it’s had its fair share of struggles over some of its models that aren’t doing as well as they could. The Pathfinder, which hasn’t seen as many problems as other models, has still been in a slump in recent years. With the new redesign for the 2022 Pathfinder, the brand hoped to change that. It worked?
What has changed in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder
With the new redesign, Nissan changed the Pathfinder’s exterior to look more like an off-roader, according to . The brand has modified the C-pillar to give it a more forward-looking appearance. He also added a three-slot grille and boxy body to look beefier. The length is shorter than the previous generation, but it’s taller and wider than before.
be a good family vehicle with more interior space, especially in the cargo area. You get 16.6 cubic feet of storage behind the third row seats. You’ll get about 80.5 cubic feet of space if you fold them up. You’ll also have about two cubic feet of under-floor space for more storage.
With these changes, has the Pathfinder had more sales?
How are sales of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder going?
Sales of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder model year are on track, with a total of 37,582 units sold at the end of the third quarter. With three months left on the year, the three-row SUV is more than likely to surpass last year’s total sales figures, which were 41,324, according to .
To reach the 2021 figure, Nissan would need just 3,742 units to sell. Looking at the first quarter of this year alone, the Pathfinder made approximately 8,975 sales. If it repeats that, the brand will surpass last year’s total by about 5,000.
The second quarter of 2022 was the best for this SUV, with 15,302 sales. If the Pathfinder repeated this figure, it would surpass last year’s purchases by about 11,500.
How were sales before
We saw the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. The first quarter of that year was strong for sales (18,000 total), but by the end of the second quarter it was down to 8,800, a difference of around 10,000 units . The numbers remained relatively the same for the third quarter and increased slightly in the last one, to a total of 48,579 for the full year.
When 2021 rolled around, the first quarter was much lower, selling just 8,906. The second quarter was even worse, though. Nissan only sold 4,647 units. There was some improvement from July to September that year, with just over 15,300 sales. The momentum stopped there and sales started to decline in the last three months of the year.
The best model years for Pathfinder sales were 2013 through 2017, averaging 80,000 total sales per year. It started declining by about 20,000 units in 2018 and 2019. It looked right.
Nissan’s Pathfinder has seen some pretty good sales since its market debut, but slipped after a while. When the Pandemic broke out, purchases took a downward turn due to lockdowns and social distancing, which affected sales for a couple of years.
This year, however, it seems Pathfinder 2022 is making a comeback. Hopefully this will continue to increase with the new model design.