Many of the traditional SUVs usually had a body-on-frame construction. It was considered essential for off-road midsize SUVs. This chassis setup had been discontinued for a while but is now about to be back. While Nissan had abandoned this style of construction with the 2014 Xterra SUV, the company is expected to return to this segment with a refresh of this model. The Xterra appeals to a fairly niche market. As such, its potential for sales caps out at 200,000. Despite this, the SUV is still quite likely to deliver substantial profits. That’s because it has little competition in this segment. The new model is likely to be released as the 2021 Nissan Xterra. Here is all that we know about it so far.
As indicated above, the new Nissan Xterra is expected to have a body-on-frame chassis. It is also likely to be developed in China. This will make it a mid-size unit with ample dynamism on and off the road.
From the pictures of this SUV that we’ve observed so far, it is likely to have a trendy, angled front fascia. The front bumper is most likely going to be sculpted such that it contributes to the aggressive stance. This part is also likely to be divided into 3 sections as was done in the previous version of this model. The fog lights are tucked into the left and right ends of this section. This provides a balanced and updated appearance.
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Above it is a V-shaped grille. With angled width sections, it is finished in honeycomb black PVC and chrome. The Nissan logo is situated right in the middle of this section. The headlights are also angled inwards. They feature LED technology for enhanced illumination. The new SUV also has a clamshell hood design. This contributes to its robust appearance of the 2021 Nissan Xterra.
According to the renderings which are available online, its rear view mirrors are covered in chrome. Seeing as they have LED indicators, they give the SUV a supremely attractive appearance. There’s a rack upon the roof of this SUV. It adds to the vehicle’s convenience. All signs indicate that the new SUV is likely to have an electronically retractable sidestep.
As modern SUVs are designed to be, this new one rides on 21-inch wheels. They give it substantial ground clearance. Its side and rear profiles are also as muscular as the rest of the SUV. The LED technology extends to its rear lights. With an affixed spoiler at the top of its rear window, we expect that this SUV will be one of the trendiest ones in the market upon release.
From our predictions, we are confident that the 2021 Nissan will have an interior that’s focused on functionality and comfort in equal proportions. The earlier version was too focused on capability. This made it rather bland in terms of comforts. For this reason, we expect that the new version will have features such as heads up display.
We also estimate that it will have an LCD display in place of the traditional analog odometer dials. From the trends that are being implemented in SUVs from other marques, we conclude that it will have a 10 inch touchscreen display. Through this facility, the driver can access satellite navigation and infotainment too. Occupants can even use it to access Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for entertainment. Connectivity options such as Bluetooth and USB are also expected to be fitted into this new SUV.
2021 Nissan Xterra
The new SUV is highly likely to have the capacity for 5 passengers on 2 rows. Seeing as we expect it to have more comfort than before, it is most likely going to be upholstered in soft leather. Options such as Ultrasuede and Alcantara are also expected to be available in premium trims of this SUV. With all these features, we are quite confident that this new SUV will have a very comfortable cabin.
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Engine and specs
According to the data we’ve gathered, it is likely that there will be 3 types of engines available to power the 2021 Xterra SUV. They include a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder powerplant. It could run on gasoline or diesel. The other engine is likely to be the 3.5 liter V6 or the VC-Turbo 4 cylinder engine. All of these could be mated to a 6-speed or a 7-speed transmission system.
Price, Release Date and Availability
The new 2021 Nissan Xterra is quite likely to be released in early 2020. It is expected to have a price tag of $40,000 for the base SL trim. The Premium Platinum Reserve version is most likely to have extra features so will cost approximately $55,000.