Nissan Middle East today unveiled the latest iteration of the Nissan Pathfinder, the popular and family oriented four-wheel drive. The 2019 Pathfinder Midnight edition adds visual excitement, with its sleek and stylish exterior design and intriguing finishing colours.
With its exclusive black aluminum-alloy wheels, black exterior accents and LED interior lighting elements, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Midnight edition provides a unique head-turning look that elevates your stance on every road and highway. This invigoratingly stylish, assertive and moodier version of the iconic Nissan Pathfinder SUV features Nissan’s signature V-Motion Grille, striking boomerang-shaped head lights with LED daytime running light, and a redesigned front and rear profile. The new model also comes complete with 20-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
Nissan Pathfinder Midnight is fully equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility features such as Intelligent Emergency Breaking Intelligent Cruise control, Blind Spot Warning, Forward Collision warning, Rear Cross traffic Alert and Intelligent 4X4 to enhance your safety and security. The comfortable seven-seater SUV is also anchored with EZ flex seating system that allows easy access to the third row with a child safety seat remaining securely in place in the second row.
Jurgen Schmitz, Managing Director Nissan Middle East said, “At Nissan, we are committed to offering our customers new and upgraded variations of their favourite cars. The evolution of the Nissan Pathfinder has resulted in the creation of an iconic range of family-friendly yet technologically innovative SUVs that effortlessly combine style with performance. Four-wheel drive, off-road proficiency and an athletic appearance are the mainstays of the Pathfinder name and remain key requirements for the adventure-inspired customer in this segment today. The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Midnight Edition is a fresh and exciting addition to our SUV range that stays true to the Pathfinder name and encapsulates its adventurous spirit.”
The new model will be available at Nissan dealers across the UAE and in selected Gulf countries from July 2018 at a price of USD 44,080 (inclusive of 5% VAT). Prices per market will be revealed at their respective launches and will vary from market to market.
About the New Nissan Pathfinder
The uniqueness of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Midnight Edition is defined by:
- Black Outside Mirrors
- Black Roof Rail
- Black Grade Badge with Midnight Edition Emblem on Lift Gate
- Black Front and Back Mud Guard
- Black Front Radiator Grille
- Body Coloured Bumper with Black Rear Lower Accent
- Black Back Door Finisher
- Black 20” Accessory Aluminum Alloy Wheels
- Black Rear Spoiler
- LED High Mount Stop Lamp
A Powerful New Look
When the fourth-generation Pathfinder was introduced for the 2013 model year, its design represented a major step forward in refined styling and aerodynamic emphasis. For 2018, the refreshed exterior goes even farther, adding a stronger sense of adventure, character and presence and continued fine-tuning of aero efficiency.
The updated appearance incorporates the latest Nissan signature design elements introduced on the award-winning Maxima sport sedan and Murano crossover – including the new “V-Motion” grille and boomerang-shaped headlights with LED daytime running lights. New LED headlights are standard on the Pathfinder SL grade.
Other exterior enhancements include a new, more aggressive hood, front bumper and fog lights. The outside rearview mirrors now include standard integrated turn signals. In the rear, changes include new taillights and a stronger bumper design.
In addition, aerodynamic optimization efforts include a new grille design, which enhances cooling performance and negates the need for an active grille shutter, and a new front chin spoiler design that has been moved forward and directs air downward – without compromising the approach angle for off-road driving. These changes help optimize air flow around and below the exterior, with the coefficient of drag reduced to 0.326 (from the previous 0.34).
Another significant addition for 2018 is the available Motion-Activated liftgate. A simple wave of the foot under the center of the liftgate activates the power opening function. It is standard on SV and SL grade.
Other exterior details include recessed front windshield wipers, roof rails and chrome door handles. An available Dual Panorama Moonroof is standard from SV grade. It includes a sliding opening front panel and fixed rear glass panel, which extends over the 2nd and 3rd rows.
Also updated in the 2018 model is the design of the allow wheels that are available as 18-inch in S grade and 20-inch in SV and SL grades.
Completing the exterior makeover is one new exterior color, which is Caspian Blue. Other available colors are, Silver, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Pearl White.
