Since launching its latest version for the 2013 model year, the Nissan Pathfinder has been a solid entry in the crossover ranks, but the time has come for some updates. These fresh spy shots offer an early look of what to expect when that refresh arrives.
Expected to arrive next year as a 2017 model, these photos indicate that a facelift is among the biggest aesthetic changes on the way for the three-row CUV. Unfortunately, the camouflage is doing an extremely good job here, and the exact tweaks are very difficult to find. In general, the bumper's shape appears slightly blunter. If you squint hard, you can also just discern the possible outline of the V-shaped grille that's showing up throughout the brand's range. The updated look for the headlights is far more obvious to spot.
The obfuscation is doing an even better job at the rear, but there's far less being hidden back there. The camo's location suggests some adjustments for the lower part of the rear bumper, but the exact changes aren't clear. It appears that some redesigned taillights are being covered, as well.
There's no word yet about any powertrain tweaks to go with the refreshed model, and there also aren't any interior spy shots at this time. Some subtle styling updates inside like the recently refreshed Altima could be in the cards, though.