Nissan has officially unveiled the 2013 Pathfinder, ahead of its launch this fall.

Nissan has officially unveiled the 2013 Pathfinder, ahead of its launch this fall.

Looking virtually identical to the concept, the production model has bold styling with a prominent grille, angular headlights and numerous chrome accents. The crossover can also be equipped with a panoramic glass moonroof that has a sliding front section and a fixed rear panel.

The seven-seat cabin has a pleasing design with high-quality materials and metallic accents. Options include heated / cooled front seats, GPS navigation and a tri-zone entertainment system.

Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS). It is connected to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission that can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Thanks to the Pathfinder's new unibody architecture, the model weighs 500 lbs (227 kg) less than its predecessor. This enables the crossover to have a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy (front-wheel drive) and 19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy (four-wheel drive).

Check out the press release for additional information

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