Two new Nissan models are scheduled for unveiling this week as the automaker confirmed that the 2022 Frontier pickup and Pathfinder SUV will be introduced at 1 p.m. EST on February 4 via the company’s website.
Ahead of the scheduled debut, Nissan released short teasers of both models dashing through unpaved roads, suggesting they are quipped for off-roading.
The arrival of the 2022 Frontier marks the completion of its redesign last year, which introduced a new powertrain. On the other hand, the upcoming edition of the Pathfinder gives customers a completely overhauled SUV.
In the teaser video, the Frontier PRO-4x is shown with an upright and aggressive-looking grille that looks consistent with the grille on other small pickups from the Nissan lineup.
Meanwhile, the Pathfinder, particularly its rear end, is shown with the name running across the trunk like the new Armada. Although it’s not clear in the video, the SUV also appears to have regained its truck-like styling, which was last seen before the model’s 2013 changeover.
Nissan introduced the 2021 Frontier with a 3.8-liter V-6 that delivers up to 310 horsepower as well as a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. It also marked the generation that is not offered with a manual transmission. It’s unknown whether the redesigned Pathfinder will also sport a new powertrain, but the model, according to experts, could use one. If it does end up getting a new setup, it wouldn’t be surprising if Nissan drops the continuously variable automatic transmission.
More details are expected to be released when the 2022 Nissan Frontier and Pathfinder debut on February 4.