Right here come the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier, people. On Monday, Nissan launched two separate teasers, one for every automobile, exhibiting off each automobiles forward of their debuts on Feb. 4. Though we do not see a lot of them in any respect, the Pathfinder teaser specifically has me optimistic for a way more rugged automobile than what’s presently sitting at dealerships.

The Pathfinder, as you probably know, was all the time a beefier, body-on-frame machine. However Nissan kind of neutered the SUV again in 2012 because it shifted to a unibody, front-wheel drive structure. There’s nothing improper with that mixture, as a result of we see what’s potential in, say, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. However the present Pathfinder is just a bit tender; hopefully the 2022 mannequin fixes this. We do not know a lot about it nonetheless, and the video above reveals tremendous fast glimpses of the SUV at greatest. If something, it appears to be like like there are some Rogue-looking taillights on the rear and a few sharp LED working lights up entrance. That is the perfect I can discern for now.

The 2022 Frontier is a unique story since Nissan gave away the truck’s powertrain final yr. The Japanese automaker, for one yr, bought the outgoing truck with the brand new powertrain — a 3.8-liter V6 with 310 horsepower married to a nine-speed computerized transmission. Rear-wheel drive and 4×4 layouts might be on the desk, however as for the design, we’re left in the dead of night nonetheless. The present Frontier is silly previous, although, so this is hoping Nissan ushers in a contemporary wanting ute.