Nissan has already delivered some big surprises with the fourth-generation Pathfinder ute it launched earlier in the 2013 model-year. It revealed another during the opening day of the New York International Auto Show.
Long-averse to gas-electric technology, and preparing to focus on pure battery models like the Leaf, Nissan has shifted gears, so to speak. It will soon launch its first advanced-technology utility vehicle, the Pathfinder Hybrid.
The new model is expected to yield about 26 mpg in the EPA’s Combined driving cycle, which would position the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid as one of the most fuel-efficient models in its segment, the maker claimed during its preview.