2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid set for late summer, offers 26 mpg fuel economy (estimated combined city/highway), 526-mile driving range
Wheelchair accessible “Mobility Taxi” added to Nissan NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” program
Custom Nissan NV200 “Gibson Repair & Restoration Van” also on display
After nearly doubling sales of Pathfinder since the October 2012 introduction of an all-new fourth-generation design, Nissan‘s iconic SUV took another major step forward today with the world debut of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid at a press conference at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
The 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, the first of several upcoming Nissan hybrid models, is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers in the United States in late summer. Featuring a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine, 15 kW electric motor and advanced Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch hybrid control system, it will be priced at around $3,000 USD above the standard 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine-powered Pathfinder models.
Also making its New York debut today was the wheelchair accessible version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, which will become available as part of Nissan’s NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” Program that rolls out this coming fall. Converted by Indiana-based BraunAbility, the NV200 Mobility Taxi features a rear ramp and an industry-first integrated restraint system that provides safe and quick securing of wheelchairs. The rear ramp access eliminates the need for wheelchair users to cross traffic to enter or exit – an important feature for New York City’s network of one-way streets. The Nissan Mobility Taxi looks and functions like a standard NV200 Taxi until the mobility function is needed.
Said Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Executive Vice President Andy Palmer : “Our mindset at Nissan is to lead the way with innovative solutions to the challenges of modern, sustainable mobility with the goal of reaching 100 percent zero emissions, like the LEAF. That means creating cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles like the Pathfinder Hybrid that serve people on the move, and vehicles like the NV200 Mobility Taxi that offer expanded functionality while keeping a small environmental footprint.” Continue reading