If we can trust reports on the internet, it looks like the Japanese car maker is going to offer a new version of this SUV, probably as the 2018 Nissan Xterra. This model was originally introduced in 1999 and it was in production until 2015. It was designed and offered primarily in North America. During these years, we have seen two generations of it. However, the company decided to discontinue it due to slow sales, poor economy and other reasons. However, the first generation of this model is still in production in China, under license. So, many expect to see a new 2018 Xterra, which could aim China and some other markets, but definitely, won’t come to North America. The new model could come already next year.
2018 Nissan Xterra redesign
As we already mentioned, there are some reports about new 2018 Nissan Xterra that could come soon. According to them, new SUV will come for the markets like China and some other parts of Asia. The original version of this SUV is still in production in China and we should see something new soon. That could be a new crossover/SUV, but the company didn’t announce any official information. It is still unclear how the new 2018 Nissan Xterra could look like. It terms of base design characteristics, it is still unclear will this new model continue as a classic SUV, or will it turn to a crossover. The second scenario sounds more possible. The new model will most likely come as a compact or mid-size crossover. It could use the same platform as new Pathfinder, or even familiar MS platform, which underprints the X-Trail model.
2018 Nissan Xterra engines
When it comes to the powertrain, which will see a lineup consisted of familiar units from the company. Most likely, the base engine will be some of the four-cylinder units, while the V6 unit is also possible, but doesn’t sound so likely. The 2018 Nissan Xterra will probably come with 2.0 and 2.5-liter four-cylinder units in the offer, which are good for 143 and 170 horsepower, respectively. The new model could also come in a diesel variant. This version will use a 1.6-liter engine, which is good for about 130 horses. Expect both manual and CVT transmissions in the offer.
2018 Nissan Xterra release date
According to some reports, new 2018 Nissan Xterra could come already next year.