Nissan is planning the Xterra comeback in the near future. The 2021 Nissan Xterra model will be offered on various markets around the world, however, North American markets are still a mystery. The mid-size SUV segment isn’t dead and Xterra could easily find its way in the United States. This model was present since 1998 and it was a very popular global model before its discount in 2014.
Now, the 2021 Xterra will return and it will be largely based on the Nissan Terra model. It is a mid-size SUV available in China only. The 2021 model will represent the start of a third-generation and we can expect plenty of innovations. Yes, we can expect everything new from the exterior design, to the cabin layout and new drivetrains.
2021 Nissan Xterra Platform and Design
The 2021 Nissan Xterra will ride on the same platform as the Navara pickup truck. Moreover, the same architecture underpins the current Renault Alaskan. However, Xterra will look very similar to the Nissan Frontier.
The same design language is easy to spot, but Xterra still looks unique and sporty. Whatsoever, some cues are similar to the cues on the Rogue model. The exterior of the 2021 Xterra will be completely different when compared to the last model. A new generation means new design.
The front part hosts brand-new headlights and the grille. Hood is more or less the same but this time it sports more prominent scoops. In the back, we can see a more angular approach with the larger bumper and modern taillights. Xterra is far from an aggressive model in terms of design.
The interior of the all-new 2021 Nissan Xterra will look almost the same as the Terra model that is available only in China. It is a very modern cabin that shares almost nothing with the last Xterra model. The cabin is inviting and very upscale. Plenty of modern cues and features are available, even on the base model.
Upper trims will offer more luxury, logically, such as leather upholstery. Interior layout is very good and the comfort is great. There will be room for seven passengers over the three rows of seats. Some reliable sources are saying the five-seat model will be available as well.
The upcoming mid-size SUV will arrive with two engine options. The standard unit will be a 2.3-liter V6 that cranks out 188 horses and 225 lb-ft of torque. This engine is offering a standard 6-speed automatic gearbox and optional four-wheel-drive setup.
The optional engine is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax powertrain. The diesel unit is available with the 7-speed automatic transmission. However, further details about this unit are still not available.
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2021 Nissan Xterra will start at around $30,000 or maybe slightly less. The carmaker is about to announce exact pricing details in the near future. The forthcoming mid-size SUV will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.
This model will surely arrive in China, South Asia, and South America. Unfortunately, new Xterra is still uncertain for the United States markets.