It's not just about making faster, more powerful cars these days. Companies like Nissan have families in mind too, especially when it comes to cars like their brand new 2013 Pathfinder.
Vehicles with seating for seven often face a serious flaw: How does one get in the back row without A) Looking like a fool; and B) Crushing the occupants in the second row? Well, Nissan have come up with a solution and it's called the LATCH AND GLIDE.
With the flick of a latch on the side of the seat, the right-side second-row seat tilts and glides forward giving ample room for passengers to scoot into the third row. An added bonus to the system? You can still use it when a child car seat is installed on the second-row seat (just make sure your kid isn't in the seat when you LATCH AND GLIDE), no need to remove it or try and clamber over to get to the back.
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will also feature a Tri-zone entertainment system that will allow for three separate entertainment functions to happen at once throughout the car (music/movie/video game, etc.).
The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is one of the latest entrants in the hotly contested compact crossover segment. If I blur the lines slightly, and blend compact and midsize CUVs, they accounted for 6 out 20 of the bestselling vehicles in Canada for 2012. These things are big business.