A Roomy, Refined Interior
The enhancements to the Pathfinder interior for 2018 focus on convenience and connectivity. For example, the cupholders have been reshaped to accommodate mug handles and an illuminated front storage bin. There are now two USB ports inside the console versus the previous single port.
The biggest change, however, is the adoption of new-generation information technology. The standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD), located in the center of the instrument display between the tachometer and speedometer, features additional infotainment and driver assistance displays (versus the previous Pathfinder design). Voice recognition has been enhanced with a new HD microphone.
As in previous years, the 2018 Pathfinder’s 3-row/7-passenger interior combines comfortable seating with the cargo capacity that families need every day. It offers the benefits of a mid-size crossover with the comfort of a larger SUV, including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility and ample space. Overall interior roominess is 173.8 cubic feet (passenger and cargo areas combined).
Every 2018 Pathfinder interior is anchored by Nissan’s innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE™, a second row tilt and glide seat that allows easy third row access with a child safety seat remaining securely in place in the second row.
A wide range of seating and cargo carrying combinations are available with the second row 60/40-split seat with manual slide/recline/fold flat and third row 50/50-split seat with manual recline/flat fold. New cloth seat fabric is added for S grade, and leather-appointed with new wood finish interior on the SV and SL grades.
Pathfinder’s quiet, comfortable interior also includes a wide range of available features, including two rows of rich leather-appointed seating surfaces, climate controlled front seats in SL grade, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, multiple user memory settings and an advanced Bose® Audio System with 12 speakers.
Pathfinder also offers available class-exclusive Intelligent Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD). Other available technology includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and iPod® integration. The tri-zone Family Entertainment system includes front seats head restraint-mounted DVD display screens. The rear displays are now 8-inch QHD designs (versus the previous 7-inch WVGA) and include auto brightness control and USB and HDMI rear source inputs. The rear display can be easily controlled from the front with a more user-friendly display.
An available remote engine start function allows the climate control system to warm up or cool down the interior prior to driving (standard on SV and SL).
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), available with individual tire pressure display, comes with standard Easy-Fill Tire Alert that provides both visual and audible signals to help owners conveniently maintain correct tire pressures without the use of a gauge.
Revised 3.5-liter V6 Engine
In a major step-up of its already highly capable adventure credentials, Pathfinder’s new 3.5- liter V6 engine features more power and torque. It utilizes more than 50 percent new or new-to-Pathfinder engine parts and components – including combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold and e-VTC (fully electronic on intake).
The engine’s new Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) system, which is also utilized on the all-new flagship Nissan Patrol full-size SUV, provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system). The switch to mirror bore cylinder coating reduces engine weight by around three pounds and reduces friction between the piston ring and the cylinder wall. The technology eliminates the need for a heavy cast iron cylinder liner.
All 2018 Pathfinder models are equipped with Nissan’s third-generation Xtronic transmission (similar to that utilized in the sporty Nissan Maxima). The Xtronic transmission includes DStep Logic Control, which simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling.
The new Pathfinder powertrain helps provide real world driving benefits of more responsive acceleration and re-acceleration, such as when entering highways or passing.
As in previous years, Pathfinder also features selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes from the available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. With the available intuitive four-wheel drive, Pathfinder continues to serve as an excellent vehicle for inclement weather driving conditions.
Pathfinder is the only vehicle in class with selectable 2WD, Auto or 4WD Lock modes for its available intuitive ALL-MODE 4×4-i system. The system lets the driver choose fulltime 2WD for maximum fuel economy, Auto mode to automatically monitor conditions and adjust the balance of power between front and rear wheels for best traction, or 4WD Lock mode when full-time 4WD is desired.
In addition, standard Hill Start Assist helps prevent loss of control when starting and driving away on a steep incline (both 4WD and 2WD models), while standard Hill Descent Control (4WD only) helps by adjusting speed and brake pressure when traveling slowly down steep, rough terrain grades.
Standard safety and security features include Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), 3-point seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, curtain and side airbags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard passengers in all three rows (includes rollover sensor), 3-point seat belts for rear seat occupants, including 2nd row center position, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) – second row outboard seating positions only, child safety rear door locks, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).