Nissan to Debut Pathfinder Concept and Electric Van at 2012 Detroit Auto Show

By Jacob Brown | December 15, 2011
It was only a matter of time before Nissan would drop information for its 2012 North American International Auto Show plans. Now we know. First up will be the Nissan Pathfinder concept, which the automaker says will preview the “all-new look, style, and attitude” of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder set to go on sale next fall. In all likelihood, the Pathfinder is going to switch from a truck-based underpinnings it shares with the Nissan Titan pickup truck in favor of a car-based chassis, likely the same one shared by the 2012 Nissan Murano and 2013 Infiniti JX models. The other vehicle Nissan will show is an all-electric van. Although two sentences is hardly explains any specific details, we expect this future production model will be based on the all-electric Nissan NV200 delivery vans undergoing testing in Europe. Says Nissan, the van is “designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy cargo space, while offering a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.”
Otherwise, Nissan is bringing a full-size NV food van to Detroit, as it had done in Los Angeles. The “foodie” culture is prominent in Los Angeles and New York City, but we’ve not noticed too many of the vendors on the streets of Detroit. It fed hungry journalists at the auto show out west, and we’re sure it’ll go over just as well in the 313. We’ll let you know when we get to Nissan’s exhibit and check out the automaker’s upcoming products on Jan. 10. Source: Nissan