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William Maley

Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

December 15, 2011

The Detroit Auto Show is just around the corner and more automakers are releasing some information about what they will be presenting. This time it's Nissan saying they will be showing off two concepts.

Concept #1 is the Pathfinder. Nissan says the concept will inspire the next-generation Pathfinder's styling before the it goes on sale later next year. The rumorpile has the next Pathfinder dropping it's body-on-frame architecture and going towards a unibody architecture.

Concept #2 is a all-electric van that Nissan says is suitable for both families and businesses. The van concept previews a production model, possibly from Nissan's NV vans.

Press Release is on Page 2


NISSAN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2012 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

The worldwide debut of two concept vehicles will highlight Nissan's presence at the upcoming 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. An all electric van concept, which underscores Nissan's leadership in zero emissions vehicles and the Nissan Pathfinder preview concept, which provides a sneak peek at the next generation of Nissan's longest running nameplate in the U.S., will be unveiled during the NAIAS press preview days, beginning Monday, January 9.

In addition to full access to Nissan's global concepts during both days of the show, media interviews will be available with Nissan team members. Nissan Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Ghosn will also be the opening keynote speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Detroit.

Nissan NAIAS Highlights:

- The Pathfinder Concept, which previews the all-new look, style and attitude that Nissan will bring to the SUV segment when the next-generation Pathfinder goes on sale in fall 2012 at Nissan dealers nationwide.

- Nissan's innovative electric van concept. This concept previews a future production version of a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy cargo space, while offering a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.

- A Nissan NV outfitted as a "Food Truck" with a local Detroit flair showcases the vehicle's flexibility and user-friendly features, but acts as a culinary cornerstone for media hospitality throughout both press days.


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Interesting..didn't realize they still made the Pathfinder..it and the Xterra and the Armada seem invisible in the market...

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If the Pathfinder goes crossover, I sincerely hope the Xterra remains BOF, based on the Frontier pickup.

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