The 2019 Nissan Xterra is another model that could return from the grave. This compact SUV originally came almost 20 years ago. There were two generations of this model. The original version came in 1999 and it was produced until 2004. The second-generation model was produced for a full decade, until 2015, when this model was discontinued.
The model had declining sales numbers, but another important reason was that the company didn’t have enough capacity at that time to redesign the SUV in a proper way. After three years, it looks like things are different. Latest reports suggest new model will come with plenty of new design solutions, offering better overall design including most critical points of the previous generation like fuel economy, lack of refinement etc. The 2019 Xterra could be ready already by the end of the year, according to some reports.
2019 Nissan Xterra redesign
We definitely have big expectations from the 2019 Nissan Xterra. If it comes, it would be a great refreshment to see a highly-capable small SUV, instead of modern crossovers that are overflowing the market. So, which are the most important novelties that would characterize the new model? By far, the most important thing about new model would be a platform. This should be a classic SUV, with body-on-frame construction, which would make this small SUV highly capable for any kind of terrain.
Frankly, this is the type of vehicle that we’ve been missing in past several years. We are pretty sure that there is a huge number of people that are eagerly waiting for something like this. Still, the new 2019 Nissan Xterra should come with much more refinement compared to the previous model. This includes better driving dynamics, more efficient engine, but also more sophisticated cabin.
2019 Nissan Xterra styling
One of the most interesting things about the 2019 Nissan Xterra is its look. It is still unclear how the new model will look like. Since it isn’t a crossover, there is no chance to see the same design language as in models like Qashqai or something like that. Most likely, the new SUV will feature a front end similar to the company’s mid-size pickup Navara. Moreover, we’re expecting to see many design solutions borrowed from this truck. Still, we will have to wait to see how the overall shape will look like. We hope it will be less boxy than previous generation.
On the inside, the 2019 Nissan Xterra is about to get a completely new cabin. We expect to see a big step forward compared to the previous model. We should see more attractive dashboard layout, better materials, as well as much more standard equipment.
2019 Nissan Xterra engine
The previous generation of the SUV features a large and thirsty 4.0-liter V6. We are pretty sure that this engine will be in the offer once again. Still, we expect to see at least one more unit in the offer. It should be some smaller and far more efficient engine, probably with four cylinders.
Finally, we should see a diesel engine in the offer for some markets. It would be some of the familiar units that are in the offer for Nissan Navara.
It will most likely be a familiar 3.0-liter V6 unit, although some smaller inline-four is possible too. When it comes to transmission, we should see both manual and automatic gearbox in the offer.
2019 Nissan Xterra release date
We are still waiting for the official confirmation of new 2019 Nissan Xterra. So far, this is nothing more than a speculation. Still, some reliable sources suggest new model will be ready already for the next year.