Although the trend of vehicles with hybrid drive is on the increase, some models cease selling on the the US market. It is 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which, due to poor sales, will no longer be offered. In addition to the US market, even in the Canadian market, this model will no longer be available. The same fate has a 2016 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid SUV .
The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is a three-row seater. On the US market were offered in SV, SL and Platinum versions. The price of the model with hybrid drive is for a $ 3,000 higher than the price Pathfinder models with 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. This model combines a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and a CVT transmission. The combined power of the hybrid system is 250 horsepower with 243 lb.-ft. of torque, while fuel economy is 25 city/28 hwy MPG.
2016 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review
From the base model, a hybrid model is different in operating system. All other systems, benefits and trim levels, are the same as in the standard model. The only difference is a few small Pure Drive Hybrid badges and LED headlights. Drag coefficient is 0.34.
Nissan has independently designed and developed hybrid system for Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 models. Although the Nissan company is extremely proud of this hybrid model, American buyers have not chosen it as their family vehicle. Many speculate what the cause of the poor sales of this model on the US market. US customers gave preference to some other vehicles in this category, and it is so. About tastes and needs not be discussed.
Notwithstanding the termination of sales on the US market, 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will continue to be offered in other markets, as it is now. The same with the 2016 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid model. With minor improvements, the new model will be sold to markets where there is interest in this Pathfinder. Standard 2016 Nissan Pathfinder will be offered on the North American continent, with the same trim levels and with the same price as the 2015 model.