Nissan is celebrating their return to the North American International Auto Show by introducing the Pathfinder concept in Detroit.

Nissan is celebrating their return to the North American International Auto Show by introducing the Pathfinder concept in Detroit.

Designed to preview the next-generation model that will be launched this fall, the concept has a bold front fascia with a prominent grille and sweptback headlights. There's also bulging fenders, a dual-panel sunroof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Inside, the cabin is significantly improved with higher quality materials and a nicer design. Notable highlights include wood trim, metallic accents and an Infiniti-sourced infotainment system.

Power comes from an undisclosed V6 engine which is connected to a continuously variable transmission. Nissan was vague on details, but said the 2013 Pathfinder will be one of the "most fuel-efficient seven-passenger vehicles on the market" with fuel economy gains of up to 25 percent.

Be part of something big