeed, the big changes are, in fact, hidden under the skin.  The next-generation Pathfinder follows such rivals as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Ford Explorer by migrating from a conventional, truck-based body-on-frame platform to a lighter, nimbler car-based crossover design.

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