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2002 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder / Nissan Terrano

The Nissan Pathfinder and Terrano are midsize SUVs. Where as the Pathfinder is sold in North America, the name first introduced in 1986, elsewhere in the world the vehicle was known as the Terrano.

The first generation continued until 1995. The second generation was introduced in 1996 with more rounded styling. For the 1999 1/2 model year, the Pathfinder was freshened. 2001 brought a new 240 hp (179 kW) V6 engine, the VQ35DE.

At the 2004 North American International Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a completely redesigned Pathfinder for the 2005 model year. The new Pathfinder uses Nissan's F-Alpha platform, and is powered by a 4.0 L V6 engine VQ40DE (270 hp, 291 ft·lbf).

Until 2003, most Pathfinders were built in Japan, before shifting production to Smyrna, Tennessee. In late 2003, a fullsize SUV, the Pathfinder Armada, debuted. Although they share a common name, they have little similarity and use different platforms. The Armada no longer uses the "Pathfinder" prefix. The Pathfinder is sold as the Terrano in many markets outside of North America. In 2005, a redesigned Pathfinder was released and the Pathfinder name became international as it sold worldwide. It surpassed the Murano in size recently, and now slots between the Murano and Armada.








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