Nissan Tease Front and Rear Shots of 2013 Pathfinder Concept

2012 Detroit Auto Show

From these limited profiles it seems the latest Pathfinder will be more crossover than SUV.

The Japanese automaker is ready to unveil their latest Pathfinder concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next week, and to get us all excited Nissan has revealed a couple of images of the crossover's front and rear end. Judging by what Nissan's luxury arm Infiniti did last year with the JX crossover, there's a strong chance the Pathfinder at Detroit will be almost identical to the production models set to hit North American showrooms next fall.

There seems to be a move towards a more modern and less rugged look than the current offering and of the new 7-seater model Nissan says: "[it] takes all of Pathfinder's traditional SUV hallmarks and wraps them in a new platform and dramatic new aerodynamic design." This translates to: the current body-on-frame construction has been abandoned for a unibody design that will turn the Pathfinder into a crossover. There's no other information or pictures to share at this juncture, but as soon as there is we'll write them up.

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