18th Sep 2014 by Admin
Nissan has confirmed the Australian pricing and model grades for the all-new Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which goes on sale in Australia this month.
The Pathfinder Hybrid’s petrol-electric powertrain uses an intelligent dual-clutch system. The first clutch operates in conjunction with the supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine while the second clutch manages engagement of the 15kW electric motor. Control of each clutch is determined by the driving mode, resulting in optimal use of the petrol engine and the electric motor for maximum efficiency. Drive is sent to the wheels via Nissan’s next-generation X-TRONIC transmission.
The Pathfinder Hybrid’s electric torque assist motor functions as a power generator during braking and deceleration, recharging the on-board 144-volt Lithium-ion battery, which is located under the third row of seats at the rear of the vehicle. The battery’s compact size means the Pathfinder Hybrid shares the same rear occupant space and cargo capacity as its V6 counterpart.
Maximising refinement in the Pathfinder Hybrid are two clever technologies. The first is Electric Active Control Mounts (E-ACM). These support the supercharged four-cylinder petrol and minimise engine vibration when it is detected. The E-ACM engine mounts apply a reverse-phase cancelling force to counter these vibrations, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride.
The second technology is Active Noise Control (ANC). Microphones located inside the cabin of the Pathfinder Hybrid monitor the presence of undesirable sounds. When detected, they are cancelled with an equal and opposite sound frequency emitted by the vehicle’s audio system.
The all-new Pathfinder Hybrid will be available in 2WD (ST model grade) and 4WD (ST-L and Ti), the latter controlled by Nissan’s clever ALL-MODE 4x4-i system which maximises the Pathfinder Hybrid’s ability to handle a variety of terrain types.
Three generously equipped model grades will be available in the Pathfinder Hybrid. Each corresponds to its V6 counterpart and includes the same extensive list of standard features that have helped make the Pathfinder so popular since its local release late last year. Along with these, the Pathfinder Hybrid contains a number of specific features, shown in bold text. They are summarised together, below.
Standard features include:
The Pathfinder Hybrid ST-L contains all of the features of the ST model grade plus the following:
The Pathfinder Hybrid ST-L is available with an option pack, which contains the following features:
The Pathfinder Hybrid Ti contains all of the features of the ST-L model grade plus the following:
SOURCE: The motor report 2014
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