New Nissan Pathfinder Takes The Stand at Moscow Motor Show
Nissan have launched the eagerly awaited Pathfinder range at the Moscow Motor Show.
The Pathfinder range is the first ever Russian Manufactured petrol-electric hybrid and made it’s debut next to the Russian-built Sentra sedan. Nissan have stepped up its commitment to the Russian market – its largest market in Europe – through the launch of nine new vehicles and increasing localised production. Nissan are now offering a full range of new and innovative products across every market segment – including Russia’s first affordable and first Russian built hybrid model with the debut of the pathfinder. The new Juke and the new Nissan GT-R NISMO also made their Russia debuts at the Moscow Motor Show.
Paul Willcox, chairman of Nissan’s operations in Europe said: “Nissan already has a strong presence in Russia, and we’re committed to increasing that local presence through increased Russian design, engineering and production so that we can make the cars that Russia’s drivers want and need, while boosting jobs and the wider Russian economy. Innovative and accessible Russia-built vehicles like the Pathfinder and Sentra demonstrate that our commitment to Russian drivers has never been stronger.”
Pathfinder production is being added to Nissan’s manufacturing operations at St. Petersburg, the addition of which will contribute to Nissan’s doubling of production there, to 100,000 units annually. Nissan’s all-new fourth-generation Pathfinder will be available with a standard 3.5L petrol engine as well as a 2.5L hybrid engine. Equipped with an intelligent 4×4 system and the latest generation X-tronic transmission, the Pathfinder will have all-road capabilities in any condition in an all-new refined and modernised design.
Production of Pathfinder’s hybrid engine variant will make the St. Petersburg plant Russia’s first to produce a hybrid. The plant currently builds the Teana, Murano and X-Trail, and Qashqai will be added in 2015.