According to some reports, there is a chance to see another comeback of a familiar nameplate, which is the thing that became pretty popular in today’s automotive industry. In this case, it’s about Nissan and it’s familiar compact SUV, which has been in production for full 16 years until it was discontinued five years ago. Despite that crossovers took over the market, it looks like the demand for BoF SUVs is getting bigger these days. After all, Ford is coming back with Bronco, while Wrangler and 4Runeer are still making pretty respectable sales numbers. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Nissan Xterra would be able to make good sales numbers as well. Of course, it’s all up to Nissan, which would have to design a vehicle that isn’t just capable but has several more things to offer.
At this point, the 2021 Nissan Xterra is just a rumor. We are still waiting to hear something from the officials. So, take the following paragraphs with a reserve, as all of them are based on rumors and speculations.
2021 Nissan Xterra Redesign
This is probably the only aspect that seems easy to predict. Of course, we are talking about the platform and base layout. There is no doubt that the new 2021 Nissan Xterra would be based on the new Frontier, which is finally about to get a redesign, after 15 years. It will ride on the updated version of the familiar F-Alpha platform, so we may expect the same from this SUV.
Instead of developing a completely new architecture, the Japanese manufacturer has decided to stick to proven design solutions. Still, the familiar platform will get significant improvements in various aspects. First of all, we count on the use of lightweight materials, while the ride quality should be taken to the next level. Still, these goals won’t be hard to achieve, considering that the previous Xterra was designed 15 years ago. On the other side, Nissan will have a hard task to create a vehicle that can compete with already established models, such as Toyota 4Runner or Jeep Wrangler, as well as with the upcoming Ford Bronco, which also promises a lot.
2021 Nissan Xterra Exterior
One of the things that will definitely be in Nissan’s focus is the styling. According to some reports, the 2021 Nissan Xterra could easily grow in size and become a mid-size SUV, which would make it a direct rival to the 4Runner. On the other side, some source suggests the new model would remain a compact crossover, with the size that is similar to the previous model, which measured a little bit less than 107 inches in wheelbase.
Of course, we count o a completely new styling, though it is still hard to talk about details. Some sources suggest the new model would stick to Nissan’s current design language. In that case, the new model would feature a front face that is pretty much identical to Navara. On the other side, we could easily see a distinctive styling approach, which is the case with most BoF SUVs these days. More details should be known soon.
On the weakest points of the previous generation were the interior quality. Typical for Nissan models from that era, the dashboard was characterized by lots of low-rent materials and not so impressive aesthetics. This is the aspect where we expect a lot from the new model. On the other side, we presume it will keep the same dose of versatility that characterized the previous model, which means lots of cargo and passenger space. Naturally, we also count on loads of latest tech features, both in terms of infotainment technologies and advanced safety features.
2021 Nissan Xterra Engine
While some aspects of the new 2021 Nissan Xterra are harder or easier to predict, the thing with powertrain is perfectly clear. The Japanese manufacturer has already introduced a new 3.8-liter V6 engine, which will replace the current 4.0-lite unit. The new engine is good for about 300 horsepower and it comes in pair with a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Such setup promises a lot, so we have no doubt that the new model won’t lack power and that it will able to deliver pretty impressive performances in all aspects. Of course, the new engine should also be notably more efficient compared to its predecessor.
At this point, it looks like electrification isn’t planned for the new 2021 Nissan Xterra, at least not for the initial launch.
2021 Nissan Xterra Release Date and Price
It looks like the 2021 Nissan Xterra could come pretty soon, maybe already in late 2020. If not, it will certainly come during the next year if we can rely on rumors. When it comes to the price, we presume that the base version would go around 30-35.000 dollars, roughly.