DETROIT -- Nissan will use the Detroit auto show to offer a first look at a redesign for the Pathfinder SUV and is teasing the new vehicle with a photo released Monday.
The new Pathfinder, which goes on sale next fall as a 2013 model, will continue to have three rows of seats and can hold seven passengers.
But the SUV is ditching its boxy look for a more aerodynamic shape, including a sweeping character line that runs from the front fender and down the side of the body.
Nissan says the Pathfinder will be equipped with four-wheel drive. We wouldn't be surprised to see a two-wheel-drive version, too.
But whereas the current two-wheel-drive Pathfinder is a rear-driver, this new SUV is reported to be using a version of the Altima platform which means a switch to front-drive.
The platform underneath the new Pathfinder will be shared with the upcoming Infiniti JX SUV. Both will be built at Nissan's plant in Smyrna, Tenn.