Nissan Australia has announced some updates for the 2019 Pathfinder range, with a new ST+ variant added to boost value for the 7-seat SUV.
Four variant grades make up the new lineup, kicking off with the ST. It now comes standard with Intelligent Emergency Braking (AEB), blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. A Type C USB power socket has also been added to the second row.
Moving up from there is the ST+, which is a new variant to slot in just below the ST-L. It comes as standard with Nissan’s Around-View monitoring system with side-view cameras, and Moving Object Detection technology. Satellite navigation is also standard.
Stepping up to the ST-L gets you LED headlights with auto-levelling functionality, while the flagship Ti comes with Rear Door Alert and heated rear seats. Rear Door Alert is a first for Nissan Australia, and is designed to reduce the risk of leaving children unattended in the vehicle. If the driver walks away from the car or locks the car without opening the rear door, the horn will sound three times. It can be switched off.
Two powertrains continue to be on offer. There’s a 3.5-litre petrol V6 that produces 202kW and 340Nm, sent through a CVT automatic. Or, buyers can option for a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid which develops a combined output of 188kW and 330Nm. Fuel economy is rated at 9.9L/100km in the V6 and 8.6L/100km in the hybrid, on the official combined cycle.
Like the outgoing model, all variants offer up to 2260L of cargo space with the rear seats folded, and all come with an 8.0-inch multimedia touch-screen interface with Bluetooth, iPod and USB connectivity. Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester said:
“As we continue to listen to our customers, we are excited to bolster the Nissan Pathfinder’s strong list of standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility active safety technologies. The Nissan Pathfinder offers a strengthened grade walk and important new technology in Rear Door Alert that is designed to remind the driver of second row occupants.”
The updated range is on sale now from the following prices (excludes on-road costs):
2019 Pathfinder ST FWD 3.5L V6: $43,390
2019 Pathfinder ST AWD 3.5L V6: $46,890
2019 Pathfinder ST 3WD 2.5L hybrid: $46,390
2019 Pathfinder ST+ FWD 3.5L V6: $44,590
2019 Pathfinder ST+ AWD 3.5L V6: $48,090
2019 Pathfinder ST-L FWD 3.5L V6: $54,890
2019 Pathfinder ST-L AWD 3.5L V6: $58,390
2019 Nissan Pathfinder ST-L 3WD 2.5L hybrid: $61,390
2019 Pathfinder Ti FWD 3.5L V6: $62,890
2019 Pathfinder Ti AWD 3.5L V6: $66,390
2019 Pathfinder Ti 3WD 2.5L hybrid: $69,390