Nissan has updated some of its most popular models for 2013. These upgrades range from a complete redesign in the case of the Pathfinder to minor tweaking in some models to make the interior more convenient for passengers. The following are five of Nissan’s most exciting new upgrades this year, which are worth taking a closer look at to see what this Japanese automaker has been working on.
One of Nissan’s enduring bestsellers is its massive Pathfinder, which has been completely overhauled for 2013. The new model has made the switch from a truck-based SUV to a large crossover vehicle. The exterior is sportier, with a roomy interior and a quiet ride. Passengers in the backseat will be treated to an impressive amount of legroom, even with a full crowd. This makes it ideal as a family car or for long outdoor journeys. The new Pathfinder is smoother, sleeker, and weighs almost 500 pounds less than the previous model, making it more fuel efficient.
A new diesel version of the 2012 Dualis is to be launched in Australia in the middle of 2013, creating excitement among those who have been waiting for this model. An existing Motoring Nissan Dualis review will mention its light weight and roomy interior as positive traits of this compact crossover SUV. Yet expect to see greater engine power and fuel efficiency in this latest model, which features a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and a six speed manual gearbox. The car is being marketed as an alternative to the traditional hatchback, offering greater cargo space and handling power in a compact body.
The X-Trail has gone through a smaller overhaul than some other Nissan models in 2013, but it does feature a new trim. You can read an existing Nissan X Trail review to learn more about the interior features and engine power, which haven’t changed since 2012. However, the exterior has been updated with new 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, and extra chrome accents. There’s also a new set of side bars to make it easier for passengers to climb into this new model, which is ideal for passengers who are on the shorter side or those travelling with children.
The sporty new 2013 Altima has been outfitted with a variety of gadgets to make it a pleasure to drive. The dashboard is filled with unique digital features, allowing drivers to charge their cell phones, get weather forecasts, and link up smartphones with the car for full internet access. There’s no need to touch the phone while driving with the voice recognition technology built into this new vehicle. New high-tech safety features include blind-spot monitoring systems, rear view cameras, and crash avoidance technology. This makes the new model an upgrade from the usual reliability of the Altima.
Nissan’s 2013 Juke is one of the most instantly recognizable cars that you’ll find on the road today, with its futuristic curves and exciting Japanese design. This compact crossover vehicle offers a new range of colours and interior equipment for its 2013 upgrade. New colour options include gold, silver, and pearl white. The car is powered with a respectable 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, offering 188 horsepower and 177 torque. With all-wheel drive, the Juke handles well on any type of road, and has 17-inch wheels to keep it off the ground at a level that’s just lofty enough to provide a strong vantage point for the driver. The new model’s been upgraded with an array of technological gadgets, including a complex climate control system and USB and iPod support. Further new features include rear view cameras and an advanced navigation system.