From 1985-1995 Nissan produced the Pathfinder in response to cars like the Chevy Blazer and the Ford Bronco. These were popular cars and the time and Nissan needed to get in on the market. It was sold in japan exclusively to Nissan Bluebird Shop locations under the name Terrano, available in 2 and 4-door versions it was similar to the Nissan D21 Pickup.
Nissan gives a facelift
When we look back in the history books we see that cars of the 80’s and 90’s were ugly boxy things. It was the style of the time to have square rough edges and that flat, square front bumper. In 1999 Nissan gave the Pathfinder its second significant facelift adding two new grille possibilities and adjustments to the interior.
- Also called Terrano and Infinit QX4
- Prodcution between 1995-2004
- Assembled in Japan and Spain
- Designed by Jerry Hirschberg
Fourth Generation R52 Series
The Pathfinder, as with all modern cars, has gone through growth and development throughout the years. In 2012 a redesigned version went on sale for a 2013 model. The uni body design is the same platform as the Infiniti, Altima, Maxima, Murano and Quest. In 2014 a hybrid version was released onto the market and was available in 2 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive configurations. The hybrid module uses a similar lithium-ion battery as the Leaf.
Nissan is a company with heart
Much like its human operators Nissan is a company with heart. A love of motorsport and engineering driven by a desire to succeed are the keys that went into creating the international automotive business. Every year Nissan is producing more cars, and creating more jobs. The company continues to grow, even after periods of financial unrest. Mergers, and joint efforts produce hybrid cars, and electric cars in an attempt to pave the way for the transportation of the future.
2017 and further
The Pathfinder is planned to have another exterior redesign for 2017. New styled headlights and new color to stimulate the consumer heart into buying yet another fantastic Pathfinder.
It is impossible to tell you where Nissan will be in 2020, or even 2025, but if the historical trends of the brand can be trusted there will continue to be growth and success. Maybe the Leaf and the hybrid Pathfinder will take the lead on the production floor. We are slowly moving away from gasoline powered vehicles. The world can be certain of that. Nissan is a company on the frontlines of these changes, just have a look through the future and concept cars Nissan has listed on its website and you will see. The future is coming to Nissan, and they are ready and willing to take it on.
If you’re reading this blog, you probably have an interest in automobiles. Maybe you’re interested in the history of the automotive industry, or maybe you’re in the market for a new car or truck and are wondering which will give you the most for your money.