The auto maker also uses the show to introduce new trim levels for several vehicles.
European consumers will get their first look at the all-new Pathfinder SUV at the exhibition, but they will have to wait until March to take delivery.
debuts new ’05 European Pathfinder in Paris.
The new Pathfinder features styling inspired by the Dunehawk concept shown at the Frankfurt auto show in 2003.
Pathfinder boasts three rows of seats, with the second and third rows able to fold flat, creating an ample cargo area. Nissan says the new Pathfinder’s interior can be reconfigured into 64 different arrangements.
Power will be provided by Nissan’s new 2.5L “YD” series 4-cyl. turbodiesel, featuring second-generation common-rail technology that lowers emissions and boosts refinement.
The Pathfinder features the All Mode 4x4 system, with four different settings for a variety of off-road utility.
Also on the floor will be the convertible 350Z, which will go on sale in Europe in early 2005.
The European version of Nissan’s Murano also is being exhibited. More than 1,600 changes have been made from U.S. specifications to meet European consumer needs, including tweaks to the cross/utility vehicle’s continuously variable transmission.
Nissan’s Patrol SUV also is revised, with a revamped interior, new front fascia and modification to its 3.0L turbodiesel.
A restyled Nissan Micra bows, including a new version that fills a void in the middle of the range. Changes across the line include 7-spoke 15-in. wheels, improved seats and remote controls for the CD audio system and trip computer.