The production of the Nissan Xterra has been discontinued back in 2015. However, according to the latest speculations, the carmaker is planning to present its all-new body-on-frame vehicle which might be the newest 2019 Nissan Xterra. The Xterra model has always been popular for its tough yet attractive design, strong performance, and functional interior. As well it is known for its great off-road capability. However, this time the new Nissan should get various upgrades and improvements.
The upcoming Xterra should represent the next generation model and it might be introduced at the Beijing Motor Show. Furthermore, it is said that this SUV will be underpinned with the revised plaform which is also used in the new Frontier. As well, these two models should also get new engine options, transmission, and a restyled interior. The exterior design will be borrowed from the current Pathfinder and Rogue model. The Nissan Xterra and Frontier also will be available with a Pro-4X off-road package and all-wheel drive system.
After it hits the market later this year, the new Xterra will compete against Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
2019 Nissan Xterra powertrain and performance
We could hear many speculations about the engine which might power the newest 2019 Nissan Xterra. And according to these reports, it is expected to get some new options this time which will depend on a market. So, the one option could be a 2.3-liter turbo and twin-turbo engine which is also used in the Navara model and should be available in Thailand. This engine should be able to make 190 horses and 332 pound-feet of torque.
The next option should be a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit. It will work with a 7-speed automatic transmission and there will be a choice between the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. On the other hand, the new Xterra might keep its familiar 4.0-liter V-6 which is rated at 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque.
Exterior and interior
The all-new 2019 Nissan Xterra is expected to ride on the revised platform which also underpins the new Frontier model. Visually, it should borrow some design cues majorly from the Navara pickup but it should keep its recognizable rugged appearance. The front end will receive a familiar V-motion grille and a new bumper which will give it more aggressive look. Furthermore, the new Xterra will borrow similar design of the hood and mirror caps from the Navara.
Speaking of the interior, the upcoming 2019 Nissan Xterra will probably be available in five-seat and seven seat-configurations. We also expect a new design of the cabin making it more comfortable and pleasant than before. As well, it will be modernized with advanced infotainment and safety equipment. The dashboard might also be revised and should feature an upgraded infotainment screen.
Release date and pricing
The carmaker still hasn’t said precisely when we can expect the new 2019 Nissan Xterra. However, we might see it sometime at the end of 2018. The price is also unknown for now, but we assume that it could start at roughly $23,000.