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Nissan Debuts Vehicles at Detroit Show

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Nissan North America Inc. unveiled the all-new class redefining 2005 Frontier compact truck
and the all-new 2005 Pathfinder sport-utility vehicle (SUV) at a press conference at the
2004 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) recently in Detroit. Both vehicles are
scheduled to go on sale late this year as 2005 models. Also making its debut at NAIAS was
the Nissan Actic concept vehicle, a dramatic small crossover SUV design exercise.
2005 Frontier The all-new, larger, more powerful Nissan Frontier is poised
to enter the compact-truck market, following the recently introduced Nissan Titan full-size
pickup. The third-generation Frontier, which is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body
configurations, shares a number of significant features with the award-winning Titan,
including its innovative spray-in bedliner and Utili-track bed channel tie-down system,
rugged truck styling, and fully boxed all-steel frame that’s based on the Titan “F-Alpha”
platform. The Frontier features a newly designed 4.0-liter DOHC V6 rated at 250-plus
horsepower and 270-plus lb-ft of torque, plus a choice of two- or four-wheel drive with
advanced off-road technology. A base King Cab model with an inline four-cylinder engine
also will be available. The Frontier King Cab and Frontier Crew Cab are scheduled to go on
sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in winter 2004. 2005 Pathfinder The
all-new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder returns to its roots as a powerful, authentic family
adventure-enhancing SUV with a larger interior that offers three-row seating. It sports a
new 4.0-liter V6, and an all-new platform based on the “F-Alpha” platform that’s utilized
on the full-size Pathfinder Armada and the full-size Titan pickup. The 2005 Pathfinder
features independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension, standard 4.0-liter engine
rated at 250-plus horsepower and 270-plus lb-ft of torque, and a standard five-speed
automatic transmission. Pathfinder is available as a 4×2, or 4×4 with an advanced off-road
traction system. The addition of a standard third-row seat gives the new Pathfinder
seven-passenger seating, along with outstanding passenger/cargo flexibility. The split
fold-down second- and third-row seats can be folded down individually, combining with the
fold-down front passenger seat to provide 64 different seating/cargo configurations. The
new Pathfinder will go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in fall 2004.

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