Import price of Nissan Pathfinder jumps when supply is difficult
NISSAN more than halved path finder local range just a few months after it went on sale, leaving only high-spec, four-wheel drive models left.
All-wheel-drive Ti and Ti-L are the only variants currently on sale, with the ST-L front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive ST and Ti models being dropped from the price list indefinitely.
That also means the original price of path finder went from $54,190 before on-road costs to $70,030 before on-road.
“The Nissan Pathfinder 2023 lineup has been streamlined into two tiers – Ti 4WD and Ti-L 4WD. A spokesperson for Nissan Australia said these two models are our most popular trim levels with Australian customers.
The company could not confirm when the lower-spec models will return to the Australian market.
“I would say that our focus is on providing excellent vehicles that meet the needs of our Australian customers. Any future changes to the global vehicle supply will be evaluated and action taken as necessary,” the spokesperson added.
From its launch late last year to the end of January, Nissan sold only 261 full-size crossovers. Only 73 units were delivered in January, far behind competitors such as Toyota Kluger (681 sales) and Mazda CX-9 (340 sales).
Nissan has been battling supply issues with most of its SUV lineup.
Qashqai e-Power was set to launch in late 2022 but has now arrived sometime this yearwhile the core Qashqai scope was delayed from the beginning of 2022 to the fourth quarter of last year.
That leaves Nissan with no Qashqai to sell, with the previous-generation model’s inventory available exhausted earlier in year.
The supply gap is even more pronounced with Pathfinder, where stocks depleted in early 2021 and the replacement didn’t arrive until the end of 2022.