New Pathfinder well stocked with the latest in road toys

NISSAN has really ramped up features on the 2017 Pathfinder to an amazing level, as one of the country’s most popular and successful SUVs gets a complete transformation literally from top to bottom.

Additions to the Pathfinder put a technophile into seventh heaven, with everything from surround sound and a surround view to intelligent cruise control and trizone climate control, not to mention the ability for passengers to watch their own DVDs.

The 2017 Pathfinder comes in three variants, the entry level ST and the steadily more upmarket ST-L and Ti. All three have a bigger V6 3.5-litre petrol engine with 202kW of power — just touch the accelerator lightly if you want to feel what that can bring.

The ST, which starts at $59,000, has all the standard features of the Pathfinder range, a large fully adult-size seven-seater, with LED daytime running lights, eight-way driver’s seat, reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic headlights, hill-start assist and an eight-way powered driver’s seat and six-way manual passenger’s seat.

Move on up to the ST-L and Ti and the additions are jaw-dropping.

The ST-L gets heated front seats, full leather trim, a 13-speaker Bose audio system with acoustic waveguide technology, satellite navigation with traffic monitoring and multi-touch functionality, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

But the granddaddy of them all is the intelligent all-round-view monitor with moving object detection, which gives you a 360-degree view of your surroundings adjusted from forward and reverse settings.

The latter is provided through cameras in the front and rear of the vehicle as well as the side mirrors.

The princely Ti has 20-inch alloy wheels, a motion-activated tailgate, remote engine start, heated and cooled front seats, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning.

One feature that is really intriguing is the intelligent cruise control. You just set the speed you want, and distance from the vehicle in front, and the system will automatically adjust if the vehicle in front slows down.

If the front vehicle stops, the intelligent system will actually apply the brakes for you if a collision is imminent.

The driver assist display can move you through a whole choice, from satellite navigation, the 360 degree surround view and tell you your tyre pressures, fuel use and the outside temperature.

The innovations do not stop there. There are plenty more to discover and enjoy on a test-drive.

Best of all, it has never been easier to get into a Nissan thanks to a 1.9 percent interest and no deposit deal. When you are there, you have the peace of mind of a three-year, 100,000km warranty.

The Pathfinder has been a major success for Nissan. It is highly regarded and has evolved steadily since its introduction in 1985. The 2017 version takes that to a whole new level.

NISSAN has really ramped up features on the 2017 Pathfinder to an amazing level, as one of the country’s most popular and successful SUVs gets a complete transformation literally from top to bottom.

Additions to the Pathfinder put a technophile into seventh heaven, with everything from surround sound and a surround view to intelligent cruise control and trizone climate control, not to mention the ability for passengers to watch their own DVDs.

The 2017 Pathfinder comes in three variants, the entry level ST and the steadily more upmarket ST-L and Ti. All three have a bigger V6 3.5-litre petrol engine with 202kW of power — just touch the accelerator lightly if you want to feel what that can bring.

The ST, which starts at $59,000, has all the standard features of the Pathfinder range, a large fully adult-size seven-seater, with LED daytime running lights, eight-way driver’s seat, reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring, automatic headlights, hill-start assist and an eight-way powered driver’s seat and six-way manual passenger’s seat.

Move on up to the ST-L and Ti and the additions are jaw-dropping.

The ST-L gets heated front seats, full leather trim, a 13-speaker Bose audio system with acoustic waveguide technology, satellite navigation with traffic monitoring and multi-touch functionality, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

But the granddaddy of them all is the intelligent all-round-view monitor with moving object detection, which gives you a 360-degree view of your surroundings adjusted from forward and reverse settings.

The latter is provided through cameras in the front and rear of the vehicle as well as the side mirrors.

The princely Ti has 20-inch alloy wheels, a motion-activated tailgate, remote engine start, heated and cooled front seats, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning.

One feature that is really intriguing is the intelligent cruise control. You just set the speed you want, and distance from the vehicle in front, and the system will automatically adjust if the vehicle in front slows down.

If the front vehicle stops, the intelligent system will actually apply the brakes for you if a collision is imminent.

The driver assist display can move you through a whole choice, from satellite navigation, the 360 degree surround view and tell you your tyre pressures, fuel use and the outside temperature.

The innovations do not stop there. There are plenty more to discover and enjoy on a test-drive.

Best of all, it has never been easier to get into a Nissan thanks to a 1.9 percent interest and no deposit deal. When you are there, you have the peace of mind of a three-year, 100,000km warranty.

The Pathfinder has been a major success for Nissan. It is highly regarded and has evolved steadily since its introduction in 1985. The 2017 version takes that to a whole new level.

